Golden LEAF’s grantsmaking focuses on the following priorities: economic development, agriculture, workforce preparedness, health care, education and community vitality. The Foundation’s work extends to every part of North Carolina, helping bring about positive change for many industries and communities. Priority is given to projects that support North Carolina’s tobacco-dependent, economically distressed or rural communities. There is no minimum grant amount. In the Open Grants Program, grants are not expected to exceed $200,000. There are no maximum grant amounts in the Economic Catalyst program.