Belong to the Community

The Foundation of Hope Giving Community recognizes those individuals, foundations, and businesses who generously support our vital mission and vision with non-event gifts of $250 or more throughout the year. We believe research is hope – and your gifts make hope happen.

You belong in this community – all are welcome.

Thanks to our supporters, since its inception, the Foundation of Hope has awarded 172 scientific research grants totaling more than $7.4 million. These funds have leveraged an additional $211 million in other research grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and various federal and private agencies, an incredible 2,751% return on our research dollars.

Foundation of Hope Giving Community Levels

Seeder Cultivator Groundbreaker Innovator Accelerator
$250+ $500+ $1,000+ $5,000+ $10,000+

Whether it’s one gift at a time, or a monthly recurring gift – every dollar matters, and every donor matters. All gifts, regardless of size, help us make positive changes for those with mental illnesses needing help in our community, our nation, and around the world.

Giving Community donors receive recognition (if desired) at their giving level on the Foundation of Hope website and, depending on level, in an annual mailing.

To get started changing lives today, make an online gift or contact the Foundation of Hope.

Phone: 919-781-9255
Email: Jennifer Gibson, Associate Executive Director,
Email: Blair Smallman, Development Coordinator,


Recognition is based on the total amount given in a calendar year (January 1 – December 31). Donations made to the Foundation of Hope via the annual fund campaign, research campaigns, patron gifts, newsletter, tribute/memorial gifts, and other unsolicited gifts, qualify for inclusion towards annual giving levels. All event funding, including Evening of Hope and Walk for Hope giving, as well as in-kind donations and workplace matching gifts are excluded from the Giving Community.

Monthly HopeGivers

It’s a no brainer!

You can also provide sustained support to the Foundation of Hope through convenient, automatic monthly giving. Become a member of the Foundation of Hope Giving Community with just $21 a month! And yes, you can adjust your monthly gift at any time.

With recurring gifts at any level, you ensure continued funding for critical mental illness research and important community mental health initiatives.


It all adds up. And your gifts are making hope happen.

Sign up above or call us at 919-781-9255 for help setting up your monthly giving.

Seeder $250+ Cultivator $500+ Groundbreaker $1,000+ Innovator $5,000+ Accelerator $10,000+
$20.84 $41.67 $83.34 $416.67 $833.34+

2022 Giving Community Members

We’re incredibly humbled by the generosity of our supporters, who believe in our mission, advocate for those struggling with mental illnesses, and help us continue to fund cutting-edge research year after year. We couldn’t do this without you.

Accelerators  ($10,000+)

Stephen & Janet Chiavetta

Dan & Tanya Doebler

Innovators  ($5,000+)

AA Kids are Something Special Endowment Fund

Leadership Team Development

Sylvia Hall Living Trust

Groundbreakers  ($1,000+)

Mark & Dawn Carter
Esther Delbridge

Rick & Annette Guirlinger
Earl Johnson, Jr.

Catherine McConnell
Tournament Promotions of the Carolinas

Cultivators  ($500+)

John Hunter

Joe & Vickie Jernigan

Seeders  ($250+)

Howard Babbitt
Tricia Dean
Giving Tree Realty, LLC

Gentry & Victoria Grantham
Dennis Jones
Clare Kurdys

Pease Family Fund
David & Judy Thanhauser

Giving Community Member list updated quarterly – current as of 04/30/22.

2021 Giving Community Members

Special thanks to the inaugural members of the FOH Giving Community who gave so generously in 2021.






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