Foundation For The Carolinas

Foundation For The Carolinas inspires philanthropy and empowers individuals to create a better community. 
We are your community foundation. 

Our Values


Read our 2022-2023 Report to the Community

We are delighted to share our 2022-2023 Report to the Community with our fundholders, partners, volunteer board members and friends, celebrating another record-breaking year of grants to nonprofits and gifts to the Foundation.


Helping Small Business Go Beyond Open

Beyond Open Small Business Grant Program is administered by FFTC Partners For Empowering Communities, a supporting organization of Foundation For The Carolinas. We are pleased to help build economic mobility in our community through this program with support from the Wells Fargo Open for Business Fund.


Harnessing the Power of Black Philanthropy

The African American Community Foundation is now Foundation For Black Philanthropy.

FFBP is a collective power to celebrate and uplift the long tradition of Black giving in our community.


Create Your Own Scholarship Fund at FFTC

Help local students pursue their dreams by opening a scholarship fund with Foundation For The Carolinas. Established by generous fundholders, scholarship funds provide support for students ranging from kindergarten to graduate school.


A Bold Vision for an Equitable Charlotte

The Mayor's Racial Equity Initiative recently announced an update on progress for the $250-million public-private partnership to improve opportunity for all. Thanks to the generosity of funders and the work of community leaders, there’s an incredible amount of momentum across the MREI’s four Priority Areas – momentum that’s already led to marked shifts in the quest for a more equitable Charlotte.


Fundraising for Arts and Culture

With local cultural nonprofits devastated by lost revenues due to the effects of the pandemic, FFTC was called to lead a private-sector campaign to match City of Charlotte funding. Thanks to generous donors, FFTC raised $23 million for the creative sector, a good portion of which has already been granted to local arts & culture organizations.


Robinson Center for Civic Leadership

As FFTC’s flagship program, the Robinson Center for Civic Leadership convenes the community to address our greatest challenges. From affordable housing to economic opportunity to the environment, and more, since its inception, RCCL has leveraged nearly $10 million in funding to generate an impact of more than $380 million in our community.



Read more about the actionable steps we’re taking, organizations you may wish to support, and educational resources for community members.

Whether to create a stronger community, advance a worthy cause or expand opportunities, learn how we can bring your unique vision to life.


Meetings, Events and Celebrations

Our headquarters serves as an inspirational convening place for our community.

We offer stunning, art-filled event spaces for celebrations, retreats, fundraisers and receptions, and offer complimentary meeting rooms to our region's nonprofits.

Host your next gathering with us.

Foundation Programs & Events

Check back soon for upcoming programs and events.