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