Charitable Options

As the community foundation for Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, we share your commitment to building healthy communities and promoting the responsible stewardship of resources. Various options for charitable giving are available through the Foundation.

Donors can entrust their dollars to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Foundation board of trustees to increase their annual competitive grantmaking or choose other options such as opening a gift fund that can make an immediate impact in the community, establishing a permanent endowment to address an ongoing need or planning a gift that creates a legacy. Regardless of the giving method, the subsequent grant awards will make a difference in the community.

Specialized service teams of financial and philanthropic experts work to meet clients' diverse needs through three centers of giving:

Center for Personal Philanthropy
Designed to meet the unique needs of individual and families in the Carolinas.

Center for Nonprofit Sustainability
Established to support the management and administrative needs of area nonprofit organizations.

Center for Corporate Philanthropy
Tailored to meet the charitable initiatives of Carolina businesses.

The Foundation is supported by a team of professionals who provide personalized service and expert management to meet the needs of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County donors. To learn more about the charitable gift options available through the Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Foundation, contact Brian Collier at or 704.973.4556.

To obtain more information about the Charlotte Mecklenburg County Community Foundation, contact:

Brian Collier
Executive Vice President