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2018 Community Impact Grant Recipients

North Georgia Community Foundation 2018 Community Impact Grant Recipients

GAINESVILLE, Ga. – The North Georgia Community Foundation (NGCF) has selected programs and projects at 27 non-profit organizations to receive a Community Impact Grant from their 2018 application cycle. A total of $66,611.50 in grant money will be spread across the Foundation’s 15 county region to help address an array of community initiatives.

“The non-profits in our footprint do an amazing job of identifying important needs in the communities that they serve” says Michelle Prater, President & CEO at NGCF “we are proud to be able to support their efforts and the difference they are making.”

Recipients of funding through the 2018 grant cycle include the following organizations:

Hall County

  • Academy of Innovation to purchase classroom curriculum for lessons aimed at transforming non-readers into writers.
  • Family Ties-Gainesville, Inc. to fund counseling, mental health and parenting classes for low income and at-risk families.
  • Fast Friends of Hall County Animal Shelter, Inc. to sponsor urgent and senior dogs for rescue by providing them with heartworm treatments if needed.
  • Gainesville Ballet Company for the Dance Discovery Community Outreach program, which provides free dance classes weekly to children at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier.
  • Good News at Noon, Inc. to assist with their Helping Hands project to automate volunteer management and tracking with a software system.
  • Good News Clinics, Inc. to provide flu and pneumonia vaccines to low income patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes.
  • ITN Lanier to expand their senior transportation program and grow their ridership.
  • Jubilee Farm, Inc. for a storage shed for garden supplies and equipment on the farm that grows fruit and vegetables for the homeless.
  • North Georgia Works to support a transitional workforce development center which helps homeless men re-enter society.
  • Randy and Friends, Inc. to purchase a cash register at The Rooster’s Perch in order to provide on-site job training for adults with disabilities.
  • The Path Project to support an on-site computer lab at a low-income mobile park, which students can use to do their homework and projects

Forsyth County

  • Forsyth County Public Library for the Leap into Literacy program aimed at introducing infants, toddlers and preschoolers to reading and teaching the importance of early literacy.
  • The Place of Forsyth County to fund a young adult internship program that provides youth with training opportunities.

Franklin County

  • Franklin County Mentor Volunteer Program to update and revise their training resources for new and existing mentors.

Habersham County

  • Circle of Hope to provide a pet shelter for victims of domestic violence while they reside in their emergency shelter.
  • Friends of the Cornelia-Habersham Library to install permanent shelving in their Community Room.
  • The Mustard Seed Counseling Services, Inc. to provide computers in the Irby Family Center where low-income families come to receive counseling.

Jackson County

  • Humane Society of Jackson County to provide spay and neuter services to the animals of low-income families.
  • Legacy Youth Mentoring to provide educational and life skill mentoring for at risk students.

Stephens County

  • The Salvation Army of Toccoa for Home Sweet Home for the Homeless which provides for resources for the homeless.

Multiple Counties

  • Acceptance Recovery Center for the Risk Reduction Program to help those with addictions change their behavior to sustain a sober lifestyle.
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier for the Saturday Morning Learning Lab, which provides tutoring, mentoring and enrichment opportunities to students who need extra support.
  • Food Bank of Northeast Georgia For the Mobile School Food Pantry, which provides a healthy mixture of food to children in need during non-school hours.
  • Lake Lanier Association To remove trash, debris and repair docks at the Lake Lanier Olympic Park Shore Sweep.
  • NOA’s Ark for Operation Organize which creates closets and storage space for shelter bedrooms.
  • Off the Chain USA to provide materials for fences for chained dogs, and pet ownership education to the owners and community.
  • Sacred Roots Farm to support a child development area that serves women with children who have been victims of human trafficking.

The North Georgia Community Foundation is committed to supporting local non-profit organizations working to make a difference for generations to come. NGCF’s Community Impact Grant Program is possible through the For Good. For Ever. Endowment that was established to ensure that there will always be philanthropic resources available to meet the region’s most pressing needs and opportunities.

To learn more about NGCF’s Community Grant Program and the Endowment, visit


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