Our Impact

Poverty is Everybody’s Problem

More than 12% of Mecklenburg County residents are living below the poverty line, including more than 48,000 children and one-third of all single-parent families. According to the landmark Chetty study on social mobility, many of the same children will remain in poverty for the rest of their lives, just miles from where they grew up.

We believe it doesn’t have to be this way.

Economic mobility is the biggest issue facing the Charlotte community, impacting people and industries across our city. When we remove barriers and help people build pathways out of poverty, we aren’t just helping individual families. We’re building a city where every person can thrive and success is multiplied for all of us.

Breaking the Cycle of Generational Poverty

Poverty is a complex problem and we believe it requires a supportive, wrap-around solution. Charlotte Area Fund focuses on outcomes and invests in solutions that remove barriers and inspire possibility for our clients. Between 2020-2021, Charlotte Area Fund served 813 clients, providing critical job training and placement and access to hardship resources during an extra-challenging year for most families. Check the graphic below to learn more about how our organization served families last year.

Help Us End Poverty in Mecklenburg County

It takes everyone to build a future where every Mecklenburg County resident can create a sustainable, successful life for their family. Your donation enables the Charlotte Area Fund to provide high-level, individualized support that helps break the cycle of generational poverty, one family at a time.