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


2020 Annual Meeting

Foundation For The Carolinas will celebrate our region's philanthropic spirit at our 2020 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, March 25, at the Charlotte Convention Center from noon to 1:30 p.m. One of our region’s premier nonprofit events, the Annual Meeting convenes 1,700 leaders from the philanthropic, corporate, nonprofit and civic sectors. We hope you'll join us!


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.


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.


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.


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.

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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.