US Bank Donation

Charla Graves, back left, Summer Stout, Jennifer Jones, President of Highland Rim Habitat for Humanity (HRHFH) Terrie Quick, front left, Missi Pierce, Tina LeGeure and U.S. Bank Tullahoma Manager Shellee Nunley celebrate U.S. Bank giving a $2,000 grant to the nonprofit. 

Annually, every U.S. Bank branch gives a grant out to their community. This year, the lucky recipient is Highland Rim Habitat for Humanity (HRHFH).

“This grant is a huge honor,” manager of U.S. Bank in Tullahoma Shellee Nunley said. “Our grants are district-based. They are given annually, and this one came early due to HRHFH falling into a specific category. We usually do it in December.”

The grant is valued at $2,000.

“If it was not for the ladies here at U.S. Bank, we would have missed the window for submitting our application,” Terrie Quick, HRHFH President, said. “We were working on getting ready to build a new house and I completely forgot to submit for the grant. We were able to get it in on time though, and we are truly blessed and grateful.”

It is not known how many applicants applied for the grant. U.S. Bank gives away grants in categories such as program, project, operating and capital grants. Organizations are required to fill out an application in order to qualify.

Through the U.S. Bank Foundation, the company supports organizations and programs that advance the funding priorities described under the Community Possible grant focus areas. Organizations must be based in and serve designated U.S. Bank communities.

In order to be eligible, organizations must have tax-exempt status under IRS section 501(c)(3) and certify that they maintain a non-discrimination policy that ensures the organization does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, marital status, genetic information, veteran status, or other factors that are protected by law.

Complete grant guidelines can be found at www.usbank.com/community.

HRHFH is currently in the middle of building their first home in Tullahoma.

Katelyn Lawson may be reached at klawson@tullahomanews.com.

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