Community Impact Grant 2017-18

Voting for the 2017-18 Community Impact Grant is now closed. UAB Employees selected the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama's Food Link program to receive $25,000.
Congratulations to our finalists, One Place and
Red Mountain Park! And thank you, to all employees who voted.


One Place

 One Place will use the Community Impact Grant to create a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program at One Place Family Justice Center where survivors of sexual assault will have access to a forensic exam and evidence can be collected following an assault. Having a SANE onsite at One Place provides survivors an opportunity to have a medical exam in a safe trauma-informed environment, in the same location where many other supportive services are available to them. It also provides another location in Jefferson County-proximate to UAB- where victims and survivors of assault can be served by the Crisis Center’s Rape Response program.

Red Mountain Park

 With the Community Impact Grant, Red Mountain Park can continue to provide essential infrastructure for unique outdoor exploration for visitors of all abilities, including guests in wheelchairs. This program will allow accessibility modifications including trail improvements and signage to assist guest mobility, designated handicap parking and fitness equipment, and access to the future Butler Snow Sensory Trail – serving guests with autism, cerebral palsy, and vision/hearing impairments. The Park currently offers universal access via two all-terrain wheelchairs, Vulcan Materials Zip Trip, Susan Mott Web Team Building Course, Riley’s Roost Treehouse, and 6-miles of wheelchair accessible trails.