The Community Foundation of Morgan County (CFMC) is taking a different 2021 grantmaking approach by prioritizing K-12 mental health.

Many philanthropic organizations providing grant dollars are also prioritizing key community needs in response to growing needs. CFMC is focused on creating dynamic impact, providing guidance for sustainability, and finding solutions to end cycles of poverty. CFMC opened the IMPACT Grant Cycle for 2021 with new guidelines.

In addition to supporting K-12 mental health, CFMC is also focused on improving K-12 workforce development and increasing the quality of life for Morgan County residents through small community development projects. Programs will be evaluated based on intended measurable impact and sustainable solutions to our communities’ greatest needs.

In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, CFMC granted $23,000 to all Morgan County schools and Indian Creek schools to assist with COVID-19 expenses and provide financial relief to the schools for internet travel devices, sanitation services, and providing safety for our youth. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, CFMC granted a total of $47,000 in 2019 to Bradford Woods, Brooklyn STEM Academy, Bulldog Blessings School-Based Pantry and Charles L. Smith Elementary, MSD of Martinsville “Fine Arts Meet Education”.

These annual IMPACT Grants are funded by donations from generous businesses and community members. The best way to get involved in our community is to give! Partner with us at CFMC by donating to IMPACT Grants which provide programs and services to help troubled youth; improve educational programs; address mental health issues; help people break the cycle of poverty; and so much more. 100% of every donated dollar goes back into our community and through September 30th, 2021, the Lilly Endowment will match it $2 for $1! Anyone can donate at any time! Every dollar counts and when you give each month to help fund these programs and services, lives are being changed for the long-term. We call it Philanthropy with Measurable Impact.

CFMC is a philanthropic leader which means we care about the people in our community. However, we can’t do this work alone. It not only requires a “village” deciding to take action to help others in need, but also identify and find solutions for issues impacting us today and in the future. When all of us do our part, we will start to see growth and positive changes in Morgan County.

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