Today, The Foundation announced its plans to accept proposals from area non-profits for its annual Community Impact Grants. The organization will focus on projects and initiatives that benefit residents of Madison County for its upcoming 2021-2022 fiscal year.
This year, The Foundation will award one project up to $30,000. Subsequent funded projects will be awarded based on remaining funds. Previously, the top grant award has been $5,000.
“We are living through unprecedented times,” said Foundation President, Frank McMeen. “We have seen community needs soar and want to begin to make more substantial efforts to work towards solving community problems in impactful ways.”
The Foundation awarded Community Impact Grants to nine groups for the 2020-2021 fiscal year totaling $40,500: A Step Ahead Foundation, Arise 2 Read, Behavior Health Initiatives, Boys and Girls Club of Jackson, Madison Haywood Developmental Services, Regional Inter-Faith Association (RIFA), Scarlet Rope Project, and The Jackson Symphony.
“We are looking for projects both large and small that will make an impact on our community,” said Rebecca Creasy, Community Outreach Associate at The Foundation. “We hope the increased award will allow organizations in our community to dream big.”
While there are no specific areas of focus requested, priorities will be given to projects that improve the health and well-being of the community. The Foundation has stipulated grant awards must serve the residents of Madison County. Proposals will be accepted from 501(c)(3) organizations or funds of The Foundation until Friday, February 26, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.
The West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation was established in 1985 to strengthen the health and well-being of our region by serving as a catalyst for positive changes in healthcare, education, the arts, and other causes. It provides philanthropic support for West Tennessee Healthcare and its eighteen county service area, and it enhances the quality of life for local residents by supporting programs, initiatives, and organizations serving rural West Tennessee.
To submit a proposal, please click this link: Community Grant Guidelines 2021
For more information, contact The Foundation at 731-984-2140 or email Rebecca Creasy at Rebecca.Creasy@wth.org.