Greater Brewton Foundation Grant

Greater Brewton Foundation


Grant amount: Up to US $20,000

Anticipated deadline: Oct 31, 2018

Applicant type: Nonprofit Government Entity

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Escambia County, Alabama

Location of residency: United States

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Overview:

Greater Brewton Foundation

The Greater Brewton Foundation began as a public foundation in 1994. The Foundation mission is to provide support for the health, welfare, education, culture, recreation and neighborhood improvement in the Greater Brewton area.

The first three grants awarded in 1995 went to the Brewton Public Library, Brewton City Schools and the Tree and Beautification Board. Grants continue to be awarded annually in November providing support over the years for special projects to more than thirty different non-profits: specifically eight public schools, three governmental entities, four healthcare organizations, three food pantries, three public safety providers and ten assorted non-profits (ie. Habitat, Red Cross, YMCA, Benevolent Fund).

Soon after its establishment, the Foundation received a large gift from Dr. Foo Chu to create a scholarship fund in his wife's memory, the Nannie Hainje Scholarship. The first three scholarship recipients were chosen in May 2000. The Foundation continues to award those scholarships each May; there were eight recipients for the 2013-14 school year.

Along the way, several endowments have been established within the Foundation.

  • Sandra Weaver established a fund for the public library. Annually, the income from that fund is distributed automatically to the Brewton Public Library.
  • T.R. Miller High School created an endowed fund for scholarships to be awarded to recipients from their high school. Money for this fund is solicited at Homecoming each.
  • After his sudden death, Principal Donnie Rotch's wife established a scholarship fund in his memory. That fund is supported by an annual fundraising event, a golf tournament, as well as memorial donations. The first scholarships from that fund were awarded in 2012.
  • John David Finlay established a donor advised fund to benefit a variety of local causes.

Mission

In this last year the family of Louise Garrett donated her remaining watercolors (almost 300 pieces) to the Foundation. The work was appraised and the prices on this site reflect that appraisal. Some pieces were already sold at the Art in the Park event that benefited the Yancey Jernigan Foundation.

You can be a part of the work of the Foundation by making a sustaining member contribution or by sending a gift in memory or in honor of someone special. You may also be part of a non-profit that needs to submit a grant request in October.

All board members are volunteers furnishing their expertise for the administration of the Foundation at no cost.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


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