CFCG recently awarded $344,000 in grants to 26 local nonprofit organizations through its Nonprofit Grant Program. Grants from the program provide funding to a wide variety of nonprofit organizations working to address the most urgent needs and opportunities across the region.
Heart of Georgia Hospice | $7,000
For Camp Wings, a bereavement camp for children ages 6-18.
Mother’s Nest | $5,000
For a community workshop aimed at improving the health and well-being of mothers and their babies.
Ferst Readers of Lamar County | $13,000
For the Literacy for All Lamar Children project, which hopes to provide books each month all Lamar County children age birth-5 years old.
Black Swanzz Foundation | $13,000
For the Level-UpHER project which provides holistic mentoring and life coaching for female learners in grades 6-12.
Rehoboth Life Care Ministries | $17,000
To provide preventive and emergency dental services for those who cannot afford such care.
Torchlight Academy | $5,000
For the Real Talk Studio Arts Masterclass Series.
United in Pink | $15,000
For breast cancer post-surgery care and recovery kits that are designed to ease the health burden and help patients navigate the healing process.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Heart of Georgia | $20,000
For the Mentoring for Change in Central Georgia program, which connects kids one on one with mentors.
iHOPE-International Holistic Opportunities to Promote Empowerment | $12,000
To purchase a 15 passenger van to expand peer-to-peer transportation services throughout Central Georgia.
Rescue Mission of Middle Georgia | $20,000
To build a transitional home for the women and children who have completed their long-term, life recovery program and are ready to move toward independent living.
Spark Macon | $12,000
The Lemonade Stand program, which introduces youth and adults to entrepreneurship.
Wesleyan College | $20,000
For the Wesleyan College Community Intern program at the new Creating Equal Opportunity Institute.
21st Century Partnership Foundation | $12,000
To provide transportation and event support in an effort to increase participation in STEM activities from students in rural and underserved communities.
Meals on Wheels of Middle Georgia | $11,000
To update their data collection reporting system and office technology.
Angela’s Anointed Angels | $7,000
For their Community Resource Center, which provides basic food supplies and clothing to the homeless and less fortunate.
Georgia Kinship Project | $6,000
To expand their outreach services to relative caregivers.
Habitat for Humanity of Putnam County | $15,000
To purchase a HVAC system for their new ReStore and Administrative Center.
Museum of Aviation Foundation | $15,000
For an Educator Workshop Series focused on the integration of STEM and literature.
Real IMAPCT Center | $13,000
For the Girls will be Women in STEaM Conference.
The Methodist Home for Children and Youth | $18,000
For the Infant Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Program.
The Urban CEO | $18,000
For the Urban Leadership Academy, and eight month interactive program for leadership development in business, charitable causes and civic issues.
Trinity United Methodist Church | $12,000
For the ‘Lead in our City’ and ‘Kids in our City’ programs.
DePaul USA | $14,000
For Daybreak, which provides essential services to those challenged by poverty and homelessness.
Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful | $10,000
To host community paper shredding, electronics recycling, and household hazardous waste disposal events.
Leave it Better | $17,000
To revitalize a downtown area on King Street with an attractive pocket park in Dodge County, GA.
Middle Georgia State University | $17,000
For its Peer Mentoring program to assist students with their academic and personal acclimation to Middle Georgia State.
How These Grants are Made Possible
The Community Foundation of Central Georgia’s Unrestricted Funds allow CFCG’s Board of Directors the discretion to make grants to address the most urgent needs and opportunities in the community. The following funds make the Nonprofit Grant Program possible:
- L. D. and Minnie Lee Brown Fund
- Fickling Family Fund
- The Fund for Memorials and Honoraria
- Ross and Geneva Gardner Fund
- General Fund
- William S. Hutchings Fund
- Jones Freeman Ross Family Fund
- Kruger Fund
- Edward Miraglia, Jr. Fund
- Olson Fund
- Hazel Elizabeth Rogers Fund
- John F. Rogers, Jr. Fund
- Emily Walker Fund
- Walters Family Fund
- Zuver Fund