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SACF Awards 8th Surprise Grant

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DOTHAN, AL – This year the Southeast Alabama Community Foundation (SACF) is celebrating its 10th year as an affiliate of the Central Alabama Community Foundation. To commemorate this milestone anniversary, SACF will award 10 surprise grants of $1,000 each to nonprofits in the Wiregrass Region.

These grants will be awarded over the course of 2020. Due to COVID-19, SACF put a pause on the surprise grant celebration. Now, their team is excited to begin surprising local nonprofits again.

The eighth nonprofit to receive a 2020 SACF surprise $1,000 grant is the Warren Beck Youth Leadership Program in Geneva, Alabama. SACF became aware of their needs after a board member communicated the importance of their youth leadership program to the community in Geneva, Alabama.

“Our tenth anniversary surprise grants have been an amazing opportunity to give back to the communities that we serve. Awarding the Warren Beck Youth Leadership Program with $1,000 is extra special. Through this surprise grant, we are supporting the next generation of leaders and helping them to also give back to their community,” said CACF President Burton Crenshaw.

The Warren Beck Youth Leadership Program is a program of Leadership Geneva County. The Warren Beck Youth Leadership Program was established in honor of the late State Representative Warren Beck to instill in students a desire to become involved in their communities and government.

Nonprofit organizations that will receive the surprise grants throughout the year are registered 501(c)(3) entities and located in Coffee, Dale, Geneva, Henry and Houston counties. CACF or its affiliates do not fund individuals, annual fundraising drives, events or marketing campaigns, religious institutions (although we do support educational and social service programs offered by faith-based organizations), endowments, research, partisan political advocacy, regular operating support or capital projects, or sponsorship of fundraising events.

Central Alabama Community Foundation (CACF) was established in 1987 by a group of local civic leaders. Their vision was to create a permanent charitable foundation to support the work of nonprofits in the Montgomery area. CACF has grown to hold over $74 million in charitable assets. Through its 230+ funds, CACF addresses a wide variety of projects and programs in education, health, human services, cultural arts, recreation, historic preservation and other civic concerns. Each year, the Foundation distributes over $4 million through hundreds of grants and scholarships. Southeast Alabama Community Foundation (SACF) is a CACF affiliate and offers citizens in the Wiregrass Region the opportunity to build long-term support for their community. SACF serves the five-county Wiregrass Region of Coffee, Dale, Geneva, Henry and Houston counties.

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