Since 1982, Speedway Children’s Charities has granted over $61 million to local kids in need. For many years we have focused on spreading funds to meet a wide variety of needs and giving grants to numerous charities. Many programs fill book bags, provide school tools, and support literacy programs. These are true needs, but they receive funding from many sources. And while our community faces constant hardships, the growing numbers of orphaned children and human-trafficking victims are abundant and closer to our homes than anyone may realize. It is a $150 billion black-market of evil, with Charlotte ranked in the top 20 cities.

As a result, SCC is adopting a new focus and priority of giving. Beginning this grant application season and beyond, there will be a specific priority to fund organizations helping the homeless and orphan/foster communities and victims of sex trafficking. This focus comes with a desire to make greater-impact funding critical needs.

Grant Eligibility

Due to the large volume of requests, Speedway Children’s Charities is unable to grant every proposal.  Applicants should understand that rejection of a proposal in no way suggests rejection of the organization.

 Please review the following eligibility requirements before submitting your application.

  • An organization must be established as a 501(c)(3) for a minimum of one year
  • Projects must serve the needs of children
  • First-year applicant's maximum request cannot exceed $4,000
  • Capital projects or office supplies are ineligible for funding
  • Grants for the purchase of vehicles will be ineligible
  • Funding cannot be used for salaries, consulting fees, or scholarship programs

Counties we serve:

  • Cabarrus
  • Gaston
  • Iredell
  • Mecklenburg
  • Rowan
  • Stanly
  • Chester
  • Lancaster
  • Union, NC
  • Union, SC
  • York

The grant application for the 2022 grant cycle is NOW OPEN! We request that all applicants complete the online 2022 SCC Grant Application using the button below.

Please email Lisa Starnes at [email protected] with any questions.

We look forward to continuing our legacy of helping kids in need throughout the greater Charlotte area.

*A limited number of character spaces are available for each segment. Character spacing count is based on characters and spaces. Information provided that goes above the character count will not be seen or reviewed. Please be very specific with your proposal information.