ATMC is dedicated to providing communications services that add value to the lives of our customers and the communities we serve. To ensure that our corporate contributions also add value within our communities, we have established a Grant Program. This program came about as a result of a restructuring of ATMC's overall corporate giving plan. The majority of the cooperative's corporate contribution and sponsorship dollars are given directly, through our Grant Program, to the numerous causes and worthwhile organizations that make a positive difference in the lives of local residents.
Our cooperative has always been a good corporate citizen. Over the years, we have generously given hundreds of thousands of dollars in services and financial contributions to a wide scope of community groups and organizations. Our employees have been active as well, helping to uphold the cooperative spirit. The decision was made to establish a grant program so that we could directly address specific needs in our community and achieve the greatest benefit for our residents.
Grant funds will not be available for the following: religious organizations or activities, political organizations or activities, capital campaigns, individuals, beauty pageants, scholarships; advertising, fraternal organizations, sponsorship of fund-raising events (such as raffles, auctions, walk-a-thons or telethons); general operating funds, payments to individuals for services, endowments and labor organizations. In addition, grants will not be issued to groups or organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, age, disability or status as a protected veteran.
ATMC will be accepting applications for our 2017 Community and Education grants from January 9th through March 15th. We have combined application periods this year, but will continue to award $25,000 in Community Connections grant funds to nonprofit organizations serving Brunswick County and $30,000 in Smart Connections funds to educators in Brunswick County and areas of Columbus County served by ATMC.
Community grant funds will be awarded in April, and education grant funds will be awarded in September. Applications must be received at ATMC offices by 6:00 PM on March 15th.*
*This is not a postmark deadline. Applications must be received by this date.
Inquiries regarding the ATMC Grant Program should be directed to:
ATMC Public Relations Department
P.O. Box 3198
Shallotte, NC 28459
FAX (910) 754-5499
TELEPHONE (910) 755-1755