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


Planned Giving for Nonprofits

Is your nonprofit seeking to increase your pipeline of legacy gifts from donors? Our Planned Giving Toolkit was designed to help nonprofit leaders foster legacy gifts and create effective planning giving programs. Download the toolkit and explore other resources for nonprofit professionals.


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. Applications for round 3 will be available on August 5 at


A Bold Vision for an Equitable Charlotte

The Mayor’s Racial Equity Initiative was launched in 2021 by Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles to set the standard as an American city for achieving racial equity, social justice, economic opportunity, and upward mobility through transformational public-private partnerships. The initiative strives to provide solutions-driven, measurable strategies that produce equitable access, opportunities, treatment and outcomes for Charlotte’s communities of color.



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


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.


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.

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.