About Healthy Charlotte Alliance

Become a volunteer or member of our 501(c)(3) organization. Healthy Charlotte Alliance was established nearly 8 decades ago with a mission of building a healthier Charlotte-Mecklenburg community.  If you share our passion, join us today!


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

We further our mission by…

  • Providing educational health programs
  • Volunteering our time and talent with health nonprofits
  • Initiating and/or funding health projects through grant making

We are please to invite anyone who shares our passion for a healthier community to become a member.


To advocate for and/or initiate projects and programs that address Mecklenburg Country health needs.

To promote awareness of health-related, charitable, scientific, and educational needs in the community.

To solicit donations for Healthy Charlotte Alliance’s Endowment, and to distribute grants to health-related programs, demonstrating proven impact in the community.

To develop the potential of Healthy Charlotte Alliance’s members through leadership and service to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community.

Healthy Charlotte Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


Mecklenburg County residents are inspired and equipped to maintain good health.

Our History

Our History

Founded as the Mecklenburg Medical Auxiliary (of the Mecklenburg County Medical Society) in 1941, Healthy Charlotte Alliance’s roots are deep in the Charlotte community. Early days were dedicated to health-related programs for education, social gatherings among physicians, service projects with health drives, the Red Cross, and the Medical Library. In the early 60s, the first hands-on volunteer opportunity came with the founding of the Hall of Health and its...

Our President - Karen Chandler

Our President - Karen Chandler

To Healthy Charlotte Alliance membership,

It is an honor and a privilege to serve as your leader in the 2016-2017 year and to follow Sherry Ward and Mimi Compton among many others who are so dedicated to this organization.

After spending 30 years in the healthcare industry as a nurse,

Our Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors

The Board of Directors oversees the activities of Healthy Charlotte Alliance 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 more than $1.9M in community programs since our endowment was established in 1982.


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.