The BIG Give 2022: A Nonprofit Directory

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Montgomery’s nonprofits are leading the way to a better tomorrow.

SETTING THE PACE Carol gunter cancer wellness foundation

Jeff Parker service dogs alabama

Jenny Savage alabama institute for deaf and blind

nelson smith Renascence, Inc.

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billy irvin faith radio

Ghandi Daniels the wellness coalition

Monica Vandiver sickle cell foundation

Debbie Lynn Easterseals of alabama Patrick Wood jackson hospital

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Charity Alpert court appointed special advocates

Thomas Rains the judge frank m. johnson, Jr. institute

Tay Knight family sunshine center

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Gerald Jones brantwood children’s home


A SPOT FOR GOOD Montgomery’s multiple nonprofits continue to do good in our community, so we wanted to spotlight their leaders in a place that’s also adding some goodness to the city: Ravello. This new restaurant downtown, with chef Eric Rivera at the helm, is dishing up authentic coastal Italian cuisine that’s pleasing palates, as proven by its always-packed dining spaces. It’s serving more than good food though. The ambiance is equally enticing thanks to the thoughtful renovation of the 1920s bank building Ravello occupies. Vintage Hospitality Group owns the restaurant and took great care to preserve and refurbish its significant architectural details while bringing back a touch of the “golden age” glamour the roaring twenties were famous for.

montgomery chamber noNproit members

21 Dreams Arts & Culture 21dreamsmgm.org 334-721-5121 A+ Education Partnership aplusala.org 334-279-1886 AGAPE agapeforchildren.org 334-272-9466 A-KEEP (Alabama-Korea Education and Economic Partnership) akeep.org 334-625-8515 Alabama Association for Justice alabamajustice.org 334-262-4974 Alabama Association of Nonprofits alabamanonprofits.org 205-726-4712 Alabama Cattlemen’s Association bamabeef.org 334-265-1867 Alabama Institute for Deaf & Blind aidb.org 334-262-0824 Alabama Military Support Foundation alabamamilitarysupport foundation.com 334-657-9322 Alabama Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers, Inc. alabamacacs.org 334-546-5257 Alabama Sheriff’s Youth Ranches, Inc. alabamasheriffsyouthranches.org 334-213-0213 Alabama Wildlife Federation, Inc. alabamawildlife.org 334-285-4550 Alzheimer’s Association alz.org 205-379-8065 American Cancer Society cancer.org 334-462-7934

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American Heart Association heart.org/en/affiliates/alabama/ montgomery 334-233-3674 American Red Cross of Central East Alabama redcross.org 334-201-1620 Baptist Health Care Foundation baptistfirst.org 334-273-4564 Brantwood Children’s Home brantwoodchildrenshome.org 334-265-0784 Bridge Builders Alabama bridgebuildersalabama.org 334-202-0391 Business Council of Alabama bcatoday.org 334-834-6000 Cancer Wellness Foundation of Central Alabama cancerwellnessfoundation.org 334-273-2279 CASA of Montgomery County casaofmontgomerycounty.org 334-329-8584 Catholic Social Services of Montgomery cssalabama.org 334-288-8890 Central Alabama Aging Consortium centralalabamaaging.org 334-240-4680 Central Alabama Community Foundation cacfinfo.org 334-264-6223 Central Alabama Crime Stoppers, Inc. 215stop.com 334-215-7867 Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama alabamachambers.org 334-264-2112 Child Protect, Inc. childprotect.org 334-262-1220


Blake Horne embrace alabama kids

Jada Shaffer american heart association

Ashley Tarrant medical advocacy and outreach

Vic Wilson council for leaders in alabama schools 36 MONTGOMERY BUSINESS JOURNAL

John Bowman Hope inspired ministries


nonprofit leaders

kristin byrd child protect

montgomery chamber nonproit members

tametria conner dantzler d.a.t.s. m.o.m.

joy blondheim joy to life foundation

Regina E. Coley Leading Ladies of Legacy Inc.

katie jeter alabama children first

Coosa-Alabama River Improvement Association, Inc. caria.org 334-235-1718

Gift of Life Foundation golfound.org 334-272-1820

Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools clasleaders.org 334-265-3610 Council on Substance Abuse cosancadd.org 334-262-1629 Dexter Avenue King Memorial Legacy Center dexterkingmemorial.org/about/ legacy-center 334-239-9382 Disability as an Ability Toward Success: Moms on the Move datsmom.org 334-669-6590 Disabled American Veterans dav.org 334-271-5077

Dream Court facebook.com/jessiweyllc 334-414-1980

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Gathering of Eagles Foundation goefoundation.org 661-221-2396

DISMAS Charities, Inc. dismas.com 334-281-0322

Dr. nichole Thompson bridge builders alabama

Grant Writing 101 & 102

Children First alabamachildrenfirst.com 334-604-1043

Easterseals Alabama, Inc. easterseals.com 334-395-4489 Easterseals Central Alabama eastersealsca.org 334-288-0240 Faith Radio/WLBF faithradio.org 334-271-8900 Family Guidance Center of Alabama familyguidancecenter.org 334-270-4100 Family Sunshine Center familysunshine.org 334-206-2100 Father Purcell Memorial Exceptional Children’s Center fpchildrenshospital.org 334-834-5590

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Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama Inc. girlscoutssa.org 334-272-9164 Goodwill Industries of Central Alabama algoodwill.org 334-263-4633 Health Services, Inc. healthservicesinc.org 334-420-5001 Hope Inspired Ministries, Inc. hopeinspiredministries.org 334-649-4330 Hospice of Montgomery hospiceofmontgomery.org 334-279-6677 Jackson Hospital Foundation jackson.org 334-293-6940 Joy To Life Foundation joytolife.org 334-284-5433 Junior League of Montgomery juniorleaguemontgomery.org 334-288-8816 Kiwanis Club of Montgomery kiwanisone.org 334-260-7996 Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery landmarksfoundation.com 334-240-4500 Leading Ladies of Legacy, Inc. leadingladiesoflegacy.org 404-889-8626 Medical Advocacy & Outreach maoi.org 334-280-3349 Montgomery Area Business Committee for the Arts mabca.org 334-263-2224 Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation montgomerychamber.com 334-834-5200


Gilbert Darrington health services inc.

Graham Champion tuckabatchee area boy scouts

tommy mckinnon baptist health foundation

Donna Marietta montgomery area council on aging 38 MONTGOMERY BUSINESS JOURNAL

Jannah Bailey river region uniteD way


montgomery chamber nonproit members

Salvation Army salvationarmyalm.org/montgomery 334-265-0281

Montgomery Area Council on Aging, Inc. macoa.org 334-263-0532

Serquest serquest.com 205-566-7257

Montgomery Area Food Bank montgomeryareafoodbank.org 334-263-3784

Service Dogs Alabama servicedogsalabama.org 334-676-3733

Montgomery Baptist Association mgmbaptists.org 334-271-6227 Montgomery Bicycle Club mgmbikeclub.org 334-322-0639

Sickle Cell Foundation of Greater Montgomery, Inc. riverregionsicklecell.com 334-286-9122

Montgomery Capital Rotary Club, Inc. montgomerycapitalrotary.org 334-233-9086

Southern Poverty Law Center SPLCenter.org 334- 956-8351

Montgomery Community Action Agency mcaccdcinc.org 334-263-3474

Strong Foundation strongfoundationmgm.com 251-377-9537

Montgomery Education Foundation montgomeryed.org 334-647-1700 Montgomery Humane Society montgomeryhumane.com 334-409-0622 Montgomery Job Corps Center montgomery.jobcorps.gov 334-262-8883 Ext 163 Montgomery Rotary Club montgomeryrotaryclub.com 334-260-4021 National Association of Social Workers - Alabama Chapter naswal.org 334-356-6841 Our Children’s Academy, LLC 334-647-1113 Pens Up Guns Down pensupgunsdown.org 334-590-0267

That’s My Child thatsmychildmgm.org 334-239-7434 The Arc of Alabama, Inc. thearcofal.org 334-262-7688

MORE THAN 100 NONPROFIT CHAMBER MEMBERS serve COMMUNITIES HERE AT HOME AND AROUND THE STATE.

The Arts Council of Montgomery artscouncilmontgomery.org 334-625-2787

The Samaritan Counseling Center, Inc tsccenter.org 334-262-7787

The Baptist Foundation of Alabama tbfa.org 334-394-2006

The Wellness Coalition thewellnesscoalition.org 334-293-6502

The Dannon Project dannonproject.org 205-202-4072

Triumph Services, Inc. triumphservices.org 205-581-1000

The House of Serenity 334-655-4175

Tukabatchee Area Council/Boy Scouts of America, Inc. tukabatcheebsa.org 334-262-2697

The Ivy Foundation of Montgomery, Inc. ivyfoundationmontgomery.org 334-544-0796

Unique Restoration Ministry 334-235-9387

Pounds of Care/ MOCA Family Services 334-834-1146

The Judge Frank M. Johnson, Jr. Institute thejohnsoninstitute.org 334-954-3695

United Cerebral Palsy of Central Alabama ucpcentralalabama.org 334-271-2280

Renascence, Inc. halfway-home.net 334-832-1402

The King’s Canvas thekingscanvas.org 334-657-7049

United Methodist Children’s Home umch.net 334-386-5354 Ext 240

Resurrection Catholic Missions rcmsouth.org 334-263-4221

The Learning Tree, Inc learning-tree.org 334-252-0025

Women of Refined Gold, Inc. womenofrefinedgold.org 334-877-7013

River Region United Way riverregionunitedway.org 334-264-7318

The Marlon and Marcus Foundation marlonandmarcusfoundation.org 334-531-1811

YMCA of Greater Montgomery ymcamontgomery.org 334-269-4362

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THE BAPTIST HEALTH CARE FOUNDATION

MISSION: To develop

BRAG LINES: Following

This state-of-the-art mobile unit

resources that support Baptist

the $400,000 fundraising

will perform mammography

Health’s ministry in providing

success for a mobile cancer

screenings, outreach,

the best quality healthcare

screening and education unit

prevention and education, in

services and programs to the

to be launched within the

addition to patient navigation

people of Central Alabama.

year, Montgomery Cancer

services that manage treatment

Center and Baptist Health

plans and foster a caring

BACKGROUND: Since

now plan to bring mobile

environment. The Driving HOPE

1972, the Baptist Health Care

mammography screenings

Mobile Mammography Unit

Foundation has been the

where they’re needed most

will also be available for more

recipient of gifts that have

with the Montgomery Cancer

than 150 annual Baptist Health

assisted Baptist Health in

Center’s Driving HOPE Mobile

community events.

providing comprehensive

Mammography Cancer

healthcare for the citizens

Screening Unit. Addressing the

of Central Alabama. Gifts

healthcare needs of residents

received have also touched

in 12 mostly rural counties,

CONTACT US:

lives in other meaningful ways,

this new 37-foot mobile unit

334-747-4567

including scholarships, hospice

will provide underserved

baptistfoundation.org

care, employee emergency

communities with life-saving

benevolence and more.

cancer screening services. 40 MONTGOMERY BUSINESS JOURNAL

DONATE TODAY AT

BaptistFoundation.org


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RIVER REGION UNITED WAY

UPCOMING EVENTS:

MISSION: To improve

Council, including Montgomery

the River Region United Way.

lives and strengthen our

Association for Retarded

These agencies provide services

communities by identifying needs

Children (MARC), Montgomery

ranging from prenatal care to

and supporting our partner

Area Council on Aging (MACOA)

hospice care and address the

agencies with resources they

and Chemical Addictions

health of the human condition.

In the River Region

need to serve those needs.

Program (CAP).

Through all of this, we work

United Way will celebrate

BACKGROUND: Nearly

River Region United Way now

100 years ago, The River Region

covers five counties; Lowndes,

WISHLIST: It is easy to

United Way started as The

Macon, Autauga, Elmore and

donate to the annual campaign

Community Chest and The

Montgomery, with the goal of

on our website. There are also

Community Council. These two

“Making Life Better for Everyone

many volunteer opportunities

organizations combined with

in the River Region.” River Region

available.

one goal in mind: to create a

United Way’s signature event is

consolidated campaign to raise

its annual fundraising campaign

BRAG LINES: We have a

funds for the social service

that runs from August through

new President/CEO, Jannah

agencies in Montgomery. Many

December. It is a community-

Bailey. In the almost 100-year

organizations in the River

wide fundraising effort and

history of the River Region United

CONTACT US:

Region can trace their origin

provides funds to the 40-plus

Way, Bailey is the first female to

334-264-7318

to the original Community

agencies currently members of

serve in this role.

rruw.org

together to “Live United.”

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Annual fundraising campaign happening now

100 years of service and will be celebrating all year with focus on the community that supports the mission of the United Way, the partner agencies, and most importantly those who are served.


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CANCER WELLNESS FOUNDATION OF CENTRAL ALABAMA

MISSION:

BRAG LINES:

• $132,184.26 in

To provide supportive,

In 2021, the foundation

transportation assistance,

educational services and

provided:

including gas vouchers

assistance to cancer patients

•$23,306,634.58 in total

throughout central Alabama.

assistance with medications

• 1,500+ Comfort Bags • 7,488bottles of Boost to

through our Patient Advocacy

patients at risk of malnutrition

BACKGROUND:

program

• 78 Lymphedema

Receiving a cancer diagnosis

•$141,545.09 Retail value of

compression products for

is devastating for anyone, but

Well-Card Program

breast cancer patients

what if your fear amplified by

•$1,247,160.00

having to decide between

Co-Pay assistance from various

paying for fuel to get to the

foundations

• Free wigs via the foundation’s Wig Gig to more than ONE DOZEN cancer patients

cancer center or paying your

•$21,917,929.49 Free drug

water bill. What if you had to

program through manufacturers

decide between buying your

•Transportation assistance

medications or paying your

(ambulatory and non-

mortgage? This was the reality

ambulatory) for 545 patients

for many patients in our area.

and 6,540 (unique) rides

So, 25 years ago, three local

for patients who don’t have

oncologists who recognized this

their own transportation to the

started the foundation.

Cancer Center

WISHLIST: Chemo Comfort Care Bags to give to

UPCOMING EVENTS: Tickled Pink at the Multiplex at Cramton Bowl

September 24 Beat the Odds Drawdown and Casino Night at Wynlakes Country Club

October 20 Holidays of Hope

November & December

all new patients. These bags

CONTACT US:

are filled with items including:

334-273-2279

thermometers, pill boxes,

cancerwellnessfoundation.org

blankets, fuzzy socks, chapstick, lotion, puzzle books and hard candy.

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CHILD PROTECT

MISSION: To interview,

child and their families. Child

WISHLIST:

counsel and be an advocate

Protect serves Montgomery

Financial donations of any

for children when there are

County, the 15th Judicial Circuit.

size help Child Protect with

allegations of abuse.

BRAG LINES: Child

the day-to-day operations and extra items that a child(ren) may

Shindig presented by Child Protect’s Junior

need.

Executive Board

BACKGROUND: Child

Protect has continued to

Protect, Children’s Advocacy

see its counseling sessions

Center, was incorporated in

increase, and the community

Additional needs:

November 1989 as a 501(c)3

has continued to support us

• Walmart, Sam’s, Costco,

nonprofit agency. Former

so that we can continue to

Madison County prosecutor,

serve the children that come

Alabama Congressman Bud

through our doors. Also, this

Cramer, had the concept of the

year, Child Protect hired a new

advocacy centers in the early

Executive Director, Kristin Byrd,

1980s. He established the first

and during the transition, Child

center in Huntsville, creating

Protect’s staff has worked hard

a child-friendly environment,

to steady the ship, allowing the

where children can come and

organization to not miss a beat.

tell their story one time to

UPCOMING EVENTS:

September 18

Target and gas cards

• Copy paper • Toilet paper • Paper towels • Individually packaged snacks • Bottled water • Box drinks • 5 pack crayons & coloring books

• Journals

Swingin’ Fore Kids, Child Protect’s annual golf tournament

October 28

CONTACT US: 334-262-1220 childprotect.org

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COUNCIL FOR LEADERS IN ALABAMA SCHOOLS

MISSION: To coordinate

CLAS represents more than

and facilitate the resources

4,100 members. We work

BRAG LINES: • CLAS is the only Alabama

UPCOMING EVENTS:

of all members for the

every day to help improve K-12

association founded

advancement of public

public education by providing

by administrators for

New Principals Institute, Prattville

education.

exemplary services for

administrators.

administrators. CLAS serves 12

• We provide professional

BACKGROUND: Since

different affiliate organizations

learning, legal services,

1969, the Council for Leaders

representing each type of

communications, advocacy,

in Alabama Schools (CLAS) has

administrator in Alabama’s

networking and awards/

focused on Alabama’s students

public schools and school

recognition programs for more

Monthly Leadership

by helping build leadership

systems:

than 4,100 members statewide.

Institutes

• CLAS is the premier

September 2022 – April 2023

capacity in Alabama’s schools.

September 12-13, 2022 Monthly Lunch & Learn Webinars

September 2022 – May 2023

By providing high-quality

WISHLIST:

professional organization for

professional learning and

Join our Corporate Partnership

school leaders in Alabama.

networking opportunities,

program to show your support

• With 12 affiliates, CLAS offers

Alabama’s school administrators

to the education community

a professional organization

have access to a host of tools

through participation in

for every type of school

to improve their leadership

our events, networking

administrator.

skills. As Alabama’s premier

opportunities and specially

334-265-3610

school leader organization,

designed sponsorship

clasleaders.org

programs. 44 MONTGOMERY BUSINESS JOURNAL

A full list of events is available at clasleaders.org/events

CONTACT US: 800-239-3616


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AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION

MISSION: To be a relentless

American Heart Association,

match of SNAP benefits spent

force for a world of longer,

along with You’re the Cure

on purchasing eligible fruits and

healthier lives.

advocates, is working to:

vegetables.

BACKGROUND:

Close the coverage gap.

For close to 40 years, You’re

To make our families healthier

the Cure—the American Heart

and our economy stronger, we

Protect residents from the dangers of secondhand smoke. Everyone has the

Association/American Stroke

remain committed to urging

right to breathe clean, healthy,

Association’s grassroots

Alabama lawmakers to allow

smoke-free air at work and

network—has been speaking

adults earning up to 138 percent

while visiting public places like

out for public policies that build

of the federal poverty level to

restaurants and bars. Nearly

healthier lives. We’re working

have access to affordable health

900 Alabamians die from

to advocate for heart-healthy

care through Medicaid.

secondhand smoke each year.

and stroke-smart communities through legislative and regulatory policies in our cities, states and across the country, and we hope you’ll join us! The

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Join our Alabama State Advocacy Committee Join our You’re the Cure Action Network Attend our Alabama Legislative Advocacy Day, coming in spring 2023

Seek funding for the healthy food incentive program,

CONTACT US:

Double Up Your Bucks, which

yourethecure.org

provides a full or partial financial

Text CURE to 46839

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334-233-3674


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EMBRACE ALABAMA KIDS

MISSION: In response to God’s

We also work to help families

Word, we embrace and nurture

in crisis overcome challenges,

BRAG LINES: • Our Montgomery-based ministry,

vulnerable children and families

such as homelessness or job

Mary Ellen’s Hearth, served

by providing homes, healing and

loss that all too often lead to the

22FAMILIES experiencing

hope.

neglect and abuse of children.

homelessness in 2021, consisting

Through our Montgomery-based

of 61 women and children.

BACKGROUND: In 1890, the

Christmas Campaign

Fall 2022

ministry, Mary Ellen’s Hearth, we

Alabama Methodist Orphanage

provide housing and support for

• Embrace Alabama/Florida Kids

was founded in Summerfield,

women and children experiencing

saw an 83%INCREASE in the

Alabama. Today, as Embrace

homelessness.

number of individuals we served

Alabama Kids, we are proud of our

UPCOMING EVENTS:

in 2021 through our six residential

rich history spanning more than

Through this program, up to

homes and a 40%INCREASE

130 years.

10 families are offered stability

in the number of days that we

through housing, education and

provided care in those homes.

We provide children and youth

one-on-one care. Our goal is to

who have suffered from abuse and

help these mothers and their

• Throughout all our homes and

neglect with a safe home. They

children transition to independent

ministry programs, we served

CONTACT US:

receive warm beds, nutritious

and safe environments where they

20%MORE vulnerable children

205-837-0141

meals, a spiritual foundation

can live successful, purpose-filled

and families in 2021 than in 2020.

EmbraceALKids.org

and an education — everything

lives.

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THE WELLNESS COALITION

MISSION: To provide

WISHLIST:

health and wellness programs

BRAG LINES: • Established the River Region’s

to businesses and residents in

first CDC-recognized Diabetes

for businesses in Montgomery,

Montgomery, Macon, Lowndes,

Prevention Program, “Change

Macon, Lowndes, Autauga

Elmore and Autauga counties.

Your Lifestyle. Change Your Life”

and Elmore counties who are

(CYL2), in partnership with the

interested in:

The Wellness Coalition is looking

BACKGROUND:

Black Women’s Health Imperative,

• Providing our CDC-recognized

The Wellness Coalition was

and helped 70 percent of program

wellness program to employees

established when a group of

participants meet or exceed the

as a benefit. Diabetes imposes

healthcare providers came

program goal of losing 5-7 percent

a significant economic burden

together to work on improving

of their body weight.

• Spearheaded AstraZeneca

on employers, particularly when

healthcare for persons with chronic diseases and little or no health

HealthCare Foundation’s

• Assistance and guidance in

insurance. Our Board Member

Connections for Cardiovascular

creating lactation breaks and

Organizations include the major

HealthSM HeartLink program.

• Developed a COVID street team

spaces for your employees.

“safety net” healthcare providers—

• Assistance implementing smoke-

CONTACT US:

those serving underserved

to go door-to-door to educate

free policies at worksites and

334-293-6502

persons in five counties of

residents and dispel myths about

apartment communities.

thewellnesscoalition.org

Alabama’s River Region.

COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccines.

including productivity costs.

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FAITH RADIO WLBF

HOPE INSPIRED MINISTRIES

MISSION: Faith Radio’s

and churches to pray together

mission is to serve the Christian

for our city, state, and country.

community and strengthen

We have blessed many lonely,

the local church and family

grieving and hurting people

unit as we provide spiritual

during this most extraordinary

encouragement and a personal

year.

challenge with a Christ-centered relevant information and

WISHLIST: • Financial gifts to support our

MISSION: To serve those

WISH LIST:

uplifting music to the Glory of

Christ-centered broadcasts

who are chronically unemployed

Volunteers to:

• Special monetary donations to

by preparing and equipping

help update our technology

them to obtain, maintain and

• Provide a class lunch • Conduct mock interviews • Lead morning devotion • Mentor a student

focus through Biblical teaching,

God.

BRAG LINES:

excel at employment.

The many testimonies of listeners whose lives have

CONTACT US:

BRAG LINES: Hope

been tremendously touched

334-271-8900

Inspired Ministries won the

and their faith in Jesus Christ

faithradio.org

2022 Governor’s Work

CONTACT US:

strengthened through our

Based Learning Award Seal

334-649-4330

commercial-free programming.

in the nonprofit category. The

To donate, go to

Helping unite our community

competition was statewide.

hopeinspiredministries.org

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MONTGOMERY AREA COUNCIL ON AGING

THE JOHNSON INSTITUTE

MISSION: The Judge Frank

and students, from middle to

M. Johnson, Jr. Institute is a non-

graduate-school level.

partisan voice that shares the stories of our Constitution and

BRAG LINES:

MISSION: To assist senior

to learn more about delivering

our Judiciary through programs

Since its founding, the Johnson

citizens of Central Alabama by

Meals on Wheels and other

that illuminate issues and

Institute has helped arrange

providing services to promote

volunteer opportunities.

perspectives, foster thoughtful

and host visits to “America’s

independent living, offering

and civil discourse, and inspire

Courtroom” for guests from all

opportunities to enhance their

our national community in our

over the world.

quality of life and by increasing

BRAG LINES: • MACOA celebrates 50 years

community awareness of senior

of service with the delivery

issues.

of over 4,500,000 meals to

nation’s never-ending pursuit of a more perfect union.

The Institute’s ongoing Oral History Project collects stories

seniors since 1972.

from people who knew Judge

WISHLIST: MACOA relies

• MACOA provides service and

The Johnson Institute was

Johnson or were affected by

on volunteers to deliver services

support to seniors in Central

founded in 2019 and is the

his rulings and will soon launch

to seniors in Central Alabama.

Alabama to keep them healthy,

premier nonprofit dedicated

online and be accessible to

Our 1,000+ active volunteers

happy and living with dignity in

to cultivating an appreciation

those studying the events that

ensure seniors in the community

their own home.

for and teaching the U.S.

took place here and changed

are fed and cared for. There

Constitution along with

the world.

are many ways you can join us

BACKGROUND:

in our mission, one of which is

Montgomery’s remarkable place in history. Our current

CONTACT US:

delivering meals to seniors in

programming is designed to

334-954-3695

the community. If you are able,

inspire and educate teachers

thejohnsoninstitute.org

please contact MACOA today

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CONTACT US: 334-263-0532 macoa.org


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THE ALABAMA WILDLIFE FEDERATION

MEDICAL ADVOCACY & OUTREACH

MISSION: To support the

28 counties. As the pioneer

overall health and wellbeing

of using telemedicine in direct

of individuals needing our

practice in Alabama, MAO’s

MISSION: To promote the

the conservation and wise

services, including those

full-service locations extend

conservation of Alabama’s

use of our wildlife and natural

living with HIV and substance

access to those in need by

wildlife and related natural

resources and to ensure a

use disorders, by delivering

way of a network of additional

resources, as a basis for

high quality of life for future

comprehensive healthcare

technology-supported Alabama

the social and economic

generations of Alabamians.

through medical treatment,

e-Health satellite clinics.

prosperity of present and future

behavioral health services,

generations, through wise use

VOLUNTEER:

and responsible stewardship of

Occasional volunteers

civic education. It is the vision

WISHLIST • Donations are greatly

our wildlife, forests, fish, soils,

needed. Go to

of MAO that every individual

appreciated and can be made

water and air.

alabamawildlife.org/

we serve will live a full and

online.

become-a-volunteer/

• Volunteer support is

BACKGROUND:

healthy life filled with dignity

and fill out the form

and respect.

welcomed in the Food Pantry

The Alabama Wildlife

to join our team!

social services, and health and

and for special events.

BACKGROUND: MAO was

Federation (AWF) is the oldest and largest nonprofit

founded in Montgomery. Over

CONTACT US:

time, MAO has transformed

CONTACT US:

Alabama. It was established by

334-285-4550

into the largest specialized

800-510-4704

sportsmen in 1935 to promote

alabamawildlife.org

organization of its kind in

maoi.org

South Alabama, now serving

info@maoi.org

conservation organization in

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the big give 2022

THE SICKLE CELL FOUNDATION OF GREATER MONTGOMERY

TUKABATCHEE AREA COUNCIL

MISSION: To provide

dedication, perseverance of

education, screening,

goals and a high degree of

counseling and outreach

professionalism could enlist

services to individuals with

community support towards

sickle cell disease, trait and

eliminating sickle cell disease.

other abnormal hemoglobins.

LEADERSHIP:

MISSION: To prepare young

a workplace-based program

people to make ethical and

serving high-school aged youth.

moral choices over their lifetimes

BACKGROUND: Born

Eddie McKinney, II Chairperson;

by instilling in them the values of

out of a humanitarian concern

James Belton, President;

the Scout Oath and Law.

for sickle cell disease in the

Evelyn Jackson,

Greater Montgomery area,

Vice-Chairperson;

BACKGROUND:

• Special event sponsors,

the Sickle Cell Foundation

Corine Dunaway,

Headquartered in Montgomery,

contributions for operations and

of Greater Montgomery, Inc.

Secretary/Treasurer

Tukabatchee Area Council

for capital needs at our camps

(SCFGM, Inc.) was established

serves young men and women

are always welcomed.

as a community-based nonprofit

in 14 central Alabama counties.

organization on December 9,

WISHLIST: • We want to hear from River Region Scouting alumni.

Cub Scouts serves youth

1981, and was incorporated on

CONTACT US:

January 26, 1982. The founders

888-767-4255

youth in grades 6-12, Venturing

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of SCFGM, Inc. believed that

334-286-9122

(co-educational) serves youth

334-262-2697

an organization armed with

riverregionsicklecell.com

from age 14 to 20, and Career

tukabatcheebsa.org

grades K-5, Scouts BSA serves

Exploring (co-educational) is 51 MONTGOMERY BUSINESS JOURNAL


the big give 2022

AIDB MONTGOMERY REGIONAL CENTER

SERVICE DOGS ALABAMA

MISSION: To prepare individuals

MISSION: To provide

to reach their limitless potential by

medical and psychiatric

providing superior staff, facilities,

Service Dogs to children,

training and programs. AIDB’s Regional Centers offer a lifelong continuum of services for people with hearing and vision loss.

CONTACT US: (334) 262-0824 aidb.org

veterans and first responders with disabilities, as well as Facility Intervention Dogs.

FAMILY SUNSHINE CENTER

CONTACT US: 334-676-3733

servicedogsalabama.org

CHILDREN FIRST

MISSION: The Family Sunshine Center

MISSION: Children First is a nonprofit,

is dedicated to ending family violence,

non-partisan diverse group of statewide

sexual assault and human trafficking through comprehensive services and community-based outreach and prevention education. We provide no-cost services in the River Region and beyond.

CONTACT US: 334-206-2100 familysunshine.org

leaders who serve as the driving force to shape public policy and enhance the quality of life for the children and families of Alabama through advocacy, awareness and accountability.

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CONTACT US: 334-301-8374

alabamachildrenfirst.com


the big give 2022

LEADING LADIES OF LEGACY

RENASCENCE

MISSION: To produce young women who have strong academic

MISSION: To restore men

backgrounds, understand and build

released on probation or parole

resilience, fight and overcome poverty, exude self-worth and confidence, give back to the community and display leadership.

CONTACT US: 404-889-8626

by assisting them to successfully reintegrate into our community.

Halfway-home.net

leadingladiesoflegacy.org

EASTERSEALS CENTRAL ALABAMA

BRANTWOOD CHILDREN’S HOME

MISSION: Our mission is serving youth through a caring, therapeutic environment where hurts are healed; hope is nurtured.

CONTACT US: 334-265-0784

CONTACT US: 334-832-1402

MISSION: To change the way the world defines and views disability by making profound, positive differences in people’s lives every day.

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CONTACT US: 334-288-0240 eastersealsca.org


the big give 2022

COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES

FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER

MISSION: To be the voice for

UPCOMING EVENTS:

children who have been victims

2nd Annual CASA

of abuse and/or neglect.

Superhero 5K & Fun Run

November 5

BACKGROUND: CASA

Riverwalk Stadium

(Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Montgomery

Every child needs a Hero!

County is a part of the National

Dress up as your favorite

MISSION: To improve the

• Volunteers (proficient in

CASA organization and was

superhero or make up one of

quality of life for children and

secondary math and teaching

founded in 2020. We train

your own and show us your super

families in the River Region

basic literary skills) to help with

community volunteers to speak

speed! There will be a Finish

through education, advocacy

Adult Education classes

up for children who have been

Line Festival with inflatables,

and employment

removed from their home due to

food vendors and activities for

abuse/ neglect. These children

everyone, including visits from

are placed with relatives or in foster care, and we advocate for them in court and all areas of life, as needed. We have trained more

UPCOMING EVENTS: Autauga Creek

real superheroes.

WISHLIST: • Sponsors for our Autauga

Sign up now: casasuperhero

Creek Christmas Tree Trail

December 1-January 2

runmgm.itsyourrace.com

(businesses, individuals, groups,

Christmas Tree Trail

churches and families)

than 60 CASA volunteers and are

CONTACT US: 334-329-8584

• Monetary donations • Donations of snack items for

CONTACT US:

advocating for 75 children.

casaofmontgomerycounty.org/

clients at our seven locations in

113 W Main Street, Prattville

volunteer

Autauga and Elmore counties

acfsc.org

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334-361-4703


DISABILITY AS AN ABILITY TOWARD SUCCESS: MOMS ON THE MOVE

the big give 2022

JACKSON HOSPITAL FOUNDATION

MISSION: Disability as an

• Donations to continue to

Ability Toward Success: Moms

develop and provide free family

on the Move, also known as

programs, training and inclusive

D.A.T.S.M.O.M., serves families

services

of children on the autism

• Corporate partners

spectrum (or with related

(businesses, churches,

developmental disabilities).

organizations)

MISSION: To serve as an

shift their children’s disability

UPCOMING EVENTS:

and strengthen Jackson

into an ability by equipping

Monthly Rapid Respite

Hospital in its ministry of

them with the knowledge,

Relief Program

healing; in its service as a health

Provides free childcare services

center for the community; in its

and fun activities for children on

provision of the best education

the spectrum at Eastdale Baptist

possible for students in the

Church.

various health fields; and in all

September 24

related health and humanitarian

October 29

endeavors.

Shoot, October 28, helps raise

BRAG LINES: The Jackson

Center to provide expanded

The goal is to help parents

support and tools needed to be effective advocates. With a focus on training, culturally relevant support, breaking down educational and access barriers, free family services and programs, we help families progressively navigate their unique journey.

WISHLIST: • Volunteers and donations for Rapid Respite Care Program

instrument to assist, advance

November 19 December 17

Hospital Foundation proudly

CONTACT US: 334-669-6590 datsmom.org

supports The Vascular Center

personalized care possible, and treating each patient with respect, dignity and expertise. Our providers, Justin Parden, MD; William Veale, MD; Irwin White-Gittens, MD; and Billy Saliski, CRNP work together to provide the best possible outcomes for all patients. The Blasting Through P.A.D. Clay funds for the The Vascular services for patients in need.

at Jackson Hospital. Our

CONTACT US:

team believes in offering their

334-293-6940

patients the highest level of

jackson.org/foundation

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the big give 2022

JOY TO LIFE FOUNDATION

BRIDGE BUILDERS ALABAMA

MISSION: The Joy

• Last year, the Susan G. Komen

to Life Foundation has a

Foundation closed its affiliate

simple mission: provide free

in Alabama. Without hesitation,

mammograms and other breast

the Joy to Life Foundation

cancer screenings when

assumed their responsibilities

necessary to medically

in the northern part of the state,

underserved women in Alabama

making it more important than

provide limited grants when

ever for the foundation’s funding

needed; build and support

to remain strong.

all Alabamians; and promote

Lives have been saved! Joy

overall health, well-being and

to Life has made a difference

education throughout the state.

and will continue to do so if we have the support of committed

BRAG LINES:

businesses and corporations in

• Since 2001, the Joy to

the Alabama.

raised more than $7 million to fight breast cancer and provided more than 100,000

UPCOMING EVENTS: 21st Annual Walk of Life October 15, 2022

mammograms in partnership

among these developing

among high school students

leaders. Community projects,

a group of future leaders

discussions, adventure

who will lay aside individual,

education and first-hand

social, economic, and cultural

experiences with community

differences and work for the

leaders are the training tools

benefit of all.

breast cancer awareness among

Life Foundation (JTL) has

MISSION: To develop

WISHLIST:

BACKGROUND:

Monetary donations to our “send

Serving five counties in the

a student to summer camp” fund.

River Region, Bridge Builders

Choose to donate $50, $100,

Alabama provides two one-year

$250 or more!

leadership programs for high school students from public,

UPCOMING EVENTS:

private, parochial, and home

Bridge Builders

schools. Our purpose is to help

Alabama “Win A

ordinary youth find their voice,

Wine Cellar” annual

experience their power and

fundraiser

build positive relationships to

Date to be announced

with Alabama Department of

CONTACT US:

do the extraordinary. Bridge

Public Health’s Breast and

334-284-5433

Builders Alabama is designed

CONTACT US:

Cervical Cancer Early Detection

joytolife.org

to promote communication,

334-202-0391

understanding and trust

bridgebuildersalabama.org

Program (ABCCEDP).

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