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East Tennessee Non-Profits are Finalists for Sugarlands MoonShare Grant

East Tennessee Non-Profits are Finalists for Sugarlands MoonShare Grant

Sugarlands Distilling Company, distillers of craft spirits in East Tennessee, has announced 50 nonprofit organizations to move into the next round of the MoonShare Year of Giving campaign for a chance to win a $5,000 MoonShare Grant.

All 50 finalists will have a chance to campaign for support on social media where the voting will be held. The top 12 organizations receiving the most support will be declared winners of a $5,000 MoonShare Grant to be used to further the mission of their organization.

East Tennessee Non-Profit Organizations Eligible for the 2016 MoonShare Grant

  • Appalachian Black Bear Rehabilitation and Release Center, Inc. (ABR)
  • East Tennessee Public Communications Corporation
  • Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont
  • Ijams Nature Center
  • Make-A-Wish East Tennessee
  • Sevier County Food Ministries

From December 31, 2015 to January 31, 2016 the general public will vote on Facebook for their favorite 12 nonprofits to receive the MoonShare grant. Winners will be announced February 2, 2016.

“We had over 300 deserving organizations apply for the program this year, and it was not easy narrowing the field to just 50,” said Courtney DeLaura, national director of the MoonShare program. “It is, however, refreshing to know there are so many people out there working hard every day to improve their communities.”

MoonShare is a nationwide giveback component of Sugarlands Distilling Co. that helps nonprofit organizations positively influence their communities through MoonShare grants, fundraisers, and donations.

In 2015, Sugarlands Distilling Co. donated $60,000 to nonprofit organizations across the country. Each month one organization was selected by the public to receive a $5,000 MoonShare Grant to put toward a charitable cause.

To view a full list of the Top 50 MoonShare Finalists, please visit

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