TMC Giving Back
Grant Recipients

These are the organizations that TMC is currently supporting through its Giving Back philanthropic program. Some have been one-time recipients and some have received multiple donations. We continue to seek qualified programs to consider for the Giving Back outreach program and we continue to invite participant donors who can add to the financial resources we have to support these worthy efforts in our communities around the state. To learn more about any of the programs listed, you are urged to follow the links to the URLs of each of the programs and learn more about why we feel strongly about supporting them. 

  • The Joshua Project: With longstanding ties to TMC this program is dedicated to providing rites-of-passage experiences for young men moving into manhood, exploring the meaning of mature masculinity with men and boys, and providing a vehicle to encourage adult-youth mentoring relationships. (Charlotte)
  • Life Connections: Provides mentoring, counseling, family strengthening and other services for youth referred from  juvenile court, judges, DSS, mental health services, schools, and other agencies . (Charlotte)
  • Alternatives to Violence Project: This is a movement of creative conflict resolution built on affirmation, respect for all, community, cooperation and trust. AVP/USA is an association of community, school and prison­based groups offering experiential workshops in personal growth, community development and creative conflict management. Founded in prison and developed from the real life experiences of prisoners, AVP encourages every person’s innate power to positively transform first themselves and then the world we live in. (Raleigh)
  • Jericho House: A halfway house for homeless men getting out of prison. It can accommodate six residents and is full 80% of the time. Room, board, and transportation are provided. The length of stay is seven months. (Greensboro) 
  • Strong Fathers: This 20 week program is designed to educate young fathers who have had life experiences that left them without the skills and knowledge to be a good father and to give them an opportunity to gain them. (Orange County) 
  • Journeymen: This organization provides a Rites of Passage Adventure Weekend and an ongoing group mentoring program for adolescent males (ages 12-17) during their transformation to becoming men of integrity. (Asheville and Triangle)
  • Community Culinary School of Charlotte: Provides workforce training for at risk populations affected by homelessness, incarceration, and addiction. (Charlotte)
  • Let Me Run, Inc: Our mission is to build a new generation of men by teaching boys to be their best selves through a character-development program powered through running. Let Me Run provides an environment in which young males develop confidence to be themselves, build relationships with positive role models and define success for themselves outside the constraints of society’s male stereotypes. The curriculum is designed to work with young males before the stresses and traditions of society take hold. (Charlotte)
  • Our Children’s Place: Our Children’s Place of Coastal Horizons Center is a statewide program, based in the Triangle, that serves as North Carolina’s leading advocate and educational resource focused on children of incarcerated and returning parents. (Orange County)
  • Swing PalsSwingPals’ mission is to build a foundation of health and strong character in children facing adversity. SwingPals uses golf as a medium through which students develop mindfulness and self-regulation skills, empowering them to pursue their passion and fulfill their potential to create positive change in their community. (Durham)