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2021 Athens Federal Foundation Grant Recipients



Funding Purpose

Helping Hands Ministry


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

The Grace House in Athens


Homeless shelter services in Athens

Coordinated Charities, Inc.


Assistance for homeless with rent and utility deposits

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


Purchase of food for weekend meals program for needy children of Niota Elementary School

Better Living Center


Assistance with food program for McMinn and surrounding counties

St Paul's Episcopal Church Table Graces


Assistance with community food pantry services

Wesley Memorial UMC - Etowah Community Food Pantry


Purchase food to be distributed through the Etowah Community Food Pantry

Grace & Mercy Ministries


Purchase of food to be prepared and distributed to the food-insecure of McMinn County

Nourish One Child - Outreach of Keith Memorial UMC


Weekend meal program for needy students at Athens City Schools

CASA Monroe


Recruiting, training and support of volunteer advocate program

CASA of Bradley County


Recruiting, training and support of volunteer advocate program

CASA Corridor of East TN


Recruiting, training and support of volunteer advocate program

Isaiah 117 House


Funding for construction of home and programs to serve children in Department of Children's Services custody until provided foster care in McMinn County

The H.O.P.E. Center, Inc.


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

Monroe County Health Council


Funding for emergency assistance to Monroe County residents displaced due to domestic violence

Straightway Ministries, Inc.


Assist with costs associated with return to work programs

Miracle Lake


Assistance with food budget for addiction treatment program

Tennessee Wesleyan University


Funding for Love Thy Neighbor program to provide weekend meals for McMinn County needy students and Funding for Dental Hygiene Program, Mobile Dental Unit

McMinn County Rescue Squad


Purchase of rescue equipment

Tri-County Center


Purchase of automated external defibrillator (AED) for residential homes

Women at the Well


Sponsorship of tuition costs of Rehabilitation Program

McMinn County Educational and Community Foundation


McMinn County Imagination Library

Sweetwater Education Foundation


Monroe County Imagination Library

Polk County Friends of the Library - Imagination Library


Polk County Imagination Library

Growing Meigs County - Meigs County Imagination Library


Meigs County Imagination Library

Let's Read 20


Purchase of books to be distributed through Let's Read 20 program

Athens-McMinn Family YMCA


Funding for Y-CAP program and Camp Niota

Y-CAP (YMCA Community Action Project) Cleveland


Funding for Y-CAP program

Boys & Girls Club of the Ocoee Region


Support for the Great Futures Program

Special Grant for McMinn County Public Schools


Distribution to support student needs of $1,000 in each public school in McMinn County administered by the McMinn County Community and Education Foundation

TOTAL Grant Distribution 
(30 organizations)