2017 GRANT RECIPIENTS

ARTS & CULTURE: EASTERN SHORE REPERTORY THEATRE

Eastern Shore Repertory Theatre SHINES: Completion of ESRT’s Lighting and Sound Systems

Grant funding will allow for the purchase of high-quality lighting and sound equipment, providing better quality than rental equipment, eliminating annual rental expenses, provide greater financial control, and increase the number of performances and audience capacity.

EDUCATION: BALDWIN COUNTY EDUCATION COALITION

Opening Minds and Doors Through Child Literacy

This project will provide professional development for over 240 teachers in three specific feeder pattern communities that serve a high number of impoverished students. It will potentially impact over 8600 students in the Guided Reading Initiative for Baldwin County Schools with a goal to increase scores and readability.

ENVIRONMENT, PRESERVATION & RECREATION:
BECKWITH CAMP AND CONFERENCE CENTER

Investing in Its Future and Envisioning
Environmentally Friendly and Energy Efficient Facilities

This grant provides for renovation of Wilson Hall, specifically the kitchen, dining hall, screen porch, and handicap parking area to enable serving 30,000+ meals a year more economically and efficiently; improve accessibility for the disabled, and further increase the number of guests in the future.

FAMILY: SOUTH BALDWIN LITERACY COUNCIL

Capital Improvement to the South Baldwin Literacy Council Facility

Funding would provide for a building addition consisting of four separate 12×12 rooms, greatly needed to accommodate growing demand in South Baldwin County for one-on-one literacy tutoring for adults and children.

HEALTH & WELLNESS: CARE HOUSE

Restoring Hope, Rebuilding Lives

Impact 100 Funds would be used for a 3000 square foot building expansion which would enable current staff employees/volunteers to have much needed office space to hold private, confidential meetings; and provide a play/lounge area for children, a confidential waiting area, a multi-use teaching room, and additional parking.

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

Yolanda Johnson, member since 2013