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2023 Athens Federal Foundation Grant Recipients



Funding Purpose

McMinn Education and Community Foundation - Compassion Closet


Funds for emergency clothing and hygiene items distributed to each school in McMinn County, Athens City and Etowah City schools based on student enrollment

Tennessee Wesleyan University Scholarship Fund


General Scholarship Fund of Tennessee Wesleyan University

Lee University (Center for English Language & Literacy)


Funds to support English as a Second Language instruction

CASA Monroe


Recruitment and training of volunteer advocates and Fostering Futures program for youth at risk of more serious problems in the juvenile court system

CASA Bradley County


Training for two staff members for Trust Based Relational Program and general program operating costs 

CASA Corridor of East Tennessee 


Recruitment and training of volunteer advocates

The Trousdale School, Inc


Equipment for new job training pathway program in Automotive Maintenance, Auto Detailing and Washing

Morning Star Ministries


Initiate and maintain healthy body nutrition program teaching meal prep and clean up to individuals with disabilities 

Tri-County Center


Equipment to service fleet vehicles used for transportation of clients

Let's Read 20 of McMinn County


Funds to cover books purchases and distribution costs

Polk County Friends of the Library 


Imagination Library

Monroe County Imagination Library


Imagination Library

Meigs-Decatur Friends of the Library


Imagination Library

McMinn County Educational and Community Foundation


Imagination Library

Good Faith Clinic, Inc


Funding for support of 2024 Community Health Fair which provides free laboratory, radiology services, PAP smear and PSA tests, mammograms, vision screenings, eyeglasses and dental services

The Grace House of Athens


Funding to support operations of shelter for homeless due to drug and alcohol addiction

Women at the Well Ministries


Funding to support individuals who would otherwise be unable to attend program to overcome life controlling addiction

Miracle Lake, Inc


Funds to be used toward construction of dining hall and rehabilitation of other structures

Straightway Ministry, Inc


Funds to support food budget and job training for participants in drug and alcohol addiction program

HOPE Center, Inc


Support for Darkness to Light community based child sex abuse prevention initiative and funds to support the new transitional housing component of domestic abuse and sexual assault center

McMinn County Emergency and Rescue Squad


Complete funds needed to replace "Jaws of Life" used to free accident victims from automobile wrecks

McMinn County Senior Citizens, Inc


Funding for social services program to provide assistance to economically disadvantaged seniors, as well as food for the Lunch with Friends program

Athens-McMinn County YMCA


Funds to support Y-CAP (YMCA Community Action Project) for at risk youth ages 10-16 referred by DCHS, Juvenile Services, or a concerned adult in their lives

Boys and Girls Clubs of the Ocoee Region - Etowah


Funds to support operation of Boys and Girls Club in Etowah

Niota United Methodist Church


Purchase of food to be distributed to children in need at Niota Elementary School during the 2023-24 school year

St. Mark A.M.E Zion Church Food Pantry Ministry


Funds to purchase food and a freezer for storage of frozen food until distributed in the community

Tennessee Wesleyan University - Love Thy Neighbor


Funds to support the Love Thy Neighbor Project which provides campus food pantry, a mobile food pantry and BackSacks for County schools

Wesley Memorial UMC - Etowah Food Pantry


Funds to support the Food Pantry in Etowah

Grace & Mercy Ministries


Funds to purchase food for the food insecure at Cooke Ministry Building

Keith Memorial UMC - Nourish One Child


Funds to purchase food for weekend backpack program for Athens City Schools

Coordinated Charities of Athens


Funds to purchase non-perishable food items for distribution through the food pantry

St. Paul's Episcopal - Table Graces


Purchase of food from Chattanooga Area Food Bank for distribution to food insecure patrons

New Bethany Missionary Baptist Church


Purchase of food to be distributed through the food pantry

TOTAL Grant Distribution 
(33 organizations)