The Golden LEAF team continuously strives to bring positive economic change to the communities of North Carolina. Engaging with grant applicants and recipients at every stage of the process, they’re always available to offer support and help. Each staff member contributes unique talent, insight, and experience, and together they further the mission of the Golden LEAF Foundation.

If you are interested in learning more about available Golden LEAF programs, please contact the Programs Department.

If you would like to schedule a meeting with the President of the Golden LEAF Foundation, please contact Kasey Ginsberg at [email protected].

If you would like to submit a request for public information, please contact Kasey Ginsberg at [email protected].

If you are a member of the media requesting a quote or interview, please contact Jenny Tinklepaugh at [email protected].


Open Door Policy

Have a project idea and considering applying for a grant? The Golden LEAF Foundation has an open door policy. Applicants seeking funding are encouraged to contact Golden LEAF for more information regarding the grants application process and funding priorities. In addition, staff is available to discuss and give feedback on proposal ideas by filling out this form.

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Golden LEAF well in advance of the application deadline to be certain that there is sufficient time to schedule a conversation about questions the applicant may have, especially if the applicant wishes the staff to review specifics of the applicant’s proposal. All proposals received by established deadlines are accepted for consideration.

The Public Records Act

Information submitted to Golden LEAF is subject to the North Carolina Public Records Act and thus subject to inspection by the public. For information on limited exceptions to the Public Records Act, please contact Golden LEAF staff.

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