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We began operations on July 11, 1978 as The Garrison Community Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity. Initial funding of $726,524 came from remainder assets of the closed Garrison Community Hospital. Our current total assets are more than $113 million, with over $15 million of that total in unrestricted community endowments.

In 1987, the name was changed to The Community Foundation of Gaston County, Inc., to better describe its broad community role. The historic name was preserved by simultaneous renaming of the main general fund— now known as the Garrison Fund.

Recent News from Gaston Community Foundation


Four new directors named to Community Foundation board - Gaston Gazette
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Fayed and Powell will serve on the Grants Committee for the foundation. Robert Spencer will participate on the Investment Committee and...more

Group launches new initiatives to pull in more donations for Ashbrook High students - Gaston Gazette
Foundation: Gaston Community Foundation

... foundation participates in two annual fundraising events — Gaston Community Foundation Run and the Ashbrook Foundation Annual Day of...more

Pam Warlick honored with 2021 Allen H. Sims Award by Gaston Community Foundation
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CaroMont CEO Chris Peek talks with Pam Warlick at the Community Foundation's Annual Sims Dinner,. Bequests from his estate and that of his wife, Anne...more

Opinion: Please support United Way of Gaston County
Foundation: Gaston Community Foundation

Through our partnership with the Gaston Community Foundation, we launched the Gaston Virus Relief fund in March. The fund has granted nearly...more

Grants From the Gaston Virus Relief Fund nearing $200000.
Foundation: Gaston Community Foundation

The United Way of Gaston County in partnership with the Gaston Community Foundation has been able to distribute $193,983 in grants so far from...more

Gaston Virus Relief Fund announces $114117 in grants
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Additionally, the fund granted three small businesses utility assistance with funds provided by the city of Gastonia. “The Grants Review Committee...more

Program receives $7500 grant
Foundation: Gaston Community Foundation

Off the Streets Program, Inc. has received a $7,500 grant from the Gaston Community Foundation. “Off the Streets provides transitional housing...more

Program receives $7500 grant
Foundation: Gaston Community Foundation

Off the Streets Program, Inc. has received a $7,500 grant from the Gaston Community Foundation. “Off the Streets provides transitional housing...more

Support still strong after Christmas
Foundation: Gaston Community Foundation

In honor of Tim Efird for his dedication and service to our community through his leadership of the Gaston Community Foundation, from Rick...more

Grants help GSOA provide 'Arts for All'
Foundation: Gaston Community Foundation

“More funding means more children will experience arts education through the appropriately named Arts for All program as well as through...more



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A Toronto-based organization, Youth Social Innovation (YSI), has recently announced two investments that involve Growth Mosaic and MENTORnetwork. The two companies will each receive a $10,000 loan.




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