EIN 58-1340834

Gaston Community Foundation

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The Community Foundation is the leading steward of philanthropic giving by connecting donors with community needs to enhance the lives of present and future generations. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, public charity governed by a dedicated volunteer board of directors, the Community Foundation has been helping donors fulfill their philanthropic dreams since 1978. Individuals, families and organizations establish funds at the Community Foundation to carry out their charitable giving now and in the future.
Also known as...
The Community Foundation of Gaston County; Community Foundation of Gaston County
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Program areas at Gaston Community Foundation

Since 1978, Gaston Community Foundation has been helping donors fulfill their philanthropic dreams. Individuals, families, and organizations establish funds at the Gaston Community Foundation to carry out their charitable giving now and in the future. With over 400 funds under management, the Foundation assists donors with planned giving options for a charitable legacy, including unrestricted funds, funds designated for a specific charitable organization or field of interest as well as many advised funds where the individual or corporate donor can recommend grants for a variety of Community causes.
Gaston Community Foundation makes unrestricted grants to organizations and programs operating in Gaston county or primarily for the benefit of Gaston county citizens through an annual competitive grant application process.

Grants made by Gaston Community Foundation

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Habitat for Humanity of Gaston CountyGeneral Support$408,488
Gaston Christian School (GCS)General Support$324,025
Gaston County Family YMCAGeneral Support$240,272
...and 132 more grants made totalling $4,749,012

Who funds Gaston Community Foundation

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
David Belk Cannon FoundationNew Hope Business District, Marketing Consultant, and General Support$1,043,500
The W Duke Kimbrell Family FoundationExempt Charitable Purpose of the Organization$1,000,000
Ralph S Robinson Family FoundationNew Building$100,000
...and 17 more grants received

Personnel at Gaston Community Foundation

Ernest SumnerPresident$150,000
David RogersVice Chairman / Investment Director$0
Arthur M. Spencer, IVDevelopment Director$0
Tim EfirdBoard Chair$0
Nancy PaschallBoard Vice Chair$0
...and 10 more key personnel

Financials for Gaston Community Foundation

RevenuesFYE 12/2021
Total grants, contributions, etc.$14,753,979
Program services$227,466
Investment income and dividends$2,306,582
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$10,176
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$333,436
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$5,194
Total revenues$17,636,833

Form 990s for Gaston Community Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-122021-05-26990View PDF
2019-122020-08-14990View PDF
2018-122019-08-08990View PDF
2017-122018-11-15990View PDF
2016-122017-09-11990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s
Data update history
May 23, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
May 8, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $3,143 from The Neisler Foundation Tua
July 16, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 6 new personnel
July 2, 2022
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $675,000 from David Belk Cannon Foundation
September 28, 2021
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $7,600 from Miriam S and William T Hall JR Foundation
Nonprofit Types
Grantmaking organizationsCommunity foundationsCharities
Community improvement
Operates donor advised fundsProvides grantsOperates internationallyState / local levelEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringTax deductible donations
General information
PO Box 123
Gastonia, NC 28053
Metro area
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
Gaston County, NC
Website URL
(704) 864-0927
Twitter profile
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
T31: Community Foundations
NAICS code, primary
813211: Grantmaking Foundations
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