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. In 2022, the CCME Foundation awarded seven grants to organizations across the Carolinas who are making a big impact through their community-based programs and services.

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

AWAKE Child Advocacy Center


Southwestern Child Development Commission

Carolina Caring

South Carolina Immunization Coalition

Dorchester Children’s Advocacy Center

Hospice and Home Care Foundation of North Carolina

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.

The grant application period is closed for 2023.

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 2024!

Foundation Board Members

Donald J. DiPette


Chairman, Constellation Quality Health Board 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 CCME 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.