June 14, 2022 - Today, The Foundation awarded a total of $55,000 for their annual Community Impact Grants to six organizations during a celebration at The CO.
The organizations awarded are as follows:
All Saints Immigration Services – To fund the transition of a part-time assistant to a full-time legal representative role allowing the organization to serve more clients
Habitat for Humanity – To fund home repair projects for low-income senior home owners
Regional Inter-Faith Association – To fund Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) fresh produce boxes to be distributed through Jackson Housing Authority to low-income senior adults
Jackson Arts Council – To fund the Jackson Art Box project to provide an art therapy outlet to students in the Jackson-Madison County School System
Jonah Affordable Housing - To fund assistance for low-income to moderate-income tenants to obtain affordable housing and retain housing during hardships
Scarlet Rope Project - To fund trauma therapy for victims of sex trafficking
“We are excited to be able to award the largest dollar amount of Community Impact Grants yet to these impactful organizations,” said President of The Foundation, Dr. Frank McMeen. “It is inspiring to see the way this program has grown to change the lives of those in our community.”
The Foundation began awarding Community Impact Grants in 2016, awarding over $205,000 since inception. Previous organizations funded have been in the arts, education, youth programs ,and more. This year, the grants focused on projects and initiatives that benefit the health and well-being of residents of Madison County.
The Foundation will announce guidelines for the next grant cycle and begin accepting proposals in February 2023. While there are no specific areas of focus requested, priorities will be given to projects that improve the health and well-being of the community. Organizations interested in applying must be a501(c)(3) or a fund of The Foundation and serve residents of Madison County.
For more information, contact The Foundation at (731) 984-2140 or email Haley Wildridge at Haley.Wildridge@wth.org.