Cannon Charitable Trusts

Charles A. Cannon Charitable Trusts

Upon Charles A. Cannon’s death in 1971, the Trusts were established to carry on the works in which he was interested during his lifetime.

Mariam & Robert Hayes Charitable Trust

The Mariam and Robert Hayes Charitable Trust was established through the will of Mariam Cannon Hayes.

Designated Beneficiaries

The Charles A. Cannon Charitable Trusts can award grants only to named beneficiaries. Review the lists below to determine whether your organization might qualify for a grant under the terms of the Trusts.

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Higher Education

Alamance Community College Foundation - Brevard College - Caldwell Community College Foundation - Catawba College - Lees-McRae College - Lenoir-Rhyne University - Livingstone College - Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary - Mayland Community College Foundation - Pfeiffer University - Rowan Cabarrus Community College Foundation - Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary - Stanly Community College Foundation - Tri-County Technical College Foundation - Wingate University - York Technical College Foundation - Converse College - Davidson College - Duke University Law School - Queens University at Charlotte


Appalachian Regional Healthcare System | Carolinas Healthcare System-NorthEast | Charles A. Cannon Jr. Memorial Hospital | Novant Health Rowan Medical Center | Carolinas Healthcare System-Stanly


Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County - Cabarrus County Library System - Church of God Children’s Home - NC Dept. of Natural & Cultural Resources


Fourteen church denominations in Alamance, Cabarrus, Rowan and Stanly counties, NC and Pickens and York counties, SC are supported by the Trust.

A.M.E. Zion Church | Assemblies of God | Baptist Church | Church of God | Church of the Nazarene | Episcopal Church | Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA) | Free Will Baptist Church | Lutheran Church in America (LCMS) | Pentecostal Holiness Church | Presbyterian Church | Roman Catholic | United Church of Christ | United Methodist Church

Beneficiaries are drawn from a list of organizations suggested by Mrs. Hayes or included by the Trustees. The Mariam and Robert Hayes Charitable Trust does not accept unsolicited requests.

The Hayes Family Charitable Trust, a grant maker administered by the Foundation for the Carolinas, Charlotte, NC, is separate and distinct from The Mariam and Robert Hayes Charitable Trust.  The Hayes Family Charitable Trust also does not accept unsolicited requests.


  • Trustees
    William C. Cannon, Jr., President
    Edwin S. Outen, Vice-President
    Joseph C. Hunter, Secretary
    Matt Fallaw, Representative for Pinnacle Financial Partners - Corporate Trustee

  • Trustees
    William C. Cannon, Jr.
    Joseph C. Hunter
    Elizabeth L. Quick

Cannon Charitable Interests
Post Office Box 548
Concord, North Carolina 28026