The Katherine “Trinka” Davis Rynne Fund (TDRF) is a component fund of the Community Foundation of West Georgia. TDRF was established in 2009 to both honor the life work of Ms. Davis and provide a permanent fund to assist veterans and their families. During her lifetime, Ms. Davis was a very successful business woman who owned Trintex Corporation in Bowdon from the early 1970’s.
In 1978, a fire destroyed most of the equipment. Against the advice of her financial advisors, Ms. Davis rebuilt the company and saved over 300 jobs. The company was very successful and became a leader in its industry. She later sold the company to Carlisle Tire and Wheel, Inc. in 2004. Her volunteer interests centered on the blind and she had a great passion for helping wounded veterans and their families. This fund is a legacy that will provide assistance to local veterans and their families indefinitely.
The Trinka Davis endowed fund provides grants each year to address the needs of local veterans.
Nonprofit organizations that provide direct assistance to veterans in Carroll County, Georgia can apply for these funds.
Nonprofit applicants be in operation and they must have their 501(c)(3) for at least 2 years.
The total amount of grant funding available for 2021 Trinka Davis grants is a total of $27,000.