What Is FFTC?

Your Community Foundation

About Us

Foundation For The Carolinas serves as a catalyst for philanthropic activity in our 13-county region and is a driver for major civic efforts. We offer innovative solutions that help individuals, nonprofits and companies bring their charitable visions to life.

Established in 1958, we are a civic leader and philanthropic partner. With nearly $4 billion in charitable assets across more than 2,700 charitable funds established by families, nonprofits and businesses, we are one of the largest community foundations in the U.S. FFTC supports personal and corporate philanthropy through a range of innovative fund and giving options. We also drive nonprofit sustainability through endowment management, customized solutions and grantmaking.

Our flagship program, the Robinson Center for Civic Leadership, is actively addressing the community’s most pressing challenges and greatest opportunities, from economic opportunity to neighborhood revitalization to education and more.

FFTC is headquartered in the Luski-Gorelick Center for Philanthropy. With art throughout and multiple conference rooms available at no charge to area nonprofits, our home serves as a civic hub for our community.

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Our Mission

Foundation For The Carolinas inspires philanthropy and empowers individuals to create a better community.

Our Values

Trust and Teamwork

Trust is at the heart of the Foundation’s mission. We honor the trust that others place in us, and we extend that trust to others. We recognize that our individual and collective success depends on the work of the whole team, and that we all have a role to play in the mission of the Foundation.

Inclusion and Openness

Valuing our differences in thought, background and perspective is more than a philosophy; it is at the core of what we do. Diversity of all kinds makes us a stronger organization, creating an atmosphere in which everyone feels respected, valued and welcome to participate.

Service and Excellence

We are deeply dedicated to serving our clients, our community and each other. We make it easy for our clients and fund holders to realize their philanthropic dreams, while balancing the needs of all stakeholders, including our Foundation team. Because we know the quality of our work is what sets the Foundation apart, we strive to uphold the highest standards of excellence in everything we do.