2011 Education Grants
The Community Foundation of West Alabama (CFWA) recently issued grants to area teachers. These grants were issued from the educational fund within the CFWA. Seven different schools in the West Alabama area received funding.
- Carver Middle School
- To purchase Accelerated Reader Books on religion & Accelerated Reader quizzes.
- Central High School
- Purchase class subscription to Scholastic Arts Magazine.
- Myrtlewood Elementary
- Purchase science curriculum that will incorporate reading skills.
- Northside High School
- This will enable them to get 7 more laptops functioning for the Interactive and a video Conference Lab. The entire student body will be able to use the lab.
- Skyland Elementary
- Purchase Art supplies for Kindergarten through 5th grade.
- Southview Elementary
- Group Drumming/Drum Ensemble
- Southview Middle School
- Funds would be used to purchase a kiln for the Art classes.
- Alberta Elementary School
- Purchase musical instruments, movement props & equipment lost in the tornado.
2011 Fall Grants
- Therapeutic cycles
- Angel Flight
- Transport patiencs to medical facilities
- Child Abuse Prevention
- Cribs for Kids Program
- Coleman Center
- Program for arts in York, AL
- Impact Alabama
- Vision screening
2011 Spring Grants
The CFWA awards funding to deserving agencies in West Alabama. The following grant applications were funded for the Spring 2011 cycle.
- Focus on Senior Citizens
- To continue the “Yellow Dot Program” which is a program designed to help seniors who are in an accident and may be confused or with Alzheimers or other related diseases. FOCUS helps citizens to prepare photoes and all info needed regarding their medical condition, etc & a yellow sticker will be placed on the rear window to alert first responders to check the glove box for this informations.
- King’s Ranch
- Funds would provide counseling for mothers and children of abuse in the Tuscaloosa King’s Home.
- The Children’s Center
- Funds would provide anger management prevention to children in grades 3 through 6. This provide anger management prevention to approximately 500 children in Tuscaloosa Country for the period of August 2011 until August 2012
- St. Peter AME Zion Church Youth Employment Program
- This program places youth in an employment situation on a volunteer basis during the summer break. This program helps the youth to learn good work ethics, develop character, confidence in self, how to function responsibility, establish goals and relate to others in a work environment.
- The Jamison-Van de Graff Mansion
- Funding would be used to repair the exterior building- put paint on the shutters and re-caulk the window panes and general maintenance