Seven Nonprofits Awarded Grants to Improve Health Care in the Carolinas


The CCME Foundation funds programs focused on improving health care outcomes among individuals and communities.

Cary, NC – Seven nonprofit organizations in North Carolina and South Carolina have received grants totaling $262,975.16 from the CCME Foundation, a nonprofit organization located in Cary, NC, supporting health care quality improvement in the Carolinas. The one-year grants run from August 1, 2022, to July 31, 2023.

The following awardees were selected by the CCME Foundation Board of Directors based on each project’s impact on health care improvement and access for individuals and communities, particularly the uninsured and under-served populations:

Carolina Caring Foundation (NC) awarded $5,495.16 to create an in-house Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training Program to help recruit and retain quality nursing assistants.

South Carolina Immunization Coalition awarded $49,980 for Every Visit is a Vaccine Visit (EV3) outreach and education program.

Hospice and Home Care Foundation of North Carolina awarded $50,000 to disseminate and expand the use of newly piloted clinical rotation and on-boarding models to help address the serious shortage of nurses in Home Health and Hospice Care in North Carolina.

EmmanuWheel awarded $7,500 to build wheelchair ramps for disadvantaged populations in South Carolina.

Southwestern Child Development Commission awarded $50,000 to support the Southwestern Nurse Family Partnership program in western North Carolina counties that provides education and support to lower income first-time mothers during their pregnancy and until their child is 2 years of age.

Children in Crisis in Dorchester awarded $50,000 to provide free evidence-based mental health treatment to trauma victims of child abuse and neglect in the remote, rural, and impoverished areas of southeastern South Carolina.

AWAKE Children's Advocacy Center awarded $50,000 to provide services to the Child Medical Collaborative for child medical evaluations to ensure 24/7 services are available to child abuse victims in Jackson County, NC.

"Many communities in the Carolinas, especially in rural areas, rely on funding aid to develop and build on health care programs and services," said CCME Foundation Chairman Donald J. DiPette, MD, FACP, FAHA. "This year's grants will help address nursing shortages, protection through vaccines, mobility support for disadvantaged people, and treatment and support for low-income mothers and abused children."

"CCME Foundation's goal is to improve the lives of people and communities through grants," said CCME President and CEO Steven Martin, MHA, CPHQ, FACHE. "We are honored to support the awardees, each of significant importance, and are grateful to have the opportunity to make a positive impact on peoples' lives made possible by the funding, along with each organization's dedicated team members and volunteers."

CCME Foundation has awarded $530,055 in grants since its inception in 2019, and is funded by The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence (CCME), a separate nonprofit organization founded more than 39 years ago to improve health care quality in the Carolinas.

To learn more on the CCME Foundation and the grants, visit CCME Foundation.