Grant History

Began distributing Grants in 2003

2008: Children & Youth
A Child's Place $30,000
Alexander Youth Network $20,000
Allegro Foundation $30,000
Bruce Irons Camp Fund $12,000
Central Avenue Bilingual Preschool $30,000
Charlotte Emergency Housing Council       $5,000
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Schools Foundation $20,000
Community Health Services $20,000
Elon Homes for Children $15,000
Greater Enrichment Program, Inc. $25,000
Kids Voting North Carolina $3,700
KIPP Charlotte Academy $50,000
Lakewood Community Development Corporation $9,950
Mind Body and Soul Youth Leadership Academy    $10,000
Partners in Out-of-School Time    $20,000
Presbyterian Hospital Foundation    $8,758
Prevent Blindness in North Carolina    $22,000
Seigle Avenue Partners, Inc. $25,000
Seigle Avenue Preschool Cooperative $10,240
Summit House    $25,000
Urban League of Central Carolinas $35,000
YMCA of Central Carolinas $22,750
Front Porch Grants
Ausie Rivens Scholarship Foundation   $4,000
Centralina Council of Governments $2,400
Charlotte Symphony $2,500
CharMeck Police Athletic League    $2,500
Christ Lutheran Church    $2,500
Citizen Education Foundation and Urban League-Central Carolinas $2,500
The Congress for The New Urbanism    $2,500
Fathers Against Violence and Repeat Offenders $2,500
First Ward Community Fund $2,500
Florence Crittenton Services $2,500
Garinger High School    $2,500
Generation Engage $2,450
Greenville Memorial AME Zion Church $2,500
Historic Latta Plantation $2,980
J.H. Gunn Community Organization $4,000
Kids Voting Mecklenburg County $2,500
Latin American Women's Association $2,500
Leadership Charlotte $2,500
Light Factory $4,000
Mecklenburg Ministries $4,000
Mental Health Association of Central Carolinas $2,500
Mint Museum $4,000
Mint Museum $2,500
Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Huntersville $2,500
NC Outward Bound School $2,500
North Carolina Dance Theatre $4,000
Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County    $2,500
Partners in Out-of-School Time $2,500
Presbyterian Hospital Foundation $2,500
Queens University of Charlotte $2,500
Refugee Support Services of the Carolinas $2,250
Shamrock Gardens Elementary PTA $2,500
St. Peter's Home - McCreesh Place $2,490
Statesville Road Elementary $2,500
Teen Health Connection $2,500
UNC Charlotte $2,500
Villa Heights Community Organization $2,480
WTVI $4,000
Environment
Catawba Riverkeeper Fund $10,000
Discovery Place    $10,000
North Carolina Interfaith Power and Light $5,000
Partners for Parks $10,000
U.S. Green Building $5,000
Opportunity Fund
Charlotte ArtsFest $25,000
Charlotte Observer Charities $10,000
Charlotte Trolley $10,000
Center for Community Self-Help $25,000
Coalition Latinamerica $25,000
Discovery Place $25,000
Jacob's Ladder Job Center, Inc. $10,000
Lee Institute    $25,000
N.C. Center for Nonprofits $7,500
Neighborhooods for a Safer Charlotte $12,700
North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research $18,000
NPower Charlotte Region $50,000
Regional HIV/AIDS Consortium $10,000
United Family Services $15,000
Urban Restoration $25,000
Wildacres Leadership Initiative $15,000
Women's Inter-Cultural Exchange $25,000
WTVI    $4,000
YMCA of Greater Charlotte $50,000
Crossroads Charlotte Grants
Arts and Science Council $18,000
Asian-American Chamber of Commerce $16,000
Central Piedmont Community College $18,000
Charlotte Coalition for Social Justice $15,000
Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department $18,000
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools $16,000
Charlotte Post Foundation    $18,000
Crisis Assistance Ministry $16,000
Johnson C. Smith University $18,000
Latin American Coalition $13,000
Mecklenburg Ministries $20,000
Presbyterian Hospital Foundation $16,000
The Park Ministries $18,000
UNC Charlotte $21,522
WTVI $16,000
YWCA    $18,000

2007: 

Children & Youth
Allegro Foundation $25,000
Assistance League of Charlotte $9,500
Bruce Irons Camp Fund $10,000
Carolina Family Connections $2,000
Central Avenue Bilingual Preschool $30,000
Charlotte Emergency Housing Council $5,000
Children & Family Services Center $50,000
Family Center for Early Childhood FAST    $25,000
Kids Voting North Carolina    $6,500
Lakewood Community Development Corporation $9,740
Partners in Out-of-School Time, Inc. (POST) $44,000
Seigle Avenue Preschool Cooperative $15,000
Summit House $37,000
Teen Health Connection $1,200
United Agenda for Children $15,000
Urban Restoration $20,000
YWCA of the Central Carolinas $20,000
 
            Environment:
Catawba Lands Conservancy $350,000
 
            Social Capital:
Community Building Initiative $200,000
Community Building Initiative $23,833
 
            Front Porch Grants:
26th Judicial District Trial Court Administrator’s Office $2,500
Ausie Rivens Scholarship Fund $2,500
the Bailey Middle School PTA $2,500
Exodus Foundation $4,000
First Ward Community Fund $2,350
Friends of Music at Queens University $2,500
Help Empower Local People (HELP) $4,000
Historic Latta Plantation $1,170
International House $2,500
Jacob’s Ladder Job Center $1,900
J.H. Gunn Community Organization $2,500
Kids Voting North Carolina $2,500
League of Women Voters of Charlotte-Mecklenburg $4,000
Light Factory Contemporary Museum of Photography and Film $2,500
Mecklenburg Ministries $2,500
Mint Museums $2,460
Neighborhood Good Samaritan’s Center $3,500
North Carolina Dance Theater $2,500
Northwest Corridor Community Development Corp. $2,500
On Q Productions $3,830
Shamrock Gardens Elementary School $2,500
UNC-Charlotte Environmental Academy $2,500
YWCA of the Central Carolinas $2,440
 
            Opportunity Fund:
Arts & Science Council $1,000,000
Arts & Science Council $13,750
Center for the Environment at Catawba College $25,000
Charlotte Post Foundation $5,000
Communities in Schools of Charlotte-Mecklenburg $25,000
Crisis Assistance Ministry $12,331
Development Training Institute $15,000
the Emergency Winter Shelter, Inc. $11,892
Executive Service Corps of the Charlotte Region $30,000
Foundation of UNC-Charlotte $9,500
Temple Beth El $15,000
Town of Davidson $5,000
Urban Institute for the Charlotte Regional Indicators Project $25,000
 
            Crossroads Charlotte Grants:
Carolinas Asian-American Chamber $12,000
Carolinas Health Care System $19,500
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee $20,000
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Foundation $20,000
Crisis Assistance Ministry $20,000
Latin American Coalition, Inc. $13,800
Levine Museum of the New South $20,000
Mecklenburg Ministries $20,000
UNC–Charlotte Academic Affairs $20,000
United Way of Central Carolinas $16,335
WTVI $20,000
 

2006: 

Children & Youth:

 

 

American Red Cross

$15,000

 

Carolinas Healthcare Foundation

$30,000

 

Catholic Social Services

$22,906

 

Citizen Schools

$35,000

 

Council for Children's Rights

$50,000

 

Crown Jewels Chapter of The Links

$10,000

 

The F.H."Sammy" Ross Trauma Center

$10,000

 

Girl Scouts, Hornets' Nest Council

$20,000

 

Latin American Coalition

$25,000

 

Presbyterian Healthcare

$37,500

 

Prevent Blindness North Carolina

$30,000

 

The Urban Restoration

$30,000

 

YWCA of the Central Carolinas

$30,600

            Environment:

 

Carolina Thread Trail

$284,664

 

The Lee Institute

$3,800

 

            Social Capital:

 

American Institute for Social Justice

$500

 

Ausie Rivens Scholarship Foundation

$800

 

Community Bulding Initiative

$120,000

 

Charlotte Museum of History

$2,000

 

Charlotte Rescue Mission

$2,000

 

Community Building Initiatives

$25,000

 

Friendship Community Development

$2,000

 

H.E.L.P.

$10,000

 

Hispanics in Philanthropy

$30,000

 

International House

$2,500

 

J.H. Gunn Community Organization

$2,500

 

Latta Plantation

$2,000

 

Levine Museum of The New South

$80,000

 

The Light Factory

$2,500

 

Mint Museum of Art

$1,330

 

NC Center for International Understanding

$30,400

 

North Carolina Dance Theater

$2,200

 

Northwest Corridor Community Organization

$2,150

 

Opera Carolina

$2,100

 

Sharon Elementary School PTSA

$1,500

 

Trinity Episcopal School

$500

 

UNCC Urban Institute Latin Conference

$1,000

 

Urban League of Central Carolinas

$5,000

 

Words To Wings

$2,000

 

WTVI

$2,500

 

YMCA Simmons Branch

$1,500

 

YWCA of the Central Carol

$1,225

 

            Other Grants:

 

Arts & Science Council

$15,000

 

Charlotte Regional Partnership

$25,000

 

Charlotte Regional Visitors Center

$30,000

 

Discovery Place

$25,000

 

The Echo Foundation

$25,000

 

Executive Service Corps

$184,600

 

Foundation For The Carolinas Employee Matching Gifts Program

$10,000

 

Leave A Legacy

$10,000

 

NC Center for Non-profit

$7,500

 

NPower Charlotte Region

$50,000

 

Regional HIV/AIDS Consortium

$30,000

 

Wildacres Leadership Initiative

$14,600

 

 

 

2005: 

Children & Youth:

 

 

Children & Family Services Center

$20,000

 

Foundation of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte

$15,000

 

Lee Institute

$237,500

 

Partners in Out-of-School Time (POST)

$127,307

            
            Environment:

 

Catawba Lands Conservancy and Trust for Public Land

$334,500

 

Conservation Fund

$85,290

 

Lee Institute

$14,000

 

The Nature Conservancy

$12,500

 

Partners for Parks

$30,000


            Social Capital:

 

African American Community Foundation

$1,800

 

Charlotte Civic Orchestra

$9,800

 

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Steele Creek Division

$39,000

 

Community Building Initiative

$198,296

 

Latin American Coalition

$50,000

 

May 20th Society

$10,000

 

Opera Carolina

$25,000

 

Queens University of Charlotte for Southern Summit 5

$5,000

 

UNC Charlotte Urban Institute

$47,668

 

Urban League of Central Carolinas

$1,000

 

Charlotte Advocates for Education

$7,500

 

Christ Presbyterian Church

$2,500

 

Crisis Assistance Ministry for Friends of Beverly

$2,500

 

First Baptist-West Community Services

$2,500

 

Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council

$2,500

 

Mecklenburg Ministries

$2,500


            Other Grants:

 

A Child’s Place

$20,000

 

American Red Cross

$25,000

 

Center for Real Estate at UNC Charlotte

$25,000

 

Emergency Winter Shelter

$100,000

 

Foundation For The Carolinas

$75,000

 

Transitional Assistance for Survivors of Katrina (TASK) Fund

$20,000

 

N.C.Center for Nonprofits

$17,500

 

Executive Service Corps of Charlotte

$30,000

 

Regional HIV/AIDS Consortium

$40,000

 

United Way of Central Carolinas

$10,000

 

Wildacres Leadership Initiative

$15,000

 

 

 

2004: 

Children & Youth:

 

 

Above and Beyond Students

$40,000

 

Allegro Foundation

$5,000

 

The Arc of Mecklenburg County

$8,474

 

CarolinaRaptorCenter

$4,000

 

Central Avenue Bilingual Preschool

$10,000

 

Charlotte Communities of Shalom

$13,986

 

Charlotte Emergency Housing

$10,000

 

Children & Family Service Center

$37,500

 

Girl Scouts, Hornets' Nest Council

$4,000

 

Girls On The Run of Charlotte

$10,000

 

Hispanic Cultural Center of Charlotte

$10,000

 

Johnson C. Smith University

$10,000

 

Latin American Coalition

$15,000

 

Learning Labs' Computer Recycling Program

$5,704

 

Lee Institute

$55,000

 

The Light Factory

$10,970

 

Mecklenburg Medical Alliance Endowment

$65,000

 

National Conference for Community and Justice

$10,000

 

Partners in Out-of-School Time (POST)

$146,343

 

Prevent Blindness North Carolina

$10,000

 

Right Moves For Youth

$30,000

 

Seigle Avenue Presbyterian Church

$4,000

 

Seigle Avenue Preschool Cooperative

$10,000

 

Summit House of Charlotte

$10,000

 

Urban League of Central Carolinas, Inc.

$15,000

 

YMCA - Lake Norman Branch

$3,761

 

YWCA of Central Carolinas

$15,000

 

YWCA of Central Carolinas

$40,000

 

Zion Center for Worship and the Arts

$40,000

           
            Environment:

 

Catawba Lands Conservancy

$25,000

 

Lee Institute

$43,500

 

Voices & Choices

$117,257

 

Warren Wilson College

$4,756


            Social Capital:

 

Afro-American Cultural Center

$5,000

 

Better Business Bureau Consumer Foundation

$5,000

 

Charlotte Advocates for Education

$15,000

 

Community Building Initiative

$300,333

 

Foundation of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Inc.

$19,885

 

International House of Metrolina

$37,920

 

Lee Institute

$50,000

 

Queens University of Charlotte

$5,000

 

YMCA of Greater Charlotte

$40,000

           
            Other Grants:

 

Advantage Carolina Foundation

$15,000

 

Charlotte Emergency Housing

$10,000

 

Charlotte Woman of the Year Fund

$15,000

 

Community Link

$1,000

 

Justice Initiatives, Inc.

$25,000

 

MedAssist of Mecklenburg

$11,500

 

University of North Carolina's Center for International Understanding

$25,000

 

Impact Funds

$40,000

 

United Way of Central Carolinas, Inc.

$10,000

 

Foundation For The Carolinas' Employee Matching Gifts Program

$10,000

 

Foundation For The Carolinas

$85,000

 

Regional HIV/AIDS Consortium

$40,000

 

El Centro Hispano—Latino Credit Union

$80,000

 

International House—GrierHeights

$52,558

 

Lifespan

$37,400

 

Mecklenburg Ministries

$60,000

 

Partners in Out-of-School Time (POST)

$269,434

 

Right Moves for Youth

$75,000

 

Seigle Avenue Partners

$59,042

 

Thompson Children's Home

$60,000

 

The FamilyCenter

$62,940

 

United Family Services

$87,862

 

Voices & Choices

$113,247

 

YMCA of Greater Charlotte

$53,632

 

YWCA of Central Carolinas

$120,000

 

Zion Center for Worship and the Arts

$100,000

 

2003: 

Children & Youth:

 

 

Above and Beyond Students

$80,000

 

Carolina Computer Access Center

$5,000

 

Community Health Services

$25,000

 

Community School of the Arts

$10,000

 

The FamilyCenter

$37,173

 

The Light Factory

$4,620

 

Mecklenburg Council on Adolescent Pregnancy

$10,000

 

The Mint Museum of Art

$3,323

 

POST (Partners in Out-of-School Time)

$141,343

 

Right Moves For Youth

$60,000

 

United Family Services

$43,931

 

United Way of Central Carolinas

$5,000

 

Wing Haven Foundation

$650

 

YMCA of Greater Charlotte

$26,730

 

YWCA of Central Carolinas

$80,000

 

Youth Homes, Inc

$10,000

 

Zion Center for Worship and the Arts

$80,000


            Environment:

 

 

Voices and Choices of the Central Carolinas

$117,257

 

Partners for Parks

$25,000

 

Centralina Council of Governments

$30,000

        
            Social Capital:

 

 

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

$15,000

 

Chemical Dependency Center

$15,386

 

Community Building Initiative

$95,333

 

Community Works

$20,000

 

Diversity Council of the Carolinas

$3,000

 

El Centro Hispano

$40,000

 

Institute of Government Foundation

$500

 

International House

$26,279

 

Levine Museum of the New South

$10,650

 

Mecklenburg Ministries

$30,000

 

Museum of the Second Ward High School National Alumni Assoc.

$10,000

 

North CarolinaOutward Bound School

$10,000

 

WFAE

$10,000

           
            Other Grants:

 

 

Echo Foundation

$12,500

 

Lake Norman YMCA

$14,340

 

The Lee Institute

$20,000

 

MDC, Inc.

$10,000

 

Queens University

$5,000

 

National Executive Service Corps

$30,000

 

The Impact Fund

$40,000

 

United Way of Central Carolinas, Inc

$10,000

 

Leave A Legacy Project

$10,000

 

Foundation For The Carolinas Employee Matching Gifts Program

$10,000

 

Regional HIV/AIDS Consortium

$40,000

 

2001: 

Community Building Initiative

$100,000

 

Chemical Dependency Center Grier Heights

$15,386

 

Community Works—United Way

$50,000

 

El Centro Hispano—Latino Credit Union

$100,000

 

International House—GrierHeights

$26,279

 

Lifespan

$69,900

 

Mecklenburg Ministries

$75,000

 

Seigle Avenue Partners

$147,605

 

Thompson Children's Home

$120,000

 

The Family Center

$78,675

 

United Family Services

$109,828

 

Voices & Choices

$125,000

 

YMCA of Greater Charlotte

$67,040

 

YWCA of Central Carolinas

$150,000


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To obtain more information about the Charlotte Mecklenburg County Community Foundation, contact:


Brian Collier
Senior Vice President
Community Programs & Civic Leadership 
704.973.4556
bcollier@fftc.org