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Our Mission

The Dover Foundation improves lives in our community by supporting education, religion, and human services.














We value:

  • Education – enabling individuals to gain knowledge and perspective to improve their lives
  • Giving back – allocating resources to those who are less fortunate in order to promote their prosperity
  • Service – promoting the good in all humans and allowing us to help one another
  • Community – continuing the legacy of Cleveland County, North Carolina, so that it continues to thrive
We believe all these should be done with the utmost integrity.
What is the application procedure


A formal grant request may be submitted to the Foundation by Letter or email and must include the following information:

  1. Grants should be submitted on the official letterhead of the organization.
  2.  A brief description of the purpose of the organization and its most significant programs
  3. .The specific amount of funding requested.
  4. A brief description of the purpose for which the grant would be used.
  5. A definite plan for the successful completion of the project.
  6. Signature and title of an authorized member of the organization.
  7. A copy of the organization’s most recent tax exemption letters from the IRS
When are grants awarded?


The Dover Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors meets four times a year to consider grant awards. DEADLINES for grant requests to be received by the Foundation in order to be reviewed at the next meeting are:

Januuary 1st
April 1st
July 1st
October 1st

Eligible applications received after the deadline will be considered at the next quarterly meeting. 


What is the procedure is to disburse funds?


The normal procedure is to disburse funds for approved grants within 30 days following The Dover Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors meeting.