Access to transportation is one of the greatest barriers facing many of our neighbors in Southeastern North Carolina. Every day many of our friends, relatives, co-workers and neighbors struggle to access work, education, health care and employment that most of us take for granted because they can't afford transportation. Even with public subsidies offered to providers like Wave Transit, the cost of transportation is trumped by rising food, housing and other more pressing needs.
This is why in 2010 board members and staff of the Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority decided to develop a program to meet this overwhelming need. Thus began the Making Waves Foundation. The Making Waves Foundation is a nonprofit corporation organized and existing under the North Carolina Nonprofit Corporation Law. The Foundation was formed to provide transportation fare subsidies to nonprofit agencies who provide assistance to members of the community in need and individuals who otherwise would not have access to transportation, and aid the Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority, otherwise known as Wave Transit, in raising funds to promote and improve public transportation in Southeastern North Carolina.
You can help. A gift as little as $4.00 can provide a single mother round trip transportation to the grocery store, and a donation of $2.00 can ensure that a student is able to access after school activities that promote self-confidence or tutoring. No gift is too small, and your gift can make a world of difference in the life of someone who is struggling. Making Waves is a charitable foundation that subsidizes Wave Transit bus passes for low-income individuals to support self-sufficiency. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit; therefore, donations made to the organization are tax-deductible. The Making Waves Foundation was created by the Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority who serves as the Foundation's only member. Making Waves was incorporated on September 03, 2010. The foundation's 501(c)(3) exemption was granted by the IRS on January 24, 2011 with an effective date of exemption of September 03, 2010 . The Foundation is managed by the staff of the Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority eliminating the need to divert precious funding to the administrative duties of the Foundation. Donors can be assured that 100% of their donations are dedicated to meet the mission of the Foundation.