The North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc., is a 4-star non-profit, 501(c)3 charitable and educational corporation. Incorporated on November 24, 1944, the Foundation and its Board supports agricultural research, extension, and teaching activities in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State.

For more information, call 919-515-2000, email or find us on Google+. Visit the university’s Foundations Accounting & Investment website for financial information on North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, including the W-9, tax exemption letter, and bylaws.

The North Carolina Agricultural and Life Sciences Research Foundation enhances research programs by seeking to increase public and private support for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. This support creates new opportunities for CALS faculty, staff and students to innovate and pursue excellence in research by developing and sustaining critical partnerships.

The NC Cooperative Extension Agriculture Programs Foundation supports NC Extension agriculture programs statewide through private funding and gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations, current and former employees, and friends of the Cooperative Extension Service. A Board of Directors oversees the Foundation.

Innovative gifts of cash, securities, land and estate plans provide unique opportunities for programs and endow named county extension directorships and other positions. The Foundation accepts gifts that support any component of NC Cooperative Extension.


The Dairy Foundation was formed in 1944 to support NC State in education and research in dairying, the production and processing of cattle feeds, and the processing and distribution of dairy products. It operates under the auspices of The North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc. For more information, call 919-515-2000.

4-H is the largest youth organization in North Carolina. NC Cooperative Extension at NC State State University, in partnership with NC A&T State University, continue to enrich our youth with programs that help them learn and succeed.

Explore current 4-H scholarships and awards programs that you can support.

The NC ECA Foundation and NC FCS Foundation have merged to support programs for youth, families, and communities in North Carolina. The Foundation operates under the auspices of the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc., with a Board of Directors and Advisory Committee. The ECA Grants Committee and FCS Grants Committee oversee the awarding of Innovation Grants every year.

Businesses, industry, and individuals invest in the future of student leaders who will enter the agriculture industry by contributing financially to the FFA Foundation. The Foundation funds FFA programs, events and scholarships in agricultural education for middle and high school students throughout North Carolina.

See the many ways to give to the FFA Foundation and support awards and scholarship programs, career development events and leadership conferences coordinated by the FFA Association.


The North Carolina Tobacco Foundation, Inc., is a non-profit (501(c)3), charitable and educational corporation (public charity). The Foundation was formed in 1975 to aid extension and research by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences related to the production, manufacturing, and use of tobacco and tobacco products.

For more information, call 919-515-2000 or email

Landscapes of Opportunity offers unique gifting opportunities for landowners. Its mission is to protect and conserve natural resources in North Carolina by sustaining its agriculture and forestry for future generations. The foundation has many benefits for landowners, including permanent protection of land/farm, qualification for the NC Conservation Tax Credit Program, and possible state tax charitable deduction.

Are you interested in learning about the Landscapes of Opportunity process? Contact Sonia Murphy, Assistant Dean for College Advancement at 919-515-5274 or email