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.
2022 Grant Recipients
Eight grant finalists, selected by the give256 Grants Committee, presented their projects at a Finals event for give256 members. Three of these organizations were selected to receive a total of $14,700.
KIDS’ ROOM AT DHR - $6,700.00
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.
CHILDHOOD VACCINES - $4,000.00
The New Hope Children’s Clinic is a non-profit, school-based pediatrician’s office created to provide access to low-cost healthcare for children in southeast Madison County and surrounding communities. Vaccines are crucial to a child’s overall health. Providers vaccinate children to fight against childhood diseases to not only keep them healthy but to prevent new outbreaks of the eradicated illnesses.
COLLEGE 101, CLASS OF 2023 - $4,000.00
CAP & GOWN’s College 101 program prepares seniors to be accepted and enroll in the best, most affordable college for them. We work to support and empower our students to make college decisions that will challenge and prepare them and be the best fit for them and their families. College 101 students meet weekly to complete the many important steps in the college-going journey including college applications, FAFSA, personal statements, scholarship applications, and enrolling in classes.