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 2016 Grants

2016 Athens Federal Foundation Grant Recipients

Organization

Amount

Funding Purpose

Family Cornerstones, Inc.

$4,000

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

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

CASA Monroe

$4,000

To fund a Field Assistant position to assist the Volunteer Coordinator, fill in when volunteers are out of town or ill, as well as holidays, and handle the most difficult case situations

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

New Bethany Missionary Baptist Church

$3,000

To fund a Food Pantry Program

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

McMinn County Senior Citizens, Inc.

$2,000

To partially fund the Senior Temporary Meals Program, which fills the gap of approximately 1,250 senior in McMinn County that have been placed on waiting list (app. 6 months) for home delivered meals program

McMinn County Educational & Community Foundation

$4,000

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

YMCA of Athens, Tennessee 

$2,500

To fund Summer Learning Loss Prevention Program

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)

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

Sweetwater Education Foundation, Inc. (Monroe County Imagination Library)

$2,500

To support the Imagination Library Program

The Trousdale School

$4,000

To benefit the non-degree post secondary school for high function adults age 22 and older with intellectual disabilities - funds will be used for classroom seating and Assessment program materials through grade 12 and senior adults

McMinn County Education & Community - Let's Read 20

$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

E.G. Fisher Public Library

$1,000

To partially fund the after-school education program

Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church (After School Program)

$1,000

To assist with facility security upgrades

Tri-County Center

$4,619

To fund Phase I remodel of a workshop to computer center

Morning Star Ministries, Inc

$1,000

To partially fund the Homebound Program for students who are not able to attend in classroom due to a more severe disability

Family Promise of Bradley County

$3,000

To provide childcare for children of families entering Family Promise in order for parents to have adequate time to secure employment

Outreach Across America Restoration Center

$2,000

To fund a homeless shelter in Monroe County

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

$3,750

To fund a weekend food program for needy students

The Good Samaritan Center of Loudon County, Inc.

$3,000

To fund a food pantry program

Englewood Goodwill Workers - Daily Bread Food Ministry

$2,500

To fund a food pantry program

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

$4,000

To benefit Homeless Shelter Programs of The Grace House in Athens

McMinn United Methodist Ministries Helping Hands Ministry

$5,000

To purchase materials for building projects

Tennessee Wesleyan University - Love Thy Neighbor project

$3,000

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

Coordinated Charities, Inc.

$2,400

To provide rent and utility deposit assistance for homeless families

Habitat for Humanity of McMinn County

$1,000

To benefit building programs

Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland

$1,000

To benefit building programs

Loudon County Habitat for Humanity

$1,000

To benefit building programs

Wesley Memorial UMC Helping Hand

$3,000

To fund a food pantry program

Lift & Redemption Ministries (The Caring Place)

$4,000

To fund a food pantry program

Grace & Mercy Ministries

$3,645.81

To purchase a cold food serving cart to comply with commercial food service regulations

Nourish One Child - Outreach of Keith Memorial UMC

$4,000

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

Athens Lions Charities

$2,500

To assist in covering costs associated with Remote Area Medical clinic to be held in 2017

Miracle Lake

$3,000

To provide assistance with food purchase for program participants

Foundation House Ministries

$1,000

To provide assistance with operating costs of maternity home

Love Nancy, Inc.

$1,200

To support Alzheimer's caregiver support projects

McMinn County Emergency Rescue Squad

$1,000

To fund general operating expenses

New Hope Pregnancy Care Center

$1,500

To provide assistance with program costs

Full Circle Medical Center for Women

$1,500

To partially fund an abstinence education in public school systems

Monroe County Rescue Squad

$1,000

To provide assistance with purchase of pagers for volunteer members

Good Faith Clinic, Inc.

$4,000

To provide assistance with expenses related to operation of the clinic

TOTAL Grant Distribution 
(44 organizations)

$119,114.81