Charlotte Organizations

Answer Scholarship

6420 Rea Rd. Suite 112 Charlotte, NC 28277 Tel: 704.544.1988 Answer Scholarship provide college scholarships, mentoring and professional development to moms in Mecklenburg and eight surrounding counties in the Carolinas. When you educate a mom, you educate her children. For more information email

Ascend Nonprofit Solutions

601 E. 5th Street. Suite 450 Charlotte, NC 28202 Tel: 704.943.9400 Ascend Nonprofit Solutions partners with fellow nonprofit organizations to provide high-quality, affordable facilities and finance, HR and IT solutions. In turn, our partners are able to focus more time and resources on what they do best – advancing their missions.

Barre Bell (Mecklenburg County)

Barre Belle is a nonprofit organization designed to expose and provide universal access to the art of dance through local community centers and schools. Classes are geared towards those with little to no previous ballet or dance training. Students will have an opportunity to learn, perform and attend a professional dance performance.​Our aim is for students to achieve an increased level of self-awareness, self-esteem and encourage movement through the art of dance. For more information call 980.272.0711, or reach out at

Big Brothers Big Sisters

To create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. For more information reach out to Donna Y. Dunlap, CEO at

Brave Works

1717 Cleveland Ave. Charlotte, NC 28203 Tel: 866.278.6894 Our mission is to empower women & families overcoming trauma & injustice, bridging the gap from pain to purpose through:

  • Impactful connections
  • Inspired creations
  • Economic confidence

For more information reach out to Executive Director, Beth Bell.

Care Ring

Founded in 1955, Care Ring is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing health services for the uninsured, underinsured or those lacking access to affordable, high-quality preventive health care. The organization annually serves more than 7,600 people in Mecklenburg County and is a leader in collaborative efforts to improve community health. For more information call 704.375.0172, or email

Center 360 (Mecklenburg County)

Center 360 is a grassroots non-profit organization that provides a holistic approach to career development. Our aim is to empower middle school students (youth in grades 5-8) who are at-risk of disengaging from school by providing them with life skills training, personal development, and career enrichment activities. We create a safe space where youth can learn self-awareness and resilience, develop academic persistence, and be exposed to career opportunities in the fields of Music, Arts, Athletics, and Technology. For more information call 704.765.0455, or email

Champion of Change (Mecklenburg County)

Our mission at Champions of Change is to provide foster and homeless children with amazing experiences that inspire hope, dreams, and achievements for a lifetime. For more information call 585.563.4797, or email

Changed Choices

501 Hawthorne Ln. Charlotte, NC 28204 Tel: 704.332.6388 Changed Choices exists so that women who have experienced incarceration lead restored lives marked by healthy decisions, self-sufficiency, and contribution to their communities. As followers of Christ, we empower current and recently incarcerated women to achieve lasting, positive change through programming and personalized mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual support. For more information email

Charlotte Chapter of the Links, Inc.

Linked In Friendship, Connected In Service: The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. Our core values are friendship, integrity, honesty, service, commitment, family relationships, courage, respect for self and others, legacy, confidentiality, responsibility, and accountability. The members of The Links, Incorporated are influential decision makers and opinion leaders. The Links, Incorporated has attracted many distinguished women who are individual achievers and have made a difference in their communities and the world. For more information call Toni L Freeman, President (202) 842-8686, or via email

Charlotte Rescue Mission

Dove’s Nest: The program is women-specific, with a staff dealing with all women’s issues including mental, emotional, physical and sexual abuse, and a special team to assist with issues unique to mothers and their children. Our residents come to Dove’s Nest to rest, mend, heal, and gain a new direction in their lives. For more information call 704.333-HOPE ext. 501, or via email

Charlotte’s LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce

Our mission is to foster equity, inclusion and economic prosperity for the LGBTQ community through strategic policy, professional enrichment, ally partnerships and economic development. For information contact Erin Barbee, Director of Public Policy & Advocacy at 704. 837.4050.

Charlotte Racial Justice Consortium

The Charlotte Racial Justice Consortium (CRJC) is a partnership between Central Piedmont Community College, Johnson C. Smith University, Johnson & Wales University – Charlotte Campus, Queens University of Charlotte, and the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. A Charlotte community that understands its history of race and racism, believes in our shared humanity, embraces a more comprehensive narrative on race, and develops faculty, staff, and student leaders who work across our campuses towards truth, racial justice and healing, and transformation. For more information reach out to Professor Cindy Kistenberg at and Rabbi Judy Schindler at

Children of the World Learning Center (Mecklenburg County)

Children of the World Learning Center supports the growth and well-being of families of varied incomes and cultures through early childhood services, including multicultural, dual language preschool and the cultivation of a sustaining community. For more information call 704.536.9157, or reach out to

Circle de Luz

We radically empower young Latinas by supporting their transformation through extensive mentoring, holistic programming and scholarship funds for further education. For more information contact Tere Gonzalez, Executive Director at

Community Building Initiative

CBI’s mission is to give people and organizations the knowledge, skills, and courage to fight bias, remove barriers to opportunity and build a more equitable and just Charlotte-Mecklenburg. For more information contact Janeen Bryant, Executive Director at 704.943.9763.


Our mission is to promote healing, hope and empowerment by providing comprehensive health, counseling, and education services for single pregnant and non-pregnant adolescents and women, mothers and their babies in the foster care system. Nurturing and educating women and girls, many struggling with the effects of trauma and abuse to create a better future for themselves and for their families. For more information 704.594.7850.

Diaper Bank of North Carolina

1311 E. Club Blvd. Durham, NC 27704 Tel: 910.886.8085

Diaper Bank of North Carolina believes that every family in North Carolina should have access to basic necessities to support their dignity, health, and quality of life. The mission of Diaper Bank of North Carolina is to promote and protect the dignity of each resident by: ensuring that families with babies and children living with poverty have an adequate supply of diapers, improving access to personal hygiene products and other basic necessities to remove barriers to education, employment, or personal fulfillment, distributing basic needs through community partners in order to encourage access to their services and programs, thereby empowering people to become self-sustaining and develop their full potential.

For more information email


Digi-Bridge aims to equip shareholders with the means to foster optimal use of technology in the learning environment, ensuring that all 21st century learners have opportunities to succeed in the digital age. We’ve been doing work in Charlotte since 2014 with a strong team of efficient and passionate people. For more information call 704.412.9147, or reach out via email

Dottie Rose Foundation

Dottie Rose Foundation serves to connect the dots within the technology and computer science sphere to educate, support, and inspire the next generation. For more information contact Dr. Sharon Jones, Founder at 704.995.9306, or reach out via email

Dress for Success

The Mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. For more information contact Kerry Barr O’Connor at 704.525.7706, or reach out at and

Elizabeth House Foundation

The Elizabeth House Foundation is a woman-owned, not for profit organization that focuses on helping to close the health care disparities gap amongst minority communities. We provide breast health screenings free of charge to qualified candidates. We practice the Preventive Healthcare Initiative. We are healthcare advocates and provide education and awareness to the community. For more information call 704.944.5511, or reach out to

EmpowHERment, Inc.

Empowering a continuous network of girls and women to be leaders in their community through mentorship, talent development and advocacy. For more information contact Tiffany M. Allen, Executive Director at


Equality North Carolina builds LGBTQ+ power through advocacy, education, and uplifting the stories of queer and trans North Carolinians in pursuit of racial and social justice. For more information reach out to Kendra R. Johnson, Executive Director at 919. 829.0343.

Families Forward Charlotte

P.O. Box 470436 Charlotte, NC 28247 Tel: 704.659.1833 We partner with families experiencing poverty to achieve lasting economic stability. We provide educational opportunities, offer essential support, and foster long-term relationships through individualized mentoring. For more information email

First Gen Success/SHARE Charlotte

P.O. Box 470436 Charlotte, NC 28247 Tel: 704.659.1833 First Gen Success’ mission is to close the gender disparity gap by inspiring young girls (junior and senior level of high school) who will be the first in their family to graduate from a degree program. We strive to develop the full potential of each scholar through additional resources and curriculum; and create a rewarding environment in which they enter college with the ability to successfully handle the challenges of college life. To advance this mission, we offer academic support with comprehensive college counseling, test preparation, study skills, leadership training, access to career professionals, and ongoing support through successful college graduation. For more information contat Tamika Beavers at 704.898.4732, or email

Foster Visit Charlotte

4919 Monroe Rd. Charlotte, NC 28205 Tel: 980.237.0261

Foster Village Charlotte creates connection with dignity for children and families experiencing foster care by meeting urgent needs, providing educational and emotional support, and advocating as a collective community voice for children. For more information email:

Four The Struggle

It is the mission of FTS to utilize various outlets, including community outreach, policy reform, and legal action to advocate with and on behalf of communities to zealously fight systemic issues of racial and social injustice. For more information contacgt 704.800.6628, or reach out to, or

Foundation for Girls

FFG economically empowers marginalized women and supports their children. We invest in women to become financially savvy, digitally capable, career confident, and socially connected. For more information contacgt Shreya Mantha, CEO & Co-Founder, Sahana Mantha, CTO & Co-founder, or Anu Mantha, Director at 704.231.0040

Freedom Communities

We drive holistic family and community transformation through innovative programs and real estate investments in the Freedom Drive Corridor. For more infomation contact Hannah Beavers, Executive Director at .704.219.9775

Girl Scouts Hornets Nest Council

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. For more information reach out via email

Girl Talk, Inc.

Mission: to transform the lives of girls’ ages 11 to 16 through character-building programs that develop self-awareness, self-management and social competence. For more information contact Emily Laney, Executive Director at 404.442.5605

Girls on the Run, Inc.

Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experienced based curriculum which creatively integrates running. For more information contact 1.800.901.9965, or reach out via email

Good Friends Charlotte

1307 W. Morehead Street. Suite 207 Charlotte, NC 28208 Tel: 704.890.8930

Good Friends Charlotte is a women’s organization supporting individuals and families with financial resources to improve lives and inspire hope. Good Friends raises funds for those who need help and have exhausted all other agencies and resources. For more information email:

Healing Vine Habor

The mission of Healing Vine Harbor is to reduce the number of single women living in shelters or unsafe situations, providing a pathway out of poverty to ensure self-sufficiency. We transform lives one woman at a time through independent living skills such as financial literacy, educational preparation, employability readiness, mentoring and much more. For more information contact 704.561.1128, or email, or

Jumping Dreams DD

Where we take a unique approach to youth development and mentoring in the greater Charlotte area – inspiring youth to embrace their true identity while unleashing their inner potential not just through jump rope, but through the ropes of life . Our organization helps youth shape their values, while providing them with all the tools, resources and support they need in order to evolve into confident leaders of tomorrow. We welcome you to learn more about our champion jump rope team and how we make a difference in the community. For more information call 980.224.0428, or email, or 

Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas

1701 N. Graham St. Suite 100 Charlotte, NC 28206 Tel: 704.237.0261

Foster Village Charlotte creates connection with dignity for children and families experiencing foster care by meeting urgent needs, providing educational and emotional support, and advocating as a collective community voice for children. For more information email:

Junior League of Charlotte

The Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, to developing the potential of women and to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. For more information contact Christina Gratrix, CEO at 704.375.5993, or email

Latin American Chamber of Commerce

Fostering the economic growth and development of the Latin American business community in the Charlotte region. For more information contact call 704.343.2525, or reach out via email

Latin American Coalition

The Coalition envisions a diverse and vibrant North Carolina that embraces, supports, and respects people of all cultures and backgrounds. Our Model- The Latin American Coalition is an immigrant rights organization that promotes a model of democracy and community participation in North Carolina – a region that has never experienced such a dramatic demographic movement. For more information contact Jose Hernandez-Paris, Executive Director at 704.531.3848, or email

Metrolina Native American Council

To promote cultural awareness, economic development, and provide for the wellbeing of Native People. For more information contact Rebecca Jones LaClaire, Director at 980.224.3682, oir reach out via email

Money Magnets Club

Money Magnet Club’s mission is to serve as a community that encourages entrepreneurship among elementary school kids and their responsible adults through education, exposure, and resources. For more information email

National Black Child Development Institute-Charlotte

NBCDI is on a mission to improve and advance the quality of life for Black children and families through education and advocacy. For more information email

National Coalition of 100 Black Women (National Organization)

National Coalition of 100 Black Women advocates on behalf of Black women and girls to promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education, and economic empowerment. For more information email

National Coalition of 100 Black Women – Queen City Chapter

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Queen City Metropolitan Chapter is a non-profit organization that advocates on behalf of women of color. We focus on empowering women to be leaders in their community and their career. And, through advocacy we work as change agents to influence public policy that promotes gender equity in health, education and economic empowerment. For more information contact LaToya Counts, President at

National Organization for Women – Charlotte

NOW chapters focus on six priority issues including reproductive rights, ending sex discrimination/constitutional equality, promoting diversity and ending racism, economic justice, stopping violence against women, and LGBTQIA rights. Our chapter welcomes new members to help fight for women’s rights on the local and national level.​ For more information email Melba Evans, President at

OurBridge for Kids

ourBRIDGE for KIDS is the only non-faith based organization in Charlotte and surrounding areas that attends to the academic and socio-emotional needs of refugee and immigrant children and their families. Our afterschool and summer programs are based on our four core values of LERD (Love, Education, Respect, and Diversity), and support ELL (English Language Learners) students as they adjust to their new home in the United States.​ For more information email Sil Ganzo, Executive Director at

Pretty Ponytails

Our mission is to empower under-served girls worldwide by providing haircare kits and educational empowerment to boost self-esteem and confidence. For more information contact Glenisha Thomas, Executive Director at 704.352.0541.

Project Scientist

Our mission is to expose a diverse population of young girls to a high-quality STEM academy that inspires confidence in their pursuit of learning throughout the year. For more information email Sandy Marshall, CEO at, or reach out at 704.363.6411.

Promise Youth Development

To help underserved youth in East Charlotte develop optimal health through education, resilience focused mentoring and anti-violence programs. For more information reach out via email

Right Moves for Youth

Right Moves for Youth (RMFY) is a school-based, youth development and student support program focused on helping teens develop the skills to succeed in school and life. For more information contact Sabrina Gilchrist, Executive Director at 704.377.4425.

Safe Alliance

Provide hope and healing to those impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault. For more information contact Karen Parker at, or at 704.332.9034.

Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte

To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. For more information email Amy Hudson, Executive Director at, or at 704.714.4709.

Share Charlotte

Our mission is to build a better Charlotte by empowering nonprofits and helping people invest in their communities in ways that matter most to them. For more information contact Melissa Hovey at

She Built this City

SBTC aims to empower girls 9-17 & women choosing to enter the workforce with construction trade skills & fearless maker spaces. For more information contact LaToya Faustin, Executive Director at 803.362.0587.

She Flew the Coop, Inc.

Contact: Sarah Colon-Harris email: Join a community of women who will help you R.I.S.E. Its mission is to empower women to live with intention and embrace unlimited possibilities. Reawaken— ignite your inner power Inspire— equip you with tools to enhance your journey Support— our community is the emotional is the emotional, intellectual, and spiritual wind beneath your wings Educate— Our programs foster learning and growth to enrich your spirit

Smart Girls HQ

A STEM education provider focused on talent pipeline persistence for girls in K to 12. For more information contact Abi Olukeye, Founder at

Southeast Asian Coalition

Southeast Asian Coalition addresses the needs of the Southeast Asian population in Mecklenburg County and surrounding areas in North Carolina through community education, youth leadership, and civic engagement. There is a longstanding need for AAPIs – as a community of color and predominantly immigrant and refugee population – to become informed, activated, and engaged, particularly in the area of civic participation. Yet, AAPI voter registration and turnout rates have historically been disproportionately low. For more information contact EunSook Lee at

Stiletto Boss University

SBU seeks to connect young women to opportunities, build up thier social capital, and creat the next generation of community leaders through social enterprise and entrepreneurship. For more information email Jania Massey, Founder at, or at 336.406.7938.

Talented Girls in Action

Talented Girls in Action empowers girls to be agents of change by providing academic support and career readiness development in underprivileged communities. For more information contact Lachish Jones, Founder at 704.659.6943.

The Academy of Goal Achievers

The Academy of Goal Achievers is a solution for the economic mobility crisis for underserved communities. We’re a resource for parents, students and school districts. Our work focuses on, “developing youth leaders and preparing high school students and parents for post-secondary education and careers. For more information email

The Arts Empowerment Project

The Arts Empowerment Project is on a mission to break the cycles of violence and trauma through arts opportunities that ignite change in vulnerable youth. We believe in a brighter tomorrow. Children can mend their spirits through the therapeutic power of art. For more information visit

The Carolinas Asian American Chamber of Commerce

The Carolinas Asian-American Chamber of Commerce exists to foster cooperation and interaction within the Asian communities and between the community at large in Charlotte and the Carolinas for the betterment of commerce, culture and communication. For more information contact Div Bhingradia at 866.937.2724, or reach out via email

The Facts Initiative

The FACTS Initiative is a non-profit organization that provides professional mental health treatment and quality care to children and families in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area. For more information email

The Frankie Mae Foundation

Frankie Mae Foundation is a foundation that focuses on supporting caregivers who are taking care of a loved one, at home, in Charlotte NC, and the surrounding areas. We passionately support caregivers through a variety of resources. Our MISSION is to advocate for the caregiver as a whole person, by providing resources for their physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being through programs, resources, and services that inform, inspire, and help improve quality of life. For more information email

Time Out Youth

To support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth by offering vital programs, fostering unconditional acceptance, and creating safe spaces for self-expression through leadership, community support and advocacy. For more information contact Sarah Mikhail, LMSW Executive Director at 704.344.8335.

Top Ladies of Distinction

Celebrating our Legacy: TLOD Transforming Lives, Making a Difference, One Teen, One Lady and One Community at a Time. For more information contact Sharon J. Beard at 832.426.4371

We RockCharlotte

We Rock Charlotte’s mission is to empower girls and gender diverse youth and adults through music and film education. We exist to amplify voices of girls, women, and gender diverse youth & adults, empowering them to stand up for themselves and for each other. We are champions of equity and inclusion on stage, behind the camera, and in our community. For more information reach out via email

Women’s Business Center of Charlotte

The Institute’s Women’s Business Center of Charlotte (WBCC) helps women-owned businesses start and grow. For more information contact Rocio Gonzalez, Executive Director at 704.509.5884, or via email at

Women’s Impact Fund

Strengthen communities by maximizing women’s leadership in philanthropy through collective giving, education and engagement. For more information contact Patricia Massey Hoke at 704.707.4292, or via email at

Youth Development Initiatives

YDI strives to lead the way in insuring ALL adolescent-age youth live in stable and caring communities where they have access to structured after school programs to help them build vital career preparation and life skills. YDI materials and resources nurture social and emotional growth, improved decision making skills, and academic improvement in youth. For more information contact Darryl Bego at 704.598.9949, or at 704.562.3806.

YWCA Central Carolinas

YWCA Central Carolinas eliminates racism, empowers women and promotes peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. For more information contact Kirsten Sikklee at 980.585.0497, or reach out via email