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CASE Grant at Oglethorpe University, Atlanta
Winner of Service Grant Supports Atlanta's Homeless and Artists: Ben Minor's innovative and promising project furthers a partnership between Oglethorpe University and the Feed America Music Foundation (FAMF).
Ben has worked with Feed America Music Foundation since 2004 when he founded the first college chapter at Oglethorpe. Over the past three years, Minor has served as president of Oglethorpe's chapter and helped organize events which raised thousands of dollars for programs which support the homeless population, including the victims of Hurricane Katrina and United Way's VIP program. Minor now serves as the vice president of community outreach for Feed America Music Foundation (a professional position for which he receives no compensation) and plans to use the grant money towards funding FAMF benefit concerts in the Atlanta community. "This grant will help FAMF form relationships with more bands, venues, record labels, homeless programs and fans of local music. Not only has the CASE grant allowed more people to see FAMF, it has helped us to be able to think bigger!"
The Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Partnership Foundation (now known as the Campus-Community Partnership Foundation) recognizes the best academic-service learning work of university students as they partner with non-profit organizations. Grant winners are chosen based on who is most likely to produce or enhance the impact on the community, enlist other collaborators and integrate the project into their coursework. To achieve the greatest impact, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation targets its grants toward specific areas: health; food systems and rural development; youth and education; and philanthropy and volunteerism.