What We Do

At the North Carolina Community Foundation, we bring together generous people and connect them to causes and organizations they care about.

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Our mission is to inspire North Carolinians to make lasting and meaningful contributions to their communities.

Our values
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Our Philanthropic Network

We believe in the power of permanent philanthropy to strengthen our communities and people. By stewarding and growing donors’ gifts, our philanthropic network makes a powerful impact through robust grants and scholarships programs.
Chris Ford, Chowan Community Funds Foundation board member and fundholder, talks to NCCF staff.

Supporting fundholders

Our team members are experts in charitable giving and impactful grantmaking. We are committed is to stewarding your funds to accomplish your charitable goals and strengthen your philanthropic impact.

Our team lives in all regions of the state and understands North Carolina. This makes it easy for us to help donors determine the best method of giving to achieve their philanthropic goals.

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A Focus on Rural

We serve the entire state, with a focus on rural North Carolina.

Our 53 affiliate foundations serve as our roots in North Carolina’s rural communities and our expertise provides our fundholders with local insight that strengthens our grantmaking – and our communities.


Philanthropic Excellence

NCCF meets the highest standards for philanthropic excellence among community foundations, having been accredited with Community Foundations National Standards since 2007.


Impact Stories

Generosity in Action

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Tragic history provides impetus for scholarship fund

April 11, 2024

Although the Howe Scholarship Endowment is just a few years old, its origins go back more than a century, and its creation is an attempt to build hope for the future out of a tragic past.

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Endowment promises sustainable funding for arts-based teaching

April 9, 2024

Walk down the halls of one of North Carolina’s A+ Schools, and you’ll find children singing, dancing, drawing,

Supporting Our Communities

Our people help us to make a powerful, lasting impact in our communities.