The Community Grants Program provides financial program support to area nonprofit organizations that address unmet housing needs in Mecklenburg and Iredell counties. Launched in 2009, the program awards $15,000 annually to area nonprofits. Applications are rated according to community impact, project feasibility, fiscal strength and Realtor® support. Funding totals may vary depending on availability of funds.
The application deadline for 2013 has passed.
Eligible organizations must submit an application with a brief narrative and supporting documentation. All applications must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from an active Realtor® member of the Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association. Please note Habitat for Humanity organizations are not eligible for funding through this program (see Habitat Support Program for information on Habitat funding). For complete information, view the Community Grant application.
2013 Community Grants Program recipients
A Child’s Place
Awarded $2,250 to provide financial assistance for rent, lease deposits and utility bills to homeless families involved in their programs.
Realtor® reference provided by Renata Henderson.
Awarded $2,500 to provide life-training skills for youth aging out of the foster care system who continue to need transitional support.
Realtor® references provided by Alison Royal-Combs and Tony Smith.
Awarded $2,250 ro provide rent and utility costs for clients who are in a recovery program for offenders.
Realtor® references provided by Jonathan Roberts and Randy Watson.
Horizon Development Properties
Awarded $1,000 to purchase computers for a self-sufficiency program for homeless women and children.
Realtor® reference provided by William Scurry.
Love in the Name of Christ
Awarded $2,500 to purchase materials to construct handicap ramps for people who are poor, elderly and/or disabled.
Realtor® reference provided by Vivian Munson.
Time Out Youth
Awarded $2,000 to provide assistance for emergency transitional housing for Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, and Questioning homeless youth.
Realtor® reference provided by David Deal.
Urban Ministry Center
Awarded $1,000 to purchase cleaning supplies and provide a laundry subsidy for the Housing Works Program's chronically homeless and disabled residents.
Realtor® reference provided by Christy Howie.
Awarded $1,500 to provide matching funds toward security and utility deposits for Families Together Program graduates.
Realtor® reference provided Keren Boyan.