Investing in our Future

Recent Foundation grants aid families and the next generation

From boosting student achievement through increased tutoring, to promoting health and mental wellness for families, to creating college pathways and career readiness for young adultsthe Foundation's most recent round of grants invest in the next generation of Mecklenburg County.

Foundation For The Carolinas' Charlotte grantmaking board recently awarded more than $800,000 to 37 local nonprofits serving children, youth, young adults and families through its Family & Child Stability and Children & Youth grantmaking programs. Both grant programs are aligned with Leading on Opportunity report recommendations, which provides a roadmap for boosting economic mobility for all residents of our community.

Among other worthy causes, grants were awarded to programs that train and employ students as maintenance technicians, assist first-generation Latino students in college and career planning, and provide counseling for families impacted by addiction.

These grants are made possible through Foundation For The Carolina's discretionary grantmaking arm, which envisions a community in which every resident is afforded the opportunity to be well-educated, safely housed, meaningfully employed and actively engaged in community decisions.

Thanks to a generous bequest from Lucille Giles in 1995, we have awarded more than $56 million in to nonprofit organizations serving Mecklenburg County residents. 

Examples of recent 2022 grants include:

$25,000 to Ada Jenkins Center to provide students in elementary school with access to afterschool academic support and enrichment programming.

$10,000 to Augustine Literacy Project-Charlotte to provide support for volunteer training and recruitment for those tutoring to 300+ low-income first and second graders.

$15,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas to provide mentorship, career and college guidance, and job shadowing opportunities for students.

$10,000 to Angels and Sparrows Soup Kitchen to support their Pathway Program for Teens.

$15,000 to Arts+ to support Project Harmony, a community-based orchestra outreach program for Charlotte-area youth.

$10,000 to Black Social Capital Initiative (The Lee Institute) to provide an eight-session training program for Black junior and senior-level nonprofit leaders.

View a complete list of our Charlotte board's recent grant investments

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