About Us

Smart Start of Mecklenburg County

The Mecklenburg Partnership for Children, better known as Smart Start of Mecklenburg County, is a private, nonprofit partnership that funds local programs for children ages birth to five and their families.


Unlike partnerships in other counties, Smart Start of Mecklenburg has very few in house programs. Instead, Smart Start funds local programs managed by other agencies in the community, in the areas of health, family support, and early care and education.

Requests for Funding

In Mecklenburg County, requests for funding to meet local needs are evaluated and voted upon by the Board of Directors.

For more information about our funding allocations, please view our Annual Report.