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

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For Funding to Support Affordable Housing, Small Businesses, and Community Revitalization.
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
252 youth served through leadership program
$78M in capital investments since inception
50K citizens became home owners & learned financial skills
What's New

Our Youth Leadership Program is Back!

Lessons From The Field: Intentional Community Revitalization

Many thanks to our sponsors

BB&T Oak Foundation Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Wells Fargo PNC Suntrust Kate B Reynolds Charitable Trust Local First Bank Fifth Third Bank First Tennessee Bank