Nonprofit Support

The North Carolina Community Foundation is honored to serve the people of our state by connecting our nonprofit partners that are meeting community needs with our fundholders and donors supporting that vital work.

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How We Support Nonprofits

Our grantmaking programs demonstrate our fundholders’ commitment to nonprofit causes strengthening our communities across the state.

NCCF sustains more than 1,200 endowments in communities across North Carolina. Many of our funds are advised by their donors, based on their philanthropic interests, rather than through an application process. However, we offer a variety of grantmaking programs that seek applications each year, according to the program’s intentions. These programs each have their own guidelines and criteria. Learn more about these programs below.

Students work together at Diversity Nurtures Achievement, a Healing Communities Fund grantee

Community Grantmaking

NCCF operates local application-based grantmaking programs throughout the state through a network of affiliate foundations, giving circles and community-advised funds.

Louise Oriole Burevitch Endowment

This application-based grant program supports nonprofit organizations focused on education, health or human services in 41 eastern North Carolina counties.

Ripe for Revival's mobile market brings fresh produce to Eastern North Carolina communities.