Season of giving

The end of the year is busy for all of us, especially this year. Year-end projects, goal setting for the new year and sharing the holiday season with family and friends make our time precious.

This time of year is also an opportunity to reflect on what is important and to consider charitable contributions to the nonprofit organizations and causes that make our communities and the world a better place.

At the North Carolina Community Foundation, we’re poised to assist with your year-end giving and granting. Please find important information, instructions and deadlines below:

Year-end schedule

Our staff continues working remotely and our regular virtual business hours continue to be 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday unless noted below:

  • Nov. 11: Office closed
  • Nov. 22 – Nov. 26: Office closed
  • Dec. 22 – Dec. 24: Office closed
  • Dec. 31: Office closes at noon
  • Jan. 3: Office closed

Year-end granting

Nonprofits have had a tough year. With significant revenue losses and increased demands, the community needs support now more than ever. Follow these deadlines to ensure that your support will be issued by year-end:

Fund type What to do Deadline
Donor advised funds Dec. 10
Agency funds Dec. 1
Designated fund
  • Nonprofit beneficiaries of designated endowments may request their annual grant by submitting the grant release form.
  • If you need a new copy of the form, email grants@nccommunityfoundation.org.
 Dec. 1


Our donor engagement officers stand ready to assist you with your year-end grantmaking. Contact a member of our team for more:

Meredith Bell
Donor Engagement Officer - Central NC
Email
(919) 256-6914
Jeanne Dairaghi
Donor Engagement Officer – Western NC
Email
(828) 618-6060
Kim Ball
Donor Engagement Officer - Eastern NC
Email
(252) 288-5706

Year-end giving

To provide you with the best possible service and ensure your charitable gifts qualify for tax deductions this year, please keep this important information in mind:

Gift type What to do Deadline
Check
  • Mail a check to the “North Carolina Community Foundation,” noting the intended fund.
  • Mail to North Carolina Community Foundation, 3737 Glenwood Ave., Suite 460, Raleigh, NC 27612.
  • Using USPS? It must be postmarked by Dec. 31.
  • Using a carrier such as FedEx, UPS or DHL? It must be physically received at the NCCF office by Dec. 31.
Credit card
  • Use the donation page of our website.
  • Click "Give to a Specific Fund" to locate the fund for your contribution and then select "Give to this fund" when you've found the fund you intend to support.
  • Submit by Dec. 31.
Wire transfer
  • Submit a transfer request to your financial institution.
  • For assistance with routing, contact a member of our development team.
  • Please notify us of the transfer as soon as possible.
  • Submit by Dec. 30.
 Stock
  • Gifts of appreciated stock should be initiated as soon as possible, and no later than Dec. 23.
  • Notify a member of our development team with transfer details as soon as possible.
  • Initiate on or before Dec. 23 to ensure receipt by NCCF before Dec. 31. 
Real estate and closely-held stock
  • Initiate as early as possible to ensure due diligence.
  • It must be received by Dec. 31. 

You may wish to review our guide to tax-wise year-end giving for further strategies to keep in mind.

NCCF’s development and finance teams will be closely monitoring email and phone during this season to serve you. Please contact us at (919) 828-4387 with any questions or to schedule a virtual meeting.

Kathryn Roebuck Holding, J.D.
Director of Development
Email
(919) 256-6932
To begin and for donors in central North Carolina
Beth Boney Jenkins
Development Officer, East
Email
(910) 782-2895
For donors in eastern North Carolina
Megan Lynch Ellis
Development Officer, West
Email
(828) 355-4306
For donors in western counties

This season and always, we are honored to be your partner in giving.

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