FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2018
DOTHAN –The Southeast Alabama Community Foundation (SACF) on Tuesday announced grants totaling nearly $40,000 for 20 Wiregrass nonprofits that support projects in education and social services.
Each year, SACF awards grants to nonprofit projects and programs providing services in Coffee, Dale, Geneva, Henry and Houston counties. Grants are funded from the Wiregrass Community Endowment and proceeds from the annual Run for the Wiregrass fundraiser.
Nonprofits receiving 2018 SACF grants include:
- 4-H Club Foundation – $1,440 to provide four Chromebooks to accompany existing robotic equipment. This curriculum serves as an introduction to STEM fields and to engage youth in hands-on robotics activities.
- Boys & Girls Club of the Wiregrass – $2,500 to provide funding for supplies, equipment and guest speakers for its arts and crafts program.
- Cultural Arts Center – $1,000 to fund a choral program for students in grades 4 through 7.
- Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama – $1,000 to provide funding for supplies and materials for 100 girls participating in an in-school program. The program is designed to improve self-esteem, cooperation and teamwork.
- Girls, Inc. of Dothan – $1,850 to fund a summer dance camp for 95 girls in grades K-8.
- Sight Savers America – $2,000 to provide educational materials, services, and transportation for families in need.
- Southeast Alabama Child Advocacy Center- $2,500 to support child abuse prevention and awareness programs.
- Southeastern Diabetes Association – $2,500 to fund an educational day camp for Wiregrass children with diabetes.
- Vivian B. Adams School – $2,500 to provide funding for adaptive physical and recreational equipment.
- Wiregrass Museum of Art – $2,000 to provide art education through continuation of the Bus on Us Program and free digital lesson plans for area educators.
SOCIAL SERVICES GRANTS
- Alabama Kidney Foundation- $2,500 to provide financial support for its Basic Daily Living Needs and Transportation Assistance programs.
- Alzheimer’s Resource Center – $2,206 to provide educational materials and activities for caregivers and patients of Alzheimer’s disease.
- Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Alabama – $2,500 to purchase equipment for preparing and storing hot meals and healthy snacks.
- Family Services Center of Coffee County – $2,500 to cover transportation costs for Building Blocks, Young Parents and Assessment and Referral Home Visitation programs.
- The Thrift Shop at Fort Rucker – $1,000 to support a grant program that covers expenses of medical equipment for Ft. Rucker veterans.
- The Exchange Center for Child Abuse Prevention – $2,500 to purchase materials for the Parenting After Violence Education Class.
- Wicksburg Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department – $2,500 to purchase new digital radios.
- Wiregrass Angel House – $1,700 to purchase therapy bears for children dealing with murder and suicide.
- Wiregrass Area United Way Food Bank – $1,950 for the Brown Bag Program to feed 30 clients for one year.
- Wiregrass Hope Group – $1,300 to provide funding for a nine visit pregnancy program that addresses health, lifestyle, and spiritual issues.
“The Southeast Alabama Community Foundation provides important financial resources to Wiregrass nonprofits that meet many pressing community needs,” SACF Affiliate Manager Millie Armstrong said. “We are grateful to the donors who trusted the community foundation with their gifts, and we have used their gifts to make a lasting impact in our community.”
SACF is an affiliate of the Central Alabama Community Foundation. Through its more than 230 funds, CACF addresses a wide variety of concerns, supporting projects and programs in education, health, human services, cultural arts, recreation, historic preservation and other civic concerns. Each year, the foundation distributes more than $5 million through hundreds of grants and scholarships.