Tax Year 2018
IRS Form 990-PF
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WIREGRASS FOUNDATION

Dothan, AL

Summary

Assets

$97M


Distributions

$5.9M

Contributions

$0

Grant Median

$5.0K

Count

90

Grant Max

$1.0M
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2018

Published by IRS

June 2019

People

# Name Title Hours / Wk Comp ($)
1 JOHN EDGE BOARD MEMBER 1 6,500
2 ADDIE MCKINZIE SECRETARY 1 6,500
3 BOBBY HEWES BOARD MEMBER 1 2,500
4 DAVID JOHNSTON BOARD MEMBER 1 5,500
5 DAVID W PARSONS BOARD MEMBER 1 6,500
6 JOHN DUNN CHAIRMAN-ELE 1 6,500
7 MARY JULIA LEE BOARD MEMBER 1 6,500
8 STEVE SHAW CHAIRMAN 1 6,500
9 STEVE MCCARROLL BOARD MEMBER 1 6,500
10 BARBARA MOTOLA ALFORD PRESIDENT 40 187,859
11 CYNTHIA BEDSOLE VP ADMIN GRA 40 102,842

Charitable Activities

  • $1,350,453
    WIREGRASS PUBLIC SAFETY CENTER - THIS PROGRAM BEGAN AS A STUDY (AUGUST 2016 - FEBRUARY 2017) OF THE COMPONENTS OF PUBLIC SAFETY AS IT RELATES TO QUALITY OF LIFE IN THE WIREGRASS COMMUNITY. THE STUDY INCLUDED PROFESSIONAL GUIDANCE BY RDG PLANNING AND DESIGN, EIGHT MONTHS OF WORK BY A LOCAL LEAD TEAM, COMMUNITY SURVEYS, AND FOCUS GROUPS. RESULTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS LED TO THEFOUNDATION'S COMMITMENT TO DESIGN AND BUILD A REGIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY TRAINING CENTER. CONSTRUCTION COST IS ESTIMATED AT 22,000,000. WIREGRASS FOUNDATION WILL BE THE PRIMARY SOURCE OF FUNDS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY OF DOTHAN AND WITH ASSISTANCE PROVIDED BY THE HOUSTON COUNTY COMMISSION AND SOME BUSINESS/INDUSTRIAL CONTRIBUTORS. DESIGN PHASES WERE COMPLETED IN 2017 AND THE PROJECT TRANSITIONED TO DIRECTION BY THE CITY OF DOTHAN AS A PUBLIC WORKS PROJECT. THE GENERAL CONTRACTOR BID WAS AWARDED BY THE CITY OF DOTHAN AND CONSTRUCTION BEGAN IN FEBRUARY, 2018. WORK BY WIREGRASS FOUNDATION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY OF
  • $253,109
    CAPCONNECT, THE CAPACITY BUILDING INITIATIVE FUNDED BY WIREGRASS FOUNDATION, IS A PROGRAM OF TRAINING, COACHING, AND ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT DESIGNED TO INCREASE THE EFFECTIVENESS AND SUSTAINABILITY OF WIREGRASS AREA NON- PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS. FOUNDATION SUPPORT CONSISTS PRIMARILY OF CONTRACTS FOR PROGRAM FACILITATION AND ORGANIZATIONAL ASSESSMENT, AND SUPPORT OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND PROGRAMS PROVIDED BY DISCIPLINE-SPECIFIC EXPERTS IN AREAS SUCH AS BOARD AND STAFF DEVELOPMENT, FINANCIAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, ORGANIZATIONAL MISSION AND PURPOSE, AND STRATEGIC PLANNING.
  • $224,241
    BRIGHT KEY IS A PARTNERSHIP WITH DOTHAN CITY SCHOOLS TO DEVELOP AND PILOT COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTERS IN TWO DCS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. THE PROGRAM WILL INTEGRATE ACADEMIC AND NON-ACADEMIC RESOURCES TO MEET THE PRIORITY NEEDS OF CHILDREN AS INDENTIFIED BY EACH SCHOOL'S KEY STAKEHOLDERS- PARENTS, TEACHERS, STAFF, AND NEIGHBORHOOD CITIZENS. FOUNDATION FISCAL SUPPORT CONSISTS PRIMARILY OF CONTRACTS FOR PROJECT DEVELOPMENT, COMMUNICATION, AND EVALUATION; PERSONNEL TO IMPLEMENT PROGRAMS IN EACH SCHOOL; MEETING SUPPLIES; AND INITIAL EXPENSES TO INITIATE IN-SCHOOL SERVICES.
  • $120,438
    CULTURAL ARTS INITIATIVE FOLLOWING A STRATEGIC RETREAT IN WHICH THE FOUNDATION BOARD REFLECTED ON THE SUCCESS OF THE PROCESS USED TO DEVELOP THE WIREGRASS PUBLIC SAFETY CENTER, IT WAS DECIDED THAT A SIMILAR APPROACH COULD BE APPLIED TO OTHER MAJOR AREA CHALLENGES. THE NEW INITIATIVE BEGAN SUMMER 2018 AND FOCUSED ON THE STATE OF THE CULTURAL ARTS IN THE WIREGRASS. THIS INITIATIVE BRINGS TOGETHER THE MAJOR CONSTITUENT GROUPS CONDUCTING ARTS PROGRAMMING IN THE REGION - VISUAL ARTS AND PERFORMING ARTS (DANCE, MUSIC, AND DRAMA) - AS WELL AS REPRESENTATION FROM THE CITY OF DOTHAN (WHICH OWNS THE TWO PRIMARY ARTS VENUES) AND THE CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU (WHICH RELIES UPON EVENTS TO PROMOTE THE CITY). THIS CORE TEAM IS NOW WORKING WITH NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED CONSULTANTS TO DETERMINE, FIRST, IF A PROGRESSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE COLLABORATION AROUND "THE ARTS" IS POSSIBLE IN THE REGION. SECOND, THEY WILL WORK TO CONNECT THE ARTS TO MORE BASIC (AND BETTER FUNDED) SECTORS OF THE COMMUNITY, SUCH A
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Grants filter_list

Tax Year
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Amount ($) Name Purpose Location Year
1,000,000 CITY OF DOTHAN WIREGRASS PUBLIC SAFETY CENTER Dothan, AL 2018
400,000 WIREGRASS UNITED WAY ANNUAL CAMPAIGN Dothan, AL 2018
375,000 SPECTRACARE HEALTH SYSTEMS INC HAVEN FACILITY PROJECT Dothan, AL 2018
348,437 WALLACE COMMUNITY COLLEGE SURGICAL TECH PROGRAM Dothan, AL 2018
125,000 CITY OF OZARK COMMUNITY SWIMMING POOL Ozark, AL 2018
105,540 SALIBA CENTER FOR FAMILIES HOME INSTRUCTION FOR PARENTS Dothan, AL 2018
100,000 DOTHAN CITY SCHOOLS SYSTEMWIDE MASTER PLAN Dothan, AL 2018
61,423 OZARK DALE COUNTY LIBRARY INC LIBRARY & ARCHITECTURAL PLANNING Ozark, AL 2018
50,000 FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH RELIGIOUS MINISTRIES Dothan, AL 2018
35,024 SE AL CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER VOCA Dothan, AL 2018
35,000 WIREGRASS HABITAT FOR HUMANITY CAPACITY BUILD CHALLENGE Dothan, AL 2018
30,000 SAVEAPET RESCUE ADOPTIONTRANSPORT TRANSPORT PROGRAM Dothan, AL 2018
30,000 DOTHAN EDUCATION FOUNDATION YWCD PROGRAM Dothan, AL 2018
28,032 WALLACE COMMUNITY COLLEGE DUAL ENROLLMENT 2015-2018 Dothan, AL 2018
28,000 DOTHAN HOUSING AUTHORITY SUMMER FEEDING PROGRAM Dothan, AL 2018
25,000 SIGHT SAVERS AMERICA CHILDRENS' VISION PROGRAMS Pelham, AL 2018
25,000 PUBLIC AFFAIRS RESEARCH COUNCIL AL BRIGHT KEY ASSESSMENT Birmingham, AL 2018
25,000 DUBOIS INSTITUTE ENTREPRENEURSHIP NUTRITION EDUCATION LEARNING CENTER Dothan, AL 2018
23,400 WALLACE COMMUNITY COLLEGE DUAL ENROLLMENT 2018-2021 Dothan, AL 2018
20,823 WIREGRASS HOPE GROUP PREGNANCY CENTER AWARENESS Dothan, AL 2018