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The North Carolina Community Foundation reached more than $270 million in assets and more than $145 million in cumulative grantmaking during its milestone 30th year.

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NCCF is the only statewide community foundation in North Carolina. 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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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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Annual Report mailed and posted

The 2018 NCCF Annual Report has been mailed and posted online. Our online version features the expanded stories of several of our new funds mentioned in the print report below.

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NC Community Foundation reaches $270 million in assets and $145 million in grants

The North Carolina Community Foundation reached more than $270 million in assets and more than $145 million in cumulative grantmaking during its milestone 30th year. As of fiscal year-end, NC…

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Year-end giving deadlines and important tips

The philanthropic professionals at the North Carolina Community Foundation can help ensure your year-end giving goes smoothly, whether you’re creating an endowment or adding to existing …

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NCCF proud to administer NC Local News Lab Fund

Early last year a group of forward-looking leaders from the field of journalism, higher education and the foundation sector, including the Democracy Fund and the Prentice Foundation, collabo…

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GLOW NC Endowment supports innovative educational opportunities for Wilmington girls

Girls in Wilmington have a new opportunity to advance their education through an innovative approach. The Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington (GLOW Academy) was founded three years ago with…

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NCCF announces new fund to support kids touched by tragedies of combat

A new fund established by Fin and Nancy Gaddy of Manteo, NC with the North Carolina Community Foundation will enable American children who have lost a parent in combat to attend YMCA Camp Sea …

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Nan Ogburn Cullman fund establishes legacy in Johnston County

In 2018, the Johnston County Community Foundation made its first awards from the Nan Ogburn Cullman Education Endowment for Johnston County. Nan Ogburn Cullman, the fund’s namesake, bequ…

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Local food pantry grows endowment through campaign

In the fall of 2017, the Edenton-Chowan Food Pantry grew its NCCF endowment in less than four months from the starting balance of $10,000 to more than $250,000. Dubbed the “100 Grand Ch…

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NCCF awards Disaster Relief & Resilience Scholarships for Hurricane Matthew victims

The North Carolina Community Foundation is so pleased to announce the first recipients of the new NCCF Disaster Relief & Resilience Scholarship, according to Leslie Ann Jackson, director o…

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Paths taken

It is almost eight years ago to the week that Jennifer Tolle Whiteside and I were in serious conversations about the possibility of my becoming the Director of Community Leadership.  I mu…

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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