Foundation for the Carolinas donations received

This is an online portal with information on donations that were announced publicly (or have been shared with permission) that were of interest to Vipul Naik. The git repository with the code for this portal, as well as all the underlying data, is available on GitHub. All payment amounts are in current United States dollars (USD). The repository of donations is being seeded with an initial collation by Issa Rice as well as continued contributions from him (see his commits and the contract work page listing all financially compensated contributions to the site) but all responsibility for errors and inaccuracies belongs to Vipul Naik. Current data is preliminary and has not been completely vetted and normalized; if sharing a link to this site or any page on this site, please include the caveat that the data is preliminary (if you want to share without including caveats, please check with Vipul Naik). We expect to have completed the first round of development by the end of March 2022. See the about page for more details. Also of interest: pageview data on, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Foundation for the Carolinas in our system.

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 16 500,000 1,106,793 50,000 75,000 150,000 250,000 277,686 500,000 600,000 1,135,000 1,600,000 3,300,000 5,000,000
Communities 15 550,000 1,147,246 50,000 75,000 75,000 250,000 250,000 550,000 600,000 1,135,000 1,600,000 3,300,000 5,000,000
1 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Foundation for the Carolinas

Donor Total 2017
Knight Foundation (filter this donee) 17,708,686.00 1,008,000.00
Total 17,708,686.00 1,008,000.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (16 donations)

Graph of top 10 donors by amount, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 16)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Knight Foundation1,008,000.0062017-12-12Communities Grant period: 06/01/2018 - 06/30/2020; goal: To support Project LIFT in creating a civic and technology engagement hub for parents and residents of the Historic West End neighborhoods.
Knight Foundation277,686.0010--Communities Grant period: 12/08/2008 - 03/31/2011; goal: To create a central site where critical dialogue about the community is aggregated, archived, indexed and disseminated Everyday, in a variety of settings, authentic, thoughtful information is presented but goes unnoticed to the community at large – through sermons, lectures, civic club speeches, non-profit informational meetings, etc. This grant will help create a Virtual Community Library, or ThoughtBox to aggregate and archive the data. The library will be a place for deep exploration to increase shared understanding of critical issues. About the Organization: Foundation For The Carolinas is a nonprofit community foundation serving donors and a broad range of charitable purposes in North and South Carolina. Since 1958, the foundation has inspired philanthropy and invested in community. By forging creative connections between generous people and worthy causes, the foundation helps individuals fulfill their dreams for a better community. As a civic leader, the foundation addresses key challenges and designs initiatives that undertake critical problems and issues.
Knight Foundation500,000.009---- Grant period: 10/01/2011 - 09/30/2012; goal: To strengthen the community foundation's leadership in the community and support its expanded spaces for engagement.
Knight Foundation1,135,000.005--Communities Grant period: 07/01/2012 - 06/30/2017; goal: To add a community engagement manager and embed engagement in a large-scale community initiative focused on student achievement.
Knight Foundation2,888,000.003--Communities Grant period: 07/01/2012 - 06/30/2017; goal: To provide laptops to 3,200 K-5 students in order to increase digital access as part of a large-scale community initiative focused on student achievement This grant will provide One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) laptops to all 3,200 K-5 students in seven schools in the LIFT zone. These laptops were chosen, rather than tablets or traditional laptops, because they are designed especially for children and run on Linux and open-source software. They are durable, and easy to repair.
Knight Foundation150,000.0013--Communities Grant period: 11/01/2005 - 11/01/2007; goal: To increase the Charlotte Housing Authority scholarship endowment.
Knight Foundation75,000.0014--Communities Grant period: 02/01/2014 - 12/31/2014; goal: For a master planning process to re-imagine the north end of uptown Charlotte with its civic/cultural amenities as the city's living room where residents and guests alike want to visit, engage and linger. The northeast section of downtown Charlotte is under-developed, yet includes some of the city's important civic and cultural institutions. The area includes the community foundation's headquarters, museums and the main branch of the public library.
Knight Foundation50,000.0016--Communities Grant period: 03/01/2008 - 02/28/2009; goal: To inspire community transformation through presentation of Malcolm Gladwell at Foundation for the Carolina's 50th Anniversary event.
Knight Foundation250,000.0011--Communities Grant period: 12/01/2006 - 12/31/2007; goal: To take to a higher level Charlotte's groundbreaking work in race relations by instituting a method for participating organizations to sharpen their mission-based initiatives through peer review, data analysis and partnerships.
Knight Foundation600,000.007--Communities Grant period: 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2016; goal: To create the Knight Charlotte Cycling Fund to support a planning process to be led by Alta Planning or other subject matter expert and implementation of specific activities to make Charlotte a more bike-friendly city.
Knight Foundation550,000.008--Communities Grant period: 12/23/2014 - 12/22/2015; goal: To provide pre-development support to transform a historic movie theater into an active civic space in the heart of Uptown Charlotte that promotes community engagement.
Knight Foundation75,000.0014--Communities Grant period: 11/01/2013 - 10/31/2015; goal: For a community-building project with Project LIFT students, families and neighbors and volunteers from the greater Charlotte community.
Knight Foundation250,000.0011--Communities Grant period: 07/01/2006 - 07/31/2010; goal: To expand the sales force to grow assets, which will provide more grants and greater civic leadership.
Knight Foundation5,000,000.001--Communities Grant period: 01/01/2010 - 12/31/2017; goal: To supplement an existing donor-advised fund.
Knight Foundation1,600,000.004--Communities Grant period: 12/15/2015 - 02/12/2018; goal: To foster civic engagement by providing technology planning and tools to transform a historic movie theater into an active public space in the heart of Uptown Charlotte.
Knight Foundation3,300,000.002--Communities Grant period: 10/01/2007 - 12/31/2011; goal: To transform the way Charlotte addresses critical issues by expanding a tested scenario planning model into a vehicle for redefining civic values, changing decision-making models and strengthening social networks.