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ACF gives back to the community

Members of the Atmore Community Fund and the Rotary Club at the check presentation, from left, David Dobson, Cindy Colville, Foster Kizer, Emilee Waters, Bub Gideons, Keith Castleberry, Leigh Ann Jones, Pete Amerson, Audrey Moon, Dale Ash, Randall Barnett, Kathleen Hall, Debbie Rowell.

Special to Atmore News

The Atmore Community Foundation, an affiliate of The Community Foundation of South Alabama, recently completed its second competitive grant cycle and awarded a total of $2,250 to three grantees from the Atmore Community Fund: Atmore Area Christian Care Ministry, Atmore Rotary Club, and Grace Fellowship. In addition, The Community Foundation of South Alabama matched the grant awards to the three organizations $1:$1.
On Tuesday, September 24, members of the Atmore Community Fund and the Rotary Club gathered at the splash pad and playground area for a check presentation with funds going toward a cover over the playground.
The Atmore Community Foundation Advisory Committee, comprised of local community members and leaders, play a key role in the competitive grantmaking process for the Foundation. For this grant cycle, they accepted applications from organizations that address the needs of the community and strive to improve the quality of life of Atmore residents, including but not limited to the following areas: Arts & Culture, Community / Economic Development, Education, Environment / Beautification, Health & Wellness, Human Services, Recreation, Technology, and/or Youth.
“The local organizations that received grants this year from the Atmore Community Fund are really making a difference in the quality of life for our Atmore residents,” said Audrey Moon, chair of the Advisory Committee. “The Atmore Community Foundation will continue to support and impact our community to fill the needs of Atmore residents.”
To date, the Foundation has invested $119,000 back into the Atmore community.