The Community Foundation of North Georgia will finish 2022 with grants totaling $618,172 to various community organizations.
Grants were awarded to 43 nonprofit organizations, and recipients were selected through NGCF’s Opportunity Grants and Community Grants programs. These programs are funded by the Community Foundation, which acts as a permanent resource for charitable foundations. Additional support for grant initiatives was provided by fund owners from their personal philanthropic reserves at NGCF.
NGCF President and CEO Michelle Prather said she is grateful for the community’s enthusiasm for the foundation’s goals.
“As the NGCF Community Fund grows, we are able to increase the impact of our grant programs,” Prater said. “We are also fortunate to work with fund owners who go along with our efforts to support organizations here in our community.”
The NGCF grant program aims to fund new and expanding programs and initiatives that address key societal issues. Five grant recipients this year received a total of $150,000 to help implement their programs.
These five recipients include:
- J’s Place Recovery ($25,000): Treatment Assistance – Providing scholarships for treatment
- Reboot Jackson ($20,000): Building Stronger Family Connections Program – Training for staff and volunteers
- Rabun County Sheriff’s Office ($65,000): Psychiatrist – New Position Salary
- Methodist Church of St. Paul ($15,000): After School and Summer Professional Development Program – Salary for New Part-Time Director
- Forsyth County Senior Services ($25,000): Aged Care Social Worker – Salary for a part-time social worker supporting the care needs of the elderly in the community
NGCF’s Community Grants Program provides $468,172 in grants to 38 nonprofit organizations throughout North Georgia. All recipients have worked to improve the quality of life in the community by providing funding through both programmatic and operational grants. Grants ranged from $1,500 to $25,000.
A complete list of grant recipients can be found at NGCF website.