By: Staff Reports | GwinnettCitizen.com

DULUTH - The Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia recently awarded 27 grants to area nonprofits at their annual grant awards celebration. Held on June 7th at The 1818 Club, the event was one of the highlights of the year for the Community Foundation. Twenty-seven grants were awarded, totaling almost $250,000! Including nonprofits who received challenge grants, the total impact being funneled into area nonprofits is $500,000.

The Community Foundation’s Good2Give Community Fund provides the funding for the grants, along with the help of the Community Foundation’s 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 educational programming and other support services.

“This is why we do what we do,” said Randy Redner, president, and CEO of the Community Foundation. “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 was 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 www.cfneg.org.

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2018 Grant Winners

Arts
Barefoot in the Park   $5,000
Hi-Hope Service Center, Inc.   $5,000
The Hudgens Center for Art and Learning   $25,000

Education:
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

Food Insufficiency
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

Healthcare
Good Samaritan Health Center   $10,000

Homelessness/Shelter
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

Social Service
Corners Outreach – Industries   $20,000
Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services   $5,000

Total Amount                                                                    $242,995

Published: 2018-06-12 01:40