Community Foundations: NC

Community Foundations are nonprofit, tax-exempt, publicly-supported grantmaking organizations. These foundations are public charities, since they develop broad support from many unrelated donors with a wide range of charitable interests in a specific community. A community foundation has an independent board that is broadly representative of the public interest and it maintains a diverse grants program that is not limited in scope. In addition to making grants, these foundations often play a leadership role in their communities, serve as a resource for grant information and broker training and technical assistance for local nonprofits.

Community Foundations that give in the state of NC

Foundation Name Geographic Focus
Capital Community Foundation, Inc. Raleigh, NC area
Community Foundation of Burke County, Inc. Burke County, NC
The Community Foundation of Davie County Davie County, NC
Community Foundation of Gaston County Gaston County, NC
Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Inc. Greater Greensboro area, NC
Community Foundation of Henderson County, Inc. Henderson County, NC
The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region Martinsville-Henry/County to South Boston/Halifax County, including the neighboring North Carolina counties
The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, Inc. Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania and Yancey counties, NC
Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. Cumberland County, NC
Foundation For The Carolinas Cabarrus, Cleveland, Iredell, Lincoln, Lexington, Mecklenburg, Richmond, Salisbury, Stanly and Union Counties, NC; Cherokee, Lancaster, and York Counties, SC
Fund for Southern Communities (FSC) GA, NC, SC
Golden LEAF Foundation NC
The Greater Greenville Foundation Greater Greenville area and Pitt County, NC
High Point Community Foundation Archdale, High Point, Jamestown, and Trinity NC
North Carolina Community Foundation NC
Outer Banks Community Foundation, Inc. Dare County and all of the Outer Banks communities from Corolla to Ocracoke Island
Polk County Community Foundation, Inc. Polk County, NC
Salisbury Community Foundation, Inc. Rowan County, NC; Salisbury, NC;
Thomasville Community Foundation Thomasville, NC area
Triangle Community Foundation Chatham, Durham, Orange, Wake counties, NC
The Winston-Salem Foundation Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Surry, Stokes, Wilkes, and Yadkin counties, NC