Creating a legacy of charitable impact.

As a values-driven institution, Constellation Quality Health is committed to giving back to the communities where it does its work. We advance this goal through our charitable foundation, established in 2018 and named in honor of the organization’s first 40 years of existence – the CCME Foundation.


The CCME Foundation works to improve the health of individuals and communities. We provide charitable grants to nonprofit organizations to build upon or undertake new projects that improve access to health care and health-related services for our neighbors in the Carolinas. Funding is prioritized on a project’s potential to impact the community using measurable outcomes. We welcome all eligible applicants, especially community-based organizations in earlier stages of development.


Since its founding, the CCME Foundation has provided support for healthy lifestyle and quality of life programs, access to culturally and linguistically appropriate care, health-related educational outreach, consumer-centered care and decision-making, and patient safety programs.

The CCME Foundation recently awarded $502,480 in grants to 15 organizations who are making a big impact through their community-based programs and services. Read the 2023 Impact Report here

Explore the difference we are making through these stories of impact:

AIDS Leadership of the Foothills-area Alliance

ABCCM Doctors’ Medical Clinic

AWAKE Children’s Advocacy Center

Carolina Caring

Community Care Center of Forsyth County

Compass of Carolina


Good Shepherd Free Medical Clinic of Laurens County

Greenville Free Medical Clinic

Lions Vision Services

Hands of Hope Medical Clinic

PAL – Play. Advocate. Live Well.

Tender Hearts Ministries

Transitions LifeCare

WarriorWOD Foundation

The CCME Foundation provides charitable grants to nonprofit organizations in North Carolina and South Carolina seeking to improve health quality and equity. Grants range from $5,000 to 50,000 per organization. We prioritize projects that focus on measurable outcome improvements and have a high impact on health care improvements and access, particularly for uninsured and underserved populations.

A focus on improved outcomes and access to health care is essential – which is why we open the application process to a range of organizations! Those eligible to apply for funding include faith-based organizations, hospitals, clinics, educational institutions, and community organizations. The most important thing is a focus on improved outcomes and access to health care. Check out our FAQ for answers to more specific application  questions. 

The grant application window is now closed and will reopen
on April 1, 2025.

The grant application period begins at midnight on April 1st of each year and ends at midnight on June 15th of each year. We look forward to seeing your innovative ideas in 2025!


Foundation Board Members

Dori DeJong


Community Member, Raleigh, NC

Daniel T. Lackland


Constellation Quality Health Board, Member Mt. Pleasant, SC

Donald J. DiPette


Chairman, Community Member, Blythewood SC

Jeffrey L. Perkins


Constellation Quality Health Board Member, Columbia SC

Ian B. Buchanan


Constellation Quality Health Board Member, Boone NC

Quince D. Fleming, Jr


Community Member, Raleigh NC

Cornell P. Wright


Community Member, Durham NC

John R. Mangum


Ex officio, Sanford NC

“The CCME Foundation serves to honor the 40+ year Constellation Quality Health legacy of improving access to quality health care by giving back to the many amazing organizations serving the communities across the Carolinas.”

Dori DeJong, MPA, Executive Director

Contact the CCME Foundation.