give256 Fund

Grant Description

give256 unites, encourages, and informs emerging philanthropists to make a collective impact on Greater Huntsville. give256 is a giving circle in which members pool their money to make a positive impact through grants to nonprofits. Grant applicant finalists, which are selected by the give256 Grants Committee, present their projects at an annual finals event. Members are invited to the finals to watch the three-minute presentations and cast their votes.

2023 Grant Recipients

PAR will purchase a small enclosed Rapid Response Trailer stocked with disaster response equipment and supplies for immediate deployment following a storm or natural disaster. This trailer could be pulled by a smaller truck or jeep to free our larger trucks to deploy heavy equipment such as skid steers, lifts, and larger trailers.

Prepare and Respond - $7,500

Rapid Response Trailer & Equipment

When children are taken into the Department of Human Resources (DHR) custody, in most cases it is an immediate removal from their home/situation, and takes hours or even days to find placement. During this time, children must wait at DHR in conference rooms and other non-kid-friendly environments. FOCAL’s “Kids’ Room at DHR” project will provide a comfortable kid-friendly room where children up to age 17 may wait to be placed in a foster home.

new hope children's clinic

New Hope Children's Clinic - $5,000

Strep Throat Testing and Medical Supplies

New Hope Children’s Clinic – a nonprofit, school-based pediatrician’s office providing access to low-cost, health care for children in southeast Madison County and surrounding communities – will purchase strep throat tests and medical supplies. Strep infections, specifically strep throat, are currently more prevalent and the symptoms more severe in pediatric patients. Quick testing and diagnosis allow providers to quickly treat this bacterial illness before it becomes serious.

Therapy Partners - $2,500

Uniforms and Supplies

Therapy Partners provides animal assisted therapy. The health benefits of animal assisted interactions (lower stress, lower blood pressure and heart rate, and increase in “feel good” endorphins) are experienced by clients along with the staff, educators, caregivers, and family of those supported in schools, healthcare facilities, and several other types of facilities. This grant will support new uniforms, gear, and equipment for therapy animal teams including logo uniform shirts, calling cards, badges, mats, as well as consumable supplies used during our therapy visits.