Community Foundation of Central Georgia Announce Spring Nonprofit Grant Recipients

Staff Report

Friday, May 13th, 2022

Join us in congratulating these 17 nonprofits across the Central Georgia region who recently received a total of $302,550 from our Nonprofit Grant Program. Read more below about their funded projects working to address the most urgent needs and opportunities in our region.

Alzheimer's Association 
Advancing Treatments in Alzheimer's Education Programs | $4,200 
To deliver a series of education programs consisting of: advancing in Alzheimer's treatments, warning signs for early detection, and healthy living for the brain and body.

American Red Cross of Central Midwest Georgia 
Home Fire Financial Assistance | $15,000 
To provide financial assistant and response services to victims of home fires in Central Georgia.

Best Buddies in Georgia 
Best Buddies Georgia Expansion | $10,000 
To expand the Best Buddies program that matches students with intellectual and developmental disabilities with non-disabled peers to create friendships.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Heart of Georgia 
Mentoring for Change in Central Georgia | $25,000 
To connect kids one-on-one with mentors to build strong, trusting, lasting relationships.

Family Counseling Center of Central Georgia Inc. 
Mental Health Counseling and Case Management | $20,000 
To provide individual, couples, and family counseling and case management for those underserved in our community.

Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter
Where Home and Hope Begin Again
For the shelter and programming for female veterans transitioning from homelessness.

Georgia Legal Services Program
Macon Office Building Repairs | $25,000 
To make roof and water damage repairs to the Macon Office to protect the wellbeing of both our clients and staff.

Gray Downtown Development Authority  
Butler Hall Events | $20,000 
To restore the historic Butler Garage as an event venue in our community to gather for important events and celebrations.

Hayiya Dance Theatre, Inc. 
Arts in Education Expansion | $20,000 
To double the capacity of our very successful, holistic arts education program, which includes piano, dance, theatre, school readiness, tutoring, and leadership skills training.

Lamar County Senior Center 
Operation Kitchen Sink  | $2,800 
To provide a larger kitchen sink to accommodate larger dishes, due to the growth of home delivered meals and the congregate meal program. 

Meals on Wheels of Middle Georgia, Inc. 
Meals on Wheels Vehicle Replacement | $25,000 
To replace our delivery vehicles to ensure that our meals are delivered in a timely and safe manner.

Promise of Hope, Inc.
Men's Transportation Project | $25,000 
To purchase a multi-passenger van so that we can transport our residents to and from work daily.

Rock Springs Clinic 
Office Improvement | $4,550 
To improve the condition of the office, which will expedite patient visits.

The Fuller Center for Housing
Pleasant Hill Neighborhood Home Repairs | $20,000 
To make critically needed repairs to 25 homes in the Pleasant Hill Neighborhood, which will bring homes up to code and save them from demolition. 

The Rosa Jackson Center Advisory Board 
Educate by Exposure | $20,000 
To educate youth by exposing them to information, opportunities, experiences, and people, which will foster character development, fundamental life skills, and positive personal and peer values systems.

Towaliga Accountability Courts, Inc. 
Enhancing Towaliga Treatment Services $23,000 
To enhance our therapeutic treatment capacity through the implementation of new services, while expanding accountability court access throughout the circuit.

Twin Cedars Youth and Family Services
Visitation Support for Medically Fragile Foster Children
To create an enhanced family visitation model for medically fragile children to improve bonding and promote care by family members.