Led by young professionals who contribute their time, energy, and an annual donation of $150 to improving Greensboro, Future Fund seeks to grow the next generation of philanthropic leaders in our community while also growing the endowment so it can award as much money as possible to nonprofits that are making an impact in Guilford County.
Growing the next generation of community leaders.
Future Fund is a group of community-minded, forward-thinking young professionals who are invested in the future of Greensboro and Guilford County. This initiative is made possible through the Ann Lineweaver Future Fund Endowment, currently valued at nearly $1.4 million.
Started in 1999 by a group of community-minded, forward-thinking young professionals, the Future Fund is a pipeline for Greensboro’s next generation of philanthropic leaders. “Funders” make an annual investment of $150 into the Future Fund. Members have the chance to become part of something bigger than themselves while making their city a great place to live, work and play. Active members plan and produce the innovative Future Fund Program to award over $50,000 to local nonprofits.
Why is this initiative important to our community?
In addition to supporting local nonprofits through $50,000 worth of grants each year, Future Fund is a pipeline for Greensboro’s next generation of philanthropic leaders. Participation in Future Fund provides its members with opportunities for leadership experience, mentoring and being mentored, and developing new skills as they work on various subcommittees to plan the program and event. Funders also have the chance to become part of something bigger than themselves and to truly make Greensboro what they want it to be.Visit the Future Fund's Site Now
What is the impact of this initiative?
Over the past 24 years, Future Fund has awarded over $600,000 in grants to more than 60 nonprofits. Research is conducted to identify the organizations best suited to create a lasting impact in our community. Future Fund’s annual grant cycle awards over $50,000 to local nonprofits.
"Future Fund has allowed me to get involved with the community I grew up in with the added bonus of meeting new people!"
— Kris Crosby, Future Fund Funder (Member)
Ways you can support Future Fund
Become a member
If you’re a young professional under the age of 40, you can join Future Fund for just $150 annually. Undergraduate students can join for only $50.Join Now
Become a sponsor
The generosity of local corporations, foundations, and individuals make our efforts possible. For details on becoming a sponsor, contact us.Contact Us
Donate via check
A check made out to “Ann Lineweaver Future Fund Endowment” can be sent by mail to the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro at:
301 North Elm St., Suite 100
Greensboro, NC 27401
Applying for a grant from Future Fund
Future Fund is an initiative of the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro. Over the past 24 years, Future Fund has awarded over $600,000 in grants to more than 60 nonprofits. Research is conducted to identify the organizations best suited to create a lasting impact in our community. The Future Fund Program awards $60,000 to local nonprofits. Future Fund typically makes one-year grants, with awards between $2,000 and $20,000.
Future Fund’s values are Innovation and Impact and this year’s grant-making area is Education and Mentorship.
501 (c) (3) tax-exempt status as defined by Internal Revenue Service
Spend no more than 5% of your budget on legislative involvement
Apply to fund nonprofits impacting Guilford County
Your application fits into the field of interest identified for 2023: Education & Mentorship
Applications are due by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, August 15th, 2023. Applications are reviewed by Future Fund’s Grants Committee. Organizations will be informed of the committee’s decisions this fall. Please note that additional information may be requested during the review process.Visit future fund’s site now