grants

The mission of the Foundation is to strive to maintain the success of the hospice tradition in Cleveland County by supporting efforts to help people lead healthy, productive lives and experience peaceful, dignified deaths. We seek to ensure that all people – especially those with the fewest resources – have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and in life. The Foundation operates exclusively for charitable and educational purposes and will carry out this purpose in Cleveland County and nearby communities. The Foundation’s focus is to close the gap of inequality in our community through the distribution of financial grants to local nonprofits.

We value stewardship, integrity, compassion, respect, service, and leadership. For more information on Foundation grant opportunities, please contact [email protected] or 704-751-1533.

Deadlines for Submitting Completed Applications:

  • January 1
  • April 1
  • July 1
  • October 1

Tax exempt organizations may submit one request per fiscal year using the online application process.

Geographic Priority – Cleveland County and surrounding communities

Hospice Cleveland County Foundation does not

  • Make grants or loans to individuals
  • Make loans to charitable organizations
  • Respond to mass mailings
  • Purchase advertising
  • Donate to political causes, candidates, organizations, or campaigns
  • Purchase dinners, galas, or raffle tickets.
  • Provide funds to organizations that use their tax exempt status to make those funds available to non-eligible organizations

Recent Grants

1st Quarter

The Hospice Cleveland County Foundation Board of Directors approved grants for the Q1 2024 Grant Cycle totaling $316,023.86 to 9 unique organizations helping Cleveland County citizens in the areas of education, human services, as well as mental health care and support.

  1. Cleveland Community College Foundation Scholarship Program - $50,000
  2. Paul & Marion Ramseur Foundation Food Pantry Access Program - $17,032.86
  3. Washington Outreach Ministry Food Pantry Capacity Program - $100,000
  4. Gabe DeVoe Foundation Literacy Program - $2,000
  5. Mental Health Association Compeer Program - $25,000
  6. Cleveland County Business Development Center Emerging Leaders Program - $12,000
  7. Junior Charity League Clothe a Child Program - $10,000
  8. Common Ground Cafe iSmile Meal Program - $25,000
  9. Cleveland County Schools Educational Foundation Employee Retention Program - $75,000

2nd Quarter

The Hospice Cleveland County Foundation Board of Directors approved grants for the Q1 2024 Grant Cycle totaling $154,425.00 to 9 unique organizations helping Cleveland County citizens in the areas of literacy, human services, and respite care and support.

  1. Cleveland Vocational Industries Adult Changing Table Project - $3,000
  2. Central United Methodist Church Open Table Food Ministry Program - $4,115
  3. Community Math Academy Program - $20,000
  4. Hospice of Cleveland County, Inc/VIA Health Partners In-Home Respite Care Program - $15,000
  5. Union Baptist Church Food Pantry Program - $5,000
  6. Communities in Schools of Cleveland County Summer Program - $33,970
  7. Shelby Rotary Breakfast Club Back to School Bash Program - $17,500
  8. Boy Scouts of America Piedmont Council ScoutReach Program - $25,000
  9. Changers CDC PERKS Academy Summer Camp Program - $30,840

 

The Hospice Cleveland County Foundation Board of Directors approved grants for the 2023 Grant Year totaling $880,370.12 to 24 unique organizations helping Cleveland County citizens in the areas of education, human services, healthcare, and hospice & palliative care.

  1. Cleveland County Rescue Mission Emergency Winter Shelter Program - $40,000
  2. VIA Health Partners of Cleveland County - $202,158.17
  3. Cleveland County Schools Educational Foundation Employee Retention Program - $75,000
  4. Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland County Afterschool Program - $75,000
  5. Cleveland County YMCA Livestrong Cancer Support Program - $12,000
  6. Paul & Marion Ramseur Foundation Food Pantry Program - $5,860
  7. Communities in Schools of Cleveland County - $17,000
  8. BSA Piedmont Council REACH Program - $22,500
  9. Friends of the Cleveland County Memorial Library Rolling for Reading Program - $20,324
  10. Union Baptist Church Food Pantry Program - $5,000
  11. Hoppers Chapel Outreach Ministry Program - $35,500
  12. Destination Cleveland County Bluegrass Ambassadors Program - $15,000
  13. Fallston Baptist Church Upper Cleveland Community Resource Program - $1,200
  14. Life Enrichment Center - $199,572.78
  15. Washington Outreach Ministry Food Pantry Program - $28,500
  16. Kings Mountain Rotary Food Backpack Program - $25,000
  17. Common Ground Cafe iSMILE Meal Program - $6,000
  18. Changers Church CDC PERKS Academy Program - $34,055.17
  19. Habitat for Humanity Young Oak Square Program - $40,000
  20. Shelby Rotary Club Foundation Community Service Program - $1,500
  21. All Hands Ministry - $10,000
  22. Ross Grove Baptist Church Food Ministry - $7,200
  23. Feeding Kids Cleveland County - $1,000
  24. Green Bethel Baptist Church Food Ministry - $1,000

The Hospice Cleveland County Foundation Board of Directors approved grants for the 2022 Grant Year totaling $771,283.92 to 21 unique organizations helping Cleveland County citizens in the areas of education, human services, healthcare, and hospice & palliative care.

Cleveland County Non-Profit Directory

Non-Profit Directory

Did you know?

There are hundreds of non-profit organizations in Cleveland County.  To learn about additional organizations supporting our community, please see the directory below.

Cleveland County Non-Profit DirectoryA “one stop” directory identifying non-profit organizations operating within Cleveland County. To update directory information, please contact [email protected] or 704-751-1533.