NC IDEA is looking to support innovative and transformational ideas that can strengthen North Carolina’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Both nonprofit and for profit organizations within North Carolina are eligible for this program.

The following entities are not eligible to be awarded an Ecosystem Partner Grant:

  • Endowments, capital campaigns or other fundraising events
  • Lobbying organizations, political parties or labor organizations
  • Fraternal groups
  • Individuals

During an active solicitation, applicants may request any amount of funding up to but not exceeding $250,000. Scheduled payments should align with specific activities, and funding may be allocated up to but not exceeding 36 months from grant award.

NC IDEA is not soliciting additional partners at this time.