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NCCF is the only statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has made more than $145 million in grants. NCCF sustains 1,300 endowments and holds more than $270 million in assets.

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Serving communities across NC since 1988

Our network of affiliate foundation partners allows us to serve our state with a unique knowledge of local needs and opportunities.

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Northern Piedmont Region
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Coastal Plain South Region
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Donors

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Grants

NCCF offers several grants programs to support nonprofit organizations in North Carolina

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Scholarships

NCCF administers scholarships across the state, expanding on the potential that can change communities and generations to come.

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NCCF grants support TROSA's mission to combat opioid epidemic

North Carolina is a national leader in one area our communities hope to change: deaths by overdose. The Old North State had the second-highest increase in overdose deaths in the nation in 2…

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North Carolina Local News Lab Fund announces hurricane recovery information and engagement grants

The North Carolina Local News Lab Fund, a Democracy Fund initiative administered by the North Carolina Community Foundation, recently issued a call for project proposals that inform and engage…

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Community grants available across the state in March, April and May

The North Carolina Community Foundation is honored to offer annual community grantmaking in communities across the state. The following affiliates, funds and giving circles have grants availab…

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Martin named chair of North Carolina Community Foundation statewide board of directors

The North Carolina Community Foundation is pleased to announce the election of Rodney Earl Martin to chair the statewide board of directors. Martin is an Onslow County resident and presiden…

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Willis named to North Carolina Community Foundation statewide board of directors

The North Carolina Community Foundation is pleased to announce the election of Mary Willis to the statewide board of directors. Willis is the CEO, president and chair of Fidelity Bank. She is…

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Bell joins NCCF as program associate

Meredith Bell has joined the North Carolina Community Foundation as program associate. Bell is responsible for implementing processes related to NCCF’s grantmaking programs. She serves …

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This was the letter you were looking for. On behalf of… (and you skip ahead), it is my pleasure to inform you (yes, yes), has been recommended to receive a grant from… but then y…

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the back story

Launching a legacy to benefit North Carolina

Collected here are our most iconic stories about NCCF’s history, founders and the generous philanthropists across the state who make our work possible. Stories are divided by region. Check back, as we add new stories often!

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the back story

Launching a legacy to benefit North Carolina

Collected here are our most iconic stories about NCCF’s history, founders and the generous philanthropists across the state who make our work possible. Stories are divided by region. Check back, as we add new stories often!

View Our Stories
the back story

Launching a legacy to benefit North Carolina

Collected here are our most iconic stories about NCCF’s history, founders and the generous philanthropists across the state who make our work possible. Stories are divided by region. Check back, as we add new stories often!

View Our Stories
the back story

Launching a legacy to benefit North Carolina

Collected here are our most iconic stories about NCCF’s history, founders and the generous philanthropists across the state who make our work possible. Stories are divided by region. Check back, as we add new stories often!

View Our Stories
the back story

Launching a legacy to benefit North Carolina

Collected here are our most iconic stories about NCCF’s history, founders and the generous philanthropists across the state who make our work possible. Stories are divided by region. Check back, as we add new stories often!

View Our Stories