Lawyers Invest in Communities through Grants to Local Organizations

February 12, 2020

Anniston, AL—The Alabama Civil Justice Foundation is pleased to announce its grant awards to Anniston and its surrounding area nonprofit organizations whose programs and services assist communities, children, families and seniors.

In December, the ACJF Board of Directors approved $510,350 in grants to organizations statewide, of which the Anniston area nonprofit organizations received $57,500 in funds to support essential programs and services. 

“It is especially rewarding to offer funding that supports the outstanding work that is being done to help others.,” Rip Andrews, ACJF President, said.

On February 25, at 11 a.m. ACJF will present the grantees their awards at a special ceremony. The grant award presentation will be held at 1024 Noble Street, Anniston Alabama at Classic on Noble.

The Anniston are grantees and grant amounts are as follows:

 
  • Anniston Community Education Foundation             $10,000
  • Cheaha Creative Arts, Inc.                                                 $5,000
  • Habitat for Humanity of Calhoun County                    $5,000
  • United Way of East Central Alabama                                         $15,000
  • Extended Family                                                                   $15,000
  • Presbyterian Home for Children                                      $7,500

Since 1993, funds from the ACJF Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTA) program and donations have allowed the Foundation to award more than $12 million to nonprofit organizations statewide.    

ACJF’s grants are possible because of the generosity of Alabama lawyers who work diligently for justice in the courtroom and their communities.  ACJF is proud to represent attorneys who support its efforts to demonstrate a genuine concern for the disadvantaged in our state and to assist in turning this concern into genuine help for those who need it the most.

“We are proud to invest in local communities through our grants program in order to strengthen our state.  Many of these organizations look to us for vitally important funding which is why it is gratifying to know that we are able to fund large and small projects to touch so many lives in the process,” Nikki Thomas Davis, ACJF Executive Director, said.

For a list of ACJF’s 2020 Grant Awards and more information about ACJF, visit www.acjf.org or call 334.263.3003.