Charity begins with the simple idea that one person can make a difference in others' lives.

The Civic Local Foundation supports North Carolina charities and nonprofits focused on bridging human services gaps.

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We do this by awarding community grants of up to $25,000 to North Carolina-based charities that address the challenges of health care, housing, human services and hunger. Our funding is sponsored by Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU) and Civic Federal Credit Union.

The Foundation believes in the power of neighbors helping neighbors to make North Carolina communities stronger.

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Latest News

June 5, 2024

Celebrating our 2024 Student Scholarship recipients

This year, 25 North Carolina high school seniors have each received a $5,000 scholarship from Civic Local Foundation for college or technical/trade school expenses. 

February 15, 2024

Civic Local Foundation awards grants to impactful North Carolina nonprofits

Three North Carolina nonprofits committed to making a difference are awarded grants of $25,000

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Our Mission

The Civic Local Foundation aims to impact neighbors who have needs that we can address right away. Our mission focuses on those in communities right here in our home state: To change North Carolina, one heart at a time.

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Our Vision

To positively impact communities across North Carolina by awarding community grants and donor-advised funding to local charities and nonprofits focused on solving issues of health care, housing, human services and hunger.

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Our Values

  • Service to others

    We are inspired by the power of neighbors helping neighbors.

  • Empowerment

    We seek to empower our partners and those they serve.

  • Embrace our differences

    We support and encourage the pursuit of diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • Integrity and respect

    We practice integrity and respect in all we do.

  • Collaboration

    We collaborate to build strong connections for the benefit of North Carolina citizens.

  • Honesty and transparency

    We pledge transparent and honest financial stewardship.

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Jazmine Kilpatrick
Executive Director

Jazmine Kilpatrick serves as the Executive Director for the Civic Local Foundation, an entity of Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU) and Civic Federal Credit Union. Prior to this role, Jazmine led a dynamic group of Credit Union advocates and relationship builders who promote LGFCU to North Carolina’s 540 municipal governments and 100 counties.

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