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Main 2019 Grants

2019 Athens Federal Foundation Grant Recipients

Organization

Amount

Funding Purpose

Homeless Management of Monroe County

$2,000

Assistance for homeless and individuals/families or those at risk of loosing their homes

McMinn United Methodist Ministries - Helping Hands Ministry

$10,000

Materials and supplies for home repairs for homeowners who are disabled and those below poverty line

St. Paul's Episcopal Church - The Grace House in Athens

$10,000

Homeless shelter services in Athens

Family Promise of Bradley County

$5,000

Project Home for rental and mortgage assistance program

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

$3,000

Purchase food to be distributed to needy children of Niota Elementary School for weekend meals during the school year.

Habitat for Humanity of McMinn County

$5,000

Home construction/materials costs

Coordinated Charities, Inc.

$3,660

Assistance for homeless with rent and utilities deposits

Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland

$5,000

Home construction/materials costs

Etowah Community Food Pantry Wesley Memorial UMC Helping Hand

$5,000

Purchase food to be distributed through the Etowah Community Food Pantry

Lift & Redemption Ministries (DBA The Caring Place)

$5,000

Food purchase for food pantry serving the food-insecure of the Bradley County area

Grace & Mercy Ministries

$10,000

Purchase of food

Englewood Goodwill Workers

$2,500

Liability insurance and Purchase food for distribution of low income individuals and families in Englewood

Love Thy Neighbor Project (of Tennessee Wesleyan University)

$10,000

To provide Back Sacks to 77 McMinn County School students with weekend meals during school year

Nourish One Child - Outreach of Keith Memorial UMC

$3,000

To purchase food/supplies for weekly food bags for needy children in Athens City Schools

CASA Monroe

$5,000

Recruiting, training and support of volunteer advocate program

CASA of Bradley County

$5,000

Recruiting, training and support of volunteer advocate program

CASA Corridor of East Tennessee

$5,000

Recruiting, training and support of volunteer advocate program

The H.O.P.E. Center, Inc.
(The Health, Opportunity, Protection and Encouragement Center, Inc.)

$4,000

Partial funding of Darkness to Light community based child sex abuse prevention initiative program

McMinn County Senior Citizens, Inc.

$2,000

Funding to expand current Senior Advocate Program

Etowah Area Senior Center

$2,000

Breakfast First nutrition program for seniors in the McMinn County area

Straightway Ministry Inc.

$5,000

Insurance and transportation costs for rehabilitation work program

Family Promise of Bradley County

$5,000

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

Miracle Lake

$7,500

To assist in feeding students in the addition treatment program

Good Faith Clinic, Inc.

$5,000

Assistance with cost of the community health fair.

New Hope Pregnancy Care Center

$3,000

Assistance in Medical Program Costs

McMinn County Emergency Rescue Squad

$2,075

Rescue Equipment

Full Circle Medical Center for Women

$2,000

Pregnancy to Parenthood program, which covers early pregnancy until one year of age covering topics that promote healthy early childhood development

Sweetwater Education Foundation

$1,500

Imagination Library

Tri-County Center

$3,000

Purchase of AED Defibrillators for supported living homes

Women at the Well

$3,000

Sponsorship of Rehabilitation Program

McMinn County Educational and Community Foundation

$4,000

Imagination Library

United Way of the Ocoee Region - Imagination Library of Bradley County

$4,000

Imagination Library

Boys and Girls Clubs of the Ocoee Region

$2,000

Out of School Time academic enrichment programs

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

$4,000

Books and supplies for program

Lee University (English Language Center)

$3,000

Cost of Adult and youth English as second language program costs

Athens-McMinn Family YMCA

$5,000

Funding of Y-Cap/Camp Niota program

Y-CAP Bradley County  (YMCA Community Action Project)

$4,000

Funding of Cleveland Y-Cap program

Tennessee Wesleyan University $100,000 Special projects

TOTAL Grant Distribution 
(37 organizations)

$260,235