Members of the Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia and local nonprofits at the foundation's annual grant awards celebration. SPECIAL PHOTO

Foundation awards a record $425K to Gwinnett-area nonprofits

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.”

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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: 

Education

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

LDAC,  $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 

Food Insufficiency 

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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