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2021 Athens Federal Foundation Grant Recipients

Organization

Amount

Funding Purpose

Helping Hands Ministry

$10,000

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

The Grace House in Athens

$5,000

Homeless shelter services in Athens

Coordinated Charities, Inc.

$3,660

Assistance for homeless with rent and utility deposits

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

$4,000

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

Better Living Center

$5,000

Assistance with food program for McMinn and surrounding counties

St Paul's Episcopal Church Table Graces

$2,500

Assistance with community food pantry services

Wesley Memorial UMC - Etowah Community Food Pantry

$5,000

Purchase food to be distributed through the Etowah Community Food Pantry

Grace & Mercy Ministries

$7,000

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

Nourish One Child - Outreach of Keith Memorial UMC

$5,000

Weekend meal program for needy students at 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 TN

$5,000

Recruiting, training and support of volunteer advocate program

Isaiah 117 House

$5,000

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.

$4,000

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

Monroe County Health Council

$3,000

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

Straightway Ministries, Inc.

$5,000

Assist with costs associated with return to work programs

Miracle Lake

$10,000

Assistance with food budget for addiction treatment program

Tennessee Wesleyan University

$25,000

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

$3,275

Purchase of rescue equipment

Tri-County Center

$3,674.95

Purchase of automated external defibrillator (AED) for residential homes

Women at the Well

$5,000

Sponsorship of tuition costs of Rehabilitation Program

McMinn County Educational and Community Foundation

$4,000

McMinn County Imagination Library

Sweetwater Education Foundation

$2,000

Monroe County Imagination Library

Polk County Friends of the Library - Imagination Library

$2,000

Polk County Imagination Library

Growing Meigs County - Meigs County Imagination Library

$2,000

Meigs County Imagination Library

Let's Read 20

$3,000

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

Athens-McMinn Family YMCA

$15,000

Funding for Y-CAP program and Camp Niota

Y-CAP (YMCA Community Action Project) Cleveland

$4,000

Funding for Y-CAP program

Boys & Girls Club of the Ocoee Region

$3,000

Support for the Great Futures Program

Special Grant for McMinn County Public Schools

$17,000

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)

$178,109.95