August 9, 2021


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Tags: Announces, CACF, education, grants, News


Categories: Special needs education

CACF Pronounces $100,232.00 in Training Grants | Information

The Central Alabama Community Foundation (CACF) has awarded US $ 100,232.00 in grants to 21 river communities that support educational initiatives in Montgomery, Elmore, and Autauga counties. The educational grants awarded on Thursday, August 5th, are part of the CACF-managed Family Wellness and Education Grant Cycle. Applications for these scholarships were submitted earlier this year, and educational scholarships were approved by the CACF Board of Directors in July. Funds from these grants will be used directly to support many in these communities.

Some of the nonprofits receiving CACF Education Grants in 2021 include:

$ 5,200.00 to the Alabama Alliance for Arts Education – to provide art kits to 100 teachers in Lowndes, Macon, and Montgomery counties who are participating in local AAAE professional development for their Unsung Heroes in History curriculum. The Alabama artist includes and integrates visual arts lessons into the core subjects

$ 6,000.00 to Brantwood Children’s Home – to provide the GradPoint curriculum for the Brantwood On-site Educational Program

$ 10,367.00 to Family Guidance Center – to help cover costs for 25 fathers participating in the Parenting Matters Program in the Lowndes and Montgomery counties to complete the Education to Work project and earn their GED certification

$ 12,500.00 to South Alabama Girl Scouts – to provide 500 memberships to girls in Lowndes, Macon, and Montgomery counties who participate in school-based Girl Scouts

$ 12,000.00 to Hope Inspired Ministries – to deploy a career coach at the HIM Lowndes County location to work with students to overcome employment barriers and help with job placement

$ 9,665.00 to Ostara Initiative – to host five month weekly meetings of the Alabama Prison Birth Project educational support group at Tutwiler Prison using an incarcerated mothers curriculum that covers pregnancy and early education topics

US $ 10,400.00 to Ingram State Technical College Foundation – to provide 30 skilled students with industry certification exams and 19 graduates with the tools and equipment they need to begin their work after their release from prison

$ 5,200.00 to Women In Training – Provided 13 laptops to the WIT Leadership Development Circle, empowering girls ages 13-17 in Macon and Montgomery counties to empower themselves and the world through workshops, field trips, and mentoring to take care of them

Autauga Area Community Foundation ($ 12,400.00)

US $ 2,500.00 to Alabama PALS – to support the cost of establishing the PALS Clean Campus Program in schools in Autauga County

US $ 2,500.00 to the Alabama Wildlife Federation – to send 140 Autaugaville School students on a full-day excursion with the Nature on Wheels and Lanark Field programs

$ 1,200.00 to Autauga-Prattville Public Library – to purchase 75 books to upgrade the library’s adult craft book collection

$ 2,500.00 to Atauuga County Family Support Center – to provide materials to 200 customers who can participate in the centre’s parenting, fatherhood, or community awareness programs

$ 1,200.00 to Heritage Training and Career Center – to provide professional training and placement services to 5 customers in Autauga County

US $ 2,500.00 to Service Dogs Alabama – in support of the cost of training and housing two of the facility’s intervention school dogs in Autauga County’s classrooms

Elmore County Community Foundation ($ 16,500.00)

$ 2,000.00 to Alabama PALS – to support the cost of establishing the PALS Clean Campus Program in schools in Elmore County

$ 2,500 to the Alabama Wildlife Federation – to fund the cost of 178 sixth grade students attending the Elmore County Water Festival

$ 2,500.00 to Heritage Training and Career Center – to provide professional training and placement services to 15 customers in Elmore County

US $ 2,500.00 to Liberty Learning Foundation, Inc. – in support of the cost of providing a 10-week civics curriculum for 34 grades of second grade in Elmore County schools

$ 2,000.00 for the Kelly Fitzpatrick Memorial – to offer free art classes for children during Wetumpka Community Market events

$ 2,500.00 for The Learning Tree – to purchase interactive study materials to improve the reading skills of students with special needs who live and attend school in The Learning Tree

$ 2,500.00 to the Montgomery Education Foundation – to purchase equipment for Starbase 2.0 in Elmore County, a 10-week after-school program for sixth and seventh graders that includes mentors from Maxwell Air Force Base and a variety of STEM, robotics and offers engineering classes

Total Amount Awarded: $ 100,232.00

For over 30 years, the Central Alabama Community Foundation has been a valued community partner and resource for nonprofits and students in the River Region and Wiregrass. Through generous support from individual and corporate donors, the foundation provides over $ 5 million each year in grants and scholarships that meet various community needs, programs and projects in the fields of education, human services, health, cultural arts and support other civic causes. Our mission is to create a better quality of life for those who live and work in the river region for many years to come.


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