Community Foundation gives grants to 11 local nonprofits

By Maria Saporta

Eleven metro nonprofits are in celebration mode.

The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta has awarded 11 grants totaling $765,000 to nonprofits for general operating support in helping those organizations make a difference in the community.

The “Common Good Funds” are unrestricted, giving the nonprofit organizations maximum flexibility to spend those dollars where they are most needed.

“These investments are needed in our region during a time when nonprofits are experiencing demand for services and government funding is being cut,” Alicia Philipp, president of the Community Foundation, said in a statement. “We specifically invested in these nonprofits because of their ability to make a significant impact.”

The organizations that received the grant dollars are as follows:

Atlanta Humane Society in Fulton County — $75,000

Atlanta Micro Fund Inc. in Fulton County — $22,500

Auditory Verbal Center in DeKalb — $75,000 over two years

Creative Community Service in Gwinnett — $90,000 over two years

Georgia Appleseed in Fulton — $80,000 over two years

Good Samaritan Health Center of Cobb — $102,500 over two years

North Fulton Child Development Association in Fulton — $75,000

Rainbow Village in Gwinnett — $85,000 over two years

Scottdale Child Development & Family Resource Center in DeKalb — $95,000 over two years

St. Jude’s Recovery Center in Fulton — $50,000

Youth Ensemble of Atlanta in Fulton — $15,000

Maria Saporta, Editor, is a longtime Atlanta business, civic and urban affairs journalist with a deep knowledge of our city, our region and state.  Since 2008, she has written a weekly column and news stories for the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Prior to that, she spent 27 years with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, becoming its business columnist in 1991. Maria received her Master’s degree in urban studies from Georgia State and her Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Boston University. Maria was born in Atlanta to European parents and has two young adult children.

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