The Philanthropy Internship Program provides University students with meaningful and direct experience in philanthropy and expands the grant-making capacity of SCCF.
The internship program is directed by Nicky Hamilton, Director of Community Development for SCCF and the Office of Civic Engagement (OCE), with the valuable assistance of Kai Koopman, OCE office coordinator. The following University students participated this year in the Philanthropy Internship Program: Hollis Adams (C’19); Emily Badgett (C’20); Malicat Chouyouti (C’20); Morgan Jennings (C’20), Olivia Lu (C’20); Loring McDonald (C’19); and Wint Thu (C’19).
Thanks to funds provided by a generous donor, Philanthropy Internship Program students awarded a total of $31,566 to seven organizations in the fall 2018 grants cycle.
Beersheba Springs Medical Clinic: Grant for $1,002 to support a 6-week reversing diabetes seminar and A1C tests to track participants’ progress.
Mountain T.O.P.: Grant for $3,855 to support the development of a pilot, low-cost, new construction housing program in collaboration with Rural Studio, a design-build architecture studio run by Auburn University.
BetterFi: Grant for $5,000 to support a website and Facebook domain purchase, a new online payment system, and software integration for their low-interest loan program.
Morton Memorial United Methodist Church: Grant for $1,987 to support a motorized pallet jack to move heavy inventory in their food pantry.
Coalmont Elementary School: Grant for $4,879 to support the conversion of a special education classroom into a sensory room.
The Town of Tracy City: Grant for $5,000 to install parking curbs and landscaping as part of a larger renovation of Tracy City Old Roadhouse Park into greenspace.
Mountain Heritage Preservation Society: Grant for $4,843 to create indoor handicap-accessible restroom facilities in their building.
Grundy County Historical Society: Grant for $5,000 to install new wiring and light fixtures as part of the renovation of its President’s Room.