Chairman’s Challenge: Inspiring a State of Generosity

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.

For the past five years, we’ve been proud to see the boards of advisors of our local affiliate foundations across the state devote every November to the pivotal task of building permanent philanthropic funds in their local communities.

The Chairman’s Challenge has become a transformational force in continuing to build everlasting philanthropic funding across rural North Carolina. Over the last five years, $1.8 million has been raised through the Challenge to support community grantmaking through affiliate foundations in communities we serve across the state.

The Challenge is intentionally designed to build unrestricted community grantmaking funds to continue meeting needs. Every gift made to a participating affiliate’s community grantmaking fund in November receives a proportional share of the challenge match made possible by the generosity of anonymous donors.

This mission to build permanent philanthropic funds is central to who we are as a community foundation. We’re honored to continue building permanent funds through our affiliate-led community grants program to make North Carolina stronger.

We invite you to support a local community close to your heart through the Chairman’s Challenge. Gifts made from Nov. 1 – Nov. 30 are eligible for the proportional match.

How can you support the Chairman’s Challenge?

You can give online or you can write a check and mail it to the North Carolina Community Foundation, 3737 Glenwood Ave., Suite 460, Raleigh, NC 27612. Please note the affiliate you are supporting.

Why is this important?

Local dollars stay local. All contributions to a local affiliate foundation’s community grantmaking fund support that community’s needs.

The people who know a community best – our local affiliate board members – decide how these unrestricted grants will be allocated, working to best leverage resources.

Long-term sustainability is being built and real change is being affected by helping local community grantmaking capacity grow.

Participating affiliate foundations

Northeastern region

Southeastern region

Coastal Plain South region

Coastal Plain North region

Sandhills region

Northern Piedmont region

Northwestern region

Western region