We’re a community foundation, a tax-exempt public charity that enables people like you to establish charitable funds that have a direct impact throughout eastern North Carolina. Your donations and contributions will be commingled with our other funds and managed professionally and its assets will grow over time. You and your family and colleagues are encouraged to continue giving to the fund to help it grow even more. Grants can be awarded from your fund to support your local nonprofit organizations, in accordance with your interests.
Like all community foundations, we are overseen by a volunteer board of leading citizens and run by professionals with expertise in knowing our community’s needs. We go beyond simply making grants that advance charitable activities; we also identify current and emerging issues, stimulate resources to address those needs and help the communities we serve prepare for the future.
It’s for these reasons that community foundations represent one of the fastest growing areas of philanthropy and are the top vehicle for charitable giving in the United States. When charitable-minded people like you seek valuable and suitable ways to give, we can help you make a real difference in eastern North Carolina.