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CACF Turns 30!

2017 was the 30th anniversary of the Central Alabama Community Foundation. To celebrate, the foundation awarded 30 surprise $3,000 grants to support various nonprofits and programs in the River Region and Wiregrass. We received more than 11,532 nominations representing over 300 nonprofit organizations in our community! In the foundation’s 30 years of existence, we have never experienced the level of engagement and enthusiasm expressed in 2017.

After reviewing each application, we awarded 30 surprise grants totaling more than $100,000. We couldn’t stop celebrating so we awarded a 31st grant to kick-off our next 30 years!

“We could not think of a better way to celebrate our 30th anniversary than by doing what we do best: investing in the long-term success of our community,” CACF President Burton Ward said. “Since its inception, the community foundation has been focused on making the River Region a good place to work, live and raise a family. As we embark on our next 30 years, we remain committed to being strong community partners with those that are making a positive difference in our community. “

Organizations receiving 30th anniversary grants included:

That’s My Child
Macon County Human Society
The City of St. Jude
Children’s Adult Program
Mary Ellen’s Hearth at Nellie Burge Community Center
Family Promise of Montgomery
Alabama Wildlife Federation
Transformation Montgomery
Reality and Truth
Camp ASCCA (Alabama’s Special Camp for Children and Adults)
Humane Shelter of Elmore County
Friends of Autauga Prattville Public Library
Aid to Inmate Mothers
Young’s Mentoring Program
Habitat for Humanity of Autauga and Chilton Counties
Adullam House
Nehemiah Center
Mercy House
Wiregrass Food Bank
Hope Inspired Ministries
Lowndes County Head Start
Girls on the Run-River Region
Booker T. Washington Magnet High School Choral Department
Child Protect
Seman Volunteer Fire Department
Mary Hill Family Service Center
Big Bend Wildlife Sanctuary
Christmas Clearing House, a project of HandsOn River Region
Common Ground Montgomery Christmas Store

Our ONE to Grow On:

832 K9’s Deputy Dogs

Click here to watch videos of the surprise grants on our YouTube account.

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