A $6,500.00 grant to fund the building of a community walking track for the Southside Family Y, which will create a legacy of health for generations to come from the youngest to oldest individuals.
Girl Scouts, CSRA
A $7,500.00 grant to provide Girl Scout Program activities for girls living in low income housing authority units in Richmond, Aiken, and Edgefield Counties.
Hale Foundation, Inc.
A $12,500.00 grant to provide a 30 day alcohol and drug abuse recovery program for approximately 20 men. This program is a 12-step educational program teaching men how to live a life of sobriety.
Heritage Academy Hope House
A $15,000.00 grant to provide scholarships to low-income families who are unable to afford private Christian education otherwise.
A $7,500.00 grant to provide a residential Therapeutic Childcare Program designed for newborns, infants, toddlers and children under the age of 13, whose mothers are in long-term treatment at Hope House for the disease of addiction.
Interfaith Hospitality Network of Augusta, Inc.
A $15,000.00 grant to provide operational expenses for the Children's Day Shelter and the Day Center. IHNA serves homeless children in the CSRA and their families by helping families to recover from the causes of their homelessness.
Jud C. Hickey Center for Alzheimer's Care
A $15,000.00 grant to provide financial assistance for qualifying participants within the CSRA to attend the Adult Day Care and In-Home Respite programs. Patients will receive activities to stimulate cognitive thinking, assistance with daily care needs, as well as support for families and caregivers.
Koinonia Community Development Corp., Inc.
A $15,000.00 grant to fund Camp Koinonia, a summer program giving children, especially in East Augusta, a place to go during the summer months. The camp will also provide job opportunities for senior citizens, allowing those who have no air conditioning a cool place to be as well as income. Staff will also include college and high school students.
Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History
A $7,500.00 grant to provide Foundations, a program for students throughout the CSRA, designed to introduce them to the world of business while developing critical thinking skills needed to be competitive in their field of interest.
Lutheran Services of Georgia, Inc.
A $15,000.00 grant to provide emergency child care subsidies to families experiencing short-term difficulties in paying for care.
Miracle Making Ministries
A $15,000.00 grant to provide prescriptive medication assistance, health monitoring devices, support of patient education and services, as well as non-medical patient support services.
National Science Center, Inc.
A $15,000.00 grant to assist in starting the NASA Explorer Schools program with at least two local schools. Once entered into this program, NASA will provide funding and resources to these schools for three years. This grant will also assist in developing one-week summer camps into month-long astronomy-based summer enrichment programs for the newly established Explorer schools at three levels.
New Bethlehem Community Center
A $15,000.00 grant to continue offering programs for people of all ages in the Bethlehem Community. Programs include an after school program, a seniors program, parenting classes, computer classes, a food pantry, and organized recreational activities.
Prevent Blindness Georgia
A $5,820.00 grant to provide vision screening for 1,000 additional children in Richmond County and surrounding areas.
Public Education Partners Wimberly House Ministries, Inc.
A $10,000.00 grant to implement a hands-on math/science learning curriculum at Schofield Middle School.
Specifically, the grant will fund student workstations including the module's curriculum, books, materials, and equipment.
A $5,000.00 grant to continue therapeutic counseling and the Senior's Day Out programs. Therapeutic counseling services are contracted through the Center for Care and Counseling at $65 per session, but charging fees based on a sliding scale of $1 per $1,000 of annual gross income. The grant funds will be used to pay the difference of the negotiated fee with CCC and the actual charge. Grant funds will also be used to cover the expenses of the Senior's Day Out Programs which are offered at no charge to the clients.
The Community Foundations unrestricted grant making focuses on Education; Health; Children, Youth & Family Services; Arts/Cultural; Community Development; Environmental Services; Civic Affairs and Human Services.
If you would like additional information regarding these awards, or about The Community Foundation, please contact R. Lee Smith, Jr. at 706-724-1314, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.