North Carolina Community Shares

624 Holly Springs Road Suite 319 • Holly Springs NC 27540-9030 • 919-508-6148

Member Agencies

North Carolina Community Shares Member Agencies

Community Shares provides fundraising, public relations, educational, marketing and networking for member agencies and promotes responsible philanthropy in North Carolina.

American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina Legal Foundation (919) 834-3466
Non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to preserving the guarantees of individual liberty found in the Bill of Rights and the North Carolina Constitution through education and legal advocacy/litigation

Blueprint North Carolina (919) 645-4750
A partnership of state-level public policy, advocacy, grassroots and organizing groups dedicated to achieving a better, fairer, healthier North Carolina through the development of an integrated communications, civic engagement and policy strategy.

El Centro Hispano (919) 687-4635
A grassroots community-based organization dedicated to strengthening the Latino community and improving local Latinos quality of life through leadership development and community partnerships.

Equality North Carolina Foundation (919) 829-0343
Educates to secure equal rights and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender North Carolinians.

Greensboro Housing Coalition (336) 691-9521
Housing counseling for homeless, tenants and homeowners to find housing, avoid losing it, and address housing health risks; helping Greensboro end homelessness and substandard housing.

Kiran, Inc. (919) 865-8390
A multi-cultural, non-religious, community based organization that promotes the self-reliance and empowerment of people with cultural and ethnic ties to South Asia. We provide outreach, peer support, and referrals, in a confidential manner, to persons who are in crisis. We increase awareness in the community regarding household and domestic violence faced by South Asian women and, in many cases, also by men. We cooperate and collaborate with organizations in the USA and elsewhere with similar objectives.

North Carolina A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Inc. (919) 833-6671
A non-partisan, nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to social justice through voter registration, voter education, get-out-the-vote, community involvement, community empowerment and organizing activities.

North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence (888) 232-9124
A statewide membership organization providing technical assistance, training, public policy initiatives and public awareness 0 local domestic violence programs and allied professionals.

North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (919) 870-8881
An inclusive statewide alliance working to end sexual violence through education, advocacy and legislation.

North Carolinians Against Gun Violence Education Fund (919) 403-7665
Promotes education about gun violence prevention, enforcement of existing gun laws and enactment of needed laws so that North Carolina is safe from gun violence.

Planned Parenthood of the South Atlantic 919-833-7534
Providing accessible, high quality health care and information to clients and to serve as advocate and educator to the community on responsible human sexuality.

WNCU Radio 90.7 FM (919)530-7445
Jazz-formatted public radio station licensed to NC Central University and affiliated with National Public Radio. Provides diverse local and national news that is educationally stimulating for its multicultural audience.

Become a Member Agency

Community Shares promotes responsive philanthropy through workplace campaigns that offer a broad range of choices and enable individuals to donate directly to organizations working to improve the quality of life.

Membership in this corporation is open to local, regional or statewide nonprofit agencies or organizations serving the Wake/Durham/Orange County community and Greater North Carolina whose purposes are to promote the overall quality of life in North Carolina. Membership is determined solely at the discretion of the Board of Directors. Community Shares operating expenses are funded through private donations and member agencies.

  • Access new donors through workplace giving campaigns.
  • Share information about your organization with new donors and supporters across the state of North Carolina.
  • Add a new funding stream to your current fundraising efforts.
  • Support the community and state by working with other outstanding non-profit organizations.
  • Join a network of non-profit professionals dedicated to positive philanthropy and choice in workplace giving.

How to Apply

Agencies interested in membership must begin by submitting a letter of intent. To request a current application or inquire about membership, please contact Executive Director, Kerry Raquel Little at (919) 302-0705 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

___ IRS letter of 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status

___ Letter from NC Dept. of Revenue certifying tax-exempt status

___ Current organizational by-laws

___ Articles of Incorporation

___ A list of your current Board of Directors, with addresses and professional affiliation

___ Most recent IRS Form 990 (or most recent fiscal year)

___ Most recent Board Approved Budget

___ Most recent independent financial audit or review prepared by an independent CPA

___ Most recent annual report or other organizational materials

___ Current charitable solicitation license

___ Board statement of assurance of non-discrimination in employment, services, and board membership

___ Certificate of Existence (Secretary of State Office)

After a complete application is received, the Community Shares Membership Committee will hold a brief information session with selected agencies. The Board of Directors votes to accept or reject the agency as a member.

Member Agency Responsibilities:

  • Appointing the appropriate number of representatives to serve on the Community Shares Board of Directors and attend meetings. Any Board of Directors member who has three unexcused absences in a calendar year shall be replaced by his or her member agency.
  • Responsibility to participate in annual worksite campaigns.
  • Active participation in gaining access to additional campaign sites.
  • Fulfilling additional membership requirements as may be identified by the Board of Directors or which are specified in the current memorandum of agreement between the agency and the Board.
  • Active participation in at least one Committee in addition to Access Committee.
  • Inform each Director that it is expected that they will support the mission of Community Shares by giving a financial donation to Community Shares, or to a Member Agency via a Community Shares workplace campaign.
  • Conduct a worksite giving campaign for the Member Agency's employees.
  • Display the Community Shares logo and/or name and acknowledge itself as a Member Agency on all appropriate Member Agency literature, advertising and press release

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Our Mission

A community giving fund dedicated to building social and economic equity and a healthy environment, by connecting, funding and raising awareness for community groups fighting for fairness and equality.

Our Vision

Raising money for social justice work and a more progressive North Carolina, member nonprofits are working to build communities where people are responsible for their own lives, promoting and advancing community sustainability; social equity; economic prosperity; and access to justice.

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NC Community Shares • 624 Holly Springs Road, Suite 319 • Holly Springs NC 27540-9030 • 919-508-6148 • [email protected]