Impact Alamance awards non-profits $130,850

Seven entities will share $130,850 in grants from Impact Alamance, the organization said Wednesday, July 31.

The money is intended to advance priorities identified in the Community Health Assessment: access to care, education, and the economy.

“These investments allow Impact Alamance an opportunity to support our nonprofits and build their capacity by funding long-term equipment to enhance the services they provide to the community,” said Tracey Grayzer, president of Impact Alamance.

A community grant advisory committee made up of county leaders makes funding recommendations each year to the Impact Alamance board. The board approved the following grants in May:

Burlington Development Corp.: $50,000 for pre-kinders classroom and outdoor learning area.

Funds will be used to upfit the current pre-kindergarten classroom and to create an outdoor learning environment at Burlington Housing Authority for economically disadvantaged children ages 3 and 4.

Positive Attitude Youth Center Inc.: $25,000 for afterschool transportation.

Funds will be used towards the purchase of two vans and a minibus to replace outdated and unreliable transportation for the After-school Enrichment Program.

Piedmont Health Services Inc.: $20,000 for medical care equipment for seniors.

Funds will provide several medical devices, including adult scales, mobile vital sign units, a hospital bed, IV units and EKG machines at the SeniorCare site.

City of Burlington: $15,350 for bocce shade covers.

Funding will purchase three shade structures to be placed above the bocce courts at the Kernodle Senior Center.

The Exchange Club’s Family Center: $10,000 for onsite daycare.

Funding will be used to establish onsite daycare for the children of parents attending the teen parent groups, parenting classes, client visitations and drop-in respite events.

Sustainable Alamance: $5,500 for farm, food and fuel equipment.

Funds will provide lab equipment, seed crushers and seed supplies for the small urban farm managed by Sustainable Alamance.

Residential Treatment Services of Alamance Inc.: $5,000 for health educational video and exercise equipment.

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