Mary Hill Family Service Center gets surprise grant from SACF

Mary Hill Family Service Center in Ozark, Ala.
Mary Hill Family Service Center in Ozark, Ala.(Source: Facebook/Mary Hill Family Service Center)
Published: Oct. 28, 2020 at 3:47 PM CDT
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(Press Release) -- This year the Southeast Alabama Community Foundation (SACF) is celebrating its 10th year as an affiliate of the Central Alabama Community Foundation. To commemorate this milestone anniversary, SACF will award 10 surprise grants of $1,000 each to nonprofits in the Wiregrass Region.

These grants will be awarded over the course of 2020. Due to COVID-19, SACF put a pause on the surprise grant celebration. Now, their team is excited to begin surprising local nonprofits again.

The fifth nonprofit to receive a 2020 SACF surprise $1,000 grant is the Mary Hill Family Service Center in Ozark, Alabama. SACF became aware of their program needs after a board member communicated the importance of their organization to the community in Ozark.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to present this award to Mary Hill Family Service Center in honor of our 10th anniversary. It is always great to award money to organizations that have an impact on their local community,” said CACF President Burton Crenshaw.

The Mary Hill Family Service Center was started in 2006 by the concerned citizens of Dale County who saw the needs in their community and were moved by compassion for their neighbors. The Center’s focus is on strengthening the families in the area through new parent training, children’s services, family and youth counseling, and professional development.

Nonprofit organizations that will receive the surprise grants throughout the year are registered 501(c)(3) entities and located in Coffee, Dale, Geneva, Henry and Houston counties. CACF or its affiliates do not fund individuals, annual fundraising drives, events or marketing campaigns, religious institutions (although we do support educational and social service programs offered by faith-based organizations), endowments, research, partisan political advocacy, regular operating support or capital projects, or sponsorship of fundraising events.

Central Alabama Community Foundation (CACF) was established in 1987 by a group of local civic leaders. Their vision was to create a permanent charitable foundation to support the work of nonprofits in the Montgomery area. CACF has grown to hold over $74 million in charitable assets. Through its 230+ funds, CACF addresses a wide variety of projects and programs in education, health, human services, cultural arts, recreation, historic preservation and other civic concerns. Each year, the Foundation distributes over $4 million through hundreds of grants and scholarships. Southeast Alabama Community Foundation (SACF) is a CACF affiliate and offers citizens in the Wiregrass Region the opportunity to build long-term support for their community. SACF serves the five-county Wiregrass Region of Coffee, Dale, Geneva, Henry and Houston counties.