The 2020 grant cycle is now closed. Please check back for updated information in the coming months.

2020 Grant Application Overview

 Community Health Grant Application & Rules

Grant applications for 2020 funding may be submitted beginning November 15, 2019.  The application deadline is February 15, 2020.  Grant recipients will be notified in April and awards will be made in May at our 2020 annual meeting.

Guidelines For Request of Funds

  1. Your organization’s program of work must align with at least one of our four priority health issues; mental health, access to care, chronic disease prevention and violence prevention.
  2. The application is open only to non-profit organizations.
  3. Requested funds should be in the range of $10,000-$25,000.
  4. Only applications that directly benefit people in Mecklenburg County will be considered.

Request Rules

  1. Organizations that received a grant in 2019 are NOT eligible for a grant in 2020.
  2. Request for funds will be made using the online application, following the application guidelines. You may submit ONLY ONE application, and must choose to request either program support OR operating support.
    • Program support applications should include a quantitative way to measure the success of the program.
    • Operating support applications should include the quantitative way your organization measures the success of your program(s) and overall impact on the community.
  3. If awarded, the applicant agrees to inform the VP of Grants immediately if there is significant change to your project and/or proposed use of funds, with the understanding that the grant funds may be requested to be returned.
  4. If awarded, the applicant agrees to submit a report on the status of the project and use of funds to the VP of Grants by June 30, 2021.

Hear from our grant recipients:

Year Grantee Amount Description
2020 Care Ring, Inc 23,333 To help empower individuals with limited resources to establish and maintain good health through the Low-Cost Clinic, Physicians Reach Out (PRO) and Nurse Family Partnership.
2020 Mental Health America of Central Carolinas 23,333 To support advocacy, education, outreach and evidence-based programs that provide help, offer hope and promote mental wellness to thousands of vulnerable residents.
2020 NC MedAssist 23,333 To provide free prescriptions and over-the-counter medications to the poor and uninsured in Mecklenburg County.
2020 Hospitality House of Charlotte 3,000 To support overnight lodging for patients and families in medical crisis.
2020 Teen Health Connection 4,000 To improve the health of adolescents by providing physical and mental healthcare, education, advocacy and research through connections with teens, parents and the community.
2019 Ada Jenkins Center 5,000 To support Community Health Nursing at the AJC Free Clinic.
2019 Carolina Refugee Resettlement Agency 8,000 To support the Refugee Health Promotion Project to help individuals and their families to overcome health access and insurance barriers and educate groups on mental health and social service resources.
2019 Charlotte Speech and Hearing Center 10,000 To support deeply discounted hearing instruments to those in need on a sliding fee scale based on income.
2019 ChemoCars 7,700 To support the elimination of transportation barriers for cancer patients by providing free round-trip rides to treatment using Uber and Lyft.
2019 Hospitality House of Charlotte 3,000 To support the overnight lodging program.
2019 NC MedAssist 3,000 To support Mecklenburg County Free Pharmacy patients.
2019 Samaritan House 10,000 To provide short term recuperative care for homeless men and women following a hospital or emergency room stay.
2019 Shining Hope Farms 1,700 To purchase an AED for the Charlotte farm
2019 Teen Health Connection 3,000 To fund a national speaker at the 2019 Empower Teen Leadership Summit (formerly known as the Southern States Leadership Conference).
2019 UrbanPromise Charlotte 12,000 To support UrbanPromise’s Counseling Program, in which 11th and 12th grade StreetLeaders receive year-round counseling from licensed professional counselors in order to improve their emotional, psychological, and social well-being and build healthy and re
2019 YWCA Central Carolinas 5,600 To support a pool lift for the YWCA indoor pool, making the pool more accessible to the elderly and those with disabilities.
2018 Care Ring, Inc 7,500 The Physicians Reach Out Program provides free healthcare to patients who lack health insurance and the ability to pay for care. Physicians Reach Out recruits volunteer physicians and other providers to consult with qualifying patients for without charge
2018 Charlotte Community Health Clinic, Inc. 10,000 An innovative collaboration with Charlotte Housing Authority will place a nurse practitioner, medical assistant, front desk staff and Licensed Clinical Social Worker directly in the Strawn Apartments located in the heart of South End. Our grant in support
2018 Charlotte Mecklenburg Food Policy Council 3,000 Food insecurity is a challenge that faces citizens throughout the county, but especially in areas known as “food deserts.” Our grant for Food Policy Advocacy Training in September 2018 will convene 100 nonprofit and community leaders to address food insec
2018 Charlotte Neuroscience Foundation – Memory Center Charlotte 3,000 Memory Center Charlotte is a unique medical clinic providing compassionate patient care for those with Alzheimer’s and related dementias along with support for family members. Our grant supports the Memory Center Scholarship program, which covers the annu
2018 Dilworth Center for Chemical Dependency 5,000 Through their Intensive Outpatient Treatment programs for Adolescents, Dilworth Center serves young people and their families facing chemical dependency issues. Our grant funds a Counselor for Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Treatment programs
2018 Families Managing Media 2,000 For more than 5 years, this organization has focused on the connection between brain development and electronic media use in children. Our grant supports Kids and Brains Seminars and Solutions Workshops. They are designed to help educate, empower and supp
2018 Hospitality House of Charlotte 3,000 Established over 31 years ago, Hospitality House provides lodging for families in medical crisis. Guests are charged $45 per night, which is a partial operational cost. Our grant will fund the guest assistance program for those families who cannot afford
2018 Let Me Run 2,500 Founded in 2009 by a Charlotte resident, this is a character building and running program for 4th - 8th grade boys. Over 1600 boys and 300 volunteer coaches participate annually. In addition to running, lessons include expressing emotion, valuing others,
2018 NC MedAssist 10,000 In 2017, MedAssist provided free prescription medication to over 3600 Mecklenburg County residents. To improve patient outcomes and better communicate with patients, they created a new position entitled Patient Compliance Advocate. The advocate serves as
2018 The Relatives Inc 10,000 NeighborCare was created to provide a safe option for minor children of socially fragile and homeless patients who require inpatient hospitalization and have no safe alternative care for their children. The Relatives serves as the lead agency in this comm
2018 Shelter Health Services, Inc. 10,000 Homeless women and children living in the Salvation Army Center for Hope receive free health services through this clinic. Rates of mental illness among people who are homeless and living in shelters is twice the rate found in our general population. Our
2018 Teen Health Connection 3,000 For 26 years, Teen Health Connection has been improving the health of adolescents in our community. Our grant supports “The Big Picture,” an engaging and dynamic theatrical production written and performed by adolescents, for adolescents. The multi-media
2017 Autism Society of NC 2,500 The Autism Society of NC works to inform and educate the community about issues affecting individuals on the autism spectrum. This grant will provide scholarships to Mecklenburg County residents to attend ASNC's summer camp program at Camp Royall.
2017 Camp Blue Skies Foundation 3,000 Camp Blue Skies is one of a few programs that provides an overnight recreational, outdoor experience for adults with developmental disabilities. Funds will underwrite Nurses Care for Camp, which provides extra nursing care at camp sessions.
Year Grantee Amount Description