The North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc., (NCAF) is a non-profit, charitable, and educational corporation incorporated on November 24, 1944 in Raleigh, NC as a means of supporting agricultural research, extension, and teaching activities in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University. Board members are farmers, agribusiness representatives and life scientists nominated by County Extension Directors and commodity leaders, elected by the full board and representative of 100 counties in NC and the Cherokee reservation. The 148 members of the board have a vested interest in NCAF; they are served by NC State through its three-pronged land-grant mission: teaching, research and extension. Costs of fundraising by NCAF average 1.5% annually, well below the national average of 16% for university-based foundations.
NC State University Campus Box 7645 Raleigh, NC 27695-7645