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 nonprofit, 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, and/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, and/or research by developing our own grant-making program.
As of June 30, 2022, the Board has returned over $107,000,000+ to nonprofit organizations in our community. Please help spread the word about our Community Health & Wellness Grant Program as the ABC Board strives to partner with new organizations in the community with a focus on BIPOC-led and serving organizations.
Current Grant Partners
There is immense value in partnering with nonprofit organizations whose work contributes to the mission of the ABC Board’s Community Health & Wellness Grant Program. The commitment of these community organizations to preventing or reducing alcohol and/or substance abuse in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community is unwavering and greatly appreciated.
The Board of Directors awarded $1,930,000 to the following grant partners for the FY 2024 grant cycle:
Small Grant Program
$25,000.00, Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives
$12,500.00, D.A.P. (Drug Awareness and Prevention)
$19,640.00, Life Restoration Program
$16,732.00, TreSports Positive Action Program
$25,000.00, I LOVE ME!
$25,000.00, Juvenile Court Intervention & Prevention Project
LOTS Lord of the Streets
$11,900.00, Wellness Recovery Action Plan
$25,000.00, Letting Our Truth Ultimately Shine (LOTUS) - LifeSkills Training Program
$25,000.00, Theatre Gap Initiative: Mental Health Support as Substance Use Prevention for Marginalized Students in Performing Arts
$24,983.23, Ready to Thrive (RTT) – Substance Abuse Awareness
$13,000.00, The Choices: 2023-24 Program
No Bounds II
$14,300.00, NB II Substance Use Support Services
$25,000.00, Healthy Choices Charlotte
$21,875.00, Physical Activity Community Education (PACE)
$25,000.00, POP's Alcohol and Substance Abuse Education
$22,857.00, Eliminating Substance Use Disorder Among Formerly Incarcerated Persons
$23,000.00, Alcohol and Substance Abuse Education Workshops (Program Expansion Project)
$25,000.00, Project365- Teen Initiative for Promoting Preventive Practices (TIPPPs) Program
$20,000.00, Teens TOGETHER: Life Skills 101
Annual Grant Program
$75,000.00, Reducing Substance Use Disorders in Mecklenburg County Through Medication Assisted Treatment and Associated Care
$75,000.00, Support and Expansion of Health Center MAT Program
$50,140.00, Recovery Road Alcohol & Chemical Dependency Program (ACDP)
$50,000.00, Student Counselor and Relapse Prevention Program
Charlotte Area Fund
$66,665.52, Self-Sufficiency Project
$47,252.75, Hope House Mental Wellness Services
$74,800.00, The Forum at Hope Haven
$58,752.75, RMFY Group Mentoring: Student Support and Youth Development Program
$66,240.00, Center of Hope SUD Counselor with Case Management Responsibilities
$73,800.00, FY24: Community Matters Café
$75,000.00, League Well
$65,334.00, Working to reduce substance use and risky behaviors in an already identified substance use population within a trauma center
$60,527.75, Prevención con Fotografía (Prevention with Photography)
$63,000.00, Goal Achievers Mentoring Program
$47,000.00, Grier Heights Drug Cessation Program
$50,000.00, ReEntry Entrepreneurship Program (REEP) Accountability Partner Support System
$50,900.00, LGBTQ Free
Renewal Grant Program
$40,000.00, Whole Package Health
$40,000.00, Clyde & Ethel Dickson Family Resiliency Program
$40,000.00, Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center Behavioral Health Inpatient Peer Support Specialist Services
$13,000.00, Outdoor Experiential Therapy Program
$40,000.00, The Dilworth Jewelry Project: Empowerment for Women & Families Overcoming Trauma and Injustice, Bridging the Gap from Pain to Purpose Through Impactful Connections, Inspired Creations, and Economic Confidence
$34,800.00, Teen Health Connection Underage Drinking Prevention Education Programs
$40,000.00, Equipping Community Members to Save Lives
$38,000.00, Care Ring's ACT to Prevent Substance Abuse Project
$40,000.00, SABER Treatment Program
$34,000.00, Whole Person Care
$40,000.00, A Path to Hope and Healing
$40,000.00, Mobile Health Screening and Intervention to Reduce Substance Use Disorder
$40,000.00, CRM Mental Health Project
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.