Over $300,000 in Grants Awarded!


Our annual grant awards breakfast is one of the highlights of the year. After all, it's why we do what we do. This year we awarded 28 grants totaling $303,409, the most money we've ever awarded!

Our Good2Give Community Fund provides the funding for the grants, and, with the help of fundholders, is the largest distribution for the annual grant cycle. Like last year, though, our fundholders generously gave again - allowing us to make an even bigger impact.

"This year we streamlined our grant process, asking for nonprofits to initially submit letters of intent. We had a record number of letters - 167!" said Executive Director Randy Redner. "Selected nonprofits were then asked to submit a grant application. After much deliberation, our grants committee, chaired by Julie Keeton Arnold, narrowed those down to 28 nonprofit winners.

"That's when our generous fundholders stepped in again, allowing us to go above and beyond so we could grant all of those 28 requests. We are so thankful for the incredibly generous community and fundholders we have!"

It's not too early to start giving to help meet next year's grant requests. Every dollar counts!

2017 Grant Winners

Gwinnett County Public Schools-Play to Learn: 25,000
Baggett Elementary School: 12,500
Corners Outreach: 10,000
Special Kneads: 12,800
Norcross High School Foundation for Excellence: 10,000
The Path Project: 10,000
Easter Seals North Georgia: 8,109
Hispanic Organization Promoting Education: 5,000
Jenkins Elementary School: 5,000
Next Generation Focus Inc.: 10,000

Food Insufficiency:
Lilburn Cooperative Ministry: 14,500
Norcross Cooperative Ministry: 10,000
North Gwinnett Cooperative: 5,000
treet Wise: 5,000

Bridge Atlanta Medical Center: 25,000
Gwinnett Sexual Assault & Children's Advocacy Center: 12,000
Boys & Girls Club: 5,000
Healing Grace Ministries: 5,000
Good Samaritan-Gwinnett: 5,000

Home of Hope: 27,500
Rainbow Village, Inc.: 12,500
Promise686 Inc.: 12,500
Gwinnett County Habitat for Humanity: 5,000
Partnership Against Domestic Violence: 4,000
Family Promise of Forsyth County: 5,000
The Drake House: 12,000

Non Basic Needs:
Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services: 5,000
Hudgens Center for the Arts: 25,000 (Funded by the Mary Kistner Endowment for the Arts)