Arts Alabama Alliance Arts Alabama AllianceOn February 12, 2018, Cheaha Creative Arts received a $19,780 Alabama Arts Education Initiative (AAEI) Grant. See Grant Award Letter. This grant will be used to implement a standards-based, comprehensive visual art program by a highly qualified, master-level trained art instructor to the 2nd-5th grade and Program for Exceptional Youth (PEY) students at the Golden Springs Elementary School.

(2017) Cheaha Creative Arts, Inc. organization cannot express in words the heartfelt gratitude for the generous donation from the Calhoun Power Company, LLC to the CCA Kilby House and the Performing Arts Center Programs. Sometimes in life God allows us to recognize a blessing when it is rendered and your donation of one thousand ($1,000) dollars expresses the commitment you have to arts education being made available in the communities. This donation plays a vital link to the success of CCA in its efforts to provide an affordable fine arts educational program to the citizens of Calhoun County.

(2016 & 2017) Cheaha Creative Arts, Inc. (CCA) acknowledges a humble appreciation for receiving the grant financial supportfrom the Ginn Family Foundation in support of the Kilby house and Performing Arts Center Program after-school fine arts education programs to the children and adults from the communities of Calhoun County Alabama. Your charitable kindness in seeking to support CCA’s fine arts program, shows the commitment and dedication you have for the encouragement of arts education to children and adults that meets the standards set forth by the Ginn Family Foundation. Thank you again for recognizing CCA in our efforts to support the welfare and future to the lives of the people in our community.

(10/31/2016) Nunnally's Glass & Framing, Inc. has contributed annually to the Cheaha Creative Arts, Inc. (CCA) Fine Arts Program.

(10/31/2016) Tyson Fine Wines and Lynn Martin and family (formerly Green's Art Supplies) recently gave generously frames and mat board supplies to support our Visual Arts Program.

Cheaha Creative Arts, Inc. (CCA) is very grateful for the grant awards totaling $3,000 for operational expenses for the after-school fine arts program. Funding for CCA Kilby house after-school fine arts program is made possible by grants from Solutia, Inc., a subsidiary of Eastman Chemical and Commissioner Fred Wilson, District 1, Calhoun County Commission. CCA acknowledges a humble appreciation for the continued financial support to a program that is beneficial to children. Your charitable kindness in seeking to support CCA’s fine arts program, shows the commitment and dedication you have for the encouragement of arts education to children and adults in the Calhoun County area. Thank you again for supporting Cheaha Creative Arts, Inc.

Howard Core Cheaha Creative Arts, Inc. (CCA) corporation, administration, Board of Directors, parents and students render a generous thank you to the Howard Core Company for your second donation of four (4) full 4/4 violin sets to the after-school fine arts program. Your initial five (5) donated violins was the catalyst that allowed CCA to establish the after-school violin program. CCA cannot fully express through this correspondence the gratitude and respect we have for Howard Core and your committed support to our violin program. Let me know on CCA is blessed to have in our community a company who understands the importance of educating children.

Calhoun County Commission On July 7, 2015, Cheaha Creative Arts received an $800 support from the Calhoun County Commission for the Kilby House After-School Fine Arts Program. The funding will support the outreach visual art and modern contemporary, hip hop dance program CCA provides to five Anniston City Schools (Tenth Street, Constantine Elementary, Cobb Elementary, Anniston Middle, Anniston High School)

Standards of Excellence GrantThe Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama Board of Trustees approved a Standards for Excellence Capacity Grant in the amount of $5,000.00 to Cheaha Creative Arts, Inc. and awarded the grant to Cheaha at the 2015 Grantee Reception held on May 22, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at the Anniston Public Library. This is a special grant for those nonprofits who received the Standards for Excellence accreditation certification and maybe used for charitable and educational activities for the organization.

Eastman Chemical CompanyOn February 6, 2015, Cheaha Creative Arts, Inc. was awarded a $3,000 grant by the Eastman Chemical Company. Kingsport, Tennessee-based Eastman is a Fortune 500 company engaged in the global manufacture and sale of chemicals, fibers, and plastics. Solutia Anniston is their local subsidiary and is located on 702 Clydesdale Avenue in West Anniston.

On November 18, 2014, Cheaha Creative Arts, Inc. was awarded a $10,000 grant by the Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama for operational expenses. See full statement.

Community Foundation City of Anniston

Cheaha Creative Arts, Inc. would like to thank Solutia, Inc., Mrs. Gale Macolly, Plant Manager and Mrs. Carol Kirk, Community Outreach Coordinator for your second generous donation of $5000 to the Cheaha Creative Arts Fine Arts Program.  Your continuous financial support towards our efforts to provide arts education to the Calhoun County area shows your commitment to this community.

Solutia, Inc. is a corporation who believes and wants to see positive changes in the community that it resides and understands the importance of Cheaha Creative Arts, Inc.'s vision to be recognized regionally as a leader in education and promotion of the creative arts.  Thank you again for your continuous support to our program.


$2,000 check from Rep. Dr.Barbara Boyd, District 32

Financial Supporters

CCA After-School Fine Arts Program

City of Anniston, Solutia, Inc., Calhoun County Commission, District 2, Private Donors, Foothills Community Partnership Grant, Rep. Barbara Boyd, District 32 (State of Alabama), Iota Mu Omega Chapter, AKA, Anniston Kiwanis Chapter, Anniston High School, PTO, Kiwanis Golden Club of Oxford, Anniston Alumnae Chapter of Delta SigmaTheta, Wednesday Study Club, Choccolocco Heritage and Historical Organization, Recycled Antique Jewelry (RAJ), Howard Core Company (Donated five violins to start the violin program), The Zeimet's, Gerry King, Delleane McKenzie, Robert & Ridgely Smith, Mrs. R. H. Hollingsworth, D. C. & D. R. Newsome, Jimmie & Nettie Robinson, Dr. Jacquline Tessen, Mrs. Lisa Soleman, Mrs. Ruth Albert, Mr. & Mrs. Odell, Mrs. Judith Jennings, Greg and Cheryl Potts Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama.

Kilby House Fundraiser Supporters

Gene D. Robinson, Dr. Carla Thomas, Annie Davis, Janis Porter, David Schneider, Barbara McGill, Queenie Tolliver, Margaret Tyler, Genese Beasley, Lynn Phillips, Nan Christian, Dr. David Cummings, Robert & Ridgely Smith, Terry Dachelet, Pete & Roxanne Conroy, Sygrid Beard, Cheryl Hines, Beth Reaves, Sherri Dew, Iris Taylor

Your donations are used to provide free or affordable
after school creative arts programs for low income students.

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