2016 Grant Award Recipients

Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia Awards More than $285,000 in Grants


At this year’s annual Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia grants awards celebration held on May 2 at The 1818 Club, the Community Foundation awarded $288,000 to 24 deserving non profits.


“We are thrilled to be able to help so many worthy organizations,” said Randy Redner, executive director of the Community Foundation. “The work they do here in Gwinnett and the surrounding areas is incredible and it’s our desire to help them even more in the coming years.”


Each January the Community Foundation issues a call for grants. This year the organization received a record-breaking number of applications.


“To help meet that need, a number of our fund holders gave generously to help us supersize our ability to grant requests. Because of them we were able to give $100,000 more than last year,” Redner said. “We are incredibly thankful for our fund holders and everyone who gave, including through our Good2Give fund, enabling us to directly impact many lives throughout our community!”


As part of the selection process, the Community Foundation’s  grants committee spent eight weeks carefully considering each application.


“The members of our 2016 Grants Committee took their role very seriously and put many hours into this process,” said Dave Bearchell, chairman of the grants committee. “I want to thank them for their time, energy and effort they put into our grants selections this year. There were so many worthy applications, and we had a tough task selecting the ones that were the best fit for our grant cycle this year.”


2016 Grant Winners

Abba House
Annandale Village
Clinic for Education, Treatment and Prevention of Addiction, Inc.
Duluth Co-Op | Hands of Christ
Family Promise of Gwinnett
FCA Soccer
Forsyth County Family Haven
Friends of Gwinnett Senior Services
Georgia Gwinnett College
Gwinnett Children's Shelter
Helping Mamas
Hi-Hope Service Center
Hudgens Center for the Arts
Interlocking Communities
Lawrenceville Co-op
Lilburn Co-op
Norcross Cooperative Ministry
Peachtree Christian Hospice
Ser Familia
Single Parent Alliance and Resource Center
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
SPARK United Way Gwinnett
The PATH Project
Uniting Hope 4 Children