Community Partners & Affiliates

Community Partner - Youth Development

Belk Foundation

The Belk Foundation builds relationships with high-achieving organizations and results-oriented school systems in the hopes that, together, they will be catalysts for lasting change.

Our Partnership with Belk Foundation

The Belk Foundation invests deeply in public education, and is committed to supporting programs that produce measurable results for students in North Carolina. The two key areas of focus, K – 3 achievement and excellent teachers and leaders, have proven over and over again to put children on the track for success.  As a private, family foundation, we actively seek like-minded partners who share our vision. But we don’t just invest with money. We invest with time, with advocacy, with action. We pursue our mission with a hands-on approach, working “on the ground” and learning by asking thoughtful questions of smart people who have experienced success in education first-hand: effective teachers, administrators of schools that have defied the odds, leaders of like-minded organizations who are exceeding their goals. We build relationships with high-achieving organizations and results-oriented school systems in the hopes that, together, we will be catalysts for lasting change.

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