Athens Federal Foundation
The Athens Federal Foundation was established by Athens Bancshares Corporation (holding company of the former Athens Federal Community Bank) and its shareholders in 2009. The Foundation was created to provide funding and support for charitable causes within Bradley, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Loudon and Polk counties in East Tennessee. In conjunction with an initial stock offering, Athens Bancshares Corporation contributed $1,000,000 of Athens Bancshares Corporation stock and $100,000 in cash to the Foundation.
The Foundation’s mission is to “support and fund community development via affordable housing, job training and programs that assist the economically disadvantaged. The Foundation will also consider requests for educational initiatives, health care programs, and supportive human service programs as well as local cultural institutions for the purpose of broadening access to cultural and arts activities.”