Forsyth County Community Foundation

Working closely with a group of local leaders in Forsyth County, the Forsyth County Community Foundation (FCCF) was established in 2015 to better serve the specific needs of Forsyth County and allow donors to focus their charitable giving in their own community.

FCCF Advisory Board

The Forsyth County Community Foundation is an affiliate of NGCF but has a local advisory board of community leaders representing a cross-section of public interests in Forsyth County.

FCCF Advisory Board:
Mary Helen McGruder, Chair, Community Advocate
Jack Allen, Ingram Funeral Home
Phill Bettis, Bettis Law Group
Steve Cooper, Cooper & Co. General Contractors
Bettina Hammond, Community Advocate
Linda Hughes-Hardie, Community Advocate
Lynn Jackson, Northside Hospital
James McCoy, Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce
Jeff Stephens, Le Roy, Cole & Stephens, LLC
Kevin Tallant, Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC
Brian Tam, Tam’s Restaurants

Pursuing a NEW grant cycle!

Impressive strides have been made since inception of FCCF and we are now working to grow an endowment fund that would provide an annual grant cycle for nonprofits in Forsyth County. “We have the vision of making a local impact with local dollars as we work to better our community.” said FCCF Chair, Mary Helen McGruder. “We take pride in the fact that all of the money contributed will go into our endowed fund, the FCCF Community Fund, and pour back into Forsyth County today, tomorrow, and in perpetuity.”

Current Grant Opportunity

The Forsyth County Community Foundation currently assists in administering one competitive grant program through the Forsyth County Arts Alliance (FCAA). FCAA awards grants to organizations working to ensure the arts survive and thrive in Cumming-Forsyth County.

Donate to the FCCF Community Fund or Create Your Own Fund

You may establish your own charitable fund at FCCF, donate to any existing fund, or give to the FCCF Community Fund.

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Have a Question?

If you have questions about the Forsyth County Community Foundation, contact Michelle Prater at or 770-535-7880.

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