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The North Carolina Community Foundation is pleased to announce the return of the annual Chairman’s Challenge campaign for the sixth year in a row.

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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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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