Higher Education
Higher Education
The attention traditionally placed on higher education is primarily directed to the private colleges and universities across the state of North Carolina.
Healthcare
Healthcare
The practical needs of hospitals and other healthcare providers, in the Piedmont and rural North Carolina, are of emphasis.
Community
Community
A smaller area of concentration includes the needs of cultural and historical assets and organizations, as well as environmental organizations.
Human Services
Human Services
Projects of organizations located in North Carolina devoted to human service, such as shelter and family support, may receive funds.

The Cannon Foundation, Inc. is part of the philanthropic legacy of Charles A. Cannon, industrialist and humanitarian, who was President and Chairman of Cannon Mills Company for more than half a century. The Foundation continues Mr. Cannon’s philanthropy through funding in healthcare, higher education, human services and community.

Charles A. Cannon established the Charitable Trusts to carry on the works in which he was interested during his lifetime. The Trusts have designated beneficiaries who are the only organizations which may receive grants.

The Mariam and Robert Hayes Charitable Trust was created at the death of Mariam Cannon Hayes. Mrs. Hayes was the eldest daughter of Charles A. Cannon. The Trust has designated beneficiaries which are the only organizations that may be eligible to receive grants. This Trust does not accept unsolicited requests.

Primary Geographic Focus

The Cannon Charitable Interests serve organizations across North Carolina, principally in rural areas, with a special emphasis on our home area of Cabarrus and adjacent counties.

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