MADISON COUNTY, Tennessee — According to a news release, on June 14, 2022, the Foundation awarded a total of $55,000 for its annual Community Impact Grants to six organizations at a celebration at CO.
The award-winning organizations are:
- All Saints Immigration Services – To fund the transition from a part-time assistant to a full-time legal representative role enabling the organization to serve more clients.
- Habitat for Humanity – To fund home repair projects for low-income senior homeowners.
- Regional Interfaith Association – To fund boxes of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) fresh produce to be distributed through the Jackson Housing Authority to low-income seniors.
- Jackson Arts Council – To fund the Jackson Art Box project to provide an art therapy outing for students in the Jackson-Madison County school system.
- Jonah Affordable Housing – To fund assistance to low to middle income tenants to obtain affordable housing and maintain housing during hardship.
- Scarlet Rope Project – To fund trauma therapy for victims of sex trafficking.
In a statement to the release, Dr. Frank McMeen, President of the Foundation, said, “We are thrilled to be able to award the largest amount of Community Impact Grant dollars to date to these impactful organizations.” He went on to say, “It’s inspiring to see how this program has grown to change the lives of members of our community.”
The Foundation has been making the Community Impact Grants since 2016 and has so far awarded more than $205,000 to area organizations. The awards have helped fund programs in education, the arts, youth programs and more.
The 2022 Community Impact Grants focused on initiatives that benefit the health and well-being of Madison County residents.
The Foundation expects to announce guidelines for the next round of grants and application information in February 2023. At this time, no specific areas of interest have been announced. However, priority will be given to projects that promote the health and well-being of the community.
Organizations interested in applying must be a 501(c)(3) or Foundation fund and serve Madison County residents.