About The Charlotte Hornets Foundation
The Charlotte Hornets Foundation helps make up most of our Swarm to Serve initiatives. The Charlotte Hornets Foundation is a separate 501c3 that focuses on building a stronger community, from our community, for our community.
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NBA legend Michael Jordan acquired the Charlotte Hornets (then Charlotte Bobcats) in 2010. While there were many changes that came with a new owner, there was one initiative that relentlessly remained on top – reinvesting in the community this team calls home. And thus, the Charlotte Hornets Foundation (previously Cats Care under the Bobcats) was created. The Charlotte Hornets Foundation aims to create a stronger Charlotte community. After research, surveys and discussions with community leaders, the organization selected four pillars on which to focus: Education, Hunger, Military and Wellness. Individual initiatives have been established in these focal areas that reaffirm our mission.
Since its inception, the Charlotte Hornets Foundation has awarded over 250 grants, inspired over 10,000 individual volunteers and seen over 500 player appearances in the community participating in events. With the help of over 120 partnerships, the Foundation has grown into the robust organization it is today. To fund the numerous programs it supports, the Charlotte Hornets Foundation relies in large part on contributions from corporate partners and individuals, and fundraising events. The impact the Foundation has made is because of our partners, sponsors, fans and supporters. For that, we thank you. The Charlotte Hornets Foundation is dedicated to the needs of the Charlotte metropolitan area. With all administrative costs covered, 100 percent of your gift goes directly to benefiting our initiatives.
Executive Director of the Charlotte Hornets Foundation
Each season, the Charlotte Hornets Foundation distributes around $100,000 in grants between our focus areas of Education, Hunger, Military and Wellness.
2020-21: The Boost Pad
2019-20: Neighborhood Libraries
2018-19: Technology Lab Makeover
2020-21: Community Culinary School of Charlotte
2019-20: Charlotte Mecklenburg Food Policy Council
2018-19: Friendship Trays
2020-21: Veterans Bridge Home
2019-20: Purple Heart Homes
2018-19: USO Center at Charlotte Douglas International Airport
2020-21: Novant Health
2019-20: Out Teach – Devonshire Elementary School
2018-19: Out Teach – Lebanon Road Elementary School
Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-814-5400. The license is not an endorsement by the State.
Support The Foundation
An annual black-tie fundraiser to support the Charlotte Hornets Foundation, which celebrates individuals for their contributions to the Charlotte community and features attendees sporting sneakers with their finest formal wear.
An annual fundraiser to support the Charlotte Hornets Foundation, which brings hundreds together to pedal with a purpose towards building a stronger Charlotte community.
Financial information about this organization and a copy of its’ license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-814-5400. The license is not an endorsement by the State.