As a fundholder at the North Carolina Community Foundation, you benefit from our connections to 60 counties statewide through our affiliate network.
Each year NCCF program officers create a Community Needs Assessment (CNA) for affiliate foundation boards to enhance the effectiveness of their grants programs. The assessments summarize county-specific data from respected, non-partisan sources and trusted community partners.
This local data includes health, education and economic indicators, such as unemployment and housing, and are presented to each affiliate board in advance of their grant cycle to help inform decisions.
“Our affiliate foundation board members know so much about their communities already,” said Tyran Hill, NCCF’s Director of Community Investment. “The community needs assessments add another layer of information for board members to consider in their grantmaking strategy.”
With 2023 CNAs now available upon request, we want to make sure fundholders know about this tool that can be used to help guide grantmaking decisions. (See an example of a CNA.)
Fundholders have many important causes they support, and the CNAs can help fundholders discover other significant community needs that may be of interest.
Want to get a copy of a CNA and learn more about a particular community’s needs? Reach out to your donor engagement officer to get a copy of a CNA for your community.
Questions? Contact your Donor Engagement Officer.