About Healthy Charlotte Alliance

Healthy Charlotte Alliance was established in October 1941 as the Mecklenburg County Medical Auxiliary, and founded by spouses of physicians who had a desire to support a healthier community. 

While the organization has evolved over the years, our mission remains vital.

Healthy Charlotte Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the health and quality of life for all people of Mecklenburg County.

We fulfill this mission in three ways…

• Health Education Programming – Convening experts to deliver educational programming on relevant and timely health topics
• Volunteer Programming – Engaging members who volunteer their time through meaningful service opportunities with local health nonprofits
• Grant-making – Financially investing in health programs demonstrating proven impact in the community

We are pleased to welcome anyone who shares our passion for a healthier community, to join our efforts and become a member.

Our History

Our History

Established in October 1941 as Mecklenburg Medical Auxiliary, founding members had a desire to support a healthier Charlotte and, in partnership with the Mecklenburg County Medical Society, played a critical role in establishing several long-standing health organizations that continue to serve and impact the community today.

Our President - Karen Chandler

Our President - Karen Chandler

Dear Friends and Members,

With an attitude of gratitude and a focus on philanthropy, Healthy Charlotte Alliance will continue to build a healthier Charlotte community by allocating our resources prudently and to our highest priorities: health education and grant making. We will be bold in the pursuit of the goals set many years ago, capitalize on our strengths and dream beyond what we have today.

Our Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors

The Board of Directors remains focused on fulfilling Healthy Charlotte Alliance's mission and purpose and sets the overall strategic direction. The board is accountable to the full membership.

Grants & Awards

Grants & Awards

Healthy Charlotte Alliance furthers our mission by investing in projects and programs that improve the health and quality of life for all people in our community.

We are proud to have invested nearly $2M in community programs since the endowment was established in 1982.

GRANTS AND AWARDS

The heart of our organization is the awarding of funds to health related programs in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.

Annually, agencies are invited to apply to receive assistance through Healthy Charlotte Alliance Endowment Grants.