The Central Alabama Community Foundation (CACF), along with affiliates Autauga Area Community Foundation (AACF) and Elmore County Community Foundation (ECCF) on Tuesday, awarded $84,900 in grants to 13 Central Alabama nonprofits that provide support in arts and community building in Autauga, Coffee, Dale, Elmore, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Lowndes, Macon, and Montgomery counties.
The grants awarded Thursday are part of the Community Trust Grants and Field of Interest Grants Cycle that CACF manages. Nonprofits receiving 2021 Arts and Community Building CACF, AACF, and ECCF Grants include:
2021 Cultural & Community Enhancement: Arts and Community Building
Central Alabama Community Foundation
Arts Grant Recipients:
$5,000.00 to Alabama Shakespeare Festival – to provide for the cost of the playwright for the All-City Shakes program that will embed ASF artists in a west Montgomery neighborhood where they will collaborate with community members to create and produce a play in a public space, making the arts more accessible to under-served audiences.
$5,300.00 to the Children’s Center of Montgomery, Inc. – to provide supplies for the year- round art enrichment program for clients who are young adults with disabilities, culminating with the Creative Creations Art Show.
$5,000.00 to ClefWorks – to provide the musician fees for the 2021 spring concert including a public concert and educational seminars for students.
$9,850.00 to Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts – to support the Move with Me: Kindergarten Tour, a performance-based arts program for all Montgomery Public Schools kindergarten classes in collaboration with the Alabama Dance Theater.
$8,500.00 to Transformation Montgomery – to provide equipment and supplies for Junior Artists of Montgomery (JAM), a program that will provide Transformation Montgomery youth with supplies, instruction, and immersive cultural experiences for the creative outlet of their choice.
$5,000.00 to Tuskegee Repertory Theatre, Inc. – to provide for the costs of the illustrator, composer, and set drop side wall construction for the filming of the play The Seamstress and the Spy, based on a true story of two ex-slaves, one who was the seamstress for Mrs. Abraham Lincoln and one who was a spy in the Confederate White House and featuring Tuskegee artists.
Community Building Grant Recipients:
$6,100.00 to Bridge Builders® Alabama – to provide student scholarships for high school juniors and/or seniors in Lowndes, Macon, and Montgomery counties who are participating in the two-year leadership, diversity, and community service-based training program.
$13,250.00 to FBC Community Ministries, Inc. – to support a series of community events coordinated by the Nehemiah Center for residents in the Chisholm community to learn about each other’s culture and to work together in improving their community.
$5,000.00 to New Beginnings Educational Center – to support the after-school mentoring and tutoring program that serves families in the Paterson Court and Tulane Court communities.
$10,000.00 to That’s My Child – to provide scholarships for 40 students to participate in the nine-week Teen to Work program.
Autauga Area Community Foundation
$2,000 to Autauga Prattville Public Library – to support the Summer Library Club by sponsoring four new presenters as part of a blended (virtual and in-person) summer programming lineup to bring new patrons to the library’s resources.
Community Building Grant Recipients
$2,500 to Bridge Builders® Alabama – to provide student scholarships for Autauga County high school juniors and/or seniors participating in the two-year leadership, diversity, and community service-based training program.
Elmore County Community Foundation
Community Building Grant Recipient
$2,500 to Bridge Builders® Alabama – to provide student scholarships for Elmore County high school juniors and/or seniors participating in a two-year leadership, diversity, and community service-based training program.
Technical Assistance Grant Recipient
$2,500 to Easter Seals Camp ASCCA – to develop the Camp ASCCA app for effective communication with campers and staff throughout the year and integration with other social media tools.
Field of Interest: Clara Lull Robison Beautification Grant
$2,400.00 to The Kelly-Kelly Fitzpatrick Memorial Gallery – to purchase and place ash receptacles in downtown Wetumpka as a part of the ongoing streetscape improvements design.
Total Amount Awarded: $84,900.00