Our Approach
  • Programs that nurture community-based leadership and stimulate social innovation.
  • Advocating for better policy at both the statewide and local government levels.
  • Providing access to the capital needed to finance the development of strong, vibrant and inclusive communities.
We work with our partners across the state to transform their communities and increase access to opportunity for all North Carolinians.

Current Opportunity

Resilient Communities Loan Program – Funds Available for Disaster Relief
The Challenge

Too many communities have been left behind in North Carolina.
We must address these challenges.

  • 1 in 6 adults and 1 in 4 children live in poverty in North Carolina.
  • Little investment in communities and loans are difficult to obtain.
  • High unemployment rate in rural NC and many communities have no voice in Raleigh.
Our Impact
230 youth served through leadership program
$73M in capital investments since inception
50K citizens became home owners & learned financial skills
What's New

Second Emergency Management Loan to Create Affordable Housing in Lumberton

Cultivating Leaders: new video celebrates Initiative’s 10th Anniversary Youth Leadership Program

Community Development
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Many thanks to our sponsors

BB&T Oak Foundation Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Wells Fargo Triangle Community Foundation PNC Suntrust Kate B Reynolds Charitable Trust NeighborWorks America