We offer customized philanthropy.
Whether you want to simplify your giving, focus on certain causes, provide scholarships or plan your legacy, we are here to help. We offer convenient, tax-efficient options for giving and work with you and your professional advisors to tailor strategies to your situation.
More than 1,100 funds make up The Community Foundation. Each has a unique purpose reflecting the wishes of the donor. A new fund can be established with a simple agreement, usually in one meeting. There is no fee to open a fund. Ongoing administrative fees vary slightly based on the type of fund and its assets (download a fee schedule).
The funds are as varied as the people who created them; what is universal is the focus on giving back and helping others.
We work with people who want to give back.
We are home to charitable funds created by generous individuals, families, business and organizations to support the region and the causes they care about.
We are a local organization that supports Western North Carolina communities, of all sizes, in just about every aspect of our work, and you can count on our local knowledge.
Our public charity status provides maximum tax advantages under state and federal law, we accept a wide variety of assets and can facilitate even the most complex forms of giving.
Not sure what type of fund is best for you? The Foundation staff can help. Contact us to discuss your options and charitable goals.
“Our family's charitable legacy with CFWNC is important because it grounds our giving in an awareness of local needs.”
— Miah McClinton
Ways to Give
- If you want to make a tax-deductible gift to an existing fund, donate on-line.
- If you already have a donor advised fund at The Community Foundation, log in to DonorCentral to recommend a grant. If you already have a donor advised fund but do not have a DonorCentral account, contact Spencer Butler.
- You may also send a check to CFWNC, 4 Vanderbilt Park Drive, Suite 300, Asheville, NC 28803. Please note the name of the fund your gift should benefit.
- If you would like to contribute stock or make a wire transfer, Naomi Davis can help.
Ken and Ida Brown have a passion for helping WNC farmers. The worked with CFWNC and regional nonprofits to purchase of a Yancey County farm and put it into the hands of working farmers.
Ready to join our community of givers? Connect with us today.