Our Giving History:

Since 1948, the Mecklenburg County ABC Board has directed part of its profits back to the community through a statutory distribution under Alcohol Education. By state law, once we allocate funds needed to operate the system, the ABC Board must return at least seven percent (7%) of profits from the sale of distilled spirits to qualified  non-profit, tax-exempt, charitable organizations which are exempt under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code or to governmental entities such as the State of North Carolina and its agencies, municipal corporations, and political subdivisions of the State that provide substance abuse prevention, education, treatment, or research for the benefit of Mecklenburg County citizens.

To demonstrate further commitment to the health and wellness of our community, in the late 1950’s, the Mecklenburg County ABC Board developed a supportive relationship with Anuvia Prevention and Recovery Center providing a rent-free building, and, funding a substantial portion of their budget. Read more about the substance abuse programs and services that Anuvia Prevention and Recovery Center offers in our community HERE.

Community Grantmaking

In 1996, the Mecklenburg County ABC Board looked to broaden the scope of giving to reach more nonprofits doing innovative and meaningful work in the community around substance abuse education, prevention, treatment or research by developing our own grant program. As of June 30, 2016, the Board has returned $58,115,229 to organizations in our community. Each year, eligible 501 (c ) (3) nonprofits may apply for grants by completing our grant application. If you know of a nonprofit that does innovative work in the field of substance abuse, please direct them to our grant program page for more information.

Current Grant Partners

Multi-Year Grant Partners:

The Board of Directors awarded
 $600,000 for FY 2016-2017 to the following organizations: 

Organization Project Title Amount
Hope Haven, Inc. Families Recovery Program $200,000

Domestic Violence Shelter Women's Recovery Project $200,000
Supportive Housing Communities Peer Support Specialists/RecoverySupport and Education $200,000

The Board of Directors awarded $81,423.55 for FY 2017-2018 to the following organizations: 

Organization Project Title Amount

ADAPT $81.423.55

Annual Grant Partners:
The Board of Directors awarded $1,057,498.68 for FY 2017 to the following organizations:

Organization Name Project Title Amount

FASD Prevention $21,700
The Center for Community Transitions Strengthening Families Program & Seeking Safety Program $90,014.68
Center for Prevention Services Alianza: Unica Tu (Unique You) Training of Trainers / Latino Community Education Program $72,338

Addiction Recovery Program $100,000
Children's Theatre of Charlotte Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention Program ("Liars" play) $70,452
Community Culinary School of Charlotte CCSC Relapse Prevention Program $56,505
Dilworth Center Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Adults $100,000
Florence Crittenton Services Generations of Impact $100,000
Freedom House of Mecklenburg Child/Adolescent Substance Abuse Prevention/Intervention Groups $58,100
Hope Haven, Inc. Hope Haven Medical Clinic $50,000
InnerVision, Inc. Integrating Substance Abuse and Psycho-Social Rehabilitation Service $50,000
Mecklenburg County Criminal Justice Re-Entry Service Peer Support Pilot $45,000

Mental Health First Aid $58,389
Teen Health Connection Underage Drinking Prevention and Education


Urban Ministry Center Moore Place $35,000
Urban Ministry Center SABER $100,000


Helpful Community Resources

Is Alcohol or Substance Abuse a Problem?

Services are available in our area if you feel you need help with any type of substance; including alcohol.  If you contact any provider, information you share with them is protected by federal law and can only be shared in accordance with the law.  Self-help or community support groups are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week either through meetings or by phone.


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