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CACF Awards $41,700 in Education Grants

MONTGOMERY – On Wednesday, August 9, 2017, the Central Alabama Community Foundation (CACF) distributed $41,700 in grant funding to nonprofit organizations working to improve education and provide services in Autauga, Elmore, Lowndes, Macon and Montgomery counties. The presentation took place at the Rosa Parks Museum at Troy University Montgomery (252 Montgomery Street, Montgomery, AL 36103).

Central Alabama Community Foundation (CACF) Community Trust Grants
  • Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama – $25,000 to provide a year-long, school-based Girl Scouting program for nearly 550 girls attending Central, Fort Deposit, Jackson-Steele, D.C. Wolfe, George Washington Carver, and Tuskegee Public Elementary Schools.
  • Louise O. Newman Center of Learning – $8,000 to support a year-long reading program which will provide over 2,000 books for 800 students at George Washington Carver, D.C. Wolfe and Notasulga Elementary Schools in Macon County.
  • McWane Science Center – $5,000 to provide funding to the Education Scholarship Fund which will allow 500 students and teachers from Lowndes, Macon and Montgomery counties access to field trips as well as classroom-based outreach programs.
Elmore County Community Foundation (ECCF) Community Trust Grants
  • Heritage Training and Career Center – $2,000 to support the Job Placement Program which includes GED training, job readiness classes, and basic computer skills training to clients on the Elmore County Department of Human Resources roll.
  • Elmore County HIPPY – $1,000 to support the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program, offered by the Elmore County Board of Education. This program provides a literacy and learning skills curriculum to preschool children of at-risk families within the home setting.
Elmore County Community Foundation (ECCF) Field of Interest Grant

Margaret & Auston Bridges Fund for Arts in Education:

  • Wetumpka High School Performing Arts Department – $700 to purchase video projections and auxiliary equipment needed to produce musicals and expose students to new technology available in collegiate and professional theatres.

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