Foundation For The Carolinas inspires philanthropy and empowers individuals to create a better community.
We are your community foundation.
The Power of Endowment
Years leaving a extraordinary planned gift, Lucille Giles' legacy continues to touch lives through the Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Foundation, FFTC's primary grantmaking arm. Organizations that have benefited include the Latin American Coalition, Carolina Thread Trail and Charlotte Bilingual Preschool, among many others. Learn about recent grants made possible through her generosity.
FFTC Exceeds $50 Million Affordable Housing Goal
To address our community's affordable housing shortage, Foundation For The Carolinas led a $50 million private-sector fundraising campaign for the Charlotte Housing Opportunity Investment Fund. FFTC kickstarted the fund with a $5 million program-related investment, the largest of its kind in our history.
Taking the Lead
The Leading on Opportunity council is reshaping the way the community looks at economic mobility, from improving access to preschool to increasing funds for affordable housing. After a 2014 study ranked Charlotte last in economic mobility among America’s 50 largest cities, the community rallied.
Supporting Our Carolina Neighbors
When Hurricane Florence hit the Carolina coast in September, thousands of residents were forced to flee the dangerous storm and were left with the daunting task of rebuilding. Foundation For The Carolinas created the Hurricane Florence Response Fund to offer relief to those in greatest need.
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.
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.