Athens Land Trust is excited to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the MAXIMUS Foundation for our innovative work to support local citizens and foster growth and development within our community. The MAXIMUS Foundation is the charitable arm of MAXIMUS, a leading operator of government health and human services programs throughout the nation and around the globe.
The grant recognizes our commitment to serving disadvantaged populations by helping them move towards self-sufficiency through our unique programs. With the support of organizations like Maximus, we are able to deliver dynamic and innovative programs that develop creative and effective solutions to creating lasting and sustainable change in our community.
This grant was offered in support of our Young Urban Farmer program and our efforts to offer hands-on learning opportunities in the areas of nutrition, food preparation, and agriculture; as well as in support of healthy food demonstrations and taste tests at the West Broad Farmers Market and within the Clarke County Schools.
The MAXIMUS Foundation’s biannual grant making program is an extremely competitive process. Therefore, this grant signifies how particularly impressed their Board of Directors was with our organization and significance of our work in the community.