About Us

The Iredell County Community Foundation was established in 1989 to increase the charitable giving resources in Iredell County. The Foundation’s grantmaking program started in 1998 as a result of a $1.6 million bequest from Katherine Nooe Knox. From its first contribution to create a community endowment, the Iredell County Community Foundation has grown into a philanthropic organization managing 30 funds with total charitable assets of $9.2 million by the end of 2013.  The Iredell County Community Foundation is an affiliate of Foundation For The Carolinas.

The Foundation's first Board Chair, Chester Middlesworth, is credited with educating the people of Iredell about the functionality of a community foundation and how the organization benefits the entire county through the charitable actions of donors and volunteers. The activities of the Iredell County Community Foundation include building a general endowment (the earnings of which provide program grants for nonprofits within the county), helping nonprofit organizations build endowments and assisting individual donors in establishing their own charitable giving programs.

The Iredell County Community Foundation currently advises a community endowment managed by Foundation For The Carolinas. This fund provides annual grantmaking dollars to support community needs as determined by the board. As a permanently endowed fund, the intent is to maintain and grow the principal balance and produce grantmaking dollars in perpetuity.


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For more information about Iredell County Community Foundation, contact:

Kindl Detar
Vice President
Board Management