Foundation For The Carolinas

Foundation For The Carolinas inspires philanthropy and empowers individuals to create a better community. 
We are your community foundation. 


Helping Small Business Go Beyond Open

Beyond Open is a small business grant program led by Foundation For The Carolinas and made possible by support from Wells Fargo’s Open for Business Fund to help diverse (minority, woman, veteran, LGBTQ) small business owners grow businesses, build wealth and expand economic mobility in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.


A Bold Vision for an Equitable Charlotte

The Mayor's Racial Equity Initiative recently announced that the Johnson C. Smith University workstream surpassed its $80 million fundraising goal thanks to a $1.8 million gift from The Gambrell Foundation.

To date, MREI has raised more than $226 million of the overall $250 million goal, with more than $144 million raised of the $150 million private-sector fundraising goal. 


2022 Annual Meeting

Please join us for a celebration of philanthropy at the Foundation For The Carolinas 2022 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, October 19, at the Charlotte Convention Center from noon to 1:30 p.m. After a three-year hiatus, we are delighted that we will return to an in-person event this year.


The Power of an FFTC Donor Advised Fund

Do you want to be more impactful and efficient when it comes to charitable giving? An FFTC Donor Advised Fund may be right for you. Learn more about this powerful tool.


Fundraising for Arts and Culture

With local cultural nonprofits devastated by lost revenues due to the effects of the pandemic, FFTC was called to lead a campaign to raise $18 million from the private sector to match $18 million in City of Charlotte funding. Thanks to generous donors, the goal was exceeded, with $23 million raised for local arts and culture groups.


COVID-19 Response Fund – Final Impact Report

When COVID-19 changed all our lives in spring 2020, Foundation For The Carolinas and United Way of Central Carolinas launched a response fund to provide critical support to local nonprofits. A new comprehensive COVID-19 Response Fund report shares the results of this community-wide effort to help neighbors in need.


Robinson Center for Civic Leadership

As FFTC’s flagship program, the Robinson Center for Civic Leadership convenes the community to address our greatest challenges. From affordable housing to economic opportunity to the environment, and more, since its inception, RCCL has leveraged nearly $10 million in funding to generate an impact of more than $380 million in our community.


Harnessing the Power of Black Philanthropy

The African American Community Foundation is now Foundation For Black Philanthropy.

FFBP is a collective power to celebrate and uplift the long tradition of Black giving in our community.



Read more about the actionable next steps we’re taking, organizations you may wish to support, and educational resources for community members.

Whether to create a stronger community, advance a worthy cause or expand opportunities, learn how we can bring your unique vision to life.

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Meetings, Events and Celebrations

Our headquarters serves as an inspirational convening place for our community.

We offer stunning, art-filled event spaces for celebrations, retreats, fundraisers and receptions, and offer complimentary meeting rooms to our region's nonprofits.

Host your next gathering with us.

Foundation Programs & Events

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Charlotte Convention Center
501 S. College Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
United States