2023 Non-Profit Grant Recipient
The Threaded Fasteners Charitable Foundation Non-Profit Grant Committee has selected three organizations a to receive grants for their program.
Meals on Wheels – Collin County, TX. – $2,000 Grant
For 47 years, MOWCC has provided hot, nutritious meals to older adults at risk for malnutrition due to impoverished conditions and isolation due to declining health and energy. Since its start, the program has expanded to provide daily meals and personal contact to approximately 2,300 homebound, disabled, or older Collin County residents, as well as additional clients through congregate, mid-day meals at (7) local senior centers. 80% of each dollar donated to the Home Delivered Meals Program goes directly into the program, enabling continued success and provision to our clients. For many of our clients, the daily delivery is their favorite part, often commenting that their (1) visitor is often their only visitor during the week! Meals on Wheels is the ONLY agency that delivers the meals directly to the front door of our clients.
Meals on Wheels – Tulsa, OK – $2,000 Grant
For over 50 years, Meals on Wheels Metro Tulsa (MOWMT) has delivered nutritious meals, wellness checks, and compassion that allow seniors to age with dignity and without fearing hunger. For many seniors, MOWMT is the difference between remaining in their homes and needing to relocate to a long-term care facility. The nutritious meals, caring contact, and wrap-around services help them cope with three of the biggest threats of aging: hunger, isolation, and loss of independence.
This cost-effective solution benefits us all. MOWMT can provide a senior with meals for an entire year for roughly the same cost as a one-night stay in a hospital. Nine out of ten recipients say MOWMT helps them feel more secure. In 2022, MOWMT served 865,586 total meals to 7,859 clients!
Fuse Project, Mobile, AL – $1,000 Grant
Fuse Project was founded in 2012 by eight young professionals from Mobile, Alabama, who believe every child deserves an opportunity for success, regardless of their zip code, and over the past decade, they have partnered with over 55 organizations to champion projects benefiting local children. In 2018, Fuse Project narrowed its geographical focus and launched The Historic Avenue Foundation, which operates as a community quarterback to bring together partners and opportunities for high-quality mixed-income housing, excellent cradle-to-college education, and community health and wellness for the Avenue neighborhood, located adjacent to downtown Mobile. The Purpose Built Communities model inspires this approach to holistic community revitalization and is nationally proven to enact transformational change and break the cycle of generational poverty. A transformation that honors the rich history, legacy, and current citizens of the Avenue, empowering them to assist in creating new opportunities and solutions for the community.