Funder Spotlight: N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission

Funder Spotlight: N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission

February 10, 2022

North Carolina is home to a number of funding institutions supporting economic development and related strategies necessary for economic growth. As a result of Golden LEAF’s strategic plan, one of the five strategic priorities is to have, and be recognized for, excellence in organizational collaboration, innovation, and impact. To help address this goal, a spotlight on North Carolina funders will be included in the Golden LEAF Newsletter at the beginning of each month as a resource for our readers.

Located in Raleigh, N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission’s mission is to assist tobacco farmers, former tobacco quota holders, persons engaged in tobacco-related businesses, individuals displaced from tobacco-related employment, and tobacco product component businesses in the State affected by the adverse effects of the Master Settlement Agreement. The Tobacco Trust Fund is working to assist in moving North Carolina agriculture forward by supporting current or former members of the state’s historical cornerstone commodity.

N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission serves all 100 North Carolina counties and focuses on the following:

  • Programs that benefits the tobacco-related segment of the agricultural economy
  • Alleviate and avoid unemployment
  • Preserve and increase local tax base
  • Encourage the economic stability of participants in the state’s agricultural economy
  • Use natural resources optimally

Program: 2022 Annual Grant Cycle

The N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission conducts one grant cycle a year. Applications are made available the first week in January and the deadline is the first week in March. This year, the deadline is March 4, 2022. Tentative awards announcement in October. For guidelines for the 2022 grant cycle, click here.

Contact: Jeff Camden, Program Officer, [email protected]
Deadline: March 4, 2022

To learn more about the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, visit

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