2017 Community Foundation RUN Participating 

Non-profit Organizations:

AIDS Council of Gaston County
Alfred C. Kessel History Center at Loray Mill
Alliance for Children & Youth/Communities in Schools
American Red Cross
Animal League of Gaston County
Arc of Gaston County
Ashbrook High School
B.R.E.A.D, Inc.
BackPack Weekend Food Program
Believe in Abilities
Belmont Abbey College
Belmont Community Organization
Belmont Historical Society
Belmont Rowing Center
Bessemer City Crisis Center
Bit of Hope Ranch, Inc.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Gaston
Camp Sunshine
Cancer Services of Gaston County
Carolina Express Track and Field Club
Catawba Lands Conservancy
Catherine's House
Cherryville Area Ministries and Thrift Shop
City of Gastonia Mayor's Youth Council
Classroom Central
Community Relief Organization of Mt. Holly, NC
Cornerstone Christian Center
Covenant Community School, Inc.
Cramerton Middle School PTO
Crime Stoppers Program of Gaston County
Crisis Assistance Ministry
Crisis Pregnancy Center of Gaston County, Inc.
Dallas Christian Ministry
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
DHHS- Public Health Division
Dream Center of Gaston County
Elements of Empowerment, Inc.
Family Promise of Gaston Co.
First in Families of NC
First Presbyterian Weekday School-Belmont
Flynn Fellowship Home
Forestview High School
Friends of the Gaston County Public Library
Gaston Arts Council
Gaston Choral Society
Gaston Christian School
Gaston College Foundation
Gaston Community Action Inc.
Gaston Community Concert Band
Gaston Concert Association
Gaston County Art Guild
Gaston County Education foundation
Gaston County Extension & Community Association
Gaston County Family YMCA
Gaston County Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Gaston County Museum of Art & History
Gaston County Parks & Recreation Park Partners
Gaston Dance Theatre
Gaston Day School
Gaston Family Health Services
Gaston Gators
Gaston Hope in Christ
Gaston Hospice
Gaston Humane Society
Gaston Literacy Council, Inc.
Gaston Music Education Foundation
Gaston Residential Services Inc.
Gaston School of the Arts
Gaston Skills, Inc.
Gaston String Orchestra
Gaston Together
Gaston United Soccer Club
Gastonia Parish Nurse Ministry
Gastonia Police Foundation
Gastonia Post 23 American Legion 
Gastonia Potter's House
Gastonia Sister Cities
Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont
Girls on the Run
Gordon Foundation, Inc.
Habitat for Humanity of Gaston County
HealthNet Gaston
Heart Society of Gaston County
High Caliber Athletics
Highland School of Technology PTSO
Holy Angels, Inc.
Honorable Ralph C. Gingles, Jr. Foundation
Hope 4 Gaston
Hoyle Historic Homestead
Jack and Jill of America Foundation, Inc.
Junior Achievement 
Junior League of Gaston County
Keep Belmont Beautiful
Keep Gastonia Beautiful
Least of These Carolinas
Let Me Run
Little Theater of Gastonia
Loray Girls' Home, Inc.
Lowell Elementery PTO
Lowell Women's Club
Lutheran Services Carolinas
McAdenville Elementary School
Mended Hearts
Mount Holly Community Development Foundation
Mount Holly Community Impact Fund
Mount Holly Farmers Market
Mount Holly Historical Society
NCCATT Foundation
Next Generation Fund
Noon Optimist Club of Gastonia
Off the Streets Program, Inc.
Partnership for Children of Lincoln & Gaston Counties
Perry Fewell Scholarship Committee
PFLAG Gaston
Phoenix Counseling Center
Piedmont Council, Boy Scouts of America
Place of Refuge of Gaston County, Inc.
Presbyterian Weekday School
Prevent Child Abuse Gaston, Inc.
Robinson Elementary
Safe Kids Gaston County
Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Gaston County
Schiele Museum of Natural History
Second Harvet Food Bank of Metrolina
Shining Hope Farm
Smith Cemetery Historical Preservation Assoc., Inc.
Southern Piedmont Chapter of the Compassionate Friends
Special Kare Ministries
Special Olympics Gaston County
St. Michael Catholic School
The Lighthouse-Gaston County's Children's Advocacy Center
The Shelter of Gaston Co.
Thomas W. Brice III and Nancy D. Brice Foundation
Tri-County Animal Rescue, Inc.
United Way of Gaston County
Victory Farm
Voices for Kids, Inc.
W.A. Bess PTO
Webb Street School
With Friends
Young Life
Youth Kingdom Development

Opportunities for Participating Non-profits to Raise More Funds

  1. Participating non-profits  are encouraged to set up a booth on Run Day to highlight their mission and good  works in Gaston County.  A People's Choice award of $500 will be given to the  top booth vote winner on Run Day.
  2. The participating non-profit with the largest number of registered  walkers will receive a $250 prize for the organization.
  3. Social Media competition. If the nonprofit  chooses to submit a photo, it will be placed on the Community Foundation of  Gaston County's Facebook album and the nonprofit with the most likes of their  picture for the RUN will win $250. Likes for pictures will being the day after  the application deadline and end the day prior to the race at 5 pm.
  4. Organizations may also sign-up for a corn hole tournament that will take place the day of the Run.  1st place prize is $500 and second place prize $250.
  5. A special Danny McBee Spirit Awards Committee may grant additional monetary award based on  non-profit participation and volunteer  efforts.


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The Community Foundation staff has 100% participation in supporting the RUN through personal donations.

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Don't have a 501(c)(3)? Not a government entity or faith based organization? Do you want to participate in the RUN? Discover the simplicity of receiving donations through opening a fund at the foundation.

147 nonprofits participated in the 2016 Run raising $1,320,820.87

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

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




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