Charity begins with the simple idea that one person can make a difference in others' lives.

The Local Foundation supports North Carolina charities and nonprofits focused on bridging human services gaps.

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We do this by awarding community grants of up to $25,000 to North Carolina-based charities that address the challenges of health care, housing, human services and hunger. Our funding is sponsored by Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU) and Civic Federal Credit Union.

The Foundation believes in the power of neighbors helping neighbors to make North Carolina communities stronger.

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Latest News

June 17, 2022

Credit union groups volunteer with Local Foundation grant recipient

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May 20, 2022

Three NC nonprofits awarded grants in Local Foundation's Q2 grant period

Local Foundation of NC awards grants of $25,000 each to community-focused nonprofits.

March 23, 2022

Local Foundation of NC Awards First Grants to North Carolina Nonprofits

Two N.C. nonprofits awarded $25,000 each during Local Foundation’s first round of grants.

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Our Mission

The Local Foundation aims to impact neighbors who have needs that we can address right away. Our mission focuses on those in communities right here in our home state: To change North Carolina, one heart at a time.

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Our Vision

To positively impact communities across North Carolina by awarding community grants and donor-advised funding to local charities and nonprofits focused on solving issues of health care, housing, human services and hunger.

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Our Values

  • Service to others

    We are inspired by the power of neighbors helping neighbors.

  • Empowerment

    We seek to empower our partners and those they serve.

  • Embrace our differences

    We support and encourage the pursuit of diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • Integrity and respect

    We practice integrity and respect in all we do.

  • Collaboration

    We collaborate to build strong connections for the benefit of North Carolina citizens.

  • Honesty and transparency

    We pledge transparent and honest financial stewardship.

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Jazmine Kilpatrick
Executive Director

Jazmine Kilpatrick serves as the Executive Director for the Local Foundation of NC, an entity of Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU) and Civic Federal Credit Union. Prior to this role, Jazmine led a dynamic group of Credit Union advocates and relationship builders who promote LGFCU to North Carolina’s 540 municipal governments and 100 counties.

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