The John William Pope Foundation awarded humanitarian, religious, cultural and educational grants in excess of $600,000 this month.
The grants go primarily to charitable organizations and institutions located in Wake and Vance counties.
The Pope Foundation's humanitarian grants went to the YMCA, Salvation Army, Raleigh Rescue Mission, Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, Methodist Home for Children and Habitat for Humanity.
Religious grant winners include White Memorial Presbyterian Church, Godwin Presbyterian Church and the Full Gospel Tabernacle. Cultural grants went to the North Carolina Symphony, N.C. Opera Company, Carolina Ballet, Raleigh Fine Arts Society, Campbell University Friends of the Fine Arts and the H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library, which is located in Henderson. The educational grants winners were Raleigh Charter High School, Faith Lutheran School, Ravenscroft and the Asheville School.
The Pope Foundation is a private, family foundation, supported by John W. Pope Sr. of Raleigh, his wife, Joyce W. Pope, and their children. The Pope Foundation also received substantial support from the Pope family business, Variety Wholesalers, Inc., which owns and operates the Roses, Maxway and Super 10 stores.