Our Top 10 Grants Finalists for 2018

The top 10 grant applicants are:

Arts & Culture:

Goodyear Arts: Supports excellent local artists, providing paid residencies, studio space, community art classes, art shows, and other events.

Tosco Music
: Operating support of a mission that breaks down the barriers between performers and audiences to celebrate the incredible power of music and bringing people together.


Meck-Ed: Addresses the increasing college and career readiness gaps facing the most vulnerable student populations in CMS. The program provides social navigation services and work-based learning opportunities to Title 1 school juniors and seniors.

Charlotte Bilingual Preschool: To remove the educational and social inequities that block opportunities for Charlotte’s Latino students by creating a socio-economically and linguistically integrated preschool classroom.


Conservation Trust for North Carolina: A youth conservation corps that uses the natural world as a platform to teach young people environmental stewardship, job and life skills, leadership, community service, and personal responsibility.

WFAE 90.7, University Radio Foundation Inc.: To provide for a significant focus on environmental reporting by investing in an environmental journalist and broadcast productions related to regional environmental issues



Children’s Hope Alliance
: Supports TASK program designed to meet the complex needs of youth who have caused sexual harm utilizing a multi-modal approach to treatment and allowing for the therapy these youths need to break the cycle of abuse.

Hope Haven: Provide a nurse practitioner at the on-site clinic in order to better provide mental, emotional and physical health for the homeless, chemically dependent adults and families within a supportive residential environment.

Human Services

The Center for Community Transitions: Serving families who are dealing with the effects of having a loved one incarcerated. Children and families are supported via a multi-faceted, family centered approach addressing mental health, academic achievement and community connectivity.

Charlotte Housing Authority Scholarship Fund: A mentoring program to support CHA college scholarship recipients, most of whom are first generation college students so that they can successfully manage college challenges, graduate and build a social capital resource network.