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VOL. 114 | NO. 162 | Friday, August 18, 2000

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Assisi Foundation awards $1 Assisi Foundation awards $1.4 million in quarter The Assisi Foundation of Memphis Inc. awarded more than $1.4 million in grants for the third quarter. These grants were made in the areas of health care, education, literacy, community enhancement, civic and cultural programs, and other foundation initiatives based on community needs. In the health care sector, Youth Villages Inc., Christ Community Medical Clinic Inc., Serenity Recovery Centers Inc., DePorres Delta Ministries, Memphis Jewish Home, the University of Tennessee, Memphis College of Medicine, Birthright Inc. and Fayette Cares Inc. received funding. Youth Villages is using a $500,000 grant for assistance in funding the construction of a 40-bed adolescent psychiatric intensive care facility on the Memphis Boys Town campus. Christ Community Medical Clinic received a $121,230 grant to continue its prenatal and obstetric services for uninsured immigrants, migrants and refugees. The foundation also granted $11,220 to help fund 10 employees participation in Spanish language training. Serenity was given a $60,000 grant to help in preparing the centers capital campaign and assist in architectural fees associated with a planned expansion. The foundation awarded a $50,000 challenge grant to DePorres Delta Ministries to purchase equipment and other supplies needed by the clinic. If this match is met, an additional $50,000 will be made available to the clinic. Memphis Jewish Home was awarded $50,000 for second-year funding of the Eden Program, designed to alleviate loneliness, boredom and helplessness in the nursing home setting. UT-Memphis received $25,000 as partial support of the schools medical student curriculum called the "Longitudinal Community Program." Birthright received a $15,000 matching grant for its Mahoney Fund, designed to provide an alternative option in payment of medical expenses for women considering an abortion primarily for financial reasons. Fayette Cares, which acts as a link between churches, agencies and individuals to meet emergency needs, received a $7,500 grant to establish a shelter service agreement with a local domestic violence shelter provider. In the education sector, Christian Brothers University was awarded $100,000 for two projects identified in its long-term strategic plan the renovation of Kenrick Hall and the construction of a new interdisciplinary classroom/faculty office facility. The University of Memphis Mid-South Access Center for Technology received $65,000 to aid in funding a speech language pathologist position and to purchase software to enhance the centers evaluative services for those with physical, auditory and visual disabilities. Madonna Learning Center Inc. received a $50,000 grant to defray the cost of renovating its facility on Poplar Avenue to include an elevator. The Greater Memphis Arts Council received a fourth-year grant of $50,000 for its Arts in Education program. United Way of the Mid-South received $45,000 to implement the Mid-South American Humanities Collaborative at LeMoyne-Owen College, the University of Memphis and Crichton College. Dixon Gallery and Gardens received $30,625 in second-year funding for the Art to Grow program, which will purchase and retrofit a van to serve as a mobile resource room to be sent to city, county and outlying area schools. The Assisi Foundation Literacy Initiative received $50,000 to purchase a set of titles listed in the Voices of Love and Freedom language arts curriculum. In the community enhancement sector, the Salvation Army of Memphis received $40,185 to purchase new furnishings for its Womens Lodge. The foundation provided $550,000 toward construction of the Armys new Purdue Center. Pyramid Recovery Center Inc. received $18,500 to develop a complete business plan and a sustainable funding plan. The National Conference for Community and Justice received $10,000 to fund its work in the community. The Memphis Bulldogs received $5,000 to assist with travel expenses for the Amateur Athletic Union boys basketball team to travel to a national tournament in Florida. The City of Assisi, Italy, was awarded $5,000 to purchase books and materials for the citys library. The Orpheum Theater received $6,250 for the purchase of student tickets for future events. A gift of $2,500 was made to the Monastery of the Poor Clares in honor of Saint Clare, in conjunction with the gift presented to the City of Assisi. In the civic and cultural realm, the Urban Art Commission received a one-year grant of $35,000 to help pay for a staff position to concentrate on installing public art in schools.
PROPERTY SALES 69 357 17,741
MORTGAGES 66 403 20,438
BUILDING PERMITS 208 696 36,641
BANKRUPTCIES 52 210 11,374