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CACF Awards $188,902 in Family Wellness Grants

CACF Family Wellness Grants

MONTGOMERY, AL – The Central Alabama Community Foundation (CACF) awarded $188,902.00 in grants to 23 River Region nonprofits that support family, food, and medical initiatives in Montgomery, Lowndes, Macon, Autauga, and Elmore counties. The Family, Food, and Medical Grants being awarded are part of the Family Wellness and Education Grant Cycle that CACF manages. Funds from these grants will go directly toward assisting many within these communities.

Listed below are the nonprofit organizations that received grants from CACF and its two affiliates, Autauga Area Community Foundations (AACF) and Elmore County Community Foundation (ECCF), at the May 11 grant ceremony.

Central Alabama Community Foundation ($101,722.00)

Family Grants ($33,916.00)

$6,000.00 to CASA of Montgomery County to support costs of CASA’s recruitment, training, and retention of volunteers to pair as advocates with children assigned to the Montgomery County Family Court’s care

$5,254.00 to Catholic Social Services Montgomery to provide direct aid of utilities, food, clothing, and medication to financially insecure clients

$5,844.00 to Mental Health America Montgomery to support programming costs for the Psychosocial Clubhouse, which provides socialization opportunities and educational activities for clients with serious mental health illnesses

$8,700.00 to The Noah Foundation to support costs of the day program for young adults with disabilities including transportation to outings and meals for the students

$8,118.00 to United Methodist Children’s Home to support the costs of the family intervention specialist to serve 10 families residing at Mary Ellen’s Hearth

Food Grants ($33,903.00)

$6,703.00 to Common Ground Montgomery to purchase food to provide a complete meal for afterschool students each weekday during the school year

$10,000.00 to Fathers of St. Edmund Southern Missions Inc.to purchase fresh food from Blackbelt farmers to distribute to financially insecure Lowndes County residents through the Good Shepherd Community Center’s Food Mart

$7,200.00 to MBA Community Ministries, Inc. to purchase food for distribution through a network of churches and food pantries in Lowndes and Montgomery counties

$10,000.00 to Montgomery Area Council on Aging (MACOA) to support the food costs of the Meals On Wheels Northern Route

Medical Grants ($33,903.00)

$7,500.00 to Impact Alabama : A Student Service Initiative to provide vision screening for 350 Headstart/Pre-K/daycare students and follow-up eyecare for 35 students in Lowndes, Macon, and Montgomery counties in partnership with SightSavers

$6,733.00 to Medical Outreach Ministries to support costs of medication and home monitoring supplies for Montgomery County residents

$13,670.00 to Shorter Fire Auxiliary to purchase a medical chest compression device and charging equipment  to provide high quality chest compressions over an extended period

$6,000.00 to Smile-A-Mile to provide the annual costs of serving five families in the Montgomery area impacted by pediatric cancer with summer camp, hospital outreach, and group events

Autauga Area Community Foundation ($12,400.00)

Family Grants ($5,000.00)

$2,500.00 to Butterfly Bridge Children’s Advocacy Center to provide forensic interviews, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, and caregiver support sessions to two Autauga County children

$2,500.00 to Family Sunshine Center to support the costs of a children’s therapist to deliver evidence-based children’s counseling services in Autauga County

Food Grants ($2,500.00)

$2,500.00 to Montgomery Area Food Bank to provide two Mobile Pantry deliveries in Autauga County to serve food-insecure families

Medical Grants ($4,900.00)

$2,500.00 to Medical Outreach Ministries to support costs of medication and home monitoring supplies for Autauga County residents

$2,400.00 to Smile-A-Mile to provide the annual cost of serving two families impacted by pediatric cancer in Autauga County with summer camp, hospital outreach, and group events

Elmore County Community Foundation ($15,000.00)

Family Grants ($5,000.00)

$2,500 to Butterfly Bridge Children’s Advocacy to provide forensic interviews, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, and caregiver support sessions to two Elmore County children

$2,500.00 to Family Sunshine Center to support the costs of a children’s therapist to deliver evidence-based children’s counseling services in Elmore County

Food Grants ($7,500.00)

$2,500.00 to Church of the Epiphany to purchase food for the Beans and Rice Ministry that will increase the amount given to current clients and expand the program to new clients with 25 pounds of food provided to 45-50 families monthly

$2,500.00 to Montgomery Area Food Bank to provide two Mobile Pantry deliveries in Elmore County to serve food-insecure families

$2,500.00 to W.E.L.C.O.M.E. Inc. to purchase food, toiletries, and household supplies for distribution to Elmore County residents

Medical Grants ($2,500.00)

$2,500.00 to Medical Outreach Ministries to support the costs of medication and home monitoring supplies for Elmore County residents

CACF Technical Assistance Grants ($4,080.00)

$1,580.00 to First Choice Women’s Medical Center to purchase three iPads, protective accessories, and an annual subscription to HopeSync to create a system of digitized sharing of educational resources and medical information with clients

$2,500.00 to Samaritan Counseling Center to support the costs of upgrading laptops used by therapists to meet the current requirements of telehealth software

CACF Field of Interest Grants ($56,525.00)

CACF Merle S. & Mack C. Hunt Diabetes Grant ($44,500.00)

$4,500.00 to Children’s of Alabama to provide the cost of a certified diabetes educator and a registered nurse at ten of the monthly Montgomery Diabetes Clinic days

$20,000.00 to Medical Outreach Ministries to expand the free one-on-one diabetes education program to ten new clients and to provide annual supplies for all 25 participants

$20,000.00 to Southeastern Diabetes Education Services to provide $800 scholarships to Camp Seale Harris for 25 children in the Montgomery County area where they learn how to effectively manage their diabetes condition

CACF Group Homes for Children Grant ($10,000.00)

$10,000.00 to Easter Seals Central Alabama to support the costs of an instructor to conduct two eight-week hippotherapy sessions with 16 clients ages four-to-fourteen years with autism and developmental delays

CACF Mental Health Grant ($1,200.00)

$1,200.00 to Mental Health America Montgomery to support transportation costs for clients to and from the Psychosocial Clubhouse program

Total Amount Awarded: $188,902.00

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