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CACF Announces $101,414.89 in Shelter and Social Services Grants

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MONTGOMERY, AL – The Central Alabama Community Foundation (CACF) along with affiliates Autauga Area Community Foundation (AACF) and Elmore County Community Foundation (ECCF) on Wednesday, December 8th announced Shelter and Social Services grants for 10 nonprofits totaling $101,414.89. Funds from these grants will go directly toward assisting many within the community.

Central Alabama Community Foundation ($82,414.89)

Shelter Grants ($34,370.00)

$17,185.00 to Family Sunshine Center – to support the cost of an average stay for six clients utilizing shelter and support services from Lowndes and Montgomery counties

$17,185.00 to Rebuilding Together Central Alabama – to support the costs of critical home repairs and accessibility modifications for Montgomery County families who are financially insecure

Social Services Grants ($40,658.00)

$5,000.00 to Alabama Kidney Foundation – to provide kidney patients in Lowndes, Macon, and Montgomery counties with financial assistance to meet basic needs related to their illness

$5,000.00 to Gift of Life Foundation– to increase Macon and Montgomery County breastfeeding outcomes through the purchase of supplies and incentives to support their clients’ efforts and to create designated lactation spaces

$12,000.00 to Service Dogs Alabama – to support training and placement costs for a facility dog that will be placed with Family Sunshine Center

$6,000.00 to Kid One Transport– to provide transportation for expectant mothers receiving prenatal care and young children receiving healthcare by purchasing fuel for the transport unit serving Lowndes, Macon, and Montgomery counties

$5,658.00 to MBA Community Ministries, Inc.– to provide for the costs of an eight-hour dental and medical outreach clinic in Lowndes County

$7,000.00 to Montgomery Pride United– to support the Emergency Resource Program by purchasing food and hygiene supplies for distribution to approximately 1,200 persons in crisis

Technical Assistance Grants ($7,386.89)

$2,500.00 to Alabama Shakespeare Festival – to update its strategic plan with adjustments for the post-pandemic environment

$2,386.89 to MBA Community Ministries, Inc. – to purchase iPads, protective cases, and Apple pencils to allow for registration and intake activities to occur in the community as services are delivered

$2,500.00 to Motherly Care Family Services – for development of new marketing and fund development tools

Autauga Area Community Foundation ($11,500.00)

Shelter Grants ($7,500.00)

$2,500 to Family Sunshine Center – to support the costs for Autauga County domestic violence victims to receive safe shelter and support services (approximately 27 days)

$2,500 to Habitat for Humanity of Autauga and Chilton Counties– to support costs for construction of a new home in Autaugaville

$2,500 to Rebuilding Together Central Alabama – to purchase materials for the construction of two wheelchair ramps for Autauga County residents

Social Services Grants ($4,000.00)

$1,500 to the Alabama Kidney Foundation – to provide kidney patients in Autauga County with financial assistance to meet basic needs related to their illness

$2,500 to Butterfly Bridge Children’s Advocacy Center– to provide services, including forensic interviews, counseling, and advocacy services, for two children in Autauga County victimized by abuse

Elmore County Community Foundation ($7,500.00)

Shelter Grants ($2,500.00)

$2,500 to Family Sunshine Center– to support the costs for Elmore County domestic violence victims to receive safe shelter and support services (approximately 27 days)

Social Services Grants ($5,000.00)

$2,500.00 to Butterfly Bridge Children’s Advocacy Center – to provide services, including forensic interviews, counseling, and advocacy services, for two children in Elmore County victimized by abuse

$2,500.00 to Service Dogs Alabama– support training costs for a service dog to be placed with a military veteran diagnosed with PTSD and residing in Elmore County

Total Amount Awarded: $94,028.00

Grants also being awarded:

Field of Interest: Clara Lull Robison Beautification Fund ($2,800.00)

$2,800.00 to Main Street Wetumpka – to purchase and install a bronze plaque recognizing the Fall Line, a geographic feature that is the final stop on Wetumpka’s Tulotoma Snail Trail

Field of Interest: Mary L. & Eugene C. Vann Reading Fund ($5,000.00)

$5,000.00 to Highland Avenue Elementary School – to purchase student phonic kits for 18 classrooms that will impact 400 students

Total Amount Awarded: $109,214.89

For over 34 years, the Central Alabama Community Foundation has been a valued community partner and resource for nonprofits and students in the River Region and Wiregrass. Through the generous support of individual and corporate donors, the foundation provides over $5 million in grants and scholarships each year that meet diverse community needs, supporting programs and projects in education, human services, health, cultural arts, and other civic concerns. Our mission is to create a better quality of life for those who live and work in the River Region for many years to come.

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