Year-end giving deadlines, important tips (December 2016)

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 charitable funds.

If you’re interested in how to start a fund and learning more about which approach makes the most sense for your charitable objectives, we invite you peruse our Create a Fund website section here.

If you’re looking for tax-wise ways to make your charitable gifts at year-end, here are a few tips to guide your giving:

Important deadlines and reminders:

To make a gift online: Remember to make your gift to any NCCF fund by midnight, Dec. 31, 2016. To make an online gift, click here or the GIVE NOW button on any NCCF web page.

To make a gift by check: Checks must be postmarked no later than Dec. 31, 2016, and mailed to:
NC Community Foundation
3737 Glenwood Ave., Suite 460
Raleigh, NC 27612

Grant recommendations

Donor-advised fundholders may recommend grants as a part of year-end charitable giving. Recommendations should be made by Dec. 10. Grant recommendations can be made using the recommendation form available here. Forms should be emailed to or faxed to 919-827-0749.

Holiday office hours: Our offices will be closed Dec. 23, 26 and 27. We will reopen on Wednesday, Dec. 28 through noon on Dec. 30.