John Francis, Regional Associate, Northwestern Office of the North Carolina Community Foundation spoke to the Hickory Rotary Club July 18th. John works with seven affiliates in nine counties (Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Catawba Valley, which includes Alexander, Caldwell and Catawba counties; Mount Airy, Watauga, Wilkes and Yadkin) in the Northwestern region of the state. He supports affiliate foundation boards’ community leadership initiatives, reaches out to donors and fund holders in these counties and helps affiliates develop new funds.
“The North Carolina Community Foundation’s Mission is to inspire North Carolinians to make lasting and meaningful contributions to their communities.
- We succeed through a unique statewide network of affiliates that leverages the collective power of local leadership to effect meaningful change throughout North Carolina.
- We build partnerships to strengthen our state through measurable, sustainable strategies that benefit all citizens.
- Our commitment to excellence supports stewardship through our transparency, integrity and accountability.”
“The NCCF can help businesses manage corporate giving or distinguish your efforts through strategic philanthropy. From multi-national corporations to small business, our development and marketing teams can help you set up a corporate fund or manage company-giving programs in a way that is meaningful to your community, your employees – and your bottom line.”
“The NCCF is proud of our partnership with nonprofits that serve and support communities throughout North Carolina. Our relationship with North Carolina’s nonprofit sector spans several categories. We hold many nonprofit endowment funds for these nonprofit agencies. Community funds held by our affiliate foundations support nonprofits in 67 counties across the state. We work with nonprofits to create strategies to build endowments. And we work with nonprofits to leverage their resources through grant-seeker workshops and other capacity-building educational offerings.”
“The NCCF holds many statewide endowments for initiatives that benefit North Carolina. Some of these funds are held for professional associations so these groups can award scholarships to further the profession or provide grants to promote a related mission or cause. Some of our statewide funds provide emergency assistance after disasters or honor important institutions or leaders from North Carolina. Our charter allows us to serve the entire state, which informs an expertise that extends across county lines.”
For more information visit: www.nccommunityfoundation.org.