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Six Local Nonprofits Receive Grants from Crestwood Women & Families Fund

Providing grants to address the issues and meet immediate needs of women and families in the Huntsville community.

November 29, 2018 (Huntsville) - Crestwood Medical Center and the Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville are happy to announce that six local nonprofit organizations in the Huntsville area will receive grants distributed from the Crestwood Women & Families Fund in 2018.

The mission of the Crestwood Women & Families Fund is to establish a grant-making fund for high-impact grants to address the issues and meet immediate needs of women and families in our community. The fund is managed by the Community Foundation.

Crestwood employees, volunteers and individuals within the local community contributed approximately $17,500 to replenish the fund prior to 2018 distributions. Not-for-profit organizations in the community who serve women and families were invited to apply for grant funding by following a formal process. An Advisory Committee consisting of members of the Crestwood Women’s Advisory Council, Crestwood Medical Center employees, and volunteers met to review applications and recommended grants to selected organizations. The Advisory Committee elected to donate the entire balance raised over the past year to a select group of organizations who applied.

Since its founding in 2014, the Crestwood Women & Families Fund has donated almost $100,000 to support organizations in our community who assist women and families.

The following organizations will receive grants in 2018 from the Crestwood Women & Families Fund to support their programs:

1. 305 8th Sreet

- Assistance providing a home for mentally disabled women in our community

2. Alzheimer’s Association

- Support families and patients

3. The Care Center

- Providing Bags of Blessings (weekend food bags) for children

4. Clothe Our Kids of North Alabama

- Clothing/Shoes – unmet needs for children in our community

5. Huntsville Assistance Program

- Emergency assistance (food, rent, utilities) for non-homeless families in Huntsville

6. Shepherd’s Cove Foundation

- Grief counseling for children and families

Those interested in contributing to this fund to continue supporting organizations in our community who assist women and families should visit www.communityfoundationhsv.org/cwff or mail check made out to the Community Foundation and mail to P.O. Box 332, Huntsville, AL 35804. Please indicate Crestwood Women & Families Fund in the memo portion of your check.