2016 GRANT RECIPIENTS

ARTS & CULTURE: SOUTH BALDWIN COMMUNITY THEATRE

South Baldwin Community Theatre encourages residents to develop and maintain an active and abiding interest in legitimate theater. They have a theater in Gulf Shores that has ten productions, including three Young Artist Series involving children from the local community and other events each year. Their project is to upgrade their lighting system, thereby enhancing their productions and the theater experience for the performers and guests.

EDUCATION: BALDWIN COUNTY LIBRARY COOPERATIVE

The Baldwin County Library Cooperative seeks to improve library services throughout the county and to ensure all citizens have access to information resources adequate to meet their professional, educational and recreational needs. The Impact grant will be used to purchase a bookmobile which allow them to take their services to those citizens who live in rural areas not served by a municipal library.

Update: The Library Cooperative purchased a pre-owned vehicle in 2017 and has transformed it into a new bookmobile to serve Baldwin County!

FAMILY: THE FAMILY CENTER

The Family Center’s goal is to strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect by providing free education training and support to families. Their project is to purchase a centrally located facility in Baldwin County that will afford them the ability to offer monitored child exchanges, expand their supervised child visitation program, and conduct classes.

HEALTH & WELLNESS: UNDER HIS WINGS

“The Home of Hope for Girls Who Need a Chance”

Under His Wings provides a residential group home for adolescent girls in Baldwin County who have been traumatized by abuse, homelessness, abandonment, or other tragic events. They will use their grant funds to construct a new, permanent facility in Baldwin County where these girls can live, learn, heal, and develop hope for their future. Construction will begin within 30 days.

Update: The new home is complete! See the overhead view in the photo above.

I like the careful granting process that ensures my donation is used effectively.

Yolanda Johnson, member since 2013