Who We Are
We are a North Carolina membership network serving a diverse community of grantmaking organizations that are committed to learning and working together. Our members include family, private, public, independent, community and corporate foundations.
We envision that all communities in North Carolina are valued and thriving, and are empowered and supported by a robust philanthropic network.
We connect, equip and inspire grantmakers to elevate the people and places of North Carolina.
Our values are at the heart of the NCNG community. They guide our strategy and inform our work.
We act with responsibility and transparency
We embrace diverse perspectives
We respect, share with and learn from one another
We make the time and space to partner
We listen, learn and evolve
Support and equip people and organizations
Grow and support connection and collaboration
Inspire, mobilize and foster collective action
NCNG was organized in September 2002 by a group of grantmakers who saw the need for a statewide forum to connect and support grantmaking organizations’ staff, board and trustees. NCNG is a charitable venture operating under the fiscal sponsorship of the North Carolina Community Foundation.
NCNG provides a forum for funders to collaborate and network together, because we know we do our best work together. We maintain the culture of our network by ensuring that NCNG events and the NCNG network are not used for business solicitation or fundraising by members or guests.
Organizations that function as both grantmakers and grantseekers, and individuals who have roles in both philanthropy and development, must ensure their membership or attendance at events is not used for fundraising or promotion purposes.