Congratulations to the 12 finalists named in the largest and most geographically diverse NC IDEA SEED applicant pool in the Foundation’s history.

The finalists were chosen from the 25 semi-finalists that had been selected out of the record-breaking 185 submissions. This grant cycle translated to the most geographically diverse applicant pool since the program’s inception, and for the first time, more than half of the submissions came from outside of the Triangle region, with one-third of North Carolina’s 100 counties represented. Over 80% of the finalists are from outside of the Triangle, surpassing the overall geographic span of submissions.Read the full press release here.

The twelve Spring 2018 NC IDEA SEED Finalists include: