Community Service Grants

The Community Service Grant (CSG) Program is an opportunity for Mecklenburg County government to partner with local nonprofit organizations to help meet critical needs in the community. These one-year (July 1 through June 30) grants provide funding for nonprofit agencies that deliver services to residents aligned to Mecklenburg County departmental strategies. Applicants are encouraged to explore the Mecklenburg County website to get an understanding of the types of services typically provided.

The program begins with a session in November of each year where attendees are provided information about the upcoming year, eligibility, and how to apply. Interested agencies will have one month to submit applications through an online process including a problem statement, description of the target population & service geography, service delivery strategy, proposed service results, performance measures, and a budget proposal & narrative. Any nonprofit that has received CSG funding for three consecutive fiscal years (FY2021 – FY2022 - FY2023) will be sunset and provided the opportunity to apply for a vendor relationship with the County. If selected as a vendor, the program will no longer compete in the CSG process.

*Recipients are required to re-apply each year and funding is not guaranteed.

Eligibility Requirements

Please refer to the list below to determine whether your organization meets the minimum requirements to apply for a Community Service Grant.

Application Process

Currently Funded CSGs

Ada Jenkins Center - $30,000
(Economic Mobility Services) Family stability, education, & financial management for economically vulnerable residents.

Camino Community Development - $178,000 
(Tu No Estas Solo/You Are Not Alone) Bilingual behavioral and mental health services for low income, uninsured Hispanic/Latino populations. 

Charlotte Rescue Mission - $75,000
(Addiction Recovery Program) Comprehensive substance use recovery services. 

GenOne* - $55,000 
(College Access & Persistence Services) Provides academic advising, mentoring, financial aid workshops, and more to first generation students from grades 7 through 12. 

Hope Haven, Inc. - $50,000
(Families Program) Therapeutic services for the children of parents who are struggling with substance abuse. 

Jewish Family Services of Greater Charlotte - $57,180
(Senior Engagement Services) Support for seniors living with financial insecurity.

Lake Norman Community Health Clinic* - $100,000
(OurSmiles Dental Collaborative) Operates a dental bus serving patients below poverty at multiple clinics across the County. 

Mental Health America of Central Carolinas - $180,000 
Community education/outreach on mental health and social support for adults with mental illness.

Out Teach* - $250,000
(The REAL School Gardens) Program builds outdoor learning spaces in underserved Title I Meck County schools. Learning Labs will serve as educational resources for these schools as well as open outdoor spaces for the local community.

Prospera North Carolina, LLC. - $75,000 
(Hispanic Business Assistance Program) Provides bilingual assistance to Hispanic entrepreneurs. 

Time Out Youth Center - $30,000 
(Safety Net Housing Project) Housing & case management to prevent homelessness for youth 18-24 who identify as LGBTQ 

Young Black Leadership Alliance - $150,000
(YLeader Program) Programming focused on economic mobility for underserved students including college/career readiness, financial literacy, & ACT/SAT prep.

Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. - $600,000
(Mecklenburg County Youth Advocate Programs) Services for high-risk youth and families involved in the child welfare and/or juvenile justice systems.


* = Newly funded CSG for FY2023.