Davidson Community Foundation

Our Impact in the Community 

High-Impact Efforts 

  • Led community efforts to establish eight permanently affordable housing units in Parkside Commons (formerly Hoke Development) on Jetton Street and raised $400,000 toward the planned purchase of the units by Davidson Housing Coalition. It also worked with Davidson Housing Coalition to secure $300,000 in grants from Mecklenburg County to subsidize rents for the units.
  • Committed $150,000 to partner with Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region and the Town of Davidson on a critical home repair program for homeowners in the West Davidson community.  The local effort will address code and safety issues and help residents stay in their homes. The goal is to complete 10 projects over the next two years.  
  • Awarded a $22,000 grant to the Town of Davidson to assist residents most severely impacted by Mecklenburg County’s new tax assessments. The support will help as many as 100 residents who qualify for the town’s relief program. 
  • Distributed more than $350,000 in grants to nonprofit partners during the COVID crisis. That support provided critical assistance to 230 families – more than 750 neighbors in need – for rent/housing, food, medical expenses, utility services and transportation. Those nonprofits included the Ada Jenkins Center, Davidson-Cornelius Child Development Center, Davidson Housing Coalition, Gethsemane Baptist Church, Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region, Reeves Temple AME Zion Church, La Escuelita San Alban, and Safe Alliance.

Non-profit Grant Awards

Davidson Community Foundation has awarded over $670,000 to bolster nonprofit organizations serving the community. By working with local leaders and donors, its goal is to build and distribute funding to address Davidson’s most pressing needs. This citizen-driven initiative is designed to expand local philanthropy and direct it to where it’s most needed.

Grant Application Process

A grants committee of the Board of Advisors reviews proposals and recommends awardees and funding amounts to the full board for approval. Only select nonprofits (501c3) agencies are eligible. Individuals or for-profit corporations or organizations are not eligible.

Davidson Community Foundation, an all-volunteer organization, is led by a Board of Advisors and is affiliated as a field of interest fund with Foundation For The Carolinas.

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Your contribution will help to care for our neighbors right here in the community.