Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Foundation  

2010 Total Grants   $1,092,410


Charlotte Mecklenburg Opportunity Fund
Children and Youth Grantmaking
Crossroads Charlotte Grants
Front Porch Grants


Charlotte Mecklenburg Opportunity Fund

$50,000 to Arts & Science Council for a 2010 match for Challenge Grant

$5,000 to Builders of Hope, Inc. for seed money to establish the satellite BOH office in Charlotte

$10,000 to Charlotte Community ToolBank to support the Charlotte Community ToolBank Launch Campaign

$100,000 to Crossroads Charlotte Fund for 2009-2010 Crossroads operating support

$150,000 to Community Catalyst Fund to support Community Catalyst Fund

$35,000 to Center for Civic Leadership Fund to support the Center for Civic Leadership

$10,000 to Hispanics in Philanthropy for support for the NC Funders' Collaborative for Strong Latino Communities

$25,000 to McColl Center for Visual Art for Intersections Planning Phase

$7,500 to North Carolina Center for Non-profit Organizations Inc. - sustainer for NC Center for Non Profits

$40,000 to NPower Charlotte Region, Inc. for General Operating Support 2010

$20,000 to Project L.I.F.T Fund for support in the evaluation phase of achievement gap initiative

$25,000 to Urban Ministry Center for Moore Place staffing support

$35,000 to Women's Impact Fund for General Operating Support for 2010


Children and Youth Grantmaking

$15,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte to support a mentoring program.

$15,000 to Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools to support for Parents as Partners.

$25,000 to A Child's Place of Charlotte, Inc. to support after school program for at-risk youth.

$25,000 to Citizen Schools, Inc. to support Middle School Program.

$25,000 to Communities In Schools of Charlotte - Mecklenburg for CIS Student Programming.

$75,000 to Council for Children's Rights for operating support for the Larry King Center.

$26,000 to Discovery Place, Inc. for support for the STEM to ROOT project.

$14,000 to Girl Scouts, Hornets' Nest Council for Community Outreach Program.

$10,000 to Girls on the Run to support Girls on the Run of Charlotte Scholarship Funds.

$25,000 to KIPP Charlotte, Inc. to support extended day, week & year programming.

$25,000 to Seigle Avenue Partners Inc. to provide six weeks of summer programming for 2011.

$15,000 to UNC Charlotte Foundation to support the Charlotte Teachers Institute.

$40,000 to YWCA of the Central Carolinas, Inc. to support " Achieving Academic Success" programming.



Crossroads Charlotte Grants

$10,000 to American Red Cross for Preparing Our Youth

$12,000 to Arts & Science Council for Recruitment and Training Leader Program

$11,650 to Carolinas Asian-American Chamber of Commerce for the Charlotte Dragon Boat/Asian Festival

$10,000 to Carolinas HealthCare Foundationfor Healthy Kids Club

$10,000 to Catawba Lands Conservancy for the Lakewood Nature Preserve Engagement Strategy

$12,000 to Charlotte Post Foundation for Empowering Underserved Children to Succeed

$12,000 to Charlotte Mecklenburg Library for the Community Outreach Job Center

$12,000 to Crisis Assistance Ministry for Poverty Simulations: Seeing Eye To Eye through Advocacy and Economic Justice

$10,000 to Levine Museum of the New South for Changing Places, Multimedia Portable Display

$12,000 to Mecklenburg Ministries for Friday Friends

$9,780 to Partners in Out-of-School Time (POST) for Leaf & STEM

$12,000 to Queens University of Charlotte for Center for Active Citizenship (CAC)

$12,000 to UNC Charlotte Crossroads for Crossroads Charlotte ENGAGE! Summer Experience

$10,000 to WTVI for WTVI Presents Hometown Stories: Asian Americans in Charlotte-Mecklenburg

$12,000 to YMCA/Simmons Branch for Building a Stronger Charlotte East

$10,000 to YWCA for the Crossroads Charlotte Coordinator for Adopt-A-Site Initiative

Front Porch Grants

$2,500 to Above and Beyond Students Inc. to build relationships between Latino & African American girls at Eastway Middle School through afterschool weekly sewing sessions where they can build trust by sharing traditions, experiences and stories.

$2,500 to Central Ave Bilingual Preschool (CABP) to bring together Hispanics of CABP & white community of Caldwell Presbyterian Church for a fence-raising festival - install fence, assist with playground cleaning and beautification and conduct outdoor maintenance.

$2,500 Centralina Area Agency on Aging to build trusting relationships between the health care community and the LGBT community by bringing them together for dialogue regarding diversity issues specific to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered population

$2,500 to Charlotte Community School for Girls to create cross-cultural conversations between middle school diverse girls, by using fashion and design to explore their differences

$2,500 to Charlotte Mecklenburg Library for Lakewood Through My Eyes: a project where teens from Lakewood gain understanding & respect through shared experience of photography & sharing stories

$2,500 to Charlotte Symphony to build on existing program that brings together professional musicians with students at Winterfield Elementary School, by bringing parents of students into the program

$2,500 to Christ Lutheran Church - McClintock Partners in Education for Building Bridges: Class Matters and More Part II; a series of events for 100+ volunteers to better equip them with ability to build relationships across socio-economic differences

$2,500 to CrossRoads Corporation to bring Grier Heights community residents together to create neighborhood enhancements that make a positive impact on the community

$2,500 to FAVAR Ministries to bring together congregations, politicians, law enforcement & educational sector with those with a felony record to build understanding & educate

$2,500 to Florence Crittenton Services for an alumni reunion, building on alumni network from last year, bring alumni of Florence Crittenton together with current residents

$2,500 to Hands on Charlotte to Grow community leadership in Thomasboro by providing safe place for residents to get together to share ideas, experiences & information

$2,500 to International House to bring together diverse participants of language conversation hours for social interaction and practical language learning. Specifically targeting those in language hours other than English

$2,150 to Kids Voting to bring together students from difference schools/ backgrounds with public officials to engage in dialogue around local issues.

$2,500 to Latin American Women's Association to bring together Latino families for academic and social development. Program includes tutoring, parenting sessions and dancing program.

$1,550 to Light Factory to bring together students from diverse backgrounds to engage in photography and media literacy program that explores gender roles, stereotypes & self-perception.

$2,500 to Mecklenburg Citizens for Public Education (MeckEd) to engage community groups in discussion and bus tour around history of Charlotte's public schools designed to explore tough topics of race and busing.

$2,500 to Metro School for developmentally disabled students of Metro School and students of Performing Learning Center (PLC) to collaborate and build meaningful relationships together through a photography project to build upon the current mosaic of the former Brooklyn neighborhood

$2,500 to Mint Museum for a multigenerational & multiracial event that allows dialogue among women and girls about ancestry, race, diversity and relationships

$2,500 to Muslim Women of the Carolinas to create a greater understanding for Islam and build trust between faith communities through presentation on the Hajj and a luncheon event at a later date where cultural aspects about Islamic way of life can be presented

$2,500 to Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation for a one day event at Frazier Park, connect families that are grieving for loss of child to celebrate life of child, build relationships and create support network

$2,330 to PTO, St. Patrick Catholic School to build on existing efforts and enhance relationship and connectedness between St. Patrick School in Dilworth and Brookstone School in West Charlotte by working together to create a garden at Brookstone

$2,500 to Refugee Support Services to bring together refugees for a night celebrating their birthdays where relationships are formed and deepened. This is a culmination event of a year's worth of work in building relationships

$2,500 to Shamrock Gardens PTA to conduct interactive dinners at the diverse Shamrock Elementary school in an effort to bring parents teachers and volunteers together to build relationships with each other around grade-level achievements

$2,500 to St. Peter's Homes, Inc./McCreesh Place for multiple bingo nights to bring together residents of McCreesh place (a homeless support shelter) and residents of Villa Heights neighborhood to build relationships by decreasing the stigma and misunderstanding of the homeless

$1,950 to Statesville Road Elementary to foster parental involvement in Statesville Rd Elementary school by hosting series of dinners for each grade level that bring diverse families to the school to make connections and build relationships.

$2,500 to Villa Heights Community Organization to bring the Villa Heights community and other partners together in getting to know each other through a series of beautification events (planning, designing, and landscaping) of shared space in Cordelia Park

$2,500 to Wadsworth House Foundation, Inc. to host four meetings that bring together people from Charlotte community to discuss stereotypes, how they impact our community and strategies to promote understanding

$2,000 to WTVI to partner with Center for Community Transitions to teach youth of incarcerated parents problem solving skills through creative arts

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

Brian Collier
Executive Vice President