St. Clair County Kickoff and Grant Ceremony

 United Way of Central Alabama (UWCA) was excited to recognize 10 winners of Community Project Grants at The Venue on 20th in Pell City on August 15th. These grants will provide funding for short-term projects and one-time expenses designed to have a positive impact on the residents of St. Clair County. Public entities, 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations and community groups based in St. Clair County were eligible to apply.

UWCA worked with the St. Clair County Advisory Board, led by Zachary Gentile, to grant a total amount of almost $25,000. This luncheon also served as St. Clair County’s annual United Way campaign kickoff as part of UWCA’s 100th annual campaign.

At the event, Cindy Howard, St. Clair County’s United Way Campaign Chair, announced the county’s goal for this year, which is now $148,500. She said, “I truly believe in the work United Way does and the organizations they support. I can’t wait to see the impact that the funds raised this year will have in our community.”

Please join us to recognize and spotlight these grant winners:

  • Big Canoe Creek Preserve Partners, Inc.
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Alabama
  • Ironworker Skills Institute
  • Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging
  • Moody Middle School
  • Pell City Gateway Community Garden
  • Clair County Day Program, Inc.
  • Clair Community Health Clinic
  • The Pell City Historical Society
  • The WellHouse

In addition to the grant money itself, these organizations will be offered free training opportunities, such as nonprofit accounting, employee retention and more, that are being provided by UWCA in partnership with the Auburn University College of Human Sciences’ Cary Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies.

To close the event, John Martin, UWCA’s Senior Vice President of Resource Development, said, “United Way is made possible by the community, and we are strongest when we LIVE UNITED.”