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2024 Grant Recipients Announced

Madison Visionary Partners is pleased to announce it has awarded five organizations grants totaling $10,000 during its second Community Impact Grant. The organizations are the Huntsville Hospital Foundation, the Huntsville-Madison County Library Foundation, the Madison City Community Orchestra, Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater & Academy and Madison City Schools.


L-R: MVP Chair Brenda Matthews, Kelly Hatley, Madison Hospital, Lee Shaw and Stephanie Allen with Madison City Schools, Barney, Brooke Rawlings with the Huntsville Madison County Library Foundation, Karen Mockenstrum, Fantasy Playhouse and Sandy Weisner, Madison City Community Orchestra.


The Community Impact Grant offers project-based support to nonprofits and other eligible organizations working within the City of Madison.  The mini-grant cycle aims to empower local initiatives that contribute to the betterment of the community.


The Madison City Community Orchestra received $2000 to support their free community concert series in Madison. Madison City Schools was awarded $2000 to provide continued funding for the Paws for a Purpose program with funding for an additional service animal. The Huntsville-Madison County Library Foundation received $1750 to support a sensory story time for all types of listeners and learners. Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater and Academy was granted $1750 to expand Arts Education in Madison City Schools. And lastly, the Huntsville Hospital Foundation was awarded $2500 which will provide funding for over 90 fidget blankets for Alzheimer’s patients at the Madison Hospital as part of their Forget Me Not program.


“We are excited to support organizations making a positive impact within the City of Madison through our Community Impact Grant Cycle,” said Melanie Thornton, Executive Director at Madison Visionary Partners.  “These grants provide financial assistance to local groups working towards making Madison a great place to live, work, and play.”


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