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75th Anniversary Community Grant Recipients

September 15, 2023


Since August 6, 1948, ORNL Federal Credit Union (ORNL FCU) has been a trusted financial cooperative for its members and the East Tennessee community. To celebrate our 75th anniversary, we recently offered members the opportunity to nominate worthy non-profit organizations to receive a grant up to $75,000. 

When ORNL FCU’s 75th anniversary community grant initiative was announced in late July, 17 grants totaling $350,000 were to be awarded: one (1) $75,000 award, two (2) $50,000 awards, four (4) $25,000 awards, and ten (10) $7,500 awards. The response to the two week campaign was overwhelming; members submitted over 1,100 nominations, representing over 540 organizations. After careful consideration and review of each nomination, ORNL FCU approved an additional $75,000 grant to be awarded, for a total of 18 award recipients and $425,000 in grant funding.

The following organizations were selected to receive an ORNL FCU 75th anniversary grant:

$75,000.00 East Tennessee Children’s Hospital

$75,000.00 Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee

$50,000.00 Dreams of Oak Ridge Students (DOORS)

$50,000.00 Free Medical Clinic of Oak Ridge 

$25,000.00 Appalachian Arts Craft Center

$25,000.00 East Tennessee Historical Society

$25,000.00 Knox County Schools Teacher Supply Depot

$25,000.00 Oak Ridge Heritage & Preservation Association

$7,500.00 ABA Next Steps

$7,500.00 Centro Hispano of Knoxville 

$7,500.00 Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge 

$7,500.00 Fig Tree

$7,500.00 Happy Paws Kitten Rescue

$7,500.00 Koinonia Foundation

$7,500.00 Oak Ridge Rowing Association

$7,500.00 Random Acts of Flowers

$7,500.00 TORCH—Tennessee Out-Reach Center for Homeless

$7,500.00 Village Quilters
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