CMCF Grant Awards 2020

Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Foundation

2020 Total Grants to date: $500,000

Children, Youth & Young Adults

$25,000 to the 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 bolster its one-on-one mentoring programs.

$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 and expand current programs offered to Latinx children, such as its preschool program.

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

$25,000 to Communities in Schools to provide students with personal guidance and evidence-based support to help them stay in school and achieve.

$20,000 to E2D to provide computers for students enrolled in the CMS IT Career Pathway program that do not have access to home equipment.

$10,000 to EmpowHERment for its Leadership App and Mentoring Portal, which allows girls and women to access leadership curriculum, online workshops and more.

$10,000 to Foundation for Girls to enroll 65 homeless teen mothers in an 11-month program with weekly skills-based training to help them toward financial independence.

$10,000 to Freedom School Partners to support its six-week summer programs.

$25,000 to Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont to support its Construction Skills Training Center, which provides free skilled-trades training.

$35,000 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 afterschool and summer programs for children of immigrants and refugees.

$25,000 to Profound Gentleman to strengthen the pipeline of male educators of color in Charlotte.

$15,000 to Reach Out and Read Carolinas to provide evidence-based literacy programs to more than 30,000 children between the ages of 0-5.

$10,000 to The Learning Collaborative to provide Family School Readiness, which prepares children to successfully enter kindergarten and empowers parents with the skills necessary to support their child.

$15,000 to Time Out Youth to create safe and welcoming spaces to decrease the dropout rate for LGBTQ+ students.

$20,000 to UrbanPromise Charlotte for its StreetLeader Program, which employs high school students as counselors and mentors for younger children.

$25,000 to Young Black Leadership Alliance to support its College and Career Development program, which provides training and support to 500 underserved students and parents.

$25,000 to Year Up to increase access to its Workforce Development Program from 53 students to 200 students enrolled.

$40,000 to Youth Villages for its YVLifeSet program, which helps young people develop independent living skills.

$10,000 to YWCA Central Carolinas to provide year-round, out-of-school programs to boost reading for low-income K-5th graders and to encourage parents to engage in their child’s academics.