Monday, May 21, 2018
Original article published in The Daily Post-Athenian on May 21st, 2018. http://www.dailypostathenian.com/article_231d22dc-5cf7-11e8-8086-10604b9f0f84.html
The Athens Federal Foundation announced today that it will award at least $134,000 to area IRS-qualifying charitable organizations during the 2018 calendar year. Grant applications will be available June 1 at any Athens Federal Community Bank office and online at www.athensfederal.com.
The one-month grant application period ends June 27, 2018 at 4 p.m. EST. Grant recipients will be announced in October and awards will be distributed during the fourth quarter. All non-profit organizations in Athens Federal's service area that fit the Foundation's mission are encouraged to apply, including those in Bradley, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Loudon and Polk counties. The Foundation anticipates receiving more requests for support than it can approve, but encourages all applicants to apply and keep the Foundation informed of their activities and needs.
In 2017, the Foundation awarded more than $116,500 to 42 local non-profit and charitable organizations, including:
Coordinated Charities, Inc.
Helping Hands Ministry
The Grace House in Athens
Grace & Mercy Ministries
Wesley Memorial UMC Helping Hands
Love Thy Neighbor Project (Tennessee Wesleyan University)
Niota United Methodist Church (Christian Co-Workers Children's Aid)
Englewood Goodwill Workers - Daily Bread Food Ministry
Nourish One Child - Outreach of Keith Memorial UMC
Good Faith Clinic, Inc.
Full Circle Medical Center for Women
Etowah Rescue Squad
Englewood Rural Fire Department
McMinn County Emergency Rescue Squad
Morning Star Ministries, Inc.
Women at the Well
McMinn County Educational and Community Foundation
Let's Read 20 - Initiative under the umbrella of the McMinn County Education Foundation
Athens-McMinn Family YMCA
The HOPE Center, Inc.
CASA Corridor of East Tennessee
Women United in Community Service
McMinn County Senior Citizens, Inc.
Homeless Management of Monroe County
Straightway Ministry, Inc.
Lift & Redemption Ministries (DBA The Caring Place)
Better Living Center
New Bethany Missionary Baptist Church