Our Financial Information
Foundation For The Carolinas was established in 1958 with a $3,000 grant from the United Way. We are now the fastest-growing among the 800 community foundations in the United States, ranking sixth in asset size and among the top five in grantmaking and contributions to funds.
This growth is a testament to the charitable spirit of our 2,500 individual, corporate and nonprofit fundholders.
2017 Contributions, Grants and Assets
Year-to-Date Numbers* (as of December 31, 2017)
- Total Contributions to Funds: $550 million
- Total Grants to Nonprofits: $419 million
- Total Assets Owned and Represented by FFTC: $2.5 billion
Our Fundholders’ Impact
As a community foundation, we help our fundholders make a difference in the causes they care about most. In 2016, we made grants on behalf of our donors to support the following charitable interest areas:
*The financial data shown above represents consolidated totals of Foundation For The Carolinas and all affiliated supporting organizations.