Individual & Family Charitable Giving
Center for Personal Philanthropy
Amplify your philanthropy while maximizing tax benefits. Our unmatched flexibility, subject-matter expertise and local knowledge will help you make an even greater impact in your community.
We offer smart, forward-thinking charitable solutions, philanthropic expertise and highly personalized services that simplify the process of charitable giving for families and individuals.
Ways To Give
FFTC Donor Advised Funds offer you and your family a flexible, efficient way to manage giving with superior tax advantages.
FFTC Custom Philanthropy Services support the strategic, grantmaking and governance needs of large funds, subsidiary foundations and private foundations.
FFTC Scholarship Funds support students by providing grants for educational purposes and give you the ability to specify an academic discipline, institution or eligibility criteria.
FFTC Community Impact Funds provide permanent, strategic support for vital causes in our community. Entrust a gift to an endowed fund that aligns with your values, and leverage FFTC's discretionary grantmaking expertise and knowledge of local issues to make impactful investments in our community's future.
FFTC Designated Funds support the good work of the nonprofits you designate, often in perpetuity.
FFTC Supporting Organizations are governed by their own boards and strengthened by FFTC grantmaking and endowment management services. They have access to a broad custom investment platform with the tax benefits of a public charity.
FFTC Charitable Trusts, such as charitable remainder trusts and charitable lead trusts, are carefully planned, efficient ways for income and assets to be distributed over time to you, your beneficiaries and designated charitable organizations.
FFTC Field of Interest Funds allow FFTC to use your gift to address the needs of a specific area of community life or geography and ensure that your charitable vision remains relevant over time.
Ensure a positive future with a planned gift to your community foundation. Whether your goal is to address evolving community needs, support your favorite nonprofits in perpetuity or engage your family in the experience of philanthropy, FFTC makes it easy and efficient to create an enduring legacy.
FFTC Gifts of Business Interests allow you to give interests in LLCs, limited partnerships or closely held corporations, supporting the causes you value and reducing your tax liability while retaining control of your business.
FFTC Gifts of Real Property allow individuals and investors to make gifts of real estate, maximizing charitable impact while taking advantage of substantial tax benefits.
FFTC’s Strategic Giving Guidebook offers additional tools for defining your goals, crafting a plan and evaluating nonprofits.
Advantages of Donor Advised Funds
FFTC Donor Advised Funds are a cost-effective and tax-efficient alternative to private foundations, offering a convenient way to manage your giving to nonprofits throughout the nation.
If you already have a new or established private foundation, FFTC Custom Philanthropy Services can assist with strategic, grantmaking and governance support.
Family Office Partners
Every family is unique, with its own philanthropic goals and vision for the future. FFTC partners with family office professionals and the families they support.
Supporting the Needs of Immigrants
Born in Poland and Germany respectively, Karl and Anna Ginter immigrated to the United States in 1927 and settled in Charlotte. The Ginter Foundation honors their legacy of support for immigrant causes.
Hurley Family Preserves Beloved Park
The Hurley family created an FFTC designated fund at Foundation For The Carolinas to ensure a permanent source of income for the Elizabeth Holmes Hurley Park in Salisbury.