East Texas Communities Foundation has announced the recipients of $100,000 in grants from the Retail Merchants Association of Tyler Charitable Fund.

The Retail Merchants Association of Tyler is a charitable fund that was established  to provide annual grants to support designated charities within Smith County.

Nineteen Smith County non-profit organizations were invited to apply for funding for strong projects based based on their ideas, needs and their potential to improve the community. These charities requested approximately $453,000 in funding during this grant cycle. The 12 organizations selected for funding include.

• Grantee Grant Designation

• Mentoring Alliance After-school club at Orr Elementary

• Discovery Science Place Operating support

• East Texas Area Council Boy Scouts of America Cub Scout recruitment

• East Texas Crisis Center Child abuse prevention and education program

• East Texas Food Bank Operating support

• Habitat for Humanity Immediate Emergency Assistance Fund

• People Attempting to Help Emergency prescription and rent assistance program support

• Texas College Writing workshops and seminars

• The Salvation Army in Tyler Case Manager support

• United Way of Smith County East Texas Center for Nonprofits capacity building programs

• University of Texas at Tyler Research design of bike lane network

- East Texas Communities Foundation


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