John M Belk Endowment

Education Matters. Investing in Human Capital. Preparing for Future Jobs.

John M Belk Endowment


We are a private family foundation headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. We believe in the value of education as a means to personal fulfillment and community vitality. A strong work ethic, integrity, faith and family inspire us, as does the optimism and wit of our founder, John M. Belk.

Our mission is to empower the 21st century workforce by creating pathways to prosperity for underrepresented students by enhancing and innovating post-secondary educational opportunities in North Carolina. Our focus will be on strengthening the pipeline between high school and postsecondary institutions, increasing postsecondary completion rates with credentials that are relevant to the market place, and strengthening postsecondary alignment with workforce needs.

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