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 1950s, 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.
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, 2019, the Board has returned $93,607,760 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
There is great value in partnering with non-profit organizations whose work contributes to the mission of the ABC Board’s Community Health & Wellness Grant Program. Their commitment to reducing alcohol and/or substance abuse in the community is unwavering and greatly appreciated.
The ABC Board’s current grant partners include:
FY 2021 GRANT PROGRAM
The Board of Directors awarded $750,000 to the following grant partners:
$5,000 Preventative Therapy at A Better World
$75,000 for ACT to Prevent Substance Abuse
$48,865 for Preparing Addictions Counselors of Tomorrow (PACT) Program
$75,000 for Addiction Recovery Program
$75,000 for Community Matters Cafe Life-Skills Training Program
$69,008.88 for CCSC Relapse Prevention Program
$75,000 for Enhanced Family Program
$46,568.40 for Dilworth Jewelry Project Community
$5,000 Healthy Relationship Curriculum Development and Courage Club Engagement
$2,500 Let Me Run Middle School Support
$75,000 Saving Local Lives through Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) and QPR (Question, Persuade & Refer)
$73,800 for Domestic Violence Shelter Recovery Program
$15,027.72 for Underage Drinking Prevention Education Program
$91,850 for Integrated Substance Use Disorder Services for Underserved Populations in Mecklenburg County
$75,000 for SABER Treatment Program
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.
- Alcoholics Anonymous (for alcohol information; including family members needing support for a family member using alcohol)
- Greater Charlotte - Narcotics Anonymous
- Cocaine Anonymous
- Anuvia Prevention and Recovery Center substance abuse prevention and treatment services for adults and adolescents provided through funding for the organization by the Mecklenburg County ABC Board)
- National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) - find evidence-based alcohol education and treatment resources using the NIAAA Alcohol Treatment Navigator online tool.