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we're rooted in the carolinas

positively impacting our local community

At Charlotte Metro, we believe in empowering all of the ways our customers want to help their community. Because at the end of the day, we’re a part of that community, too. Take a peek at what we’re doing to build a better community, together:

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PARTNERING TOGETHER

to build a stronger community

Goodwill Industries
CHARLOTTE METRO + GOODWILL

goodwill industries of the southern piedmont

Goodwill’s mission is more than getting people a job... it’s about helping to secure family-sustaining employment so that individuals can build a foundation for the future. Charlotte Metro houses a full-service branch and an ATM at the Goodwill Opportunity Campus, which enables us to provide financial services that are accessible to all as well as specialty products for the unbanked and those needing a fresh start.

At Charlotte Metro, our focus is on the individual, building a relationship and a strong foundation that prepares you for long-term financial success. Our core values and philosophy of service align seamlessly with Goodwill and we are thrilled to be an integral aspect of the financial empowerment model that positively influences the economic mobility of those within our community.

Goodwill Industries
Commonwealth Charlotte
CHARLOTTE METRO + COMMON WEALTH

common wealth charlotte

Common Wealth Charlotte (CWC)  is an innovative non-profit that helps low-income individuals and families become banked and build financial capacity. Charlotte Metro is proud to work with CWC as their financial institution and shares in CWC’s commitment to providing financial empowerment through financial education coupled with access to specially-designed financial products.

Commonwealth Charlotte
CHARLOTTE METRO + HABITAT

habitat for humanity charlotte

We’ve partnered with Habitat for Humanity Charlotte to provide affordable mortgage funding for new, qualifying Habitat homeowners. Together, we’ll be enabling more members of the greater Charlotte region to realize a safe, affordable place to call home, setting them on a path of new opportunity, increased confidence, and self-reliance. 

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funding requests

invested at all levels

the charlotte metro foundation

enabling, enriching, & encouraging the lives of the community in which we serve

The Charlotte Metro Foundation is dedicated to partnering with and supporting the local Charlotte community through annual scholarship awards and grant contributions to local organizations and initiatives.

Simply Elite Checking account holder? $1 of the monthly cost is donated to the Charlotte Metro Foundation, meaning you're helping to make a difference in the community, too!

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Herman Hoose Scholarship
charlotte metro foundation's

herman hoose scholarship award

Each May, Charlotte Metro awards 17 $3,000 Herman Hoose Scholarships. Each scholarship is awarded to a deserving student who is graduating from high school in the current school year and enrolls in an institution of higher education for the fall of that same year.

  • Applicants must have an account with Charlotte Metro.
  • Applications are not accepted for enrollment as a part-time student, for vocational or trade schools, or for adult remedial high school academic courses.
  • Along with the application, a current transcript of the student’s high school academic record must be included.
Herman Hoose Scholarship

how are the applications judged?

charlotte metro foundation's

community grant requests

Through our Community Grant Program, we’re proud to support the needs of our surrounding community by providing grants to local organizations in the following categories: Children and Youth Services, Health, Housing and Shelter, Technology, and Women’s Services.

For consideration, download, complete, and submit the Letter of Inquiry no later than October 1 to foundation@cmcu.org. In November, letters will be reviewed and some organizations will be invited to complete a grant application request. The committee will meet annually to review grant requests. Grant announcements will be made in April.

  • Projects for grant proposals must be a positive contribution to the community and must take place within Charlotte Metro’s current service area
  • Applications are not accepted for organizations whose primary purpose is religious, legislative, political, or athletic teams
  • Awarded grants range from $2,500 – $10,000

Letter of Inquiry Download

Contribution Request
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contribution requests

Charlotte Metro welcomes the opportunity to sponsor community initiatives. Please submit our Community Contribution Request form for consideration. 

To be eligible, your organization must:

  • Benefit a charitable cause or effort and be a positive contribution to the community as a whole
  • Occur or take effect within Charlotte Metro’s current service area and are limited to one community contribution per calendar year
  • Organizations / projects may not have a religious, legislative, or political purpose

Contribution Request