The Mecklenburg Medical Alliance and Endowment’s mission is to advocate for a healthier Charlotte-Mecklenburg community. Since 1982, when we established our non-profit 501(c)(3), we have granted over $1,000,000 to projects that improve the health and quality of life of the people in our community.

2017 applications for Grants can be submitted beginning January 2, 2017.  Application deadline is February 24, 2017.  Updated Guidelines and Rules will be posted on the website in December 1, 2016.  Awards are made in May, 2017.

Hear from our grant recipients:

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Where does the money go?

 Check out our Previous Grants Given.

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2014A Child's PlaceMedical support care (school physicals, immunizations, dental care) for homeless children$5,000
2014Beds for KidsPurchase of 20 Sealy twin mattresses for children$2,000
2014Camp CareSummer camp experience for children who have or have had cancer and one sibling$6,000
2014Care RingFunds in support of Physicians Reach Out - provides medical and dental care for low income and unisured$10,000
2014Charlotte Community Health ClinicFunds to support management of chronic disease in unisured post-hospital patients$11,500
2014Charlotte-Mecklenburg Food Policy CouncilSupporting the Healthy Kids, Healthy Families Program$3,300
2014Florence Crittenton ServicesSupport of Maternity Program$2,700
2014NC MedAssistTo purchase generic equivalent medications$7,500
2014Pat's Place Child Advocacy CenterFunding for "Crisis Prevention and Interention for Sexually Abused Children" in Mecklenburg County$5,000
2014Samaritan HouseProvides short term recuperative care to homeless men and women after a hospital or emergency room stay$10,000
2014Supportive Housing CommunitiesHealth education for residents transitioning from homelessness to permanent housing$10,000
2014Thompson Child and Family FocusFunds for onsite therapeutic support for children with special needs$8,000
2014Juvenile DiabetesIn honor of Cannon Award winner Roslyn Greenspon$1,000
2013Alexander Youth NetworkPurchased two refrigerators for nursing department for organization which provides psychiatric care for childen of abuse, neglect or other trauma$1,000
2013Camp CareSummer camp experience for children who have or have had cancer and one sibling$4,500
2013Care RingFunds in support of Physicians Reach Out - provides medical and dental care for low income and unisured$12,500
2013Charlotte Community Health ClinicFunds to support management of chronic disease for unisured minorities$12,500
2013First Presbyterian ChurchFunds to support Bell (Building Educated Leaders for Life) Summer Camp which serves under-resourced 1st-4th graders at Westerly Hills Elementary$2,400
2013Florence Crittenton ServicesSupport of Maternity Program$2,000
2013Health GuidanceFund professional speakers, mentors and training materials for volunteers of this organization which provides support for those newly diagnosed with cancer$3,250
2013Let Me RunFor the operation of the Let Me Run Program in Montclaire and Westerly Hills Schools. Let Me Run inspires boys through the power of running$2,800
2013NC MedAssistFor Medication Mail-Out program which ships medications to low income and unisured residents of Mecklenburg County$7,500
2013Pat's Place Child Advocacy CenterFunding for "Crisis Prevention and Interention for Sexually Abused Children" in Mecklenburg County$2,500
2013Thompson Child Development CenterGrant will help provide on-site speech and language therapy, physical therapy, early intervention, and occupation therapies for children with special needs$4,000
2012Charlotte Community Health ClinicPediatric wellness program focusing on weight reduction, nutrition, exercise and counseling for low income and uninsured$10,000
2012Charlotte Meckenburg Food Policy CouncilFor creation of a food experts panel to identify top 5 issues affecting the local food systems$5,000
2012Florence Crittetdon ServicesSupport of Maternity Program$2,500
2012Hospice & Palliative Care of CharlotteTo purchase 2 Patient Controlled Analgesia Infusion Pumps for Hospice Care Center at Southminster$2,500
2012Mecklenburg County Sheriff's OfficeTo provide 3 Automatic External Defibrillators for deputy patrol cars via the Lucky Hearts/Medic program$3,900
2012MedAssist of MecklenburgSchool Health Initiative to provide free medication to low-income uninsured children and health education for those who serve children$5,000
2012Supportive Housing Communites at McCreesh PlaceProvide stable housing and link treatment and services for disabled and homeless men$5,000
2012Teen Health ConnectionPart of the health education/community outreach initiative "Charlotte, Get Your Move On!" Allowed 9th gradrs fo attend "The Big Picture," a hard hitting play written and performed by teens$6,800
2012Thompson child & Family FocusTo provide the Child Development Center specialized therapeutic supports for speech/language/physical therapy for special needs children from birth to five years old$4,000
2011Camp CareUnderwrite 5 children, in treatment for cancer, to attend Camp Care$5,000
2011Kids Heart Felt Health After School ProgramFor enrichment program for children, ages 7-13, nutrition counseling$8,500
2011St Peter's Home-McCreesh PlaceFor "Living with Loss" - a grief and loss counceling program for formerly homelss and disabled men$8,380
2011Easter Seals UCP in NC and VAA grant to provide toys and bikes for the Healthy Strides program, which provides therapy for special needs children$2,000
2011The Lucky Hearts CampaignTo provide 8 Automatic External Defibrillators for Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Department$10,320
2011Charlotte Community Health ClinicTo provide health care to uninsured, low income children$16,500
2011Care Ring PROFor Physicians Reach Out, provides funds for eligibility screenings and oversight$8,900
2011Florence Crittenton ServicesFunds to support approximately 100 single mothers-to-be and their unborn childen$2,500
2010Camp CareUnderwrite 5 children, in treatment for cancer, to attend Camp Care$5,000
2010Camp Carolina TrailsSpecial summer camp for children with diabetes$5,000
2010Charlotte Community Health ClinicFree primary care for uninsured low income residents$15,000
2010CMC Violence Prevention ProgramTo train school employees and social workers in youth violence prevention$1,700
2010Hospitality HouseFifth year of 5-year pledge$5,000
2010Matthews Free ClinicAIC analyzer to treat diabetes$2,735
2010MedAssistMedications for uninsured low income patients$8,500
2010Presbyterian's Community CruiserVision and hearing screening equipment$5,054
2010Samaritan HousePost surgical recovery lodging for homeless$8,500
2010Shelter Health ServicesFree clinic for homeless women$8,500
2010Levine Children's HospitalIn honor of Cannon Award Winner Smoky Bissell$1,000
2008Arthritis Services$1,000
2008Community Health Clinic$9,830
2008Florence Crittenton Home$1,750
2008Hospitality House3rd year of 5 year pledge$5,000
2008MedAssistMedications for uninsured low income patients$10,000
2008NC Medical Society Alliance$1,000
2008Physicians Reach Out$5,000
2008Samaritan House$5,000
2008Teen Health Connection$8,904
2007Allegro FoundationGrant to help underwrite classes for children with physical disabilities$7,000
2007Shelter Health ServicesSupport for clinic that provides medical care to homeless women$15,000
2007Matthews Health ClinicSupplies to treat low income patients$2,000
2007Carolina Breast FriendsSupport for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer$3,000
2007Hospitality House2nd year of 5 year pledge toward construction of a larger/more modern facility to house families of out-of-town hospital patients$5,000
2007Camp CareGrant will help children with cancer and siblings attend special camp with children in similar circumstances$5,000
2007American Red CrossFor transportation of criticall ill patients to treatment and appointments$4,000
2007MedAssistGrant for medications and community pharmacy services for low income patients$15,000
2007Samaritan HousePost operative/recuperative care for the homeless$10,000
2007Levine Children's Hospital, Family Resource CenterFunding for a children's book about Levine Children's Hospital and the child's hospital stay 3000$3,000
2007Friendship TraysIn Honor of Cannon Award winner Ann Mauldlin Elliot$1,000
2006Dore AcademyAssist in the establishment of a therapeutic library for students K-12$1,000
2006Matthews ClinicGrant to help establish a women's clinic for low income Matthews area residents$5,000
2006Mecklenburg County Medical Society/Child Life CommitteeFunding to support childhood obesitystudy in elementary schools$10,000
2006Physicians Reach OutTo provide medications to unisured patients on an emergency/immediate basis$15,000
2006Hospitality HouseFirst installment of a 5 year pledge toward the construction of a larger/more modern faciltiy to house families of out of town hospitalized patients$5,000
2006Teen Health ConnectionComprehensive health education program, "Healthy Choices, Healthy Teens"$7,000
2007MMAE Safeguarding Childhood Initiativefunding for radKid's, a child safety program$10,000
2007Florence Crittenton ServicesIn honor of Cannon Award winner Elizabeth “Lib” Harkey$1,000
2015Alexander Youth NetworkWeighted blankets which comfort children with severe mental and behavioral health challenges.$2,500
2015Center for Prevention ServicesHealth education materials in Spanish and the translation of existing, agency-owned substance abuse prevention curriculum into Spanish.$10,000
2015NC MedAssistFunding for an Over-The-Counter Give Away Day which provides Tylenol, Motrin, Band-Aids, etc. to those in need.$7,500
2015Care RingComprehensive healthcare services including primary and specialty care, diagnostics, labs, surgery and hospital care to the uninsured.$7,500
2015Charlotte Community Health ClinicOn-site counselors for additional behavioral health encounters with adults and children from The Men’s Shelter and Urban Ministries.$7,500
2015Teen Health ConnectionTransportation for high school students from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to attend “The Big Picture,” a production that highlights issues impacting students today with a positive message.$5,000
2015Supportive Housing CommunitiesDecent, affordable, permanent housing for men, women, and families with disabilities.$7,500
2015Shelter Health ServicesPre-diabetic screening for women at Salvation Army Center of Hope Shelter. Those diagnosed as pre-diabetic will be put on a program to attempt to prevent diabetes.$7,500
2015Allegro FoundationEight programs which combine movement instruction with medical and educational expertise to teach and enhance the quality of life for children with disabilities in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools.$5,000
2015Camp CARESummer camp for five children fighting cancer.$3,000
2015A Child's PlaceThrough student support teams; provide medical, dental, vision, mental health and well-being referrals to children experiencing homelessness.$5,000
2015HeartBright FoundationExpansion of chronic care clinic from seven to about 80 referrals a week. Patients treated include those with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and hypertension who are uninsured or under-insured.$5,000
2015Hospitality House of CharlotteRenovation of one guest room including purchase of a television and new furniture.$5,000
2015Florence CrittentonMaternity and vocational education to residents:$5,000
2016Assistance League of CharlotteSupports "Operation School Bell" which provides new clothing and hygiene kits to disadvantaged children in CMS schools.$5,000
2016Care RingFunds "Healthcare for Diverse Populations", a holistic chronic disease program to address the high demand for cardiovascular preventive care & the management of hypertension & metabolic disease in our Hispanic, Latino and African American communities.$5,000
2016Camp CARE, Inc.Summer camp for five children fighting cancer.$3,000
2016Hospice and Palliative Care Charlotte RegionFunds "Positive Approach to Care", a training program providing deeper understanding of dementia and dementia related behaviors.$6,000
2016Hospitality House of CharlotteRenovation of kitchen facilities that serve the 80 guest staying in the house each night and the hundreds of volunteers who help prepare meals for the guests. This includes new counter tops and sinks that are durable and easily sanitized.$7,000
2016NC Med AssistSupplements the purchase of a pharmacy robot for the "Free Pharmacy Program". Pharmacy staff will be able to increase capacity by 300% and climate human error by counting medication and labeling prescription bottles.$13,500
2016Safe AllianceFunds the "Domestic Violence Shelter Clinic", which provides free health care services for children and adults.$5,000
2016Shining Hope FarmsPurchase a lift system to help patients safely on and off horses for the "Hipppotherapy Program" for children with disabilities.$7,500
2016Teen Health ConnectionTransportation for CMS high school students to attend "The Big Picture", an engaging and dynamic theatrical production written and performed by adolescents, for adolescents, that addresses the most critical and revelant challenges faced by our youth.$6,000
2016The Epiphany SchoolProvides therapeutic tools in classrooms to create more positive learning for students who struggle with sensory processing issues.$1,000
2016The RelativesFunds "Neighbor Care", a safe option for minor children while parents are hospitalized, preventing the need for foster care. In the first 3 years of this program, over 425 children have been kept out of foster care.$10,000