Foundation Awards Money to Not-for-Profits
The Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama announces its 2015 Fall Grants at a reception held today at the First Presbyterian Church of Anniston. Board Chair Rod Nowlin says he is thankful for what the not-for-profits do and the missions that they have. Twenty-one not-for-profit organizations received various amounts totaling nearly $250,000 from the Stringfellow Health Fund. Also the City of Anniston Competitive Fund gave ten Anniston non-for-profits organizations various amounts totaling more than $66,900. Cheaha Creative Arts was one of the organizations that received a grant from the City of Anniston Competitive Fund. President and Executive Director Rose Munford tells us why the funding is so important. Community Foundation staff says today’s event is one they always look forward to. Vice President Eula Tatman says the process of being awarded a grant may be demanding but the result is well worth it. She shares how a not-for-profit can apply for a grant. The applications were due September 15th. Tatman says the process lasts 3 months. The foundation first receives the applications, then reviews, and next comes the approval. She says only organizations with the highest score on applications in the rounds are awarded the grants. They hope to continue the awards. The foundation gives $500,000 worth of grants a year.