Community Impact Funds                                 

 Photo by Alan Hodge of the Belmont Banner

In the Fall of 2013, the Board of the Community Foundation of Gaston County voted to establish three unrestricted funds as recommended by the Grants Committee to be named: The Belmont, Cherryville and Mount Holly Community Impact Funds respectively. Each fund will have a local board appointed which will recommend grants based on local knowledge to the CFGC Board for approval.

Community Impact Fund Information by Area:

Belmont Community Impact Fund

Board Members:
Allison Cottingham
Jim Dobies
Curtis Gaston
Cavan Harris, Chair
Shuaib Lakhany
Jonathan Logan
Ron Lovelace
Bill Toole
Angie Wheeler
Vincent Alexander

Grant Information:

Check back for 2017 information. 


Cherryville Community Impact Fund

Robert Browne

M'Shel Bowen

Paulette Sewell-Gibson

Debbie Hopper

Tim Moss

Reggie Walker

 Cherryville Community Impact Fund Grant Application
Extended Deadline October 28, 2016


Mount Holly Community Impact Fund

Reeves McGlohon

Alexis Arnold

Bill Buff

Sue Camacho

Ashlyn Glass

Reggie Graham

Danny Jackson

Lauren Shoemaker

The 2017 Mount Holly Community Impact Fund grant cycle is open. Organizations must be located in Mount Holly to apply for the grant. To apply download the application: 2017 application. Deadline for the 2017 Grant Application is August 31, 2017.

For more information regarding the grant application process or other pertinent questions, please contact Mr. Reeves McGlohon, Committee Chairman, at 704-366-3812 or by email at 

Mount Holly BoardGrant process for Community Impact Funds

  • The organization must be located in the area of the impact grant (Belmont, Cherryville or Mount Holly)
  • Type of organization must be one of the following: 501(c)(3) Nonprofit organization; Local Government Entity; Public School Program (benefitting all schools); Agency or Special Project Fund of the Community Foundation; Faith Based Organization (proof that all funds will be used for non-denominational public outreach in Gaston County)
  • Fill out the application for your Community Impact Fund and attach all documents required. Send grant to the designated location and person on your application. Deadlines and contact vary by location.
Earmark your giving to a specific area in Gaston County by giving to a Community Impact Fund.

Gaston County Regional Indicator

Use this tool to determine trends and obtain facts for grantmaking or grant giving in your area.

Next Generation Fund

A great way to socially participate in the work of the Foundation by learning about grant making.

Who knows better the needs of a specific community than those that live there?"

Robert Browne, Cherryville Community Impact Fund Chair and CFGC Director

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

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




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