Collective Charitable Giving

Giving Together

Special Giving Programs

Amplify the power of philanthropy by giving collaboratively.

Through our special giving programs, you can pool your donations with others who share your interests, making an even bigger impact. You also have the opportunity to engage through educational activities, volunteerism and more.

You can also strengthen nonprofits and improve lives throughout our region by supporting FFTC's other special giving programs.

Our Programs

Foundation For Black Philanthropy
Foundation For Black Philanthropy

The African American Community Foundation is now Foundation For Black Philanthropy.

Building on the strong foundation laid by local Black leaders, Foundation For Black Philanthropy is a collective power to celebrate and uplift the long tradition of Black giving in our community. FFBP is also the newest affiliate of Foundation For The Carolinas, with an expanded mission and more pathways for philanthropic engagement.

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The Plus Collective
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The Plus Collective – formerly known as the Charlotte Lesbian and Gay Fund – is a giving program that awards grants to nonprofits supporting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community in the Charlotte region, as well as partners with community allies.

Whether you wish to be involved with grantmaking decisions, or simply want to support the fund with a generous donation, your gift provides funding to nonprofits  that support the local LGBTQ+ community.

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Give to The Plus Collective

Make an impact in the lives of our LGBTQ+ community. You can give by check, online, through a donor advised fund or by designating The Plus Collective in a planned gift.

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Giving Levels

Founders provide generous one-time gifts and are recognized in perpetuity on the website and printed materials for their leadership and generosity.

  • Platinum Founder: Gifts of $10,000 or more
  • Gold Founder: Gifts of $5,000 to $9,999
  • Silver Founder: Gifts of $2,500 to $4,999

Stakeholders give annually to The Plus Collective, and are eligible to participate in the grantmaking process each year they give. They are recognized for their generosity, both online and in printed materials.

  • Stakeholder Plus: A gift of $1,250, where $1,000 supports annual grantmaking and $250 is applied to The Plus Collective’s endowment to support future grantmaking
  • Stakeholder: A gift of $1,000 ($500 for those under 30 years old)

Donors: If you are not ready to become a stakeholder or founder, you can still make an impact with a smaller donation.

Give Today

To give by check, note The Plus Collective on the memo line and mail to: Foundation For The Carolinas, 220 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202.


Our Sponsors



Rosedale Medical Wells Fargo


US Bank



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McGuireWoods LLP




The Plus Collective Board of Advisors

Shelly Schoenfeld, Chair

Kyle Luebke, Vice Chair

Becky Hoover, Treasurer

Tyler Smith, Secretary

Devlin McNeil, Past Chair

Jonathan Barrio

Maggie Bean

Lynn Davidson

Lizzie Faust

Jeremy Hall

Kelly Hall

Louis Kemp

Tyler Neal

J.C. Neilson

Lee Robertson


David Snider 

Vice President & Program Officer 

Email David


New Generation of African American Philanthropists
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With the goal of enhancing the quality of life within our communities, NGAAP is a collective giving program that promotes philanthropy among African Americans in the Charlotte region. 

Established in 2008, members pledge $1 a day for three years and envision a healthy, safe and prosperous community for families to live, work and flourish. We award grants to nonprofits that address issues affecting a disproportionate number of African Americans.

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Grants are awarded to organizations that serve unmet needs of the African American community. We will award grants up to $10,000 for operations and programs that support the mission of NGAAP.


Based and operating in Mecklenburg County


501(c)3 status (use of fiscal sponsors allowed)


Annual organizational budget not exceeding $500,000


50% or more of population served by identified program/organization is African American


CM3A-identified need and priority


30% or more of Board members are Black/African American (representative of County demographics at 32.2% in 2014)


Funding priority given to initiatives that respond to and promote the mission of “Social, Civic and Legal Justice” within the African American community


Preferred Programs

Build understanding and appreciation for the inequality in legal outcomes based on ethnicity and race


Cultivate opportunities to build collaboration and community


Support voter registration and engagement


Promote policies and procedures that reduce disproportionality and disparities in the justice system

Areas Typically Not Funded

Capital campaigns and endowment funds


Networking infrastructure, hardware and software for computers or other similar forms of technology


Publication of books


Projects that promote political activity or religious views


Organizations for re-granting purposes


Debt retirement/deficit funding


Activities occurring prior to grant decision


Projects typically the funding responsibility of federal, state or local government


New proposals that duplicate existing or established programs or services


Strategic planning if it is in “ordinary course of business”

The current grant cycle is now closed.

Apply for a Grant

FFBP Contact

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Vice President & Scholarships Program Officer

Email Qiana


The Plus Collective & NGAAP Contact

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Vice President & Program Officer

Email David