Why Choose TCF
Debbie Hill, Third generation fundholder at the Foundation
Donors today have many options for their philanthropy—community foundations, private foundations, commercial gift funds, large nonprofits, and trust companies. So why choose Triangle Community Foundation?
Experience. Our first fund was set up in 1983 and we now distribute $15 million in grants to nonprofits each year from more than 700 charitable funds.
Expertise. Our staff is widely respected for grantmaking, financial management, and excellent service. We are community leaders, conveneing groups - including donors, nonprofit leaders and elected officials - to work together on community problem-solving.
Longevity. We honor the legacies of past donors forever, making grants for today’s problems from funds set up many years ago.
Local Knowledge. Our staff works with thousands of local nonprofits and other community leaders to get things done. And, if you have interests outside the Triangle, we can help through our networks around the country. We regularly address and educate donors on cutting-edge community issues.We foster greater giving and volunteering in our community.
Flexibility. Whether you want to do your giving now or leave a legacy for future generations, we can help you design a fund that meets your needs. We build endowments to ensure grants are available to support our community in the future.
Tax Benefits. Giving through a community foundation offers the highest level of tax benefits versus giving through a private foundation.
Simplicity. Avoid the paperwork, time and expense of running your own private foundation. We can accept virtually any gift, and you create a fund with a simple document.