The Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia held its annual grant awards celebration this week -- and gave a record $425,000 to Gwinnett-area nonprofits.
The total includes a $200,000 grant given to the capital fund for the Aurora Theatre, which will anchor a $31 million arts complex in downtown Lawrenceville.
“Our communities have so many incredible nonprofits doing life-changing, generation-changing work each and every day,” foundation CEO Randy Redner said in a news release. “To be able to support some of them in the work they do, to help them impact even more people and change even more lives -- that is part of our mission at the Community Foundation.”
The grant total is a record, but just a portion of the $5 million the foundation estimates it will contribute to area nonprofits this year. The awards were covered by the foundation’s Good2Give Community Fund, which anyone can donate to by visiting cfneg.org.
The 24 grants awarded this week were focused on education and food insufficiency. They went to the following organizations:
Asian American Resource Center, $5,000
Aurora Theatre, $200,000
Corners Outreach, $20,000
FCA Soccer ATL, $7,000
Girls Scouts of Greater Atlanta, $5,000
Gwinnett County Public Schools, $20,000
HoPe (Hispanic Organization Promoting Education), $15,000
The Hudgens Center, $25,000
Interlocking Communities, $5,000
Literacy Forsyth, $3,000
Nana Grants, $5,000
Path Project, $15,000
Paul Duke STEM High School PTSA, $5,000
Rainbow Village, $10,000
Sheltering Arms Early Education – Family Center, $5,000
Single Parent Alliance Resource Center, $5,000
Fill Ministries, $5,000
Hands of Christ Duluth Cooperative Ministry, $5,000
Lawrenceville Cooperative Ministry, $15,000
Norcross Cooperative Ministry, $5,000
North Gwinnett Co-Op, $25,000
Nothing but the Truth, Inc., $10,000
Sustainable Norcross, $5,000
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