Supporting Organizations

Enhancing Our Region

Our Supporting Organizations

Foundation For The Carolinas partners with a variety of supporting organizations, each with its own structure and purpose.

Governed by their own boards and strengthened by FFTC grantmaking and endowment management services, supporting organizations operate like subsidiary foundations, and have access to a broad investment platform with the tax benefits of a public charity.

FFTC Supporting Organizations and Subsidiaries

Carolina Thread Trail

The Carolina Thread Trail weaves together communities and connects North and South Carolina, knitting together existing and planned local greenways in the 15-county region through a ribbon of green spaces and recreation areas. It links parks, trails, paths, repurposed railroads, scenic roadways, rural green space and historic sites and will connect to more than 40 destinations and attractions across the region.

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Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation exists to help the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library create a community where reading, learning and imagination thrive. In partnership with Foundation For The Carolinas, the Library Foundation supports Library services, expands the Library’s print and electronic collections, enhances programming for all ages, and strives to grow its endowment for future generations.

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CMS Foundation

The CMS Foundation raises funds to support Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools and to encourage the community at large to support public education. Its mission is to serve as the trusted bridge between CMS and the donor community.

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Community Investments Foundation

Community Investments Foundation allows business owners to give interests in LLCs, limited partnerships or closely held corporations, supporting the causes they value and reducing tax liability while retaining control of their business.

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Community Real Property Holdings

Community Real Property Holdings, Inc., allows individuals and investors to make gifts of real estate, maximizing charitable impact while taking advantage of substantial tax benefits.

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Crosland Foundation

Created by John Crosland Jr. and family, the Crosland Foundation seeks to help children with learning disabilities, provide housing for the less fortunate, support urban policy research and education, and provide other charitable support to help those less fortunate.

E4E Relief

With more than a decade of experience serving clients across the United States and beyond, E4E Relief — a wholly-owned subsidiary of FFTC — delivers expert counsel and an objective, streamlined process for providing cash grant awards to employees during times of unanticipated hardship.

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Foundation for the Charlotte Jewish Community

Foundation for the Charlotte Jewish Community helps families and individuals define and achieve their charitable goals while helping to strengthen our Jewish community.

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Foundation for the Mint Museum

Through the Foundation for the Mint Museum, the Mint engages its own leadership while we provide expert management for the many funds that support the museum’s work and mission. These funds sustain the Mint and help ensure that a beloved resource will continue to enrich our region for generations to come.

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Greater Charlotte Cultural Trust

The Greater Charlotte Cultural Trust, formed by a partnership in 2002 by the Arts & Science Council and Foundation For The Carolinas, is dedicated to growing and sustaining a vibrant cultural community in Charlotte-Mecklenburg by providing endowment management and oversight and investment expertise to build and grow permanent funds for the area’s arts, science and history organizations.

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Queens University of Charlotte Endowment

Queens University of Charlotte has partnered with FFTC for endowment management and grantmaking support, allowing it to focus its educational mission for generations to come.

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Seymour Family Foundation

Bill and Emmaday Seymour established the Seymour Family Foundation in 2015 to create an enduring philanthropic legacy for their family and to perpetuate the work of Bill’s company, Primax Properties.

United Way Legacy Foundation

United Way of Central Carolinas and Foundation For The Carolinas have partnered to build an endowment for the United Way, providing permanent financial resources to improve the health, education and financial stability of members of our community.

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Foundation for the Charlotte Jewish Community

Foundation for the Charlotte Jewish Community helps families and individuals define and achieve their charitable goals while helping to strengthen our Jewish community.


FFTC Subsidiary Helps Victims of Disasters

When a disaster hits, many victims turn to nonprofits or federal and state aid. But for those whose companies offer it, E4E Relief – a subsidiary of FFTC – grants much-needed funds to repay evacuation expenses, fix homes and begin to repair lives.