Funding Opportunities

The Stone Center is a significant player on the national and global stages as an innovative model for centers of its kind. Never before have we been so well positioned as a resource for other centers to serve as counsel and to offer new and innovative ideas.

Much of our momentum is at risk if we do not find additional resources. Budget cuts during this time of increased demands for our services have multiplied our challenges. We must increasingly turn to private philanthropy in order to meet the needs of the campus and community constituencies as we continue to build on our mission. If we continue at our current trajectory, there is no doubt that very soon we will emerge as one of the world’s most inventive centers.

For details about giving and naming opportunties contact:

Joscelyne  Brazile  

Development Director


Unrestricted Giving

Unrestricted funds help the Stone Center respond to pressing programmatic needs and pursue new opportunities. Through this important and increasingly popular form of giving, you can enable the Center to take full advantage of emerging opportunities and address challenges in a timely manner.


Undergraduate International Studies Fellowship (UISF)

The Undergraduate International Studies Fellowship is awarded to students from under-represented groups who desire to travel abroad for a minimum of one semester. These students choose their own plans of study and report back to us upon completion of study. Fellowships awards range up to $2500, and are offered twice per year.


Communiversity Youth Programs

Communiversity Youth Programs (CYP) is the Stone Center’s longest running outreach program. CYP, founded by UNC students in 1992, serves as a literacy and cultural enrichment program for K-12 scholars. Communiversity Youth Programs is supported by volunteers from the campus community, and takes place after school, three days per week during the academic year. For more information about Communiversity Youth Programs, please contact Lotticia Mack, Communiversity Coordinator.


Pamela Nicole Cummings Visiting Scholars Fellowship

The Pamela Nicole Cummings fund supports visiting artists, scholars and cultural workers while they are in residence with the Stone Center. This fellowship offsets expenses for scholars during their time with us as they facilitate workshops, lectures and forums on relevant topics from their respective fields.


Harvey Beech Professional Development Fellowship & Director’s Undergraduate Administrative Leadership Fellowship (DUAL)

Beech and DUAL fellowships support undergraduate students in their efforts to gain professional development experience through internships with Stone Center staff. Fellows are awarded semester-long paid fellowships and work directly with Stone Center staff in the areas of public relations, community outreach and programming.


The Sean Douglas Initiative

The Sean Douglas initiative is an opportunity to support undergraduate students in their efforts to gain professional development experience through internships with the Stone Center’s director. Led by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the Douglas family, this effort memorializes Sean Douglas, a U.S. Army veteran, aviator and community leader. Through this initiative, fellows are to be awarded semester-long paid fellowships and work directly with our Director to develop meaningful leadership experiences on campus and in the surrounding communities. Download a PowerPoint presentation with more Sean Douglas Initiative details.