The Foundation pursues lasting relationships with the nonprofit organizations it supports, seeking a less transactional and more holistic relationship while with addressing the family’s core causes, including:
At Project 658 we believe that Christ’s love compels us to change the world through serving our neighbors. We are a Christ centered, holistic ministry providing services to at risk families in Charlotte, moving them towards self-sustainability; with a key focus on the international and refugee communities. Project 658 is aimed at community transformation in Charlotte, North Carolina and sending teams to serve at international partner sites. We help build communities of hope through the teaching of Jesus Christ and practical programs designed to support communities. Project 658 and the Steve Smith Family Foundation have formed a unique partnership to open The Smith Family Wellness Center.
House of Ruth
The House of Ruth Maryland leads the fight to end violence against women and their children by confronting the attitudes, behaviors and systems that perpetuate it, and by providing victims with the services necessary to rebuild their lives safely and free of fear. Our vision is that one day, every woman in Maryland will be safe in her own home.
YMCA of Greater Charlotte
Committed to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the YMCA is a leading nonprofit agency serving families in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community. Steve and Angie have been active participants in the lives of both the Stratford Richardson and Siskey YMCAs of Greater Charlotte, where their children are engaged in programming. The Siskey YMCA established an activity field named "Field 89" in their honor. In May 2014, the Foundation launched the Lace Up Son Family 5K to raise support for scholarship programs at for at-risk youth at the Stratford Richardson YMCA, located on Charlotte’s east side.
Shelter Care Ministries
Shelter Care Ministries was established in 1981 and incorporated as a non-profit in 1985. The following year, emergency housing was added to its program options. In 1995 the agency added a transitional housing program for families, and in 2012 housing for veteran families and families with a disabled head of household. Through its Bailey Project in 2013, Shelter Care added affordable housing for families with low incomes. Housing and supportive service programs strengthen and enable families to stay together, allowing adults to stabilize employment and personal issues.
Samaritan's Feet wants to inspire hope through the gift of shoes, the act of washing feet, and encouragement to those who need it most. People without shoes face dangers like laceration, fungus, and insect bites that can lead to infection, disease, and even death. Children with no shoes are often not allowed entrance to education in many countries and can find their way into slavery, or unsafe and inexcusable child labor environments. Since our founding in 2003, Samaritan’s Feet and its partners have distributed over 6.5 million pairs of shoes in over 75 countries and 325 U.S. cities.
The Everette Brown Bag Foundation
The Everette “Brown Bag” Foundation was created by Everette Brown, a North Carolina native, to promote health and fitness among children and families. By getting back to the basics, transforming everyday tasks into a way to get active and redefining what it means to be healthy, and by making alternative choices, in selecting foods on a regular basis, we can Go Brown! We strive to educate families and provide unique opportunities for kids to get active throughout the year.