Financial Information

Total Assets: $2,066,992,562 Total Giving: $312,242,275

Area of Service:

North Carolina, South Carolina

Areas of Interest:

Not Available


Community Development, Competitive Grantmaking Programs, Economic Opportunity, Education, Environment, Grants to Individuals Program, Hardship Support, Human Services, Scholarships


The The following grants were awarded in 2015: Myers Park Presbyterian Church of Charlotte, North Carolina – $2,415,740
Christ Episcopal Church of Charlotte, North Carolina – $681,701
Myers Park United Methodist Church of Charlotte, North Carolina – $271,486
Penn View Bible Institute of Penns Creek, Pennsylvania – $90,000
Evangelistic Faith Missions of Bedford, Indiana – $50,000


Giving primarily to organizations serving the citizens of NC and SC, with emphasis on the greater Charlotte, NC, region.
No grants to individuals (except for scholarships), or for deficit financing, capital campaigns, ongoing operating budgets, publications, conferences, videos, travel, equipment, small businesses, business start-up, or advertising.


The foundation exists to advance philanthropy by serving donors, increasing charitable giving, and improving communities.


Established in 1958 in NC, US; Since 1958, Foundation For The Carolinas has served as a catalyst for charitable good, connecting individuals, companies and organizations to needs and philanthropic opportunities across the region and beyond. Beginning with a $3,000 seed grant from its local United Way, FFTC is now one of the largest community foundations in the South and among the top 10 in America. Since inception, FFTC has made grants totaling nearly $2 billion and currently manages more than $1.8 billion in charitable assets across 2,400 charitable funds Foundation For The Carolinas strengthens the 13-county region it serves by advancing philanthropy, leading transformative civic initiatives, and fostering the sustainability of its nonprofit community through grantmaking and endowment management. FFTC also offers a broad array of innovative giving and fund solutions for donors and constituents, who partner with FFTC to maximize the impact of their charitable endeavors, and to support its community leadership efforts.

Quick Facts Sheet

Located in:

Charlotte ,

North Carolina, South Carolina

United States

Contact Information / Process

Telephone: (704) 973-4500
E-mail: [email protected]
220 N. Tryon St. Charlotte, NC United States 28202-3201

Donors & Leadership

Officers and Directors:
Michael Marsicano, Ph.DC.E.O., Pres., and Dir.
Todd Mansfield Chair. and Dir.
Angie Allred V.P. and Dir., Investment Opers.
D. Brian Collier Exec. V.P.
Laura Smith Exec. V.P.
Qiana L. Austin V.P. & Scholarships Prog. Off.
Alli Celebron-Brown V.P. and Dir., Community Progs.
Alyssa R. Federico, CPAV.P. and Dir., Finance
Mary Barr Gallivan V.P. and Dir., Centers for Giving
Paul Fisher V.P. and Dir. of IT
Tara Keener V.P. and Dir., Mktg. and Comms.
Carol Morris V.P. & Asst. Dir., Civic Leadership
David Snider V.P. and Prog. Off.
Ronald Townsend V.P. and Dir., Client Scvs.
Ruth Shaw, Ph.D
Holly K. Welch Stubbing Exec. V.P., In-house Counsel
Douglas W. Benson V.P. and Deputy Counsel
Meg Kluttz Dees V.P., Philanthropic Advancement-Affiliates
Vicki L. Jones V.P. and Sr. Project Mgmt.
Andrea C. Phelps V.P., Donor Rels.
Catherine D. Warfield V.P. and Dir., Center for Personal Philanthropy
Debra S. Watt Sr. V.P., Inf. Tech. and Human Resources
W. Barnes Hauptfuhrer
Jewell D. Hoover
James “Jim” Johnston
Howard Levine
Fritz Nauck
Kevin Roche
Lynne Scott Safrit
Kendall Alley
Gwin Barr
Al de Molina
Lynn J. Good
Venessa Harrison
Rosalind Taylor V.P., Center for Personal Philanthropy
Deviré Robinson V.P., Center for Nonprofit Sustainability



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