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Charlotte Local Giving Guide

Nonprofits in Charlotte provide services like free meals, education, health check-ups, emergency shelter and much more. We've highlighted some of the effective nonprofits serving the Charlotte area, so you know your donation will have an impact.

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Top Hunger Nonprofits

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Angels and Sparrows Soup Kitchen

  Hunger - Soup Kitchen|  Huntersville, NC

Impact: $4 provides a meal to a person in need.
Governance: Passes checks

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Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen

  Hunger - Soup Kitchen|  Rock Hill, SC

Impact: $2 provides a meal to a person in need.
Governance: Passes checks

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Harvest Hope Food Bank

  Hunger - Food Bank|  20 counties in SC

Impact: $2 provides a meal to a person in need.
Governance: Passes checks

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Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina

  Hunger - Food Bank|  18 counties in NC

Impact: $1 provides a meal to a person in need.
Governance: Passes checks

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Second Harvest Food Bank Of Metrolina

  Hunger - Food Bank|  19 counties in NC and SC

Impact: $1 provides a meal to a person in need.
Governance: Passes checks

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Top Homelessness Nonprofits

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Union County Community Shelter

  Homelessness - Emergency Shelter|  Union County, NC

Impact: $60 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
Governance: Passes checks

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Family Promise Of Gaston County

  Homelessness - Emergency Shelter|  Gastonia, NC

Impact: $10 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
Governance: Passes checks

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Top Education Nonprofits

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Golden Door Scholars

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Fort Mill, SC

Impact: $13,000 increases income for a scholarship recipient by $12,000.
Governance: Passes checks

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The Educational Foundation Of The University Of South Carolina Lancaster

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Lancaster, SC

Impact: $2,600 increases income for a scholarship recipient by $5,500.
Governance: Passes checks

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