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Anonymous Trust


Last Updated: 2016-07-28

At A Glance

Anonymous Trust

P.O. Box 31143

Raleigh, NC United States 27622-1143

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $192,537,027

Total giving: $6,382,541





Additional Contact Information

Application address: c/o Margaret Turlington, Scholarship Coord., P.O. Box 2087, Clinton, NC 28329, tel.: (910) 385-6716 Application web site URL:


Established in 2008 in NC

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Grants to Individuals Program

Scholarships and grants to outstanding students and educators in Sampson County, NC.

Sampson County Love of Learning Grant Program

Grants for schools up to $3,000 and individual stipends up to $1,000 will be awarded three times annually for the advancement of educators and their students, in order to enable teachers to provide illuminating programs and opportunities for students in the classroom, after school, in the summer or on weekends. Grant funds may be used for resource materials, supplies, equipment, transportation, technology, or stipends. Although funds may be used to support the professional development necessary to implement the project, the majority of grant funds must be spent on materials or educational experiences for students. Educators are eligible to apply or reapply for grants in subsequent application periods.

Simple Gifts Scholarship Program

The scholarship is worth up to $50,000 per year to earn a four year degree at an out of state Liberal Arts college or university. Students must be a U.S. citizen and a resident of NC, have attended a high school located in Sampson County, NC for a minimum of two school years or be scheduled to complete a minimum of two years at the time of graduation, be scheduled to become a high school graduate in the year of the application or be a graduate of Sampson Community College, have been accepted into and be planning to attend an accredited Liberal Arts college or university, rank in the top twenty five percent of his/her high school graduating class, and have an unmet financial need.

Teachers Fellowship Grant Program

The one-time grants are for $8,000 each and will not be renewed. The grants are based solely on merit and the proposals will be judged on substance, clarity, feasibility and research. The selection committee will review the expect direct and indirect benefits of the grant proposal to the teacher, his or her students, and the school system. The grants are available to teachers, guidance counselors, and library media specialists who have been employed by Sampson County or Clinton City schools for at least one year. The applicant must be NC certified in grades K-12 and be employed full time. The grants will be taxable to the recipient and will state that the recipient will repay the trust if the project cannot be completed.

Fields of Interest

  • Education
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Higher education
  • Secondary education
  • Undergraduate education
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Females
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $192,537,027 (market value)

Expenditures: $6,626,822

Total giving: $6,382,541

Qualifying distributions: $6,458,740

Giving activities include:

$6,151,970 for 42 grants (high: $2,000,000; low: $600)

$230,571 for 40 grants to individuals (high: $26,652; low: $86)