• Legacy of Lettie Pate Whitehead

    Mrs. Whitehead was a generous philanthropist and accomplished businesswoman. Her legacy has provided scholarship grants and elderly care assistance for thousands of women in need. Learn More »
  • Scholarship Program

    The Foundation provides scholarship grants for deserving female students with financial need at more than 200 colleges, universities and schools in nine Southeastern states. Learn More »
  • Elderly Care

    The Foundation supports select elderly care facilities in Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia. Learn More »

Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation

A public charity that provides support for the education of female students and for the care of elderly women in nine Southeastern states. Most resources are devoted to the Lettie Pate Whitehead scholarship program. Select elderly care facilities in Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia also receive support.

  • Our Mission

    The Foundation was chartered in 1946 for the “aid and benefit of poor and needy Christian girls and women” in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

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  • Grant Guidelines

    The Foundation does not make grants to individuals. It devotes most of its resources to the Lettie Pate Whitehead scholarship program and also supports select elderly care facilities.

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  • Financials

    Take a look at our grantmaking by the numbers, including a breakdown of giving by program area for the past year and recent IRS Form 990s.

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