Community Grants


As part of our mission to enrich and improve the lives of seniors, Carolina Meadows operates a Community Grants Program which invests in local not-for-profit agencies to help increase the quality of life for all in our community.  Since 2007, the Carolina Meadows Community grants program has awarded over one million dollars to support crucial services for citizens in Chatham County, focusing on hunger relief efforts and improving the lives of seniors.

Community impacts through our 2016 grants include:

  • 1,200 hours of charitable home care were provided through A Helping Hand.
  • More than 2,300 one-way rides to crucial medical appointments were provided through the Chatham County Council on Aging.
  • Over 500 students, each week, received back packs of food to provide nutrition over the weekend through school and community partners.

The Carolina Meadows Board of Directors has awarded $125,000 in community grants to 17 local charitable organizations who share the Carolina Meadows’ mission to enrich and improve the lives of seniors and who greatly impact the Chatham County community in various ways. Below are the grantees for the 2017 grant cycle.

Organizations receiving grant funding to support senior needs include:

  • A Helping Hand
  • Charles House
  • Chatham Cares Community Pharmacy
  • Chatham County Council on Aging
  • Farmer Food Share
  • Mu Omicron Omega Chapter of AKA Sorority
  • Transitions Guiding Lights Caregiver Support Center
  • Rebuilding Together of the Triangle and XDS, Inc.

Charities receiving grant funding to tackle Chatham County’s hunger needs include:

  • Chatham Outreach Alliance (CORA)
  • Communities in School of Chatham County
  • St. Julia’s Food Pantry
  • Take and Eat Pantry

Organizations supporting hunger relief through weekend backpack programs include:

  • Fuel-up at Perry Harrison Elementary School
  • First United Methodist Church serving Chatham Middle school
  • Panda Packs at Pittsboro Elementary school
  • West Chatham Food Pantry serving Virginia Cross and Siler City schools

For questions, contact Amy Gorely, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Outreach, at