Empowerment Fund Grants
2022 Grant Recipients
Established in 2019, the Central Georgia Empowerment Fund is a black giving circle designed to cultivate charitable giving within the African American community. The fund seeks to build capacity and financial sustainability of nonprofits that serve the African American community and address the most pressing needs facing African Americans in the Central Georgia region.
Recipient organizations are undertaking impactful work in the African-American community. In addition, they must have been in operation for at least 2 years, must identify as Black-led and Black-serving, and must have an annual operating budget of less than $500,000.
CQUL | $5,000.00
Macon Mental Health Matters
ERIC Foundation, Inc. | $7,000
Youth on Stage: for youth to display their talents through a live performance.
Friends of Douglass Theatre Complex | $4,888.89
Douglass Theatre Music Residency
Georgia Kinship Project Inc. | $2,444.44
We Are Family: Connecting families to community and social resources to improve out-of-home placement outcomes.
Macon Cemetery Preservation Corporation | $6,000
Preserve & Protect Historic Linwood Cemetery
Prevailing Woman Ministries, Inc. | $4,888.89
Covering and Caring for Vulnerable Women
Spark Macon, Inc. | $4,888.89
Programming Expansion Initiative
Streetline Percussion, Inc. | $4,888.89
To provide music education, personal enrichment, and character and leadership development for underprivileged youth and young adults.