101 Best North Carolina Charity Companies and Startups

February 10, 2023
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This article showcases our top picks for the best North Carolina based Charity companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Charity industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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Top North Carolina Charity Startups

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Amicus.io

Amicus.io

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Fintech company with a philanthropic financial services platform for the financial sector, making philanthropy as easy as digital banking.

CharityStars

CharityStars

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CharityStars is the groundbreaking fundraising platform where celebrities and brands donate ‘money can’t buy experiences”.

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GoodBookey

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The leader in social impact sports gaming.

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NC IDEA

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NC IDEA NC IDEA is an independent private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic empowerment.

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The Food Bank

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The Food Bank is a non-profit organization that empowers communities with the distribution of nutritious food for families and friends.

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The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro

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The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro is a charitable organization established to maximize opportunities & strengthen communities.

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Transylvania Vocational Services

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Transylvania Vocational Services is a nonprofit that offers life skills and community housing services for people living with disabilities.

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Smart Start

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Smart Start is a nonprofit organization that offers early care and education services for children.

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Eagle’s Nest Foundation

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Eagle’s Nest Foundation provides educational programs for young people at each developmental stage.

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The Arc of the Triangle

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The Arc of the Triangle provides music therapy, mental health services, and community program services.

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Inter-Faith Food Shuttle

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Inter-Faith Food Shuttle aims to end hunger by distributing food & provides programs designed to educate about cooking healthy on a budget.

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WORKING FILMS

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Working Films provides funding support to filmmakers to advance social justice and environmental protection.

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EarthShare

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EarthShare provides wildlife protection solutions, charity as well as environmental preservation services.

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NC Realtors

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NC Realtors is a nonprofit organization that provides opportunities and resources to real estate professionals with charity services.

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The United Methodist Retirement Homes

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United Methodist Retirement Homes is a not-for-profit organization focused on senior health.

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The Chordoma Foundation

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Chordoma Foundation is a non-profit organization that offers information and advice to patients and families with chordoma.

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Ralph Scott Lifeservices

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Ralph Scott Lifeservices is a non profit organization that provides residential and innovation services to intellectually disabled people.

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The Winston-Salem Foundation

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The Winston-Salem Foundation is an organization that offers grants, charitable giving and financial aid to college students.

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MEC Foundation

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MEC Foundation is an independent Australian charitable organization.

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American Whitewater

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American Whitewater is non-profit organization that offers river conservation.

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SECU Family House

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SECU Family House provides a safe and nurturing home for patients and their families who travel for life-saving medical treatments.

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StepUp Ministry

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StepUp Ministry is a non-profit organization that provides employment and life skills training to the individuals of Raleigh.

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North Carolina Zoological Society

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North Carolina Zoological Society is a non-profit organization that provides conservative research, education, and animal welfare services.

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Meals On Wheels Wake County Inc

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Meals on Wheels serves home-delivered meals to residents of Wake County who are 60 years old and over and are homebound and vulnerable.

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North Carolina Humanities

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North Carolina Humanities is a nonprofit organization that offers advice, programs, and events for humanities and generous individuals.

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The Duke Energy Foundation

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The Duke Energy Foundation provides philanthropic support to meet the needs of communities.

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Eblen Charities

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Eblen Charities offers charity programs and assistance for people in need in terms of housing, medical, clothing, and food.

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Greater Winston-Salem

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Greater Winston-Salem provides talent recruitment, retention, and economic development for business growth.

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The Duke Endowment

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The Duke Endowment is a non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing children, promoting health, and fostering intellectual growth.

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Homeward Bound of Western North Carolina

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Homeward Bound of WNC’s mission is to prevent and end homelessness in their community.

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Triangle Aphasia Project

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Triangle Aphasia Project provides services for individuals, families, and communities with aphasia.

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Christian Research Institute

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Christian Research Institute is a non-profit organization that provides Christians with researched information and well-reasoned answers.

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Sentinel Foundation

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Sentinel Foundation provides an approach to the fight against child exploitation.

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Urban Ministries of Durham

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Urban Ministries of Durham offers food and shelter for homeless residents.

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North Carolina Victim Assistance Network

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North Carolina Victim Assistance Network is a non-profit organization that provides homicide support groups, and court advocacy for victims.

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United Way of the Greater Triangle

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United Way of the Greater Triangle is a non-profit organization that focuses on cradle-career, healthy families, and equity in leadership.

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John Locke Foundation

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John Locke Foundation provides donations, education, and employment services for research, journalism, and outreach programs.

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Kate B Reynolds Charitable Trust

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Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust is a non-profit organization that works to improve healthcare access and the quality of life of residents.

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The Crosby Scholars Community Partnership

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The Crosby Scholars Community Partnership offers students an opportunity in middle and high school to prepare for college admission.

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The Arc of Davidson County

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The Arc of Davidson County promotes, protects, and advocates for the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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McDowell

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McDowell is to provide coordinated programs and professional services to protect the health, safety, and welfare of its citizens.

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Global Hope India

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Global Hope India is a non-profit organization that leverages resources for the development of villages in India.

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Harrison Family YMCA

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Harrison Family YMCA provides youth development, healthy living, and community development services.

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Outer Banks Forever

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Outer Banks Forever is the official nonprofit fundraising partner of the three national parks of the outer banks.

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North Carolina Community Foundation

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North Carolina Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization for community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions and scholarships.

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White Coats Black Doctors Foundation

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White Coats Black Doctors Foundation is a nonprofit organization that engages in the development of black medical students and physicians.

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Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham

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Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham is a choral performance and recreation center.

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Smith Partners Wealth Management

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Smith Partners Wealth Management is an investment firm providing comprehensive planning and research,fee only fiduciary investment.

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St Cuthbert’s Hospice

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St Cuthbert’s Hospice provides free care, inpatients, and dementia support to people with serious illnesses.

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Opera Wilmington

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Opera Wilmington is an opera company that provides live performances and educational programs for all ages.

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John M Belk Endowment

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John M. Belk Endowment is a nonprofit organization that offers educational programs and hands-on experience for students.

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Interfaith Refugee Ministry

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Interfaith Refugee Ministry is a nonprofit organization that helps refugees with food, cloth, shelter, health, education, and employment.

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Partnership of Ashe

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Partnership of Ashe is a non-profit organization committed to giving community programs, resources, and classes to children and families.

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Carolina Breast Friends

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Carolina Breast Friends is a charitable organization that offers education, care and support for cancer diagnosed patients.

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The Ability Experience

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The Ability Experience is a non-profit organization that experiences to support people with disabilities.

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The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina

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The Community Foundation of western north carolina is a nonprofit organization that builds awareness and importance of philanthropy.

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The V Foundation

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The V Foundation is a charitable organization.

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Rowan Helping Ministries

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Rowan Helping Ministries is an organization that provides essential supportive services for people.

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First Presbyterian Church of Charlotte

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First Presbyterian Church of Charlotte is a community that provides worship services.

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Martin Truex Jr. Foundation

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Martin Truex Jr. Foundation is a nonprofit organization that raises awareness and funding for childhood and ovarian cancers.

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St. Matthew Catholic Church

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St. Matthew Catholic Church is an organization which offers financial support to needy using the Grants and Aid assessments.

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Aquatic Plant Management Society

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Aquatic Plant Management Society provides operations, research, and education for the studies of aquatic plants.

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Cancer Services

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Cancer Services is an organization that helps people who have cancer and educates them on ways to prevent it.

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Brain Injury Association

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Brain Injury Association is a non-profit organization that offers brain injury treatment services.

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Life Experiences

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Life Experiences serves and improves the lives of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Dream On 3

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Dream On 3 is a nonprofit organization that helps children and young adults with life-altering conditions through the world of sports.

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Leadership CHARLOTTE

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Leadership CHARLOTTE is a community leadership development organization that offers community knowledge and services and a civic network.

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International Life Management Ministries

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International Life Management Ministries is a community that provides health education and personal financial education services.

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Help One Now

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Help One Now is a non-profit organization that works with fully competent local leaders in developing countries to empower families.

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Toxic Free NC

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Toxic Free NC is a non-profit organization that advocates for environmentally safer alternatives to pesticides and chemicals.

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Promise Resource Network

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Promise Resource Network provides free, open-access supports, information, and opportunities to help people recover and spark social change.

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Healthcare Foundation of Wilson

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Healthcare Foundation of Wilson provides support through proactive health and wellness initiatives.

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Grace Clinic

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Grace Clinic is a non-profit medical center that provides health education, treatments, and wellness care services.

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Matthews Help Center

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Matthews Help Center is a charitable orginzation that provides food, housing, clothing, transportation, and crisis assistance.

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Cumberland County CommuniCare

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Cumberland County CommuniCare is a non-profit organization that provides prevention and intervention services.

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Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity

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Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity is an organization that provides home restore and end substandard house.

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Cross Road Retirement Community

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Cross Road Retirement Community offers physically, spiritually, emotionally, residential and socially enriching services to senior adults.

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Christ the King Community Church

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Christ the King Community Church is an evangelical presbyterian church with a clear and joyous that community of adults, and children.

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Junior League of Asheville

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Junior League of Asheville is an organization of women promoting voluntarism, developing women’s potential, and improving the community.

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Blumenthal Foundation

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The Blumenthal Foundation provides grants for seed money, annual operating support, capital campaigns, conferences, and seminars.

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Burke Development

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Burke Development is a non-profit organization that specializes in economic growth, business development, innovation, and sustainability.

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation is a charity that improves the health and well being of communities.

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Fifth Street Ministries

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Fifth Street Ministries is a nonprofit organization that offers basic needs for the homeless and working poor in the community.

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Aquavation

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Aquavation is an online 3D tool.

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Peer Recovery Center

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Peer Recovery Center is a welfare organisation that provides mental illness services.

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Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation

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Airborne and Special Operations Museum Foundation raises funds for the museum’s an through private and public fundraising activities.

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Families Moving Forward

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Families Moving Forward provides temporary housing and education to homeless people.

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Fairview Town Crier

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Fairview Town Crier is a newspaper publisher that covers news and events at no charge.

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John Rex Endowment

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John Rex Endowment is a non-profit organization that conducts programs to improve the social-emotional health of children.

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MPHS Foundation

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MPHS Foundation provides charity and donations for comprehensive programming, professional development, scholarships & campus improvements.

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Red Barn Rescue Pups

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Red Barn Rescue Pups is an organization that rescues dogs and puppies from shelter euthanasia.

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Lincoln Economic Development Association

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Lincoln Economic Development Association is a non-profit firm that facilitates industrial, office, and commercial development.

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Global Tracheostomy Collaborative

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Global Tracheostomy Collaborative is a non-profit firm that partners with hospitals for healthcare improvement.

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Western Carolina Medical Society

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Western Carolina Medical Society provides services to advocate for healthy communities and promote wellness.

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North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition

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NCHRC engages in grassroots advocacy, policy development, coalition building, and direct services for people impacted by drug use.

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Gaston Skills

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Gaston Skills provides medicaid funds and day activity programs for mentally challenged adults.

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Crosby Scholars Rowan

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Crosby Scholars Rowan offers college access programs, funding support, and opportunity for students to continue education after high school.

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Skywatch Bird Rescue

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Skywatch is a nonprofit organization that rescues and rehabilitates injured birds.

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Center for Intercultural Training

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Center for Intercultural Training offers essential ground-level training for missionaries.

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Christ’s Mandate for Missions

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Christ’s Mandate for Missions offers teaching leadership development, equipping in evangelism, and church planting.

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Helps Ministries

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Helps Ministries builds ministries, serves field workers, and defends the vulnerable for god’s kingdom purposes.

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