City, Albemarle Grant Supports Corridors of Opportunity Nonprofits

Published on March 26, 2024


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 26, 2024) – The City of Charlotte announces an exciting opportunity for local nonprofits working with youth. Sponsored by Albemarle, a grant of $10,000 is now available to aid an organization’s programming and initiatives focused on the upward mobility of youth.

"The City of Charlotte is committed to supporting the growth and well-being of our youth," said Erin Gillespie, interim Corridors of Opportunity executive manager. "We are grateful to Albemarle for their generous contribution, which will undoubtedly make a meaningful difference in the lives of many young individuals in the Corridors of Opportunity."

This grant opportunity is a part of the upcoming Meck Mile, a Charlotte Sports Foundation event, which will take place on May 25. The Meck Mile aims to bring people from all across Charlotte together to run, walk, skip or dance through the streets surrounding Memorial Stadium.

“Albemarle is committed to building resilient communities, and this grant supports the health and wellbeing of youth and amplifies equity within Charlotte,” said Netha Johnson, president of Albemarle Specialties. “We are proud to offer this grant to underinvested communities through Corridors of Opportunity in our shared goal of making a positive and sustainable difference.”

Nonprofit organizations within the corridors that support the overall well-being of youth are encouraged to apply. Each organization’s mission should align with Albemarle’s giving philosophy, which includes the following: 

  • Providing education
  • Sustainable solutions to critical resources
  • Improving the quality of life
  • Creating equitable access to pathways for upward mobility 

The application period opens on March 26 and closes on April 30. One nonprofit organization will be awarded the grant of $10,000 and the winner will be recognized during the Meck Mile event in May.  

Nonprofits applying for the grant can find more information and the application form via the Meck Mile Community Grant application.

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