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African American Community Foundation

African American Community Foundation

Charlotte (NC), 28202, United States

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MO 09:00 – 17:00 SA 09:00 – 17:00
TU 09:00 – 17:00 SU 09:00 – 17:00
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TH 09:00 – 17:00
FR 09:00 – 17:00
About The African American Community Foundation (AACF) was established in 1993 to provide grants to non-profit organizations addressing disparities experienced
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Mission The mission of the African American Community Foundation is to support organizations addressing societal disparities experienced by African Americans and to serve as a center for African American philanthropic development.
Description Established in 1991 as a special program of Foundation For The Carolinas (FFTC), AACF was made possible through two charitable funds managed by FFTC: the Lethia Henderson Fund Endowment, which supports health and community service, and the Elizabeth S. Randolph African American Fund Endowment, which supports organizations that address African American concerns. Henderson was an African American business woman, and Randolph was a teacher and principal. Both were residents of west Charlotte’s Beatties Ford Road Corridor.

The mission of the African American Community Foundation is to support organizations addressing societal disparities experienced by African Americans and to serve as a center for African American philanthropic development.
Products Funding Priorities:
Focus Area: Public Education Support
The AACF supports students in public elementary, middle and high schools. The AACF also supports programs serving students, ages of 0-18 during out-of-school time.

K-12 Public Education Support Services
The AACF seeks programs focusing on the following results:
Innovative and curriculum-based programs for underachieving students to achieve at or above grade level, with an emphasis on science, technology, English and math (“STEM”)
Students have access to and are provided the necessary support services to decrease the likelihood or occurrence of dropout indicators

Pre-K and Out-of-School Time for Students (ages 0-18)
The AACF seeks programs focusing on the following results:
Children and youth exhibiting positive behaviors during out-of-school hours through accessible, high quality pre-school, after-school, summer and extended day learning opportunities

For applications within this area, the AACF awards grants up to $10,000. Grant requests should be structured accordingly; keeping in mind that partial funding may be awarded.


Focus Area: Health
The AACF also supports programs addressing health and nutrition of students ages 0-18 and programs providing services for diseases that disproportionately affect African Americans. The Committee seeks programs focusing on the following results:
Innovative cultural and community-based interventions that reduce health disparities
Priority will be given to programs serving Economically Disadvantaged adults and families

For applications within this area, the AACF awards grants up to $10,000. Grant requests should be structured accordingly; keeping in mind that partial funding may be awarded.


Focus Area: Economic Development
The AACF also supports programs that provide business development and support for African American-owned businesses. The AACF seeks service providers focusing on the following results:

Providers offering training, counseling and technical assista

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