Contribute to a field of interest

For some of us, giving is most meaningful when it mirrors a lifelong interest or concern. So the Community Foundation makes it easy for you to target your gift to important community causes – from the Arts and Aging…to Hunger and Children and At-Risk Youths. Simply identify your personal interest area when making your gift or establishing your fund.

If you prefer, you can contribute to an existing fund established by the Foundation or its members to target a particular need.


Art / Public Art Endowment

The Public Art Endowment is a permanent fund for the creation of new community assets and is the only fund of its kind in the area.



The Children’s Trust addresses a broad range of issues affecting the future of children in our community, including basic food and shelter, learning disabilities, child abuse, education and artistic enrichment opportunities.

The Calcutta Children's Fund provides food and medical care to support the thousands of children living in the slums of Calcutta, India.

The Henry and Shirley Frye Summertime Kids Fund supports youth programs and summer opportunities for children in Greensboro.



The Foil Fund for Adult Literacy supports local organizations teaching adults to read.

The J. Franklin Pethel Fund addresses the educational needs of underprivileged children in our community.



The Housing Initiative addresses critical needs identified by the Foundation in an in-depth community housing study.



The Thanksgiving Fund underwrites a holiday dinner for thousands of Greensboro’s homeless, hungry, homebound and elderly.


Local or Regional Issues

The Friendship Fund enables the Foundation to address critical community issues and promote positive social change.

The Greensboro Community Fund responds to emerging local needs.

The Piedmont Triad Fund addresses solutions to regional problems and opportunities.

The Morris and Margaret Howell Fund contributes to community grants made by the Foundation, makes loans and initiates projects that might otherwise lack funding.

The Weaver Fund supports Greensboro-specific projects and nonprofit organizations.


Women to Women

Women to Women

Women to Women is Greensboro’s first permanent grantmaking endowment to engage women in impacting the lives of our community’s women and their families.