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Foundation For The Carolinas inspires philanthropy and empowers individuals to create a better community. 
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Panthers Sale Leads to $30 Million Gift for Springsteen Foundation

After the sale of the Carolina Panthers, minority owner Derick Springsteen Close contributed $30 million to the Springsteen Foundation, a donor advised fund held at FFTC. The money represented a sizeable percentage of the total proceeds that he realized from the sale of the team to David Tepper. 


FFTC Makes a $5 Million Housing Investment

Affordable housing is a critical component for fostering upward mobility and creating vibrant communities.

To address the affordable housing shortage, Foundation For The Carolinas kickstarted a new privately-financed Housing Opportunity Fund with a $5 million program-related investment, the largest of its kind in FFTC’s history.


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.


Carolina Theatre Meets Construction Fundraising Goal

After raising $51.5 million to fund the cost of construction, the Carolina Theatre is poised for a comeback. The fundraising goal was topped thanks to a $500,000 gift from global financial services firm Barings.

The theatre will be part of a larger civic campus known as Belk Place in honor of the families of Katherine Belk and the late Thomas M. Belk, and the late Claudia and John M. Belk.


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.


The Art of Legacy

During their lifetimes, Donald and June Prigmore lovingly assembled an art collection and instilled in their daughter, Chris, a passion for the arts and a commitment to community. With her planned gift, Chris honors her parents' legacy and charts her own philanthropic path.

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.

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