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The Warner Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-05-29

At A Glance

The Warner Foundation

(formerly The D. Michael Warner Foundation, Inc.)

4112 Powder Mill Rd.

Chapel Hill, NC United States 27514-9658

Telephone: (919) 383-8213

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $7,362,903

Total giving: $589,790






Established in 1996 in NC - The grantmaker is a signatory to Philanthropy’s Promise, an initiative of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP). By signing on, the grantmaker has committed to allocating the majority of its grantmaking dollars to marginalized communities and at least 25 percent to social justice strategies, such as advocacy, community organizing, and civic engagement

Purpose and Activities

Giving to North Carolina organizations working to foster long-term improvements in economic opportunities for low-wealth African-Americans.

Program Area(s)

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

Program-Related Investment

The foundation has made a PRI, in the form of a loan, to a housing organization, to support the construction of a 56-unit family housing project in Grifton, NC.

Fields of Interest

  • Community and economic development
  • Community improvement
  • Community organizing
  • Education
Population Groups
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Ethnic and racial groups
  • Females
  • Low-income and poor people

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $7,362,903 (market value)

Gifts received: $10,000

Expenditures: $662,575

Total giving: $589,790

Qualifying distributions: $606,141