Foundation For The Carolinas inspires philanthropy and empowers individuals to create a better community.
We are your community foundation.
FFTC Celebrates 60 Years of Inspiring, Empowering and Creating
In January of 1958, 24 of Charlotte’s distinguished leaders met to create the United Community Foundation. Sixty years later, your community foundation – now known as Foundation For The Carolinas – has grown from $3,000 to more than $2 billion in charitable assets, making FFTC one of the largest community foundations in the country.
The Power of Endowment
Years later, Lucille Giles' unrestricted gift continues to touch lives. Organizations and initiatives that have benefited through the years from the gift include Latin American Coalition, Carolina Thread Trail, Charlotte Bilingual Preschool, among many others. Plan your unique legacy.
Convene and Connect at Belk Place
Belk Place will be a collection of venues that foster collaboration, giving and civic activity in our region. The campus will include the Luski-Gorelick Center for Philanthropy and the soon-to-be-renovated Carolina Theatre, among other amenities. Come be inspired.
Removing Barriers to Opportunity
After an extensive study, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force has released its recommendations for boosting economic mobility in our region. Learn how you can get involved.
Whether to create a stronger community, advance a worthy cause or expand opportunities, learn how we can bring your unique vision to life.
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
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
310 North Tryon St
Charlotte, NC 28202
Charlotte Convention Center
501 S. College Street
Charlotte, NC 28202