Our Presenting Partners

Foundation for the Carolinas

Foundation For The Carolinas is a nonprofit community foundation serving donors and a broad range of charitable purposes in North and South Carolina. With assets of $2.2 billion, the Foundation encourages and makes possible philanthropic giving by individuals of all means to benefit their communities. Visit www.fftc.org.

Community Building Initiative

Community Building Initiative (CBI) is a nonprofit organization established in 1997 by government and civic leaders to achieve racial and ethnic inclusion and equity in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community. In Fall 2011, after two years of thoughtful deliberations, CBI leadership approved a broadened and deepened mission. While race and ethnicity remain a core programmatic focus, CBI is expanding its work to include other aspects of diversity, such as gender, religion, sexual orientation and socio-economic class/economic status. In addition, because of the urgency of the growing economic divide that disproportionately impacts communities of color, CBI will also deepen and strengthen its commitment and capacity to address the fundamental matter of equity.

Knight Foundation

Knight Foundation is a national foundation with strong local roots, investing in journalism, the arts, and in the success of cities where brothers John S. and James L. Knight once published newspapers. Its goal is to foster informed and engaged communities, which are believed to be essential for a healthy democracy. For more, visit knightfoundation.org.