Grants – 2017
Athens Land Trust, Athens, Georgia
For support of the Boulevard Woods public neighborhood park, located at the junction of Barber and Boulevard streets in Athens, Georgia.
Athens YMCA, Athens, Georgia
For renewed support of the music therapy program during the 2018 calendar year.
Bike Walk Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee
For support of music-related activities and performances in conjunction with the first annual Chattanooga Celebration and Cyclovia event.
Books for Keeps, Athens, Georgia
For support of the Stop Summer Slide! literacy program at Elbert County Primary School during the 2016-2017 school year, with expansion of the program to Elbert County Elementary School during the 2017-2018 school year.
Chambliss Center for Children, Chattanooga, Tennessee
For support of the development of two playgrounds at the new Chambliss early childhood center located in Red Bank, Tennessee.
Contemporary Performing Arts of Chattanooga, Chattanooga Tennessee
For support of the Jazz Series at Barking Legs Theater during the 2017-2018 season.
Exponent Philanthropy, Washington, D.C
For general operating support during 2017.
Firefly Trail, Athens, Georgia
For support of the development of “model miles” segments of the Firefly rail/trail in the towns of Maxeys, Union Point, and Athens, Georgia.
Georgia Music Foundation, Macon, Georgia
For support of the 2018 summer music camp program, which promotes music instruction, appreciation, and literacy for underserved youth in rural Georgia communities.
In Our Backyards, Brooklyn, New York
Matching support to assist the Firefly Trail in raising donations for its “model miles” fundraising campaign in 2017.
Land Trust Alliance, Washington, D.C.
For support of Rally 2016: the National Land Conservation Conference and sponsorship of the plenary session featuring the Lookout Mountain Conservancy and Howard School internship program.
Lula Lake Land Trust, Lookout Mountain, Georgia
For support of the 2018 Timbre Roots fundraising concert, featuring Grammy Award winning banjoist Alison Brown and friends, and for the construction of the Chattanooga Connector Trail.
Madison-Morgan Conservancy, Madison, Georgia
For support of the Transfer of Development Rights outreach initiative to facilitate land conservation in the Conservancy’s geographic focal area.
Metropolitan Ministries, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Fulfillment of the foundation’s multi-year pledge in support of the Client Services Endowment Campaign.
Miracle League of Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tennessee
For support of the construction of a Miracle Field and handicap-accessible playground at Warner Park, located in Chattanooga.
The Nature Conservancy – Georgia Chapter, Atlanta, Georgia
For support of the purchase of two private inholdings totaling 240 acres for inclusion in the Chattahoochee National Forest.
The Nature Conservancy – Tennessee Chapter, Nashville, Tennessee
For support of the purchase of a private inholding totaling 640 acres located adjacent to the Conasauga River for inclusion in the Cherokee National Forest.
Nuçi’s Space, Athens, Georgia
For general operating support during the 2017 and 2018 fiscal periods and for the development of the Amplify recording and video production studio.
Oconee River Land Trust, Athens, Georgia
For trail consulting services in conjunction with the creation of a new public park at Tallassee Forest and for sponsorship of the 2018 Second Annual Oconee River Belles concert and fundraising event.
River City Company, Chattanooga, Tennessee
For support of the renovation of Miller Park and Patten Parkway, both located in the heart of downtown Chattanooga.
Songs For Kids Foundation, Atlanta, Georgia
For the build-out of the new Songs for Kids Center, to be located in the historic Tabernacle music venue in downtown Atlanta.
Tennessee River Gorge Trust, Chattanooga, Tennessee
For the development of informational and promotional videos; the completion of the Ritchie hiking trail; and for the construction of a boat dock on the Baylor School campus to provide mooring for the Trust’s pontoon boat.
Thrive Regional Partnership, Chattanooga, Tennessee
For general operating support during the 2018 calendar year and for the publication and distribution of A Watershed Moment: A Map and Vision for Our Region’s Natural Treasures.
Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County, Athens, Georgia
For support of the purchase and installation of a new fiberglass bridge at Southeast Clarke Park to facilitate the completion of the loop trail and provide improved connectivity between other amenities located within the park.
University of Georgia Music Business Certificate Program, Athens, Georgia
This grant, paid to the University of Georgia Foundation, was for support of the Music Business Certificate Program during the 2017-2018 school year.
University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee
For support of the 2017 Tenneswim event, which featured long-distance swimmer and professor Andreas Fath, who swam the entire length of the Tennessee River to survey its ecological and environmental health and raise public awareness about this significant aquatic resource. Additional support for a collaboration with the University of Georgia to conduct a public research project focused on the development and use of a constructed wetland to treat wastewater.
Whitfield County Government, Dalton, Georgia
For support of the development of a site plan, branding, and design standards for the Grant Farm to enhance its value as a public park, historic landmark, and outdoor recreation area.