Our Values

Our values serve as a guidepost in our work. They are grounded in our founding vision of supporting rural philanthropy. They are reflective of our mission to inspire North Carolinians to make lasting and meaningful contributions to their communities. And they are aspirational in guiding us on what our work can and should be.


We strive to uplift the well-being of all North Carolinians. Throughout our work, we value varying viewpoints. We believe diverse voices, engagement and participation are essential in building and sustaining thriving communities.

Students work together at Diversity Nurtures Achievement, a Healing Communities Fund grantee
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We believe in the transformative power of collaboration to meet shared objectives. We focus on rural North Carolina and bring an understanding of North Carolina’s rural communities to donors. We encourage and celebrate teamwork, leverage expertise and resources, and communicate openly. Through trust and evolving partnerships, we achieve collective impact that is otherwise not possible.

Members of NCCF's Lee County affiliate pose in front of sign.


We help our donors and fundholders reach their goals and build philanthropic legacies that will support communities and causes now and in the future. We exercise honesty, integrity and responsible care in the management of the funds entrusted to us.

Meeting of the Jones County Community Foundation.

Meet Our Board

Our volunteer board of directors reflect the communities we serve.

Meet Our Staff

Our team collaborates to make a powerful, lasting impact in our communities.