Our annual Grant Awards Celebration is one of the highlights of the year, and we were thrilled this year to award 27 grants to area nonprofits. Held on June 7th at The 1818 Club, we had a room full of nonprofits and by the end of the event, we had given away almost $250,000! Including nonprofits who received challenge grants, the total impact being funneled into area nonprofits is $500,000.
Our Good2Give Community Fund provides the funding for the grants, along with the help of our generous fundholders. The grants received are just a portion of the estimated $5 million the Community Foundation will pour into nonprofits this year, along with education programming and other support services.
“This is why we do what we do,” said Randy Redner, our president and CEO. “We are surrounded by many incredible nonprofits doing incredible work each and every day. To be able to support some of them in the work they do, to help them impact even more people and change even more lives – that is part of our mission at the Community Foundation.
“Including this year’s grants, the Community Foundation has now donated over $80 million to worthy charities since 1985!”
The main focus of this year’s grant awards were food insufficiency, early education and homelessness. However, up to one third of the Community Foundation’s grant funding was also allocated for programs and projects outside of the focus areas, including the arts, healthcare, and more.
“Our grants committee worked tirelessly to selected our 27 nonprofit winners,” Redner said. “It was not an easy task. Additionally, our generous fundholders stepped in again, allowing us to go above and beyond so we could grant all of those 27 requests. We are so thankful for the incredibly generous community and fundholders we have!”
Anyone can give to the Community Foundation’s Good2Give Community Fund. There is no age limit or dollar amount restrictions on the fund as giving is something the Community Foundation wants the entire community involved in. To donate or learn more, visit cfneg.org.
2018 Grant Winners
Barefoot in the Park $5,000
Hi-Hope Service Center, Inc. $5,000
The Hudgens Center for Art and Learning $25,000
HoPe (Hispanic Organization Promoting Education), Inc. $10,000
Mentor Me North Georgia, Inc. $3,995
Next Generation Focus, Inc. $5,000
Norcross High School $10,000
North Fulton Community Charities $5,000
Path Project and FCA Soccer $15,000
Single Parent Alliance and Resource Center $5,000
United Way of Greater Atlanta $10,000
Action Ministries $5,000
Hands of Christ Duluth Cooperative Ministry $4,000
The Lawrenceville Cooperative $15,000
North Gwinnett Co-Op $15,000
Nothing but the Truth, Inc. $5,000
The Place of Forsyth County $5,000
Good Samaritan Health Center $10,000
Eagle Ranch, Inc. $5,000
Family Promise Forsyth County $5,000
Family Promise of Gwinnett $20,000
Norcross Cooperative Ministry $5,000
Positive Impact – Safe Place $5,000
The Salvation Army of Gwinnett $10,000
Supporting Adoption & Foster Families Together, Inc. $10,000
Corners Outreach – Industries $20,000
Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services $5,000
Total Amount $242,995