Quick Facts

President: Ernest W. Sumner

Established: 1978

Status: 501c3 public charity

Mission: The Gaston Community Foundation is to be the leader of philanthropic giving by connecting donors with community needs to enhance the lives of present and future generations.

We do this by:

  • connecting donors to community needs and causes that are meaningful to them;
  • investing charitable dollars prudently to achieve lasting results; and
  • leading collaborative solutions to community issues.

Assets Under Management: $92.7M

Number of Charitable Funds: 415

Grants and Scholarships Award: $115M since inception; $8.6M in year 2019

Board of Directors: 20 volunteers

Accreditation: National Standards

Average Performance of Main Investment Pool Over the Last 10 Years: +6.31%

Performance of our Main Investment Pool in 2019: +16.47%

Administrative Expenses for 2017: 0.98%


Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 123 Gastonia, NC 28053

Street Address:
1201 E. Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054




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