Early Childhood Development

The first 2,000 days of a child’s life, from birth to Kindergarten, are critical to emotional, physical and mental well-being. In fact, 80% of brain growth occurs by age 3.

Transformational Opportunities

The Cemala Foundation supports ideas, projects, and efforts to build a strong sense of community and a thriving Greensboro.

Workforce Training

As our community is reinventing itself to accommodate 21st century companies and to transition from an economy based on textiles, tobacco, and furniture, The Cemala Foundation invests in workforce training initiatives.

The Cemala Foundation

The Cemala Foundation is a 29 year old family foundation that seeks to enhance the quality of life in Greensboro.


The Cemala Foundation makes strategic investments in projects compatible with the Foundation’s vision. Before contacting the Foundation, please review information about the Cemala priority that most closely matches the interests of your organization. If you feel there is a match, submit a brief letter of inquiry (<2 pages). We will respond to all specific letters of inquiry but not to general solicitations for funds.
The Cemala Foundation envisions a vibrant and innovative Greensboro that is nationally known as a magnet for individuals, families, and businesses.


The Cemala Foundation
1175 Revolution Mill Drive, Suite 14
Greensboro, North Carolina 27405
Tel 336-274-3541 Fax 336-272-8153
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