CMCF Grant Awards 2019

Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Foundation

2019 Total Grants: $1,008,000

Children, Youth & Young Adults

$25,000 to Ada Jenkins Families & Careers Development Center for LEARN Works, a program that builds academic skills for elementary and middle school students.

$15,000 to Augustine Literacy Project – Charlotte to bolster its work in providing tutors for multi-sensory reading instruction.

$10,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas to support its SUCCESS – Students Understanding College and Careers through Education, Skills and Support – program.

$20,000 to Carolina Youth Coalition to support its College Success program for high-achieving, under-resourced students.

$35,000 to Charlotte Bilingual Preschool to support its core programs, such as extended day classrooms and its ParentChild+ home visitation program.

$20,000 to Charlotte Speech and Hearing Center to support its Community Language Impact Program.

$10,000 to Circle de Luz to empower Latinas to make deliberate choices for their future by creating structured support for them to graduate from high school.

$35,000 to Communities In Schools to provide students with personal guidance and evidence-based support to help them stay in school and achieve.

$10,000 to EmpowHERment to support its Leadership Academy, which helps equip girls in grades 9-12 with leadership skills, community service opportunities, and career and college planning.

$10,000 to Foundation for Girls to take 65 teen moms through a nine-month structured program focused on building competencies in financial wellness, financial literacy and more.

$15,000 to Freedom School Partners to support its six-week summer programs.

$5,000 to Greater Charlotte Apartment Association Education Foundation to introduce 2019 high school graduates to the apartment industry maintenance technician career path.

$50,000 to Heart Math Tutoring for one-on-one tutoring to students in high-poverty elementary schools.

$20,000 to International House for its Rising Readers: Free Summer Learning for Immigrant Children program, which helps students in grades 1-3+ with limited English proficiency avoid summer learning loss.

$10,000 to Latin American Women’s Association to support its High School Series workshops, which assist first-generation Latino students in college and career planning.

$25,000 to ourBRIDGE for KIDS to support children of immigrant and refugee families, helping them achieve academic success and integration into the community through innovative instructional methods, and to launch an ESL program for parents and older siblings.

$30,000 to Profound Gentleman to strengthen the pipeline of male educators of color in Charlotte.

$20,000 to Reach Out and Read Carolinas to support expansion of its literacy program.

$10,000 to Safe Alliance to send 12 children who have experienced trauma from domestic violence to Camp HOPE, which uses evidence-based curriculum to aid in trauma mitigation.

$20,000 to Thompson Child & Family Focus to support its mentorship program for children in need.

$15,000 to Time Out Youth to aid LGBT students in achieving career success through student support and professional development for educators.

$10,000 to UNC Charlotte – Ucity Family Zone to support its Feed Every Need program, which provides children and families with case managers, mentors, educators, health professionals, nutritionists and more.

$25,000 to UrbanPromise Charlotte to employ high school students as counselors and mentors for younger children.

$25,000 to Young Black Leadership Alliance to support and enhance the YBLA Ambassador program.

$30,000 to Youth Villages for its YVLifeSet program, which helps young people develop independent living skills.

Family and Child Stability

$25,000 to Ada Jenkins Families and Careers Development Center for coordinated services education and workforce development to meet the needs of vulnerable children and their parents simultaneously.

$28,250 to Camino Community Development for its Familias Fuertes Comunidades Unidas program, which will provide health and mental wellness services to Latino parents.

$25,000 to Care Ring for the Nurse-Family Partnership, a home visitation program that pairs registered nurses with low-income expectant mothers, providing medical and other support services.

$12,500 to Center for Community Transitions to hire a program assistance to work with families affected by incarceration, building social emotional skills and family resilience.

$9,000 to Charlotte Rescue Mission – Dove’s Nest for the Strengthening Families Program, providing counseling services and other support to families impacted by addiction.

$11,450 to Christ Lutheran Church to provide wraparound services, volunteers and support for students and their families at McClintock Middle School, with the goal of ending intergenerational poverty.

$15,000 to Common Wealth Charlotte for financial education, empowerment and counseling, as well as small loans to help participants build credit and cover emergencies.

$25,000 to Communities in Schools for the Safe Journey program, which provides case-management, childcare programs, health screenings and other support to 100 teenage parents and their babies.

$25,000 to Crisis Assistance Ministry to assist clients of dozens partner agencies to more efficiently meet the needs of those with limited financial resources, preventing homelessness and stabilizing working families.

$20,000 to Families Forward Charlotte to help 30 families achieve self-sufficiency by providing personalized mentoring and educational workshops and by linking families to existing services.

$24,000 to Foster Village Charlotte for therapist-led foster family support groups designed for caregivers, supporting healthy child development and creating communal connection with other foster families.

$25,000 to Heal Charlotte to help residents of the Orchard Trace community overcome poverty, achieve financial stability and forge a path to home ownership.

$20,000 to Planned Parenthood South Atlantic to provide affordable, critical reproductive health services, as well as educational programming throughout the community.

$10,000 to Thompson Child & Family Focus to fund comprehensive mental health services and multigenerational family supports for the youngest and most vulnerable populations in the community.

$25,000 to West Boulevard Neighborhood Coalition for its Seeds for Change program, which teaches life skills to young people by hiring them to work on an urban farm and weekly farmer’s market.

Social Capital

$10,000 to the Andreas H. Bechtler Arts Foundation for its Jail Arts Initiative, which places teaching artists directly in Mecklenburg County Detention Centers to conduct residencies for youth and adult residents.

$5,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas for its mentorship program.

$7,500 to Charlotte Family Housing for a Hope Team manager who will recruit, train and manage volunteers.

$10,000 to Communities In Schools to support its Social Capital Campaign.

$10,000 to Arts+ for Project Harmony, a community-based youth orchestra program.

$5,000 to EmpowHERment Inc for its Annual Summit for girls in grades 6-12.

$10,000 to Foundation For Girls for its “Circle of Love” lunch series, pairing mentors and life coaches with teen moms.

$10,000 to Free Press to increase news coverage and awareness in underserved communities.

$7,500 to Generation Nation to support its mentorship program.

$25,000 to Life Navigators for its middle school-focused mentoring pilot program.

$10,000 to the Lynnwood Foundation for its African-American nonprofit executive training program.

$10,000 to QC Family Tree to expand its community meals/discussions program.

$10,000 to Refugee Support Services of the Carolinas for its Family Mentoring and Education Program, which pairs 125 refugee families with 125 mentoring families.

$10,000 to the Renaissance West Community Initiative to fund its Community Advocacy Navigator position.

$10,000 to the Rowan Regional Medical Center Foundation to mentor leaders in under-served communities.

$10,000 to Safe Alliance to send children who have witnessed or experienced domestic violence to Camp HOPE, a trauma-focused, values-based mentoring initiative.

$5,000 to Stiletto Boss University in support of its Stiletto Boss University Headquarters training program.

$10,000 to Students for Education Reform to help organize students to advocate for education-related issues during 2020 campaign.

$5,000 to The Relatives, Inc. to support its mentor program.

$10,000 to Thompson Child & Family Focus to pair high-risk children with life navigators.

$5,000 to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte for resident-led walking tours through its City Walks program.

$5,000 to the YMCA of Greater Charlotte to increase volunteer training.

$8,000 to the YWCA Central Carolinas for its 1902 Society and Racial Justice program.