Competitive Grants

2012 Total Competitive Grants $7,573,858


In 2012, the Foundation’s geographic affiliates, family foundations, and special affiliated groups awarded $7,573,858 in competitive grants. These grants improve lives and enhance our region, affecting positive change and helping our nonprofits achieve their charitable missions.

Students from Salisbury Academy host the Holiday Joy Party for the clients of Rowan Vocational Opportunities. The Academy received a grant in 2012 from the Salisbury Community Foundation.

Competitive grants are awarded to nonprofits in support of specific programs that have explicit objectives, a predetermined budget and take place within a defined time frame. The funds are restricted and must be used for the designated project.

Foundation For The Carolinas also manages employee relief programs, through which businesses can provide grants to employees who are experiencing financial hardship resulting from unexpected life events.

Following are links to grants awarded in 2012 by Foundation’s geographic affiliates, family and private foundations.

Family Foundations, Private Foundations and Special Affiliated Groups 

Alpha and Omega Foundation
Charlotte Mecklenburg African American Community Fund
Charlotte Merchants Foundation
Children's Medical Fund
The Cole Foundation
Collective Giving Funds:
    Charlotte Lesbian and Gay Fund
    New Generation of African American Philanthropists
    Teen Impact Fund
The Crosland Foundation
Duke Energy Community College Grant Program Fund
Employee Relief Programs
Ginter Foundation
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
George D. Patterson Family Fund
Reemprise Fund

Regional Affiliate Community Foundations
Cabarrus County Community Foundation
Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Foundation
Cherokee County Community Foundation
Cleveland County Community Foundation
Iredell County Community Foundation
Lancaster County Community Foundation
Lexington Area Community Foundation
Lincoln County Community Foundation
Foundation For Richmond County
Salisbury Community Foundation
Stanly County Community Foundation
Union County Community Foundation
York County Community Foundation


Click here to learn more about individual, family and collective giving grantmaking programs managed by Foundation For The Carolinas.