CSF-C is a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding educational options for children (grades K-8) from low-income families, as defined by the Federal Free and Reduced Meal Program, in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.


CSF-C’s purpose is to award partial tuition assistance to low-income families so that their children may attend independent elementary/middle schools, which best address their academic, emotional, physical and/or spiritual needs. Our organization believes that by providing a change in class size, teaching methods, school environment, individual attention or overall enrichment, children can be taught the way they best learn and can reach their highest potential.


CSF-C’s goal is to “Open Doors of Opportunity” through the intrinsic power of education. We want to positively impact a child’s educational experience TODAY, which will change the trajectory of  his or her life FOREVER! Through our organization’s assistance, parents can have a choice in their children’s education and children can have a chance for success.


Leveraged, as local contributions are matched with dollars from CSF’s national headquarters

Dedicated, as 100% of donations fund scholarships, not administrative expenses

Desired, as more applications are submitted than scholarships available

Effective, as children’s academic, emotional, physical and/or spiritual needs are being addressed with positive results

Life Changing, as children are being prepared with a solid foundation in order to succeed in high school, college and society