Panthers Charities Grants

• Grant requests must be submitted by March 1st of each year. Applicants will be notified in May if their application has been approved or declined. Grant distributions will be made in late May.
• All questions should be directed to Riley Fields, Carolina Panthers Director of Community Relations at 704-358-7000.

Carolina Panthers Charities was established in 1994 through Foundation for the Carolinas. Our mission is to assess the needs of communities within North and South Carolina and to provide financial resources to assist in creating programs that make measurable and sustainable change for youth and families in our region.

Funding is available to non-profit agencies in North and South Carolina whose missions and programs address the needs of youth.

The maximum grant amount offered through the Carolina Panthers Charities grant process is $10,000.

One-time projects or ongoing projects are eligible for funding. Priority consideration is given to projects that are sustainable.

The following areas generally are not funded:
• Capital campaigns
• Endowment funds
• Conferences
• Grants to individuals
• Travel expenses
• Salaries and benefits

Organizations must be recognized as tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Due to the volume of applications, we do not provide feedback on proposals that are not funded.


Youth and high school football grant requests, including equipment, uniforms or field grants, should refer to the "Youth Football Grants" section of the Carolina Panthers Charities webpage.

Schools seeking support for health and wellness programming, such as playground refurbishments, equipment purchases, or fitness installations should apply for Hometown Huddle grant funding.

Schools requesting funding to improve healthy eating and physical activity should direct funding requests to the Fuel Up to Play 60 program.

For a full listing of available grants and funding opportunities from the Carolina Panthers, please visit the Charitable Giving Page.