Grant Reception for Local Not-for-Profit Organizations
The Collierville Community Fund along with Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, held their grant reception recently giving out a total of $13,969 to local area not-for-profits for improving the quality of life in Collierville. Local not-for-profits were asked to submit grant proposals between May and June 2012 to the Fund.
“This year, despite the economy, the Collierville Community Fund was able to reward $13,969 to seven local organizations,” said Greg Frazier, Grants Committee Chairman for the Collierville Community Fund.
The Collierville Literacy Council was awarded the highest amount totaling $3230 to increase hours of service to GED students between October 2012 and November 2013. The Collierville Literacy Council also was named the Vicki Grimes Memorial Award.
Other 2012 grants awarded include: Collierville Young Life ($1000) to assist Collierville teenagers with the cost of attending Young Life’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend Camp; Girl Scouts Heart of the South ($1250) to provide low-income families with financial assistance for Girls Scouts membership dues, registration fees for camp, uniform components, and resource books; Hope for Collierville ($1900) to hold a community health event in partnership with Christ Community Health Center for the underserved population in Collierville and ($2000) for “Jobs for Life” training program in Fall of 2012 and Spring of 2013 teaching character building and job readiness to low-income individuals; Leadership Collierville ($1000) to host one day forum to inspire commitments for altruism in the community using keynote speakers and providing an opportunity for interaction and networking; New Day Children’s Theatre ($1250) for “The Page Robbins Players” an intergenerational partnership with theatrical performances held at Page Robbins Adult Day Care Center; and YMCA at Schilling Farms ($2339) to establish a community garden for individuals and families to promote healthy living, youth development, and social responsibility.