The Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia recently awarded 27 grants to area nonprofits at their annual grant awards celebration. Held on June 7h at The 1818 Club, the event was one of the highlights of the year for the Community Foundation. Twenty-seven grants were awarded, totaling almost $250,000! Including nonprofits who received challenge grants, the total impact being funneled into area nonprofits is $500,000.

The Community Foundation’s Good2Give Community Fund provides the funding for the grants, along with the help of the Community Foundation’s generous fundholders. The grants received are just a portion of the estimated $5 million the Community Foundation will pour into nonprofits this year, along with education programming and other support services.

“This is why we do what we do,” said Randy Redner, president and CEO of the Community Foundation. “We are surrounded by many incredible nonprofits doing incredible work each and every day. 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.

“Including this year’s grants, the Community Foundation has now donated over $80 million to worthy charities since 1985!”

The main focus of this year’s grant awards were food insufficiency, early education and homelessness. However, up to one third of the Community Foundation’s grant funding was also allocated for programs and projects outside of the focus areas, including the arts, healthcare, and more.

“Our grants committee worked tirelessly to selected our 27 nonprofit winners,” Redner said. “It was not an easy task. Additionally, our generous fundholders stepped in again, allowing us to go above and beyond so we could grant all of those 27 requests. We are so thankful for the incredibly generous community and fundholders we have!”

Anyone can give to the Community Foundation’s Good2Give Community Fund. There is no age limit or dollar amount restrictions on the fund as giving is something the Community Foundation wants the entire community involved in. To donate or learn more, visit

2018 Grant Winners


Barefoot in the Park                                                                             $5,000

Hi-Hope Service Center, Inc.                                                               $5,000

The Hudgens Center for Art and Learning                                           $25,000



HoPe (Hispanic Organization Promoting Education), Inc.                    $10,000

Mentor Me North Georgia, Inc.                                                           $3,995

Next Generation Focus, Inc.                                                                $5,000

Norcross High School                                                                                      $10,000

North Fulton Community Charities                                                      $5,000

Path Project and FCA Soccer                                                                $15,000

Single Parent Alliance and Resource Center                                         $5,000

United Way of Greater Atlanta                                                                         $10,000


Food Insufficiency

Action Ministries                                                                                  $5,000

Hands of Christ Duluth Cooperative Ministry                                       $4,000

The Lawrenceville Cooperative                                                            $15,000

North Gwinnett Co-Op                                                                                     $15,000

Nothing but the Truth, Inc.                                                                  $5,000

The Place of Forsyth County                                                                $5,000



Good Samaritan Health Center                                                                         $10,000



Eagle Ranch, Inc.                                                                                 $5,000

Family Promise Forsyth County                                                           $5,000

Family Promise of Gwinnett                                                                 $20,000

Norcross Cooperative Ministry                                                                         $5,000

Positive Impact – Safe Place                                                                 $5,000

The Salvation Army of Gwinnett                                                         $10,000

Supporting Adoption & Foster Families Together, Inc.                                    $10,000


Social Service

Corners Outreach – Industries                                                              $20,000

Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services                              $5,000



Total Amount                                                                                                  $242,995


About the Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia

The Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia began operating as the Gwinnett Foundation, Inc, a nonprofit community foundation, on March 25, 1985. It was founded by a group of community-minded citizens to receive and disburse charitable funds for an improved quality of life throughout Gwinnett County. Today, the Community Foundation manages funds held in trust, donated by individuals, organizations and businesses. For more information, visit