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Tuscaloosa County teachers receive grants

The following teachers from the Tuscaloosa County School System received funding through the CFWA educational grants:  Samantha Harbin, Dominique Tortorise, Dana Roy and Misty Turner.  The CFWA is a strong supporter of education evidenced by the fact that over 50% of our funding in 2017 went to education!

Tuscaloosa Children’s Center


The Tuscaloosa Children’s Center, Inc. has been a regular recipient of funding from the CFWA.  This wonderful program partners with local law enforcement, the District Attorney’s Office, and the Department of Human Resources to provide investigative, advocacy, counseling, and community education to Alabama’s smallest victims of crime.  We are proud to be a part of this great service.  Ebony Johnson is the executive director of the TCC.  The waiting room has hundreds of hand prints on the wall!

Teacher Grants

The Tuscaloosa City Schools and the Tuscaloosa County Schools were both represented recently with the presentation of grants for classroom teachers.  In the past 5 years the CFWA has given $1 million to education in the form of teacher grants, scholarships, gifts to higher ed, etc.  We are very thankful for our classroom teachers.

Druid City Garden Project


The CFWA has partnered with the Druid City Garden Project several times to bring this wonderful experience to some of our local elementary schools.  Here is a picture of the students from Cresmont Elementary in Northport receiving instruction prior to harvesting and preparing their vegetables.

Friends of Historic Northport


Wilford Calhoun demonstrates making cedar shingles with old tools for the 4th grade students in Northport Elementary schools.  The students were able to visit many stations and learn about the way of life of their ancestors.  The project was partially funded by the CFWA.

2016 Fall Grant Recipients


These organizations were funded through our Fall Grant Cycle and recognized at a reception at the home of Jim and Dianna Flemming.

Child Abuse Prevention

Tuscaloosa Children’s Center

IMPACT Alabama

KidOne Transport

Alabama Shakepeare Festival

Druid City Garden Project

Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra

Mt Vernon Community Club

Strings in Schools

Newbern Library, Inc

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KidCheck health screening in Bibb County seeks to identify and address undiagnosed medical concerns in K-12 students. These are projects we are happy to support! Thank you Sight Savers for this good work.12670744_561630304014415_1743606122032329512_n

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These organizations recently received grants from the CFWA. We have so many great charities in West Alabama! Pictured are Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Community Soup Bowl, Easter Seals of West Alabama, Family Counseling Service, Friends of Historic Northport, Kid One Transport and Strings in Schools. Thank you for all you do for our community!

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