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In May 2024, CFCG awarded $317,000 in grants to 19 nonprofit organizations across central Georgia through its Nonprofit Grant Program. Grants from the program are made possible through CFCG’s unrestricted funds and allow the organization to make grants to address the region’s most urgent needs and opportunities. Congratulations to this year’s recipients!

For more information on the Nonprofit Grant Program, click here.

Spring 2024 Nonprofit Grant Program Recipients

American Red Cross of Central Midwest Georgia
$10,000 for Home Fire Financial Assistance
A home fire can be financially devastating for families. Financial assistance can help families with some of their most pressing needs like shelter, food and clothing.

Campus Clubs, Inc.
$12,000 for Increasing Access to Mental Health Support for At-Risk Youth
Students living below the poverty line have higher levels of trauma exposure, which is why this grant allows the organization to partner with a mental health professional to offer counseling free of charge to students.

CASA of Houston County, Inc.
$16,000 for Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children
This grant will allow CASA to recruit, train and support its community volunteers who serve as the eyes and ears of the court ensuring that each child’s needs are met while in foster care.

Central Georgia Coalition of Black Business
$20,000 for Planning and Implementation of The Leadership Academy for Emerging Black Entrepreneurs and Leaders
Through the Leadership Academy, the organization will provide education, mentoring and coaching for emerging leaders in the African-American community.

Children 1st Community Development Services
$13,500 for Houston County Resource Homes
This grant will support programming that decreases placement disruptions and increases the number of foster parents trained to foster teens and young adults ages 12-21, specifically those with emotional disorders, mental illness, complex medical conditions, intellectual/developmental disabilities, brain injuries, neurological impairment, and behavioral disorders.

Community Action Resources DBA McIntosh Trail Community Service Board
$18,500 for Wheelchair Van Purchase
This grant allows the organization to better serve individuals in its service area by providing wheelchair-accessible transportation.

Crisis Line – Safe House of Central Georgia
$20,000 for Client Financial Assistance Fund
This grant allows the organization to continue to provide victims of domestic violence and sexual assault with financial assistance for things like rent, utilities, security systems, and transportation.

Family Counseling Center of Central Georgia
$17,000 for Mental Health Counseling and Therapeutic Services
This grant allows the organization to provide direct counseling and therapeutic services to individuals and families who need support.

First Choice Primary Care
$19,500 for Improving School-Based Care
This grant allows the organization to complete needed upgrades to its building to continue providing primary care to students, staff, families, and residents of Ingram Pye Elementary and the surrounding Tindall Heights neighborhood.

Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter, Inc.
$18,500 for Where Home and Hope Begin Again
This grant will help Genesis have shelter assistants on-site during all shifts – day, evening, overnight, and the weekend to assist participants and help ensure their safety.

Jay’s HOPE Foundation
$10,500 for Camp HOPE 4 Kids with Cancer
Camp HOPE gives pediatric cancer patients and their siblings a conventional summer camp experience where they can feel like kids.

Middle Georgia Center for Academic Excellence
$21,000 for Building Culturally Competent Students: College and Opportunity Exploration in the Gulf Coast Region
This grant provides funding to engage Macon-Bibb high school students with opportunities to explore outside their neighborhood and community through engaging seminars and college tours.

Middle Georgia Community Food Bank
$15,000 for Matching Grant for Direct Mail Appeal
This grant provides matching funds for a Hunger Action Month fundraising campaign to raise unrestricted operational support so the organization can serve neighbors in need across its 24-county service area.

Next Level Community Development Center Inc.
$24,000 for Camp Zion’s College and Career Readiness Extension Camp
Funding for the two-week college and career readiness camp will allow the organization to teach rising 9th-12th grade students skills they need for life after high school. 

Prevent Blindness Georgia
$20,500 for Circle of Vision Care for the Children of Bibb County
This grant allows the organization to provide vision screenings, eye exams, and prescription eyeglasses for preschool and school-age children.

Rebuilding Macon Inc.
$16,500 for Volunteer Youth Program
The Volunteer Youth Program brings college students from all over America to Rebuilding Macon to help build wheelchair ramps and paint.

Sacred Heart Christian Service Center
$10,000 for Community Outreach
This grant provides funding for outreach assistance to needy families in north Houston County regardless of race, creed, nationality, gender, or status.

Twin Cedars Youth & Family Services, Inc.
$17,000 for Dining Hall Updates
Twin Cedars will use its grant funding to update the dining hall, where residents gather for meals and special occasions. Located in the oldest building on campus, the dining area has not been updated in over a decade.

YouthUp, Inc.
$17,500 for Emotionally Intelligent Youth for Success
Grant funding allows YouthUp to teach emotional intelligence skills to children in Bibb County elementary schools and after-school programs and/or youth-serving after-school and summer programs.

To learn more about our Nonprofit Grant Program, click here.

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