What We Do. Why It Matters.

Foundation For The Carolinas partnered with a number of remarkable people and organizations in 2010. We invite you to read the feature stories to learn how your community foundation is working to enhance communities and improve lives through the power of philanthropy.

 2011 Foundation For The Carolinas Annual Meeting
Foundation For The Carolinas held its 2011 Annual Meeting luncheon on Thursday, February 17 at the Charlotte Convention Center. More than 1,400 attendees, including over 100 table and event sponsors, gathered to pay tribute to charitable efforts in the humanitarian, educational, cultural and civic arenas throughout our region. Read more>

 Crosland Foundation Supports Community Catalyst Fund
 The Community Catalyst Fund, a Center for Civic Leadership initiative of Foundation For The Carolinas, continues to strengthen our nonprofit sector. Guided by a committee of community leaders, the initiative is dedicated to providing the nonprofit sector with support for strategic transformations to promote long-term sustainability – including innovative service models, collaborations, partnerships and mergers. Read more>

 Discovery Place KIDS to Open in Rockingham
 Discovery Place is preparing to bring a special blend of science and technology education, interaction and fun to a new, kids-oriented location in Rockingham. Discovery Place KIDS-Rockingham, which will serve Richmond County and the surrounding region, will be the second Discovery Place KIDS museum, following the opening of Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville earlier this year. Read more>

 Project L.I.F.T. Makes Strides  
In the fall of 2010, Foundation For The Carolinas announced the formation of a group of foundation, corporate and community leaders to explore the ways in which private philanthropy could have a bigger impact on graduation rate in Charlotte-Mecklenburg public schools. With the support of the Robinson Center for Civic Leadership, the group met throughout the final months of the year, hearing from national experts and working with school officials, teachers, parents, students and community members. Read more>