Make checks payable to Community Foundation of Gaston Co. Inc. and mail to PO Box 123, Gastonia, NC 28053, or visit our office at 1201 E. Garrison Blvd. to discuss opening a new fund.
Stock Gifts (Publicly Traded)
Contact the Foundation office to discuss required transfer to Foundation (we then handle selling the shares).
Other Property Gifts
Contact the Foundation office for details of handling such gifts as privately traded stocks, real estate, and art items.
Catawba Lands Conservancy
105 W. Morehead St., Charlotte, NC 28202
Mission – Saving land and connecting lives to nature.
Catawba Lands Conservancy, lead agency of the Carolina Thread Trail, is a local, regional land trust serving Gaston, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Iredell, Catawba and Union counties.
- The Conservancy is in need of an all terrain vehicle to assist in our land stewardship (monitoring) efforts. Contact: Sharon Wilson at 704-342-3330.
- The Conservancy is working to conserve approximately eighty acres in Gaston County adjacent to Stowe Botanical Gardens. The parcel, known as the “Seven Oaks Reserve,” will house the Carolina Thread Trail as it meanders along Lake Wylie. Contact: Roxanne Smith at 704-342-3330.
- The Conservancy is working to build a canoe and kayak “take-out dock” at the R.Y. McAden River access in McAdenville. This dock will provide access off of the Carolina Thread Trail blueway on the South Fork of the Catawba River. Contact: Sharon Wilson at 704-342-3330.
1351 Robinwood Rd., Gastonia, NC 28054
Mission – Covenant Village, Inc. is a charitable, not-for-profit corporation that operates a continuing care retirement community based on Judeo-Christian values. The mission is to provide a friendly, caring, and supportive environment where residents feel secure and live happy, meaningful lives. Residents will be treated with dignity and respect they deserve as children of God.
The greatest need is to increase the corpus of the Benevolent Fund. The income of this fund is used to support financially needy residents. The need for this support continues to grow, as more and more people outlive the funds they thought were sufficient to support themselves in retirement.
Crime Stoppers of Gaston County, Inc.
Gaston County Police
420 W. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia, NC 28052
Mission – To provide an anonymous avenue for citizens to help law enforcement officers solve crimes in Gaston County and in all its municipalities.
Crime Stoppers is always accepting donations to support program operations which include monthly payouts for any tips leading to arrests in Gaston County or its municipalities. Other operational expenses include the monthly telephone bill, and promotions such as recently purchased stadium cups and ink pens to be distributed in targeted local schools. Signage for use by law enforcement or for posting in high crime areas is another expense incurred as needed. Partnerships for school programs / Crime Stoppers promotions are welcome, and subject to board approval.
Crisis Assistance Ministry of Christians & Jews of Greater Gastonia, Inc. (CAM)
805 W. Airline Ave., Gastonia, NC 28052
Mission – Crisis Assistance Ministry is a cooperative ministry of the greater Gastonia faith community. By providing direct emergency assistance and through collaboration with other community resources, CAM assists those facing financial crisis or struggling with the burden of property.
Gaston Christian School
1625 Lowell-Bethesda Rd., Gastonia, NC 28056
Mission – To help students mature spiritually and excel academically by offering a Biblically integrated, college-preparatory program that will enable them to impact the kingdom of God by living productive Christian lives.
Gifts for the construction of a kitchen/cafeteria to provide hot lunches for students on a daily basis. The facility will accommodate 350-375 students at lunch time and also serve as a meeting place for large groups within the school. Projected cost of the building will be between $1,000,000 and $1,300,000. Naming rights for the building or a portion of the building are possible, once all procedures have been followed.
Gaston County Health Department (Public Health Fund)
991 W. Hudson Blvd., Gastonia, NC 28052
Mission – Leading Gaston County in becoming a healthy community with healthy people living in a healthy environment.
The Public Health Fund focuses on three priorities set by the Gaston County Board of Health:
- Preventing teen pregnancies
- Promoting regular physical activity and good nutrition
- Reduce the use of tobacco products
The Fund will serve Gaston County by allocating monies to the Health Department as well as community agencies to develop, conduct, and expand programs that target these issues. For example, the Fund could make a grant to a local non-profit to help reduce tobacco use in teens.
Gaston Day School
2001 Gaston Day School Rd., Gastonia, NC 28056
Mission – To educate our students, prepare them for success, and instill a desire to make a positive difference in family, community, and world.
Gaston Family Health Services
991 W. Hudson Blvd., Gastonia, NC 28052
Mission – Gaston Family Health Services is a community sponsored family-centered provider of health, education and preventive care services without regard to the ability to pay.
As a provider of medical, dental, and behavioral health services to the uninsured and underinsured of our communities, GFHS is the provider of last resort for many of our citizens. As the insurance world changes, the commitment to service remains constant.
Gaston Hospice, Inc.
258 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia, NC 28054
Mission – We are Gaston Hospice. We CARE. Compassion And Respect surrounding End of life.
Gaston Hospice continues to provide hospice services to patients and families facing terminal illness. Hospice care covers expenses and professional care directly related to symptom management. It has been demonstrated to save the healthcare system thousands of dollars during the final and most expensive time in a patient’s life. We are focused on the patient and family as a unit. We continue to provide support to the surviving care giver. We are also a grief support to the community at large.
At present time, Gaston Hospice is working to increase the bed capacity of the Robin Johnson House in Dallas, NC. This will involve the need for increase community funds as we move forward in this endeavor.
Gaston Literacy Council, Inc.
116 S. Marietta St., Gastonia, NC 28052
Mission – Exists to help people become functionally literate through advocacy initiatives and instructional services. GLC is a progressive organization dedicated to helping individuals improve their reading, writing, mathematics, listening, speaking, and technology skills.
GLC offers one-on-one and small group instruction in adult literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) and helps clients acquire job skills, improve their employability, achieve the GED, earn the CRC, pass the Citizenship exam, and improve their quality of life. GLC offers 78 research based courses in various levels of reading, writing, math, and ESL. GLC also offers Reading Soul Mates, a partnership with Gaston County Schools that mentors second grade children at risk of failing. An investment in Gaston Literacy helps ensure that these services remain free of charge for community members who are most in need of literacy services.
Gaston Music Education Foundation
3007 Courtland Dr., Gastonia, NC 28056
Mission – To provide scholarships to summer music camps for eligible middle and high school students who live and attend school in Gaston County, and tuition for college-bound music majors.
Funds for camp and college experiences that give students encouragement and excellent training in their specific skill areas. These experiences also boost morale as well as build self-esteem, confidence, and character.