Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Foundation  

2016 Total Grants   $1,415,671


Charlotte Mecklenburg Opportunity Fund
Children and Youth Grantmaking
Social Capital Grants
Multiyear Commitments

Charlotte Mecklenburg Opportunity Fund

$15,000 to Foundation Center for the Carolinas Foundation Center

$75,000 to SHIFT NC for the Access Mecklenburg Initiative

$25,000 to Charlotte Regional Dental Health Foundation for NC Mom Charlotte

$24,000 to the Education and Engagement Initiative for education and engagement support

$25,000 to the GreenLight Fund for operational support


Children and Youth Grantmaking

$35,000 to Ada Jenkins Center for LEARN Works

$30,000 to Arts & Science Council for Studio 345

$35,000 to BELL for BELL Summer

$40,000 to Charlotte Bilingual Preschool for expanded programming support

$20,000 to Charlotte Speech & Hearing for the Community Language/Literacy Impact Program

$25,000 to Communities in Schools for Essential High School Programming

$10,000 to Crossroads Corporation for the Bulldogs Matter After School Program

$10,000 to Digi-Bridge for STEAM Community Catalyst

$30,000 to Golden Door Scholars for GDS Development Summit

$30,000 to Heart Tutoring for program expansion

$20,000 to International House for the Rising Readers Summer Literacy Program

$5,000 to LAWA for Padres y Padrinos

$15,000 to Profound Gentlemen for the Brotherhood 1:20 Pilot Program

$10,000 to Reach Out and Read Carolinas for expansion across Mecklenburg County

$25,000 to Reading Partners for program development/expansion

$30,000 to Right Moves for Youth for the School-Based Dropout Prevention Program

$37,000 to Smart Start for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library

$26,276 to The Center for Community Transitions for Empowering Kids with Incarcerated Parents

$10,000 to The Learning Collaborative for the Family School Readiness Program

$15,000 to Time Out Youth for safe & inclusive schools for LGBTQ students

$20,000 to UNC - Chapel Hill for Carolina College Advising Corps in Mecklenburg County

$35,000 to Urban League of Central Carolinas for the Linking Youth to Technology through Education (LYTE) Program

$26,500 to WINGS for Kids for the Reid Park Elementary School Program Expansion

$10,000 to YMCA of Greater Charlotte for Y Readers

Social Capital Grants

$10,000 to Arts & Science Council for Catalyst for Cultural Equity Program

$10,000 to BBBS for Between and Beyond School Walls

$10,000 to Charlotte Symphony for Instrumental Music Initiative at Northwest School of the Arts

$9,720 to Community School of the Arts for Elementary Enrichment: Visual Art Explorations

$6,000 to Digi-Bridge for STEAM Saturdays on West Blvd.

$3,925 to Faith, Hope & Love for Family Leadership Program

$10,000 to GenerationNation for Youth Charlotte-Mecklenburg

$10,000 to Habitat for Humanity for the Youth-Led Trash for Cash Program

$5,000 to Learning Help Centers for the 2016 Summer Enrichment Camp & Literacy Program

$3,000 to River Gate Elementary School for Curve it 4ward Kindness Challenge

$4,000 to Sustain Charlotte for Connecting Grier Heights Residents and Charlotte Young Professionals

$5,000 to Mint Museum for Embracing Our Similarities and Differences

$2,750 to Urban Ministry Center for Street Soccer 945 Tournament

$10,000 to Womens Inter-Cultural Exchange for WIE 2016 Programs: Building Social Capital

$5,000 to YWCA for the Building Social Capital Across Race

$25,000 to NC Blumenthal Performing Arts Center for the 2017 Jazz Festival

$25,000 to Levine Museum of the New South for K(no)w Justice K(no)w Peace Exhibit and Community Dialogues

$25,000 to Unite Charlotte for operational support

Multiyear Commitments

$250,000 to A Way Home Endowment for endowment support

$100,000 to Read Charlotte for operational support

$25,000 to CBI for annual support

$90,000 to FFTC for Collective Giving annual support

$7,500 to NC Center for Nonprofits for annual support

$50,000 to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force for operational support

To obtain more information about the Charlotte Mecklenburg County Community Foundation, contact:

Brian Collier
Executive Vice President