COVID-19 Relief Fund

The NGCF COVID-19 Relief Fund was established  in mid-March of 2020 to make strategic grants to nonprofits impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As COVID-19 continues to spread in our community, NGCF continues to help the organizations who need it most – and you can too by donating.


Since March 2020, NGCF has awarded almost $1.3 MILLION in COVID-19 Relief Grants. We are committed to continuing to address needs in our community.


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Help Our Community We All Call Home.


NGCF COVID-19 Relief Grant Recipients

American Cancer Society

American Legion Post 7

American Red Cross

Amped Kids

Ansley’s Rainbows of Hope


Athens Technical College

Bald Ridge Lodge

Baldwin Fire Department

Boys & Girls Club of North Georgia

Boys and Girls Club of Jackson County

Boys and Girls Clubs of Lanier

Caring Hands Ministry

CASA Forsyth

Catvocate, Inc

Children Center for Hope & Healing

Circle of Hope

Clarkesville Fire Department

Community Based Recovery Housing

Community Helping Hands Clinic

Community Helping Place

Cornelia Fire Department

Craddock Center

Dawson County School District

Demorest Fire Department

Disability Resources


Dream Power Therapy

Eagle Ranch

Edmonson Telford Child Advocacy Center

Enotah CASA


Family Connection of Rabun

Family Promise of Hall County

Family Promise of Forsyth County

Family Promise of White & Habersham

Family Ties Gainesville

Fannin County School District

First Impressions: A Work Ready Clothes Closet

Food Bank of Northeast Georgia

Foothills Counseling Center, Inc.

Foundations for Living (in collaboration with
Peace Place, Reboot Jackson, and DFCS)

Forsyth County School District

Fostering Hope Clothes Closet

Gainesville City Fire Department

Gainesville City School System

Gainesville Hall Community Food Pantry

Gainesville-Hall County Community Council on Aging (CCOA)

Gateway Domestic Violence Center

Georgia Mountain Food Bank

Georgia Mountain Psychological Associates Inc.

Good News at Noon

Good News Clinics

Good Shephard Clinic of Dawson County

Habersham County Fire Department

Habersham County School District

Habersham County United Way

Hall County Fire Department

Hall County School District

Hall/Dawson CASA

HFG Group

Hispanic Alliance GA

Humane Society of Northeast Georgia



Jackson County CLCP

Jackson County Family Connection

Jeffery Dallas Gay Jr. Recovery Center

Jeremiah’s Place

Lake Lanier Association

Lanier Technical College


Longstreet Clinic

Love Him – Love Them

Lumpkin County School District

Meals by Grace

Mentor Me – North Georgia

Mustard Seed Counseling

My Sister’s Place

No Longer Bound

No One Alone (NOA)

North Georgia Technical College

Northeast GA Council on Domestic Violence

Northeast Georgia Medical Center

Open Arms Clinic

Path Project

Pay It Forward

Peace Place

Pickens County School District

Piedmont Hospital

Pre-K Prep Learning Academy

Prevent Child Abuse Habersham

PTSD Foundation of America

Public Health Department District 2

Rabun County School District

Rape Response

Reboot Jackson

Reins of Life

Rock Goodbye Angel

Sacred Roots

Salvation Army


St. Vincent de Paul

Stephens County School District

Straight Street Ministries

Sunshine Seniors

Tallulah Falls School

The Place of Forsyth

Total Victory Solutions

Towns County School District

Union County School District

Union County Senior Center

United Way Hall County

United Way of Forsyth County

VFW, Hiawassee

Vision Warriors

Whispering Angels Youth Ranch

White County Caring & Sharing

White County Food Pantry

White County School District

Women for Christ


<strong>How Can I Make a Donation</strong>

Thank you for your interest in donating to the NGCF Coronavirus (COVID-19) Relief Fund.

To make donations by credit card, click here.

To donate by check in any amount, make your check payable to “North Georgia Community Foundation” with “COVID-19 Relief Fund” in the memo field and mail to:

North Georgia Community Foundation
615 F Oak Street, Suite 1300
Gainesville, GA 30501

To donate from your Donor Advised Fund at NGCF, please contact Margaux Dolenc, Director of Grants & Community Partnerships, at to request a grant be given from your fund.

To inquire about transferring other types of assets, please contact Lisa Warwick, VP of Finance, at

How Can My Nonprofit Apply for Assistance
We understand this pandemic will impact our community and our local nonprofits in many ways,  for a long-time to come. We intend to move resources quickly, and at this time we are not hosting a formal application process for the fund.

You may email our President & CEO, Michelle Prater, directly at to inform her of the impact this virus is having on your organization and how you are serving those individuals or families who are being directly impacted at this time.

How Will Organizations be Chosen
Given the immediate needs in our North Georgia area, the Fund is currently focused on providing emergency and critical support to nonprofits addressing basic needs in our community.
Why Should I Give Through a Community Foundation Relief Fund
There are a lot of reasons to give through a Community Foundation Relief Fund, click here to view 10 reasons and read the entire article here: Forbes – 10 Ways Community Foundations are a Best-Bet for Disaster Giving
What Happens with Remaining Funds
We look forward to the day that the funds raised will no longer be needed to fight the effects of this virus and the battle has been won. At that time, remaining funds will become part of our Disaster Relief Fund which is used for similar needs that arise in our community.

Have a Question?

Contact Michelle Prater, NGCF President & CEO at

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