The Butler Snow Foundation is pleased to announce the 2022 grant recipients. After thoroughly reviewing 37 applications, the Foundation has awarded more than $96,000 to the following organizations.
Grace Klein Community, Inc. – Hoover, AL
FeedBHM Food Rescue Program
The Grace Klein Community, Inc. exists as an educational and charitable 501(c)3 nonprofit providing support through food rescue, re-purposing and sharing as relief to food-insecure families in Birmingham, AL. FeedBHM is the food rescue program of Grace Klein Community that mobilizes volunteers across Birmingham dedicated to fighting hunger by rescuing food from local restaurants, grocers and cafes and curb food waste. Funds will be used to assist in the FeedBHM Cargo Van purchase, which will allow the rescue of additional food, maximize availability to food rescue pick-up routes, and enable further food deliveries in the organization’s drive-through locations and distribution partners.
The Lovelady Center – Birmingham, AL
The Lovelady Center Room Makeovers Project
The Lovelady Center is a faith-based, non-denominational residential facility that empowers young women in need. The facility provides shelter, meals, childcare and various rehabilitation services, including medical care and state-certified substance abuse counseling. Lovelady helps women rebuild their lives through a mission that ensures each woman is taught how to overcome barriers to success by providing not only much-needed services, but also life skills and spiritual guidance. Funds will be used to provide new flooring for 191 domicile spaces, expected to serve more than 10,000 women over the coming decade as they endeavor to rebuild their lives and triumph over debilitating circumstances.
Tree House, Inc. – Tallahassee, FL
House Renovation Project
The Tree House, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that provides children in the Tallahassee and surrounding nine counties. Children who receive services from Tree House have experienced obstacles like financial hardship resulting from their parents losing their job or may have been victims of domestic abuse. Tree House provides these children with shelter, comfort and a sense of normalcy. Funds will be used to assist in renovating Tree House within the House Renovation Project.
Agape Youth & Family Center – Atlanta, GA
25th Anniversary Campaign
Agape Youth & Family Center empowers and supports underserved families within its community to discover, embrace, and achieve their full potential. Agape achieves this mission by providing academic support and family services focusing on character development, academic achievement, reading proficiency by third grade, successful high school graduation and post-graduation placement. Grant funds will be allocated to one of the following associated projects: The Agape Backyard, the STEAM Lab Technology Expansion or the new buses.
Sumter Regional Hospital Foundation, Inc. dba Phoebe Sumter Foundation – Americus, GA
Phoebe Sumter Behavioral Health Unit Development
The Sumter Regional Hospital Foundation dba Phoebe Sumter Foundation’s mission is to provide support for medical and healthcare services of Phoebe Sumter Medical Center, inc. and the Americus-Sumter County Hospital authority. The Phoebe Sumpter Foundation pursues its mission through a patient-centered environment of care reflecting high standards and promoting a balance of professional preparation and service, continuous improvement based on our core values of people, relationships, reputation, excellence, efficiency and commitment. Funds will be used to specifically assist with providing inpatient psychiatric services, with cameras to make observation of patients easier, designed to avoid environmental elements such as monitor cables that could make it easier for patients to harm themselves or others, and have a dedicated shower area.
Gardere Community Christian School – Baton Rouge, LA
Intervention Impacted by Technology Program
Gardere Community Christian School is a nonprofit that seeks to make high-quality, education available to every child and family in the Gardere area, regardless of their financial circumstances. Its vision is to build an elementary school that provides the necessary education for children and their families to overcome obstacles and develop their talents, strengths, and abilities. This grant will be used to help fund technology needs for the Intervention Impacted by Technology Program.
But God Ministries – Madison, MS
BGM Soil Project, Minority Farmers Initiative
But God Ministries is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that builds sustainable communities worldwide. But God Ministries operates in certain areas or SPHERES as to build sustainable communities in both Haiti and the Mississippi Delta. Grant Funding will be allocated towards the BGM Soil Project – Minority Farmers Initiative to purchase farming equipment for SPHERES’ Spring planting.
Children’s Advocacy Centers of Mississippi – Jackson, MS
Information Technology Support Project
Children’s Advocacy Centers of Mississippi (CACM) is an accredited chapter of the National Children’s Alliance. As a membership organization with numerous local Child Advocacy Centers throughout the state, CACM brings together multidisciplinary teams to streamline the process of child abuse situations. CACM’s goal is to always put the needs of the child first, bringing all services under one umbrella. By bringing together many disciplines, including law enforcement, child protection, prosecution, mental and/or medical health, victim advocacy and child advocacy, CACM works together to conduct interviews and make team decisions about investigation, treatment, management and prosecution of child abuse cases. Funding will help cover capital expenses needed to upgrade the Center’s aging technology system.
Mission First, Inc. – Jackson, MS
Mission First Early Learning Center
Mision First is an umbrella for several ministries based out of Jackson, MS. All of the ministries of Mission First seek to meet physical, practical needs of people, and in so doing, to make the most of this opportunity for relationship, conversation, and sharing the love and truth of Christ. This organization provides community support through various services and partnerships to meet the needs of associated neighborhoods. Funds will go towards the Mission First Early Learning Center to add a fully equipped classroom to the Center.
Charleston Legal Access – North Charleston, SC
CLA Communication Upgrade Project
Charleston Legal Access (CLA) is South Carolina’s first and only nonprofit, sliding-scale law firm with a mission to expand access to affordable legal services. The organization provides affordable legal services to those who do not qualify for free legal aid but cannot afford a private attorney. Charleston Legal Access was founded on the belief that wealth should not determine who has access to justice. Funds will help in the communication upgrade specifically aiding in the cost of upgrades to CLA’s phone system to better provide services to its clients.
Binghampton Christian Academy (BCA) – Memphis, TN
BCA Campus Safety Initiative
Binghampton Christian Academy is a Pre-kindergarten through eighth grade school for children who need more love and hope, serving Memphis, TN. Most come from the Binghampton community, with the largest number coming from housing projects near the school. BCA believes that Binghampton Christian Academy offers a unique model for urban education in America. Funds will aid the BCA Campus Safety Initiative to help cover the cost of upgrading BCA’s campus entry gate.
The Other Ones Foundation (TOOF) – Austin, TX
Tiny Shelters Making a Huge Impact
The Other Ones Foundation is a nonprofit that offers humanitarian aid, case management, and extremely low-barrier work opportunities to people experiencing homelessness in Austin, TX. This grant will be used to help fund the Eradicating Homelessness In Austin, TX: Tiny Shelters Making a Huge Impact Initiative to build and install two tiny shelters within the Esperanza Community, the new 200-person transitional shelter complex.
Butler Snow’s commitment to supporting and investing in the communities in which we live and work stretches back to the firm’s founding in 1954. Learn more about the Butler Snow Foundation here.