Foundation For The Carolinas

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

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RACIAL EQUITY, SOCIAL JUSTICE AND OUR PATH FORWARD

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

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Fund Established to Invest in Creatives

Foundation For The Carolinas, Charlotte is Creative, Hue House and the Arts & Science Council have announced the Arts, Culture & Creativity Fund. With a total investment of $3 million from Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte, the grantmaking fund will directly invest in and impact individual artists/creatives, as well as arts, science and history nonprofit organizations experiencing COVID-related challenges.

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Local Businesses Impacted by Pandemic Receive Grants

Small businesses - such as retailers, salons, fitness studios and more - in neighborhoods all throughout Charlotte have received critical grant funding through the Access to Capital Program. Part of the City for Charlotte’s Open for Business initiative and administered by FFTC, the grants program has awarded $30 million in federal CARES Act funding to 2,466 diverse small businesses that were affected by the pandemic.

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COVID-19 Response Fund

Local agencies and nonprofits are already feeling the strain to deal with increased needs in the community.

Foundation For The Carolinas and United Way of Central Carolinas have launched the COVID-19 Response Fund to support a range of organizations assisting people most affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

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CARES Act: How it Helps Nonprofits

The CARES Act is a $2 trillion economic relief package containing provisions to help nonprofits that are strained as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We've highlighted a few key sections that directly relate to the needs of nonprofit organizations.

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Supporting Families of Fallen Healthcare Workers

The Brave of Heart Fund has been established at E4E Relief, a subsidiary of FFTC, to support surviving families of healthcare workers who lose their lives to COVID-19 while caring for others. The New York Life Foundation and Cigna Foundation launched the fund with $25 million each in contributions. Other generous donors have joined the effort to support survivor families in need through the Brave of Heart Fund.

Make a donation to the fund or learn how to apply at BraveofHeartFund.com.

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Honoring a founder's legacy

Remembering John Crosland Jr.'s desire to make an impact, the Crosland Foundation board supported local nonprofits with emergency COVID-19 grants.

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.