The Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Foundation recently awarded $360,000 to 23 organizations serving children and youth of Mecklenburg County.
Grants were awarded to fund programs that boost student achievement and readiness, encourage positive behaviors during out-of-school time, and promote wellness and physical activity, among other focus areas.
Grant awards include:
$ 20,000 to the Bell Foundation for BELL Summer, a 5-6 week learning experience that combines academic instruction with hands-on enrichment activities, field trips and service projects.
$ 10,000 to Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation for Library Cards for All, a public library card campaign targeting all CMS PreK-3rd grade students with the goal of providing a library card to at least 75 percent of these 44,000 students.
The Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Foundation (CMCF) is a permanent endowment at Foundation For The Carolinas that envisions a community where every resident is afforded the opportunity to be well-educated, safely housed, meaningfully employed and actively engaged in community decisions. Further, CMCF believes that the preservation and protection of our natural resources and environmentally conscious decision making are vital to maintaining our community’s quality of life.
Thanks to a generous bequest from Lucille Giles in 1995, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Foundation has awarded more than $30 million to nonprofit organizations serving Mecklenburg County residents.