South Cumberland Community Fund has approved grants to 15 nonprofit organizations across the Plateau totaling just over $95,000 in its 2019 spring cycle of grant-making. With the inclusion of these grants, the Fund has now awarded more than $800,000 since 2012 through its grants program. Both new and past grant recipients will be recognized at the Celebration of the Plateau at DuBose Conference Center on June 22, 2019 at 12 noon.
"We are proud that the fifteen applicants chosen for this round of grants will focus on our three new focus areas: education, health, and community/economic building," said Jeff Sholey, SCCF grants committee chair."Through these grants, I have seen how organizations across the Plateau have come together to share their talents, break down barriers, and improve lives.”
The following organizations will receive grants in the 2019 spring cycle:
Beersheba Springs Medical Clinic
$6,805 to purchase an EKG machine with a spirometer.
$2,488 to improve organizational capacity to effectively carry out its loan program.
$9,793 for the purchase of supplies to expand this program that provides opportunities
for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
DuBose Conference Center
$5,772 for the Bounty of Good Health program: a 4-day wellness retreat for 15 low income community members.
Folks at Home
$800 to run an adult senior art class.
Grundy County Department of Education
$9,987 to enhance the art program in the district through the purchase of art supplies.
Grundy County Food Bank
$8,536 to purchase a motorized pallet jack for better efficiency
in the loading and unloading of food.
Grundy County High School Math Department
$9,936 to purchase (92) TI 84-plus calculators.
Grundy Recovery Alliance Community Endeavor
$9,996 to purchase supplies and materials to effectively operate newly created
recovery and re-entry education programs.
$5,000 to support and enhance the learning experience of participants in the
Leadership Grundy Program.
Monteagle Elementary School
$10,000 to purchase a sound system and scoring table for the school’s gym.
Sewanee Children’s Center
$2,984.87 to improve and enrich the experiences of children in three key areas:
music, classroom libraries, and Tennessee and Appalachian children’s books.
Sewanee Elementary School
$3,825 to improve the current gathering space in front of the school
with child-friendly landscaping and rock structures.
St. James/Midway Playground
$8,500 for the construction of a pavilion for the playground.
UT/TSU Extension 4-H
$1,025 to purchase a portable sound system for educational programs.