CMCF Grant Awards 2023

Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Foundation

2023 To-Date Grants: $550,000

Children, Youth & Young Adults

  • $25,000 to Ada Jenkins Center for their LEARN Works program, an afterschool academic support and enrichment programming.
  • $10,000 to Augustine Literacy Project-Charlotte to provide reading instruction to over 500 children in local Title 1 schools.
  • $15,000 to B.E.A.M. Foundation for their 10-week Coding Academy for youth in under-served communities.
  • $10,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas to provide mentorship, career and college guidance, and job shadowing opportunities for students.
  • $25,000 to Carolina Youth Coalition for their Torch Fellows Program that ensures college readiness academically, socially, and financially.
  • $35,000 to Charlotte Bilingual Preschool to provide quality bilingual preschool programs for marginalized Latinx students.
  • $25,000 to Charlotte Speech and Hearing Center for their Community Language/Literacy Impact Program (CLIP) that ensures school readiness for low-income and at-risk children up to age 8.
  • $30,000 to Communities in Schools to provide pathways to success in school and life for 55 Charlotte-Mecklenburg district schools.
  • $20,000 to Council for Children’s Rights for their Education Navigation Project to serve children in foster care and mental health facilities.
  • $20,000 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.
  • $20,000 to Florence Crittenton Services to provide educational and vocational programming for adolescents and young adults.
  • $12,500 to Freedom School Partners to provide a summer program that offers literacy tutoring and community-building skills to local students.
  • $10,000 to Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont to provide training and resources to help young adults pursue careers in the construction industry.
  • $10,000 to Hack & Hustle Social Entrepreneurship Academy for a intensive summer program to expose underserved youth in Charlotte to STEM technology and workforce development training.
  • $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 for their Rising Readers Summer Literacy Camp for K-5th grade CMS students from immigrant families.
  • $15,000 to Latin American Women's Association to host bilingual workshops and tours at colleges for local families.
  • $10,000 to On Eagles Wings to provide residential and community-based care for young victims of sex trafficking.
  • $25,000 to ourBRIDGE to provide out-of-school programs for immigrant and refugee students in K-8.
  • $7,500 to Peoples Private Learning Center to help students increase their current grade level performance in Math and ELA.
  • $5,000 to S.T.A.R.S. Math & English Academy to provide students with EOG bootcamps, Saturday Academy, and summer programming.
  • $20,000 to She Built This City to provide their tuition-free, state-certified pre-apprenticeship training targeting young women at Albemarle Middle School.
  • $5,000 to The Learning Collaborative for their Collaborative Summer Literacy Camp in the Grier Heights neighborhood.
  • $20,000 to Theatre Gap Initiative to provide rigorous training, mentorship and access to theatre and college-readiness for marginalized students.
  • $5,000 to Thrive Global Project for their Ready to Thrive program to support the transition to college for low-opportunity students.
  • $25,000 to Time Out Youth to create safe and welcoming spaces for LGBTQ students in Charlotte.
  • $15,000 to Urban League of Central Carolinas to provide college and career-ready high school students assistance navigating on their next steps.
  • $30,000 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 to successfully transition into adulthood.
  • $10,000 to YWCA Central Carolinas to provide out-of-school, literacy-based programming for students in the six Mecklenburg County Youth Learning Centers.