CMCF Grant Awards 2021

Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Foundation

2021 Total Grants to date: $518,500

Children, Youth & Young Adults

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

$15,000 to Augustine Literacy Project-Charlotte to provide tutoring to 300 low-income first and second graders.

$25,000 to Carolina Youth Coalition to provide high school students with mentors and college-preparatory resources.

$35,000 to Charlotte Bilingual Preschool to provide programming that will advance equity for Latinx children and families.

$20,000 to Charlotte Speech and Hearing Center to provide programming that promotes school readiness for low-income and at-risk children up to age 8.

$11,500 to Circle de Luz to provide intensive college-readiness mentoring program that supports first-generation college students.

$35,000 to E2D to provide computers for students lacking home-based computers sufficient to do their work.

$25,000 to Heart Math Tutoring to provide a math intervention program for students performing below grade level in CMS elementary schools.

$25,000 to Foundation for Girls to provide weekly career training and financial coaching for 300 single homeless mothers.

$15,000 to Freedom School Partners to provide a summer program that offers literacy tutoring and community-building skills to local students.

$10,000 to GardHouse to provide yearlong academic internships and fellowships to local students.

$25,000 to International House to provide English students in grade 1-3 with intensive tutoring.

$12,000 to Latin American Women's Association to host bilingual workshops and tours at colleges for local families.

$25,000 to ourBRIDGE for Kids to provide out-of-school programs for immigrant and refugee students in K-8.

$25,000 to Project Scientist to provide a virtual after-school STEM Club for local girls experiencing homelessness.

$20,000 to Reach Out and Read Carolinas to provide literacy intervention for children in primary care medical homes.

$10,000 to The Learning Collaborative to provide parents with the tools and knowledge needed to prepare their children for success in kindergarten.

$20,000 to Thompson Child & Family Focus to provide tutors to at-risk students from kindergarten to high school graduation.

$20,000 to Time Out Youth to provide programming that will ensure college readiness and career success for LGBTQ students in Charlotte.

$20,000 to The Relatives to pilot a GED-incentive program aimed at low-income young adults.

$20,000 to UrbanPromise Charlotte to provide mentors, tutors and role models for children attending out-of-school programs.

$15,000 to Vision To Learn for mobile clinics that provide Charlotte students with free eye exams.

$25,000 to Young Black Leadership Alliance to provide college and career advising, awareness and exploration for underserved students and parents in the Charlotte community.

$25,000 to Youth Villages to provide young adults leaving the foster care, juvenile justice and mental health systems with support and guidance to successfully transition into adulthood.

$15,000 to YWCA Central Carolinas to provide free out-of-school programming for students from low-income families.