CMCF Grant Awards 2018

Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Foundation

2018 Total Grants: $987,120

Hurricane Florence Response Fund

$25,000 to the Hurricane Florence Response Fund for relief efforts in North and South Carolina.


Children, Youth & Young Adults

$35,000 to Heart Tutoring for their math intervention program for students performing below grade level at high-poverty CMS elementary schools.

$35,000 to Charlotte Bilingual Preschool to create solutions that build social capital for low-income Latino children and their families.

$30,000 to Youth Villages for the YVLifeSet program that serves young adults leaving foster care, juvenile justice and mental health systems.

$25,000 to E2D, Inc. to provide 100 Vance High School students with a laptop, mobile hotspot and digital literacy training.

$25,000 to Ada Jenkins Center for their LEARN Works program for elementary and middle school students.

$25,000 to YBM Leadership Academy to provide 50 scholarships for high-achieving, low-income black high school students.

$25,000 to UrbanPromise Charlotte for its StreetLeader Program that employs teenagers as counselors and mentors for the children who attend their out-of-school-time programs.

$25,000 to Communities in Schools to help low-income, high-need students successfully advance through and beyond high school.

$20,000 to International House for a mentoring program for low income 7th-grade students.

$20,000 to Right Moves for Youth to assist students (grades 6-12) focus on attaining good grades, attendance and behavior.

$20,000 to Charlotte Speech & Hearing Center to strengthen children’s skills in language and phonological awareness.

$20,000 to Profound Gentleman to facilitate a student group for middle/high school boys of color.

$20,000 to BELL to support summer programs in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.

$20,000 to Augustine Literacy Project Charlotte to hire two part-time Site Coordinators who support the Augustine Project, serving roughly 60 tutors.

$20,000 to Carolina Youth Coalition for the College Success Program which pairs high school seniors with a mentor and a comprehensive set of college-preparatory resources.

$20,000 to Thompson Child & Family Focus for a program that pairs high-risk children with long-term mentors.

$15,000 to Freedom School Partners to engage 1,100 low-income children in six weeks of summer learning.

$15,000 to Time Out Youth to reduce dropouts and increase supportive staff to ensure college readiness/career success of LGBTQ students.

$15,000 to Reach Out & Read Carolina to partner with Read Charlotte in order to expand the program.

$15,000 to UNC Chapel Hill for The Carolina College Advising Corps which places recent graduates of UNC Chapel Hill as college advisers in underserved high schools.

$10,000 to Circle de Luz to support the last year of programming for the 2019 graduating class.

$10,000 to Foundation For Girls to empower teen moms through training in leadership, financial wellness, health and well-being and digital literacy.

$10,000 to YMCA of Greater Charlotte for the Y Readers program that provides out-of-school reading instruction to K-3 students.


Family and Child Stability

$30,000 to Alexander Youth Network to provide individual, group and/or family psychotherapy and consultative services to children ages 5-21.

$5,000 to Charlotte Mecklenburg Housing Partnership, Inc. for the Empowering Latino Families for Economic Opportunity program, helping stabilize Latino families by creating a pathway to financial security.

$15,000 to Charlotte Rescue Mission for The Dove’s Nest Families Program which provides women struggling with addiction the opportunity to bring their children with them to treatment.

$20,000 to Common Wealth Associates, Inc. to support financial education that emphasizes doing more with less, understanding spending, eliminating predatory debt and building assets.

$35,000 to Communities In Schools of Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Inc. to support the Safe Journey Program, which assists teen mothers with the completion of their high school education.

$30,000 to Crisis Assistance Ministry for the Economic Mobility Program which assists families in financial crises through one-on-one coaching.

$5,000 to Families Forward Charlotte to support educational workshops for families on topics such as budgeting, banking, technology and parenting.

$5,000 to Florence Crittenton Services for The Maternity Program which provides children and mothers with housing, access to health care, counseling, and parenting and self-esteem classes.

$15,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte to expand financial literacy services for local families.

$15,000 to Hope Haven, Inc. for the Families Recovery Program which provides substance-use-disorder relapse and aftercare for adult residents and their children.

$20,000 to Mental Health America of Central Carolinas, Inc. to provide parent-to-parent peer support, care teams and targeted education to parents and youth with mental health concerns.

$40,000 to Planned Parenthood South Atlantic to provide 4,400 reproductive health care visits to young women and men in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.

$25,000 to Safe Alliance to create the Strengthening Families Hotline, a partnership with Thompson’s Child and Family Focus and Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services.

$15,000 to The Center for Community Transitions, Inc. to provide children’s support groups, monthly family dinner meetings, academic/social enrichment programming, home visits and referrals.

$30,000 to Thompson Child & Family Focus for the STEPS program which bridges gaps in early childhood mental health services for children 0-5.

$15,000 to Young Women’s Christian Association of the Central Carolinas, Inc. to provide transitional housing and support services for families that have experienced homelessness.


Social Capital

$9,000 to Andreas H. Bechtler Arts Foundation for the The Jail Arts Initiative which places specially trained teaching artists in Mecklenburg County jails to conduct residencies for Youthful Offenders.

$10,000 to Cops and Barbers for their career readiness program that will offer students from under-served communities valuable life skills.

$10,000 to The Arts Empowerment Project to support Art Access, Promoting Peace, Free Art Fridays, and the Culinary Arts Boot Camp program.

$10,000 to Charlotte Symphony to develop programming for Pre-K children designed to affect social change through music for children with fewest resources and greatest need.

$15,620 to Levine Museum of the New South to build a culture of caring and promote the exchange of ideas, perspectives and personal experiences through #HomeCLT.

$5,000 to Bruce Irons Camp Fund to serve low-income CMS students in grades 5-11 by providing mentoring, summer camp experiences and enrichment programs.

$10,000 to GenerationNation to increase access and opportunities for 450 youth through the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth Council, Youth Lead, Alumni Network and student voice network.

$10,000 to UNC Charlotte Urban Institute for City Walks – public walking tours throughout May that highlight Charlotte’s neighborhoods.

$10,000 to Arts+ for Project Harmony, an intensive orchestra outreach program reaching at-risk elementary school children in four underserved Charlotte communities.

$5,000 to Que-Os to support BOOM, Charlotte’s largest artist-led annual celebration of creativity.

$7,500 to YWCA Central Carolinas for the 1902 Society and Racial Justice programs that build social capital, focusing on volunteerism, philanthropy and civic engagement.

$10,000 to Students for Education Reform to strengthen and expand community organizing efforts to amplify the voices of students and families in shaping public education.

$10,000 to Identiversity to partner with UNC Charlotte, Bank of America and Atrium Health for the next phase of development.

$10,000 to Free Press to partner with the Charlotte Observer to increase coverage in underserved communities and increase dialogue between community members and journalists.

$5,000 to Stiletto Boss University to connect young women with opportunities, build social capital and create the next generation of community leaders.

$5,000 to EmpowHERment, Inc. to pair girls in grades 9-12 with a mentor and meet monthly to work on their leadership portfolios.