CMCF Grant Awards 2022

Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Foundation

2022 Total Grants to date: $550,000

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.

$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.

$30,000 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.

$25,000 to Charlotte Speech and Hearing Center to provide programming that promotes school readiness for low-income and at-risk children up to age 8.

$30,000 to Communities in Schools to provide an intensive college-readiness mentoring program that supports first-generation college students.

$15,000 to CrossRoads Corporation for Affordable Housing and Community Development to provide programming that supports youth in the Grier Heights Community, including college preparation, access to mental health support and mentoring.

$25,000 to E2D to provide computers for students lacking home-based computers sufficient to do their work.

$15,000 to Florence Crittenton Services to provide educational and vocational programming for adolescents and young adults.

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

$15,000 to GardHouse to provide yearlong academic internships and fellowships to local students.

$5,000 to Hack & Hustle Social Entrepreneurship Academy to provide an introductory STEM training program that exposes youth ages 16-24 to in-demand technology and entrepreneurial skills.

$20,000 to Heart Math Tutoring to provide a math intervention program for students performing below grade level in CMS elementary schools.

$15,000 to International House to provide English students in grade 1-5 with intensive tutoring.

$15,000 to Latin American Women's Association to host bilingual workshops and tours at colleges for local families.

$30,000 to Luminaria Learning Solutions to provide their signature Life Navigator School Program designed to prepare students with concrete executive functioning skills, social-emotional learning, and life management tools.

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

$10,000 to Project BOLT to provide a summer literacy program intended to build social-emotional skills and increase the academic achievement of K-5 children.

$10,000 to Road to Hire to provide paid summer internships and in-school college prep classes to high schoolers at five Title I schools.

$20,000 to S.T.A.R.S. Math & English Academy to provide students with bootcamps, Saturday Academy, and summer programming.

$25,000 to She Built This City to provide their tuition-free, state-certified pre-apprenticeship training targeting young women in low-income neighborhoods.

$25,000 to The Center for Community Transitions to provide programming that addresses the adverse impacts of the pandemic for children with incarcerated parents enrolled in CMS schools.

$25,000 to Time Out Youth to provide programming that will ensure college readiness and career success for LGBTQ+ students in Charlotte.

$40,000 to Young Black Leadership Alliance to provide college and career advising, awareness and exploration for underserved students and parents in the Charlotte community.

$30,000 to Youth Villages to provide young adults leaving the foster care, juvenile justice and mental health systems with support and guidance.