Apply Now 2017 Grants 2018 Grants 2019 Grants 2020 Grants Foundation News CONTACT US LOCATIONS
2017 Grants
Main 2017 Grants

2017 hero 1

2017 Athens Federal Foundation Grant Recipients

Organization

Amount

Funding Purpose

Homeless Management of Monroe County

$2,000

To assist homeless families in Monroe County in obtaining permanent housing

Coordinated Charities, Inc.

$2,400

To provide rent and utility deposit assistance for homeless families 

Helping Hands Ministry

$7,500

To fund home repairs for seniors and low-income homeowners to ensure improved quality of life and safe living environment

Straightway Ministry Inc.

$2,000

To support daily operations and assist with program participant enrollment costs.

The Grace House in Athens

$5,000

To benefit Homeless Shelter Programs of The Grace House in Athens

Wesley Memorial UMC Helping Hand

$3,000

To fund a food pantry program

Niota United Methodist Church (Christian Co-Workers Children's Aid)

$3,000

To purchase healthy, nutritious non-perishable food items for needy children in Niota Elementary School throughout the 2017-18 school year

Lift & Redemption Ministries (DBA The Caring Place)

$4,000

To fund a food pantry program

Grace & Mercy Ministries

$3,600

To purchase food for weekly meals for the homeless and underserved

Englewood Goodwill Workers - Daily Bread Food Ministry

$2,500

To purchase food for Thanksgiving and Christmas boxes

Miracle Lake

$3,000

To provide assistance with food purchase for program participants

Love Thy Neighbor Project (of Tennessee Wesleyan University)

$3,000

To benefit the weekend meal program for students in McMinn County School system

Better Living Center

$2,500

To fund a food pantry program

Nourish One Child - Outreach of Keith Memorial United Methodist Church

$3,000

 To fund a weekend meal program for students in Athens City school system

New Bethany Missionary Baptist Church

$3,000

To fund a food pantry program

Good Faith Clinic, Inc.

$5,000

To provide assistance with expenses related to operation of the clinic and community health fair

Love Nancy, Inc.

$1,530

To support Alzheimer's caregiver support projects and packages

Full Circle Medical Center for Women

$1,500

To purchase updated evidence and research based curriculum for the On TRAC high school program

Etowah Rescue Squad

$1,000

To purchase updated equipment

Monroe Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Department

$1,000

To purchase updated equipment

Englewood Rural Fire Department

$1,000

To purchase updated equipment

Monroe County Rescue Squad

$1,000

To purchase updated equipment

McMinn County Emergency Rescue Squad

$1,000

To purchase updated equipment

Family Promise of Bradley County

$3,000

To fund the HUMI Program for rental assistance, housing arrears, moving expenses and security deposits for families with children facing eviction

Morning Star Ministries, Inc.

$2,000

To expand the "Life Skills" program by purchasing kitchen equipment to teach basic cooking skills to residents

Family Cornerstones, Inc.

$2,000

To fund Project Starfish, a program that benefits parents and children and offers steady support by emphasizing the importance of early education to break the cycle of poverty for at-risk families

Women at the Well

$3,000

To sponsor a 15-month program of education, life skills, job skills and emotional healing to break cycle of drug abuse

McMinn County Educational and Community Foundation

$4,000

To partially fund the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and the Teacher Mini-Grant Programs

Boys & Girls Club of the Monroe Area

$2,500

To benefit the General Fund and support programs for children served (70% of whom are from economically disadvantaged families and 50% below the poverty line)

Let's Read 20 - Initiative under the umbrella of the McMinn County Education Foundation

$4,000

To fund the program in conjunction with United Way, Athens City Schools, Etowah City Schools, McMinn County Schools to encourage families to read together 20 minutes per day

Lee University (English Language Center)

$3,000

To assist with funding language curriculum for parents and high school students

Athens-McMinn Family YMCA

$4,000

To fund operations of the Y-CAP program, an intensive intervention and prevention program for kids ages 10-15 referred through the juvenile court or school system aimed at turning self-destructive behavior into positive, healthy activities

Monroe County Imagination Library

$2,500

To purchase books and other materials to support the Imagination Library program

The House that Mercy Built

$1,000

To fund projects for the faith based residential program for women with life controlling issues, including drug and alcohol addiction

Child Advocacy Center of the 9th Judicial District

$1,000

To fund the SCAN Body Safety Program designed to teach children to identify and report abuse

The HOPE Center, Inc.

$4,000

To partially fund the Darkness to Light program, a community based child sex abuse prevention initiative that includes information geared to the general public or specific target groups about the issue of child sex abuse and sex abuse prevention techniques

CASA Monroe

$4,000

To fund recruitment, screening and training of volunteer advocates

CASA of Bradley County

$4,000

To fund recruitment, screening and training of volunteer advocates

CASA Corridor of East Tennessee

$4,000

To fund recruitment, screening and training of volunteer advocates

Women United in Community Service

$1,000

To fund CAMP Alaska (Camp Advancing Learning and Service for Kids of Athens) to serve underprivileged children who may not be financially able to experience summer camp

McMinn County Senior Citizens, Inc.

$2,000

To assist with funding the MCSC's Lunch with Friends Nutrition Program

Benton United Methodist Church

$3,000

To assist with funding school backpacks and supplies, clothing, Christmas breakfast and Parents Night Out for Chilhowee Middle School students

TOTAL Grant Distribution 
(42 organizations)

$116,530