Mapp Family Foundation Announces Challenge Grant

Submitted by: Community Foundation of South Alabama

FAIRHOPE – The Mapp Family Foundation announced a one-to-one challenge grant through which it will match every dollar donated to the Fairhope/Point Clear Community Foundation up to $100,000. Its trustees met with members of the advisory committee of the Fairhope/Point Clear Community Foundation to discuss the effort designed to spur the growth of the community endowment fund.

"We believe in community foundations as they are local, and we are excited about supporting the Fairhope/Point Clear Community Foundation,” said Louis Mapp.

The Fairhope/Point Clear Community Foundation, an affiliate of The Community Foundation of South Alabama, was formed in January 2018 as a center of philanthropy to enhance the quality of life for generations to come. Individuals and organizations with charitable goals may establish a fund with the foundation and choose to designate how the funds are issued or allow the foundation to allocate them to charitable organizations through a competitive grantmaking cycle.

"We appreciate the Mapp Family Foundation stepping forward to encourage citizens to support this community foundation,” said Rebecca Byrne, President and CEO of The Community Foundation of South Alabama. "It will go far to build the resources to support future initiatives in the community.”

The advisory committee overseeing the Fairhope/Point Clear Community Foundation consists of the following local residents: Ashley Bonner, chair; Mac Walcott, vice-chair; Maggie Lacey, secretary; Allison Ashurst, Beth Craft, Bill McNair, and Jeanna Pilot. The committee determines the areas of focus within the Fairhope/Point Clear community. Through a competitive grantmaking process, the Foundation supports local nonprofits which provide services needed in the community.

Individuals and organizations interested in making a donation toward the challenge grant or learning more about how to establish a fund with the Fairhope/Point Clear Community Foundation may call 251-438-5591 or visit www.communityfoundationsa.org.

About The Community Foundation of South Alabama

The Community Foundation of South Alabama is a nonprofit charitable organization that plays a key role in meeting the needs of an eight-county region through leadership and grants. The Foundation serves as a vessel for donors, volunteers and the community to share ideas, identify issues and build financial resources necessary to make improvements and positively impact the community.

The Foundation administers a collection of charitable funds established by members of the community. Since its founding in 1976, the Foundation has awarded more than $79 million in grants to nonprofit organizations to support programs that make life better in the community. The Community Foundation builds lasting endowments to ensure grants are available to support the community forever.









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