Grants distributed from Foundation For The Carolinas have made a positive difference for millions of people throughout our region since the Foundation's inception in 1958. Grants represent distributions from charitable funds held at Foundation For The Carolinas, which are advised by individuals, families, volunteer boards, nonprofits, and corporations. Grants are made to qualified 501(c)(3), governmental, educational and religious organizations throughout the United States.
While the majority of grants distributed each year benefit designated organizations for which the funds are established or are directed by individual donors, the Foundation manages a number of grant programs whereby boards and committees make grant awards through competitive grant cycles. In supporting these competitive grant programs, the Foundation works with the boards and committees as investors in the community interested in creating the highest possible levels of community gain to improve the lives of those served through the grants awarded.
Visit the links below to learn more about the Foundation’s various grantmaking programs.
Competitive Grant Programs
The Foundation serves a number of individual, family and collective giving client programs whose boards and committees choose to make distributions through competitive grant programs in a variety of interest areas and geographic regions in our service area.
Regional Affiliate Community Foundations
The Foundation is comprised of 13 regional affiliate community foundations in North and South Carolina. Generally, each of the Foundation's regional affiliates conducts one competitive grant cycle per year.
Employee Assistance Programs
Foundation For The Carolinas supports employee hardship and disaster relief funds through its Center for Corporate Philanthropy. Through these programs, businesses can provide grants to employees who are experiencing financial hardship resulting from unexpected life events, such as severe illness, or are victims of natural disasters, or both. Employee hardship and disaster relief programs also provide a way for employees to support their fellow teammates during times of need.