About Us

Since 1958, Foundation For The Carolinas has served as a catalyst for charitable good, connecting individuals, companies and organizations to needs and philanthropic opportunities across the region and beyond. A community foundation deeply dedicated to the collective strength of communities, we work in close partnership with donors, civic leaders and nonprofits to help achieve a wide variety of charitable goals and to inspire philanthropy that will benefit generations to come.

Today, Foundation For The Carolinas is one of the largest community foundations in the United States.

The numbers (as of June 30, 2017):

  • Total Assets Owned and Represented: $2.2 billion
  • Total Gifts: $173.6 million
  • Total Grants: $164 million  

Form 990
Foundation For The Carolinas' 2015 Form 990

Mission Statement

Foundation For The Carolinas inspires philanthropy and strengthens our region through innovative community initiatives and quality services to donors and constituents.


Foundation For
The Carolinas

220 North Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202

Main phone:


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Office Hours:

8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Gallery Hours:

Open to the public
9:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The Sonia and Issac Luski gallery periodically hosts private events. Please call to verify daily hours of operation.

Please note that event space tours are available by appointment only.