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Grants open for nonprofits

Special to Atmore News

The Advisory Committee of the Atmore Community Foundation will host an information meeting regarding a grant opportunity for local organizations. The meeting will take place January 5, at noon in the Atmore Chamber of Commerce located at 137 North Main St.

Earlier this month, the Atmore Community Foundation announced its first competitive grant cycle for local nonprofits. Nonprofits who submit a request will be reviewed carefully by the committee, and grants will be awarded to those which most strategically align with the Foundation’s 2017-2018 priority areas: Education and Health and Wellness.

The Atmore Community Foundation was founded in April 2017 as an affiliate of The Community Foundation of South Alabama. It serves as a vehicle to receive donations and bequests to benefit the local community. Through concerted grant-making, the Atmore Community Foundation Fund was created to give the local leaders in Atmore an opportunity to make a difference in their hometown. With access to the Foundation’s financial and administrative services, these funds have the potential to make a long lasting impact on the town’s local economy, health and wellbeing.

Nonprofits interested in submitting a request for a grant must submit an application at the Foundation’s website at https://communityfoundationsa.org/login. The deadline for the application is January 18, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. CT.

For questions about this grant opportunity or grant guidelines, please contact Carolyn Marston at cmarston@communityfoundationsa.org or by calling 251-438-5591.

About the Atmore Community Foundation
With the creation of The Atmore Community Foundation, an affiliate of The Community Foundation of South Alabama, local community leaders have found the perfect way to make a lasting impact on the citizens of Atmore. The Atmore Community Fund serves as a vehicle to receive donations and bequests to benefit the community in perpetuity.

By working with The Community Foundation of South Alabama, members can focus on raising the funds and deciding charitable use for the income of their fund while relying on the Foundation to handle the administration, investment and required daily tasks. Through a concerted grant-making effort, the effects of The Atmore Community Fund can be felt for generations to come. An advisory committee of Atmore residents makes recommendations about how the charitable dollars are spent, and the Foundation bears the legal responsibility to ensure that the funds are then used in compliance with donor intent.

About The Community Foundation of South Alabama
The Community Foundation of South Alabama is a nonprofit charitable organization that plays a key role in meeting the needs of an eight-county region through leadership and grants. The Foundation serves as a vessel for donors, volunteers, and the community to share ideas, identify issues and build financial resources necessary to make improvements and positively impact the community.

The Foundation administers a collection of charitable funds established by members of the community. Since its founding in 1976, the Foundation has awarded more than $75 million in grants to nonprofit organizations to support programs that make life better in the community. The Community Foundation builds lasting endowments to ensure grants are available to support the community forever.

Ayla Oden is the Marketing and Communications Coordinator with The Community Foundation of South Alabama.