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Our 2018 Grant Cycle has Closed

Our 2018 primary areas of focus are: Basic Needs (Housing and Food Insufficiency), Education, Healthcare and the Arts. However, up to one third of our funding may be allocated for programs and projects which fall outside those focus areas.

The Community Foundation will fund approximately $200,000 in general grants to nonprofit organizations serving the northeast Georgia region. The Foundation Grants Committee will consider sustaining grants up to $5,000 and impact grants up to $25,000. For 2018, in order to fully leverage our resources, all general grant awards greater than $5,000 will be challenge grants. These grants will provide valuable resources that will help to create sustainability and permanency in the nonprofit sector. We are excited to support, engage, and prosper our nonprofit partners.


Our Process

The Community Foundation seeks to leverage opportunities in the region where a moderate amount of grant money can achieve a significant result. We look for proposals from organizations with a well-planned approach to issues and needs, with a demonstrated base of support, committed leadership, and the involvement of individuals with the skills necessary to carry out the work. We are interested in those organizations that can demonstrate that they have planned their projects in light of overall community need. The fields of interest covered by our grants are social services, education, community and civic affairs, arts and culture, and health.

A request which asks the Community Foundation to provide a portion of a project will generally receive greater priority than one which looks to it as the single funding source. A typical grant amount is $2,000 to $5,000, although we sometimes give larger impact grants.

The Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia believes philanthropy can play an important role in improving the quality of life and in helping to build an inclusive, caring and vibrant community. Through gifts our donors make that are unrestricted or targeted to a specific field of interest, we are able to fund a variety of community initiatives each year that are helping us help you in making a difference.




To learn more about how the Community Foundation works with nonprofits, contact Randy Redner at

2017 Grant Recipients

  • Baggett Elementary School
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Bridge Atlanta Medical Center
  • Corners Outreach
  • Easter Seals North Georgia
  • Family Promise of Forsyth County
  • Good Samaritan-Gwinnett
  • Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services
  • Gwinnett County Habitat for Humanity
  • Gwinnett County Public Schools-Play to Learn
  • Gwinnett Sexual Assault & Children’s Advocacy Center
  • Healing Grace Ministries
  • Hispanic Organization Promoting Education
  • Home of Hope
  • Hudgens Center for the Arts
  • Jenkins Elementary School
  • Lilburn Cooperative Ministry
  • Next Generation Focus Inc.
  • Norcross Cooperative Ministry
  • Norcross High School Foundation for Excellence
  • North Gwinnett Cooperative
  • Partnership Against Domestic Violence
  • Promise686 Inc.
  • Rainbow Village, Inc.
  • Special Kneads
  • Street Wise
  • The Drake House
  • The Path Project

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