North Carolina Network of Grantmakers Foundation Fair

Foundation Fair 2017

The Foundation Fair will be held on October 18th, 2017 in Swannanoa, NC.

Each year, foundations and nonprofits throughout the state gather for a “career-fair” style event that serves as an opportunity for foundations and nonprofits to have quick interactions and learn more about each others’ funding needs and interests. Participating nonprofits and foundations both have found it useful to learn more about one other.

The Foundation Fair will be held in Swannanoa, N.C., at the Warren Wilson College Gladfelter Student Center, on October 18th. There will be a morning session from 9:30 am – 11:30 am, and an afternoon session from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Due to space limitations, we ask that each individual only attends one session (morning or afternoon) and that you limit the amount of individuals that attend from your organization to no more than 2 people.

The following organizations will be attending this year’s event:

  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund
  • Cherokee Preservation Foundation
  • Community Foundation of Henderson County
  • The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina
  • Golden LEAF Foundation
  • Institute for Nonprofits
  • Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
  • NC Center for Nonprofits
  • North Carolina Community Foundation
  • The Duke Endowment
  • WNC Nonprofit Pathways
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation

If you are interested in learning more about the Foundation Fair, please watch this webinar hosted by our program director, Sarah Mann Willcox, and NC Center for Nonprofits Director of Sustainability, Rob Maddrey.

You will receive a packet of participating funder and exhibitor information in an email no later than 1 week prior to the event.

Please contact Tori Small at with any questions. We look forward to seeing you in Swannanoa on October 18th!

Please note that registration will close on October 9.

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