COVID-19 Response Fund Grants

COVID-19 Response Fund Grants

Fifth Round Grants

Child Care

  • $120,000 to Child Care Resources to ensure ongoing professional development training and coaching at child care centers.
  • $15,000 to La Escuelita San Marcos to prepare for in-person instruction with additional staff, Personal Protection Equipment and supplies.
  • $50,000 to ParentChild+ to provide emergency financial assistance and other basic need supports to families, in addition to educational books and toys, internet and devices to families and staff.

Child Welfare

  • $55,000 to Council for Children's Rights to provide advocacy for children to ensure they have access to educational and mental health services.
  • $24,620 to Foster Village Charlotte to provide tutors and emergency financial assistance to children in foster care.
  • $20,000 to Pat's Place Child Advocacy Center to provide advocacy, medical evaluation and mental health counseling to victims of child sexual abuse.

Education

  • $50,000 to Above and Beyond Students to provide virtual academic support and supplemental meals to students.
  • $50,000 to Ada Jenkins Families and Careers Development Center to provide virtual academic support to students.
  • $30,000 to Augustine Literacy Project - Charlotte to provide tutors with training on tutoring in a virtual format.
  • $50,000 to Autism Charlotte to provide in-person academic support, skill development, social and emotional support to children and youth with autism.
  • $10,000 to Carolina Youth Coalition to provide students with academic assistance and virtual mentorship.
  • $20,000 to Carolinas Aviation Museum to provide virtual after school programs focused on STEM.
  • $45,000 to Charlotte Speech and Hearing Center to provide children and adults with virtual and in-person speech, language and hearing services.
  • $20,000 to Christ Lutheran Church to provide virtual academic support and supplemental meals to students.
  • $10,000 to Digi-Bridge to provide in-person STEAM courses at one of five learning centers.
  • $25,000 to Eliminate the Digital Divide purchase hardware needed to refurbish 1,000 laptops for community members.
  • $25,000 to Freedom Communities to provide virtual learning in a safe space with adult supervision.
  • $9,610 to Galilee Ministries of East Charlotte-Episcopal Diocese of NC to improve internet service and purchase Personal Protective Equipment.
  • $10,000 to Learning Help Centers of Charlotte to purchase food for students and families and provide transportation and financial assistance to families.
  • $15,000 to Luminaria Learning Solutions to provide Quail Hollow students with an advisory curriculum focused on organization, time management, stress management and community engagement.
  • $25,000 to Northside Baptist Church to provide adults with access to workforce development training and workshops and a safe space for virtual learning.
  • $50,000 to ourBRIDGE for Kids to provide tutoring and a safe space for virtual learning.
  • $20,000 to Prodigal Son Foundation to provide virtual tutoring for students.
  • $40,000 to Project 658 to provide students a safe space with adult supervision and support for virtual learning.
  • $10,000 to Promising Pages to provide 45,000 books to students.
  • $10,000 to St. Andrews United Methodist Church to provide preschool students with scholarships to attend part-day preschool.
  • $100,000 to The Steve Smith Family Foundation to provide a safe space with adult supervision for homeless children attending school virtually.
  • $30,000 to UMBA Bright Stars to provide a safe space with adult supervision for K-5 students attending school virtually.
  • $75,000 to UrbanPromise Charlotte to provide a safe space with adult supervision for K-8 students attending school virtually.
  • $250,000 to YMCA of Greater Charlotte to provide a safe space with adult supervision for students attending school virtually.

Emergency Financial Assistance

  • $30,000 to Lakeview Neighborhood Alliance to provide emergency financial assistance to neighborhood residents.
  • $15,000 to Liberian Community Association of Greater Charlotte to provide assistance to unemployed or disabled adults/seniors.
  • $20,000 to Matthews HELP Center to provide rent and utility assistance for individuals and families.
  • $30,000 to The Abandon Project to provide families with food and financial assistance.

Food Security

  • $3,500 to First United Methodist Church to distribute 250 bagged lunches biweekly to individuals experiencing homelessness.
  • $41,180 to Friendship Trays to purchase and deliver food to local seniors.
  • $15,000 to Reeder Memorial Missions Place to operate a food pantry for those in need.
  • $75,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina for funding to purchase refrigerated box truck for food delivery.
  • $25,000 to St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church to purchase and prepare food for those in need.
  • $33,000 to Factors of Seven to purchase and prepare food for those in need.
  • $20,000 to The Save Our Children Movement to purchase and prepare food for those in need.

Health/Mental Health/Substance Abuse

  • $56,000 to Anuvia Prevention and Recovery Center to create a public awareness campaign centered on available substance abuse/mental health treatment services.
  • $10,000 to Bridge to Recovery to provide scholarships to the substance use treatment facility.
  • $10,000 to Charlotte Transgender Healthcare Group to subsidize access to health and mental healthcare.
  • $12,500 to EmpowHERment to provide mental wellness services to mentees.
  • $30,000 to HeartBright Foundation to provide case management for patients with chronic conditions.
  • $35,000 to McLeod Addictive Disease Center to purchase Chromebooks for telehealth services.
  • $16,500 to Teen Health Connection to continue to provide services to parents and teens.
  • $50,000 to The C.W. Williams Community Health Center to subsidize patient co-pays and buy supplies for mobile COVID-19 testing.
  • $50,000 to The Relatives to provide emergency financial assistance and mental health counseling.
  • $20,000 to Wilson Oasis to provide mental health workshops and counseling services.

Rent/Mortgage/Utility

  • $100,000 to Common Wealth Associates to provide financial assistance and financial counseling.
  • $15,000 to Families Forward Charlotte to pay rent, utility and internet for 50 enrolled families.
  • $25,000 to Pineville Neighbors Place to help provide rent/utility assistance for families.
  • $50,000 to Rockwell A.M.E. Zion Church to help provide rent/utility assistance for families.
  • $150,000 to Socialserve to supplement existing rental subsidies by paying eviction debt and housing inspection costs.

Shelter

  • $50,000 to Beds for Kids to provide beds and essential furniture.
  • $100,000 to Charlotte Family Housing to ensure families remain stably housed.
  • $5,022 to Charlotte Mecklenburg Housing Partnership to increase access to affordable housing.
  • $25,000 to Florence Crittenton Services to continue to provide shelter and healthcare to pregnant women.
  • $25,000 to Hope Haven to provide transportation to AA/NA meetings and to increase access to mental health services.
  • $200,000 to Roof Above to expand winter shelter capacity by 130 beds, purchase tents and provide additional security.
  • $45,000 to Safe Alliance to increase access to virtual services.
  • $13,000 to Samaritan House to provide transportation to homeless individuals discharged from the hospital.
  • $9,400 to Shelter Health Services to purchase rapid COVID-19 rests and PPE for clinic staff.
  • $50,000 to Supportive Housing Communities to provide rental and food services, as well as mental health counseling.

Workforce Development

  • $15,000 to Thrive Global Project to provide virtual workshops in financial literacy, job readiness and mental health/resiliency.
  • $75,000 to Urban League of Central Carolinas to help students complete workforce development training in Systems Applications and Data Processing.

Community Organizations

  • $50,000 to Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy to provide legal screening, advice and representation.
  • $75,000 to The Latin American Coalition to continue to remove barriers of access for LatinX residents.
  • $25,000 to ForCharlotte to connect coalition members to large-scale volunteer needs.
  • $60,000 to Renaissance West Community Initiative to provide access to community engagement and program support.

 


Fourth Round Grants

Basic Needs

  • $10,000 to Charlotte Pride to provide emergency financial assistance to members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
  • $4,560 to Charlotte Village Network to purchase supplies for in-home activities to help senior citizens remain active and engaged.
  • $50,000 to CrossRoads Corporation for Affordable Housing and Community Development to provide emergency financial assistance, food and internet access to seniors and families.
  • $25,000 to Lakewood Neighborhood Alliance to provide financial and food assistance to neighborhood residents.
  • $10,000 to Liberian Community Association of Greater Charlotte to provide financial assistance to unemployed adults and disabled adults.
  • $5,000 to LIFESPAN to purchase personal protective equipment for staff supporting group home residents.
  • $5,000 to National Church Residences of Charlotte to purchase supplies needed to support senior residents of independent living facilities.
  • $20,000 to Rebuilding Together of Greater Charlotte to complete emergency home repairs.
  • $50,000 to Renaissance West Community Initiative to provide care coordination for seniors and summer educational programming for students.
  • $50,000 to Rockwell A.M.E. Zion Church to provide emergency financial assistance.

Child Welfare

  • $25,000 to Foster Village Charlotte to provide individual counseling and support groups to foster children as well as mentors to support foster parents.
  • $50,000 to Pat's Place Child Advocacy Center for updated technology to allow more staff to work remotely.

Youth/Education/Summer Programs

  • $30,000 to Above and Beyond Students to purchase iReady reading licenses and to purchase and deliver hot meals.
  • $35,000 to Ada Jenkins Families and Careers Development Center to provide scholarships for summer camp, mental health counseling and emergency financial assistance.
  • $25,000 to Autism Charlotte for staffing, facility costs and supplies needed to operate childcare program for children with autism.
  • $25,000 to Autism Society of North Carolina to provide mental health counselors and autism resource specialists.
  • $15,000 to B.E.A.M. Foundation to purchase technology to allow students and instructors to participate in online programming.
  • $20,000 to Brookstone Schools of Mecklenburg County to provide financial assistance to families.
  • $15,000 to Carolina Youth Coalition to provide financial assistance to families and first-year students entering college.
  • $26,000 to Carolinas Aviation Museum to provide scholarships, educational materials, food and technology for a youth STEM-oriented summer camp.
  • $25,000 to Charlotte Bilingual Preschool to provide Spanish-speaking children and their families access to guided literacy activities.
  • $100,000 to Charlotte Speech and Hearing Center to purchase licenses and supplies to provide virtual speech and language services.
  • $25,000 to Classroom Central to purchase and distribute backpacks with supplies needed for return to school.
  • $45,000 to Cops & Barbers to pay operating expenses associated with their summer barber school program.
  • $10,000 to Digi-Bridge to provide virtual and in-person STEAM programming.
  • $117,000 to Discovery Place to provide scholarships to low-income students to attend STEM-focused summer camps.
  • $20,000 to E2D to provide refurbished and donated laptops to students and families.
  • $10,000 to EmpowHERment to create an app that links mentors to teenagers, continuing their participation in leadership development activities.
  • $10,000 to Gardhouse Limited to develop and implement workforce development workshops.
  • $5,700 to Gen-One to purchase internet hotspots for students lacking digital access.
  • $11,000 to Girl Scouts, Hornets' Nest Council to provide families with financial assistance to attend virtual and in-person summer camp experiences.
  • $20,000 to Heart Math Tutoring for staff, technology upgrades and program supplies for virtual summer tutoring.
  • $20,000 to Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas for summer programming that provides students with exposure to career paths and entrepreneurship.
  • $10,000 to La Escuelita San Marcos to purchase hardware to allow families to engage in distance learning.
  • $30,000 to MeckEd to provide wages/stipends to students completing virtual internships.
  • $35,000 to ParentChild+ to provide families with financial assistance (rent, utilities, household supplies, digital access).
  • $11,535 to Philips Academy of North Carolina to purchase supplies, equipment needed to create vocational educational opportunities on-campus.
  • $5,000 to Profound Gentlemen to provide summer learning experiences for new teachers of color.
  • $10,000 to Project One Scholarship Fund to provide scholarships, financial literacy education and mentoring for single-parent, low-income families.
  • $20,000 to Project Scientist to provide science kits and digital access to youth participants.
  • $10,000 to R. Bruce Irons Camp Fund to enroll students in virtual or day camp experiences.
  • $15,000 to Restorative Justice CLT to provide case-management services to formerly incarcerated persons re-entering society.
  • $15,000 to S.T.A.R.S. Math & English Academy to purchase technology to allow students and staff to access online tutoring.
  • $15,000 to Sports Biz Camps to create and distribute a virtual summer camp.
  • $20,000 to the Learning Collaborative to pay teacher salaries and costs associated with creating a literacy curriculum.
  • $200,000 to Salvation Army Charlotte to provide shelter in hotels for those experiencing homelessness.
  • $15,000 to Thrive Global Project to purchase and deliver “relief packages” with basic-needs items for first-year students entering college.
  • $75,000 to United Negro College Fund to provide emergency financial assistance (transportation, housing, laptops) to students returning to school.
  • $500,000 to YMCA of Greater Charlotte to pay for staffing and operational support at full-day summer camps at 10 YMCA branches.

Financial/Rental/Housing Assistance

  • $75,000 to Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte to provide rent and utility assistance.
  • $30,000 to Community Link Programs Of Traveler Aid Society Of Central Carolinas to provide rental assistance for those in housing who have lost income/employment.
  • $35,000 to Grameen America to provide recovery loans and loan repayments to low-income women entrepreneurs.
  • $37,500 to Greater Matthews Habitat for Humanity to complete construction of one home, repair existing homes and provide mortgage assistance to homeowners.
  • $50,000 to Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region to provide mortgage assistance to homeowners who have experienced lost employment/income due to COVID-19.

Food Security

  • $5,000 to First United Methodist Church to purchase and distribute food.
  • $41,180 to Friendship Trays to procure and deliver food to seniors.
  • $50,000 to Historic West End Partners to purchase and distribute fresh produce.
  • $100,000 to ourBRIDGE to purchase and distribute food and offer mental health support services.
  • $40,000 to Project BOLT to purchase and distribute prepared meals and pantry bags to children and families in need.
  • $25,000 to Sandra and Leon Levine Jewish Community Center to purchase and deliver food to seniors.
  • $37,500 to The Bulb to lease and upfit venue to provide cold storage for food items and to purchase a van to transport food.
  • $30,400 to Reeder Memorial Missions Place to purchase food, equipment and expand pantry operations and allow for food delivery.
  • $10,000 to Learning Help Centers of Charlotte to purchase and deliver groceries/prepared meals and summer learning materials.
  • $125,000 to World Central Kitchen to prepare and deliver cooked meals.

Health/Mental Health/Substance Abuse

  • $25,000 to Bridge to Recovery to provide scholarships to residents seeking substance abuse treatment.
  • $80,000 to Care Ring to subsidize client fees for primary and specialty care, and to provide translation services for Spanish-speaking patients.
  • $22,000 to HeartBright Foundation to hire additional staff to provide in-person and telehealth services.
  • $25,000 to HopeWay Foundation for costs related to providing mental health services to healthcare professionals.
  • $100,000 to MedAssist of Mecklenburg to pay staff salaries and program-related costs, such as rent, utilities and medication.
  • $9,324 to Mental Health America to hire a youth engagement specialist and provide outreach to parents of youth with mental health challenges.
  • $15,000 to Piedmont Health Services and Sickle Cell Agency to provide emergency financial assistance to clients.
  • $15,000 to Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte to purchase cleaning supplies and meals for families in residence.
  • $18,325 to Shelter Health Services to purchase COVID-19 rapid tests and pay staffing costs to administer them.
  • $16,000 to Teen Health Connection to pay expenses related to “teen mental health” education workshops for parents.
  • $17,000 to The Relatives to hire mental health counselors and pay costs to relocate to a new facility.
  • $20,000 to Wilson Oasis for mental health services for low-income African Americans.

Shelter

  • $75,000 to Carolina CARE Partnership for funding to purchase hygiene supplies and rent hotel rooms.
  • $75,000 to Charlotte Family Housing to pay for hotel stays for shelter clients and salary of a mental health clinician.
  • $10,000 to Gracious Hands Transitional Housing for operating expenses associated with two transitional houses for single women.
  • $40,000 to Hope Haven to implement COVID-19 screening and sanitation, as well as purchase personal protective equipment, laptops for telehealth services and a vehicle to limit clients use of public transportation.
  • $30,000 to Hope House Foundation for operational expenses incurred due to COVID-19.
  • $352,859 to Roof Above to pay staffing costs at additional shelter, purchase cleaning supplies and move people from unsheltered homelessness to shelter/housing.
  • $13,000 to Samaritan House to pay staff, maintain housing and purchase food for distribution.
  • $50,000 to Socialserve to help those residing in shelter/hotels move into housing.

Workforce Development/Business Support

  • $21,900 to Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation to purchase Chromebooks.
  • $50,000 to City Startup Labs to offer design-thinking and entrepreneurship education to formerly incarcerated individuals.
  • $25,000 to Grace Mar Services to move workforce development and job coaching classes online.
  • $75,000 to North Carolina Institute for Minority Economic Development to pay staff and provide micro-grants to minority and women-owned businesses.
  • $50,000 to Prospera North Carolina to pay staff and create pool of funding for business recovery grants.
  • $55,000 to the ROC Charlotte to pay for staffing and summer programming, as well as retrofit labs to allow for in-person construction training for high school students.
  • $50,000 to Urban League of Central Carolinas to pay staff and purchase laptops.

Other

  • $11,391 to Apparo to pay for staff to deliver capacity-building services to area nonprofits.
  • $50,000 to Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy to assist clients with accessing CARES Act benefits and preventing evictions.
  • $50,000 to Coalicion Latinoamericana for expenses associated with operation of a hotline that provides referral services.
  • $200,000 to Reopening Business Public Awareness Campaign to support public awareness campaign for small business grants program.

 


Third Round Grants

Basic Needs

  • $6,342 to Charlotte Village Network to provide food to seniors and purchase gas cards for volunteers delivering basic needs to seniors.
  • $25,000 to Lakewood Neighborhood Alliance to provide basic needs assistance to its residents.
  • $10,000 to Liberian Community Association of Greater Charlotte to provide emergency financial assistance to members of the Liberian community.
  • $125,000 to Renaissance West Community Initiative to provide food and delivery service to residents.
  • $15,000 to Shepherd’s Center of Charlotte for senior medical and nonmedical transportation, as well as for food and supplies for program participants.
  • $25,000 to Universal Institute for Successful Aging to purchase food and personal protection equipment.
  • $5,000 to Vietnamese Association of Charlotte to provide emergency financial assistance to members of the Vietnamese community.

Child Care

  • $300,000 to Child Care Resources to purchase and distribute personal protection equipment and cleaning supplies to 323 childcare centers and homes.

Education

  • $30,000 to Augustine Literacy Project – Charlotte to purchase software and train staff to move literacy tutoring online.
  • $25,000 to Bethlehem Center of Charlotte to sustain Out of School Time, a virtual afterschool program.
  • $25,000 to Charlotte Bilingual Preschool to purchase Chromebooks to facilitate remote learning and to purchase basic supplies for families in need.
  • $40,000 to First Baptist Church-West to pay teacher salaries, purchase software and offer online tutoring for at risk students.
  • $60,000 to Freedom School Partners to purchase supplies and pay staff to launch “pop-up” educational events at eight locations throughout the summer.
  • $5,200 to Greater Enrichment Program to purchase tablets for K-2 students at Ashley Park and Merry Oaks elementary, and to hire bilingual staff to facilitate students' access to programming.
  • $25,000 to Promising Pages to purchase books, personal protection equipment and pay salaries for staff distributing books.
  • $20,000 to Stiletto Boss University to purchase technology for its youth entrepreneurial program.
  • $15,000 to Save Our Children Movement for children’s holistic services.
  • $20,000 to Urban Promise Charlotte to provide summer educational programming to local students.
  • $25,000 to Young Black Leadership Alliance to offer summer programming focused on college and career readiness, leadership development and mental wellness.

Emergency Financial Assistance

  • $25,000 to Changed Choices for emergency financial assistance for families and stipends for incarcerated clients.
  • $200,000 to Common Wealth Charlotte to provide no-interest loans and financial counseling.
  • $100,000 to Comunidad Colectiva to provide emergency financial assistance to individuals in the LatinX community who do not qualify for federal benefits.
  • $15,000 to InReach to provide rent, utility assistance and medication support to program participants who have experienced job loss or lost income.
  • $100,000 to Johnson C. Smith University to provide emergency financial assistance to students over the summer and to promote enrollment and retention.
  • $20,000 to Matthews HELP Center to provide emergency financial assistance and food.
  • $30,000 to QC Family Tree to provide food and rental assistance for residents in the Enderly Park neighborhood.
  • $20,000 to Youth Villages to provide emergency financial assistance for youth aging out of foster care, and prepaid cellphones to allow youth to access mental health services.

Food Security

  • $12,000 to Angels and Sparrows Soup Kitchen to purchase and distribute food and provide emergency financial assistance to local families.
  • $25,000 to Bags of Hope to purchase and distribute food to students.
  • $15,000 to First Legacy Church to purchase food for distribution and hire staff.
  • $16,500 to Galilee Ministries of East Charlotte to purchase food and supplies to prepare meals for distribution to seniors.
  • $20,000 to Little Rock AME Zion to purchase food for distribution and supplies to make masks for the homeless and working poor.
  • $60,000 to Loaves & Fishes to purchase trucks to aid in food distribution.
  • $25,000 to Project 658 to purchase food for distribution and laptops for students in need.
  • $900,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina to purchase food for distribution.
  • $20,000 to The Bulb to hire staff to expand food distribution.
  • $45,000 to University City Foundation to purchase food for distribution, supplies to plant a community garden and hire additional staff.

Health and Mental Health

  • $15,600 to Agape Dental Ministry to purchase personal protection equipment.
  • $40,850 to Care Ring to provide free access to health clinic.
  • $20,000 to Center for Prevention Services to purchase personal protection equipment and hire an outreach staff person.
  • $50,000 to Charlotte Community Health Clinic to purchase medical supplies and pay staff and operational expenses.
  • $100,000 to Charlotte Rescue Mission to provide shelter, food and recovery support for 100 graduates and to admit 60 new clients into the 120-day recovery program.
  • $40,000 to HeartBright Foundation to meet increased demand for patient advocates.
  • $26,000 to Jewish Family Services of Greater Charlotte to purchase hardware and software to offer virtual therapy to seniors.
  • $20,000 to McLeod Addictive Disease Center to purchase hardware and software to offer virtual counseling services.
  • $8,398 to Mental Health America of Central Carolinas to hire additional staff to extend virtual programming for clients and their caregivers.
  • $15,000 to American Heart Association to purchase supplies for patients dealing with chronic health conditions and to increase staff to distribute supplies to local community health clinics.
  • $50,000 to C. W. Williams Community Health Center to provide co-pay subsidies, purchase personal protection equipment, and fund outreach and community education campaign.
  • $30,000 to Time Out Youth provide emergency financial assistance to clients and ensure mental health services continue.
  • $15,000 to Wilson Oasis to provide mental health counseling.

Legal Advocacy

  • $50,000 to Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy to hire staff to assist clients with accessing CARES Act benefits and preventing evictions.
  • $75,000 to Council for Children’s Rights to provide IT resources, purchase personal protection equipment and ensure children continue to receive mental health services.
  • $25,000 to International House of Metrolina to hire staff to provide more legal assistance for refugees and immigrants.
  • $25,000 to Legal Aid of North Carolina to hire staff to assist tenants facing eviction.

Shelter and Housing

  • $20,000 to Block Love Charlotte to purchase and distribute supplies for unsheltered homeless.
  • $50,000 to Hope Vibes to purchase cleaning supplies and complete construction of mobile sinks/shower for unsheltered homeless.
  • $13,000 to Samaritan House to ensure homeless discharged from the hospital continue receiving care.
  • $75,000 to Supportive Housing Communities to provide emergency financial assistance for clients and purchase supplies for unsheltered homeless.
  • $150,000 to Salvation Army Charlotte to relocate vulnerable seniors, provide rental assistance, increase staffing and continue to lessen burden on shelters.
  • $75,000 to UMAR Services to pay for increased operational expenses to serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • $50,000 to YWCA Central Carolinas to provide rental assistance and provide support services for women in transitional housing programs.

Workforce Development

  • $30,000 to ASPIRE Community Capital to create micro-loan fund to sustain entrepreneurs.
  • $60,000 to Community Culinary School of Charlotte for operational expenses to continue to train formerly incarcerated individuals.
  • $33,000 to North End Community Coalition to create lending library for residents to access virtual programming and services.
  • $50,000 to She Built This City to purchase materials and software to print face shields and provide program scholarships to women to learn skilled trades.
  • $20,000 to Southside Rides Foundation to pay stipends for formerly incarcerated students learning automotive trade.
  • $75,000 to Urban League of Central Carolinas to retain staff and to offer three virtual job fairs and technical assistance to small, minority-owned businesses. 

Second Round Grants

Education

  • $50,000 to Charlotte Speech and Hearing Center to provide 250 children with virtual speech and language therapy and to assist 50 seniors with hearing evaluations/hearing aids.
  • $25,000 to E2D to purchase parts needed to refurbish donated laptops, open uptown lab to create expanded capacity to refurbish donated laptops and pay stipends to student-employees who work on laptops.
  • $10,000 to Latin Americans Working for Achievement to provide scholarships to LatinX college students.
  • $45,000 to the Learning Collaborative to support parents and students through their online instruction program, TLC@Home.

Employment

  • $150,000 to Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont to provide online training/retraining to unemployed individuals re-entering workforce.
  • $25,000 to Mecklenburg Council of Elders to purchase hardware/software to provide services virtually.

Emergency Financial Assistance

  • $75,000 to Ada Jenkins Center to provide emergency financial assistance and support to individuals and families.
  • $20,500 to Caterpillar Ministries to provide financial assistance for 40 families.
  • $50,000 to Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy to provide legal advice and representation.
  • $15,000 to Davidson Housing Coalition to provide emergency financial assistance to tenants in affordable housing units.
  • $30,000 to Lakewood Neighborhood Alliance to provide emergency financial assistance to neighborhood residents.
  • $15,000 to Pineville Neighbors Place to provide emergency financial assistance to neighborhood residents.
  • $75,000 to RAIN to provide emergency financial assistance to individuals living with HIV/AIDS.
  • $50,000 to Refugee Support Services of the Carolinas to provide refugees with supplies and emergency financial assistance.
  • $25,000 to Servants Heart of Mint Hill to provide food, hygiene supplies and emergency financial assistance.
  • $50,000 to Brookhill Community Resource Center to provide emergency financial assistance to neighborhood residents.

Food Security

  • $12,000 to Dilworth Soup Kitchen for food and supplies needed to provide to-go meals.
  • $25,000 to Friendship Trays to purchase food, prepare and deliver meals to seniors.
  • $40,000 to Heal Charlotte to purchase and deliver food to residents along Reagan Drive Corridor in Hidden Valley.
  • $5,000 to Hope Street Food Pantry to purchase food and build capacity to serve as a mobile pantry.
  • $300,000 to Loaves & Fishes to package and deliver food boxes to more than 35,000 people in need.
  • $22,480 to North End Community Coalition to purchase personal hygiene care packs and food for families in need.
  • $40,000 to ourBRIDGE for KIDS to provide food to immigrant and refugee families.
  • $10,000 to Reeder Memorial Baptist Church Missions Place to purchase food and equipment to expand pantry operations.
  • $25,000 to Sandra and Leon Levine Jewish Community Center to deliver food to seniors.
  • $500,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina to purchase and distribute food.
  • $25,000 to University City Foundation to purchase and distribute food to residents of the University City neighborhood.

Health and Mental Health

  • $15,000 to Alexander Youth Network to continue mental health services for 340 youth.
  • $75,000 to Care Ring to maintain health outcomes for 6,500 clients receiving primary or specialty care.
  • $50,000 to Lake Norman Community Health Clinic to expand tele-health capabilities and increase behavioral health support.
  • $30,000 to Matthews Free Medical Clinic to continue serving 297 existing patients and increase access for unemployed clients without insurance.
  • $100,000 to MedAssist of Mecklenburg to continue serving 3,819 existing patients and increase access for unemployed clients without insurance.
  • $30,000 to Pat's Place Child Advocacy Center to provide remote mental health counseling services and increase capability of in-person interviews for high-risk abuse cases.
  • $50,000 to Promise Resource Network to maintain mental health services.
  • $40,000 to the Steve Smith Family Foundation to maintain mental health services at Steve Smith Family Wellness Center.
  • $35,000 to the West Boulevard Neighborhood Coalition to purchase and distribute masks and cleaning supplies for residents.

Shelter and Housing

  • $25,000 to Beds for Kids to purchase new beds for distribution.
  • $83,500 to Carolinas CARE Partnership to provide temporary shelter and rental assistance for tenants living with AIDS.
  • $40,000 to Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte to provide rental assistance for 50 vulnerable households.
  • $100,000 to Charlotte Rescue Mission to maintain shelter and support services for 269 residents of Dove’s Nest and Charlotte Rescue Mission.
  • $50,000 to Florence Crittenton Services of North Carolina to provide shelter, support and mental health services for 160 pregnant clients.
  • $20,000 to Friendship Community Development Corporation to maintain transitional housing for 26 women.
  • $10,000 to Watchmen of the Streets to purchase tents, blankets and other supplies for unsheltered homeless.
  • $100,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte to maintain housing for 600 homeowners.
  • $50,000 to Hope Haven to maintain shelter and support for more than 100 individuals in recovery.
  • $30,000 to the Lotus Campaign to facilitate housing placement for 100 families.
  • $75,000 to Safe Alliance to ensure adult survivors of abuse and their children are safely sheltered.
  • $50,000 to the Center for Community Transitions to provide social and emotional support to 210 formerly incarcerated women, as well as 80 children and their caregivers.
  • $35,000 to The Relatives to provide shelter and financial assistance to 25-35 young adults.
  • $250,000 to The Salvation Army to sustain housing and after-school programming for up to 1,000 individuals.

Other

  • $20,000 to Humane Society of Charlotte to help address financial expenses related to pet care.

First Round Grants

  • $70,000 to Ada Jenkins Center to provide emergency financial assistance and support to individuals and families in North Mecklenburg.
  • $75,000 to Camino Community Center to increase access to food and household products for the elderly and families.
  • $75,000 to Charlotte Family Housing to increase rental subsidies for clients who have lost employment or income.
  • $275,000 to Commonwealth Charlotte to provide no-interest loans and deferred payment schedule to workers in restaurants and hospitality fields.
  • $75,000 to Communities in Schools to facilitate delivery of food and hygiene kits to homeless children and families living in hotels.
  • $146,688 to Crisis Assistance Ministries to help those who reside in motels – and are unemployed or have lost wages – to remain in place.
  • $100,000 to Latin American Coalition to set up a bilingual hotline and electronic clearinghouse to assist the immigrant community.
  • $100,000 to Loaves & Fishes to assist with new delivery strategy required due to the crisis.
  • $243,462 to Men’s Shelter of Charlotte to reduce numbers in its shelters, maintain staffing levels and provide rental subsidies to clients who have lost employment or income.
  • $90,200 to Safe Alliance to reduce numbers in its shelters, maintain staffing levels and provide hotel rooms for domestic violence victims at highest risk.
  • $138,448 to Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte to reduce numbers in shelters, maintain staffing levels and provide rental subsidies to clients who have lost employment or income.
  • $500,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina to purchase food to provide to those in need.
  • $500,000 to SocialServe to work with landlords renting to families and seniors unable to pay due to the crisis, as well as help homeless families leaving hotels find secure rental housing.
  • $75,000 to Supportive Housing Communities to increase mental health services for residents, provide stipends for residents who are volunteering, and assist with increased housing needs for residents who have lost employment or income.

Supplementary Grants - Arts and Cultural Organizations - Second Round

  • $35,000 to ARTPOP to help make media space available to assist selected local artists.
  • $15,000 to Brand the Moth to support artist workshops and stipends for teachers and students in its Meta Mural Residency program.
  • $25,000 to Caroline Calouche & Co. to support artistic and teaching staff, as well as purchase equipment to allow a safe reopening of the program.
  • $40,000 to Charlotte Center City Partners Community Trust to support the Charlotte Music Community COVID-19 Relief Fund, which will aid local musicians who have been financially impacted by the pandemic.
  • $10,000 to the Charlotte Art League to support artistic staff and pay expenses to ensure artists have access to creative spaces after COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
  • $20,000 to the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture to sponsor virtual programming for its “Unmasked” conversation series.
  • $75,000 to Discovery Place to support its digital learning series and maintain its “living collection” exhibits for two months.
  • $28,500 to Goodyear Arts to support local artists who depend upon the organization and help the organization shift to innovative virtual programming.
  • $10,000 to Que-Os to support artists and expand online resources for the community.
  • $7,000 to The Arts Empowerment Project to design and deliver virtual culinary sessions for children at Thompson Child & Family Focus, Safe Alliance and Nazareth Child & Family Connection.
  • $10,000 to Tosco Music to help support local musicians through a reformatted and streaming Tosco Music Party.

Supplementary Grants - Arts and Cultural Organizations - First Round

  • $25,000 to Arts+ to support the shift to virtual programming for children.
  • $50,000 to ASC Mecklenburg Creatives Resiliency Fund to support local artists and performers who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
  • $185,000 to Charlotte Ballet to support its artistic, academy, education and production staff.
  • $150,000 to Children's Theatre of Charlotte to support the artistic and creative staff and ensure online programming for children.
  • $24,232 to JazzArts Charlotte to support musicians and efforts to shift to online performances and educational programs.

Brave of Heart Fund

For information about the Brave of Heart Fund for fallen healthcare workers, founded by New York Life and Cigna and powered by FFTC’s subsidiary, E4E Relief, visit www.BraveofHeartFund.com.

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