Grant History

Year Organization Amount ($) Description Geographic Area Served Program Area
2017 Agape Community Center (Atl) $50,000

Supports four Education Specialist positions charged with coordinating services and providing academic supports for low-income children in four APS schools within the North Atlanta High School cluster (payable over 2 years).

Metro Atlanta Education
2017 Georgia Appleseed (Atl) $175,000

Supports efforts to bolster community-wide participation to encourage ongoing PBIS implementation with fidelity (payable over 3 years).

Georgia Education
2017 Park Pride (Atl) $40,000

Operating support (payable over two years).

Metro Atlanta Environment
2017 Wormsloe Institute for Environmental History (Savannah, GA) $100,000

$1.5 million capital campaign to construct an experiential learning center in the service of UGA's Center for Research and Education at Wormsloe.

Coastal Georgia Environment
2017 Angel Flight (Chamblee, GA) $35,000

Coordination of 100 medical missions and outreach support to educate the medical community about Angel Flight's services.

Georgia Health
2017 Gateway Center (Atl) $150,000

$3 million capital campaign to renovate the Gateway facility and, in the process, improve its utility as a gateway to and core service provider of primary, oral, recuperative, and behavioral healthcare for metro Atlanta's homeless population in partnership with Mercy Care and others.

Metro Atlanta Health
2017 Georgia Center for Child Advocacy (Atl) $91,000

Supports child sexual abuse prevention coordinator for the Metro Atlanta region over two years.

Metro Atlanta Health
2017 Whitefoord Community Program (Atl) $45,000

Provides medical and dental equipment for King Middle School clinic.

Metro Atlanta Health
2017 Wholesome Wave Georgia (Atl) $30,000

Supports Fruit and Vegetable (R) Program (FVRx) which promotes affordable access to fruits, vegetables, and healthy eating in underserved communities through partnerships with healthcare providers, community organizations, and fresh produce retailers.

Metro Atlanta Health
2016 ArtsNow (Atl) $27,000

Supports development of STEAM modules for grades K-5 and professional development workshops for educators using the modules.

Georgia Education
2016 Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School (Atl) $84,000

Provides funding toward 2nd assistant program director position to support expanding teacher residency program.

Metro Atlanta Education
2016 Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education (Atl) $75,000

Supports pilot project to assist teachers, administrators, and local school systems in the systematic evaluation of student testing practices to ensure that specific assesments are useful with the intent of supporting changes to district testing policies and practices when appropriate.

Georgia Education
2016 Georgia Budget & Policy Institute (Atl) $100,000

Supports education policy analysis and communications (payable over two years).

Georgia Education
2016 Westminster Center for Teaching (Atl) $76,500

Provides support for the Atlanta K12 Design Challenge - a partnership between Atlanta independent schools, Fulton County Schools, and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design of Stanford University to build capacity for design thinking as a process for school innovation and professional development.

Metro Atlanta Education
2016 Fulton County Schools (Atl) $100,000

Supports implementation of Opportunity Culture" model in two schools. The pilot will feature the appointment of highley effective teachers as team leaders responsible for coaching and supporting other teachers by leading collaborative planning, modeling effective teaching, and providing constructive critiques.

Metro Atlanta Education
2016 Mountain Conservation Trust of Georgia (Jasper, GA) $115,000

General operating support and funding for half-time outreach and development staff position (payable over two years).

North Georgia Environment
2016 Georgia Dept of Natural Resources (Atl) $56,580

Provides private match required for a Forest Legacy grant from the U.S. Forest Service toward the conservation of an 81 acre tract in Polk County that will become part of the Paulding Forest Wildlife Management Area.

North Georgia Environment
2016 Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (Savannah, GA) $15,000

Supports the design and build of a mobile exhibit that will be used to engage and educate the public about Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary, long-term conservation of Gray's Reef, and ocean conservation in general.

Coastal Georgia Environment
2016 One Hundred Miles (Brunswick, GA) $200,000

General operating support (payable over two years).

Coastal Georgia Environment
2016 Georgia River Network (Athens, GA) $25,000

General operating support.

Georgia Environment
2016 Longleaf Alliance (Andalusia, AL) $27,264

Upgrade fundraising software.

Southeast Environment
2016 Southern Environmental Law Center (Atl) $125,000

Operating support for coastal advocacy.

Coastal Georgia Environment
2016 Jekyll Island Foundation (Jekyll Island, GA) $75,000

$3.13 capital campaign to update and expand the Jekyll Island Museum.

Coastal Georgia Environment
2016 PATH Foundation (Atl) $200,000

$51.1 million campaign ($17.1 million private fundraising goal) to expand metro Atlanta multi-use trails.

Metro Atlanta Environment
2016 Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia (Athens, GA) $158,956

Applied research designed to increase the preservation of forested wetlands in Georgia's coastal plain (payable over two years).

Coastal Georgia Environment
2016 The Nature Conservancy of Georgia (Atl) $50,000

Enables the Nature Conservancy to include Georgia in a regional effort to increase the number of underserved youth entering into natural resource professions with an emphasis on highly skilled, wildland fire fighting and prescribed fire careers while, at the same time, building capacity for prescribed fire and other restoration activities associated with the longleaf pine ecosystem.

Southeast Environment
2016 Fernbank Museum of Natural History (Atl) $150,000

$20 million capital campaign to restore, enhance, and utilize Fernbank Forest as an integrated aspect of Fernbank's programming.

Metro Atlanta Environment
2016 Easter Seals of North Georgia (Atl) $50,000

Enables expanded use of Marcus Autism Center's screening tool for children ages 16 - 30 months referred to Easter Seals of North Georgia; also supports expanded delivery of appropriate therapies for children to capture benefits of early intervention.

Metro Atlanta Health
2016 Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett (Lawrenceville, GA) $150,000

$5.5 million capital campaign to acquire, renovate, and occupy a 12,800 SF healthcare facility in order to triple the clinic's capacity.

Metro Atlanta Health
2016 Good Samaritan Health Center of Atlanta (Atl) $100,000

$1.49 million capital campaign to increase capacity for primary health care, mental health care, and the delivery of nutrition and physical fitness services.

Metro Atlanta Health
2016 Visiting Nurse Health System (Atl) $125,000

$8 million capacity building campaign to upgrade technology, provide advanced training for clinical staff, underwrite nurse residency program, and support charitable care provided by Hospice Atlanta.

Metro Atlanta Health
2016 Partners for Equity in Child & Adolescent Health, Dept. of Pediatrics at the Emory University School of Medicine (Atl) $250,000

Start-up costs for a comprehensive school-based health clinic (payable over two years).

Metro Atlanta Health
2016 Sight Savers America (Birmingham, AL) $35,000

Provides for case management and assistive technology for children with vision impairment in metro Atlanta.

Metro Atlanta Health
2016 Mercy Health Center (Chamblee, GA) $75,000

Matching gift to support a $1.5 million capital campaign to purchase the facility in which it currently resides.

North Georgia Health
2015 Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education (Atl) $35,000 General operating support. Georgia Education
2015 Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School (Atl) $225,000

Provides matching support for an i3 funded teacher residency program; involves collaboration among five schools to train & support new teachers within the Jackson cluster with a STEM emphasis (payable over three years).

Metro Atlanta Education
2015 Westminster Center for Teaching (Atl) $63,625 Phase 2, Atlanta K12 Design Challenge - a partnership between Atlanta independent schools, Fulton County Schools, and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University to build capacity for design thinking as a process for school innovation and professional development. Metro Atlanta Education
2015 Alliance Theatre at the Woodruff Arts Center (Atl) $50,000

Supports Arts for Learning Institute which provides teachers professional development focused on arts-informed pedagogies.

Metro Atlanta Education
2015 Bright from the Start: GA Dept of Early Care and Learning (Atl) $100,000

$18 million private funding campaign for DECAL's launch of Quality Rated, a program designed to assess, improve, and communicate the level of quality in childcare and early education programs.

Georgia Education
2015 Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement (Atl) $112,500

Subsidizes implementation of leadership development model in three school districts.

Georgia Education
2015 Cristo Rey Atlanta (Atl) $75,000

Supports teacher training over three years.

Metro Atlanta Education
2015 Southern Environmental Law Center (Atl) $125,000

Operating support for coastal advocacy.

Coastal Georgia Environment
2015 UGA - Carl Vinson Institute of Government (Athens, GA) $50,000

Programming to provide legislators serving on Georgia's House and Senate Natural Resources and Environment Committees with clear, unbiased, non-technical scientific and statutory background on major environmental issues facing the state.

Georgia Environment
2015 Chastain Park Conservancy (Atl) $30,000 $2.43 million capital campaign to improve pedestrian safety (PATH widening, traffic calming). Metro Atlanta Environment
2015 Mountain Conservation Trust of Georgia (Jasper, GA) $75,000

General operating support.

North Georgia Environment
2015 The Conservation Fund (Atl) $93,000 Assist with hiring of longleaf forester by the Georgia Forest Commission (payable over two years). South Georgia Environment
2015 Savannah River Clean Water Fund (Greenville, SC) $25,000 General operating support for a land conservation effort to protect water quality in the Lower Savannah River watershed (with the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities acting as fiscal agent). Southeast Environment
2015 Georgia Forest Watch (Dahlonega, GA) $25,300

Partially underwrites the work of a forest ecologist in 2016 as he leads research and preparation for anticipated release of draft 15 year management plan for the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest in Georgia.

North Georgia Environment
2015 Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences (Manomet, MA) $225,000

Development, implementation, and evaluation of site specific recommendations for coastal engineering practices that impact habitat most important to shorebird migration, breeding, and wintering with an emphasis on Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina (payable over three years).

Southeast Environment
2015 Trees Atlanta (Atl) $50,000

$4.8 million capital campaign to extend the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum, accelerate tree planting, expand conservation efforts, and enhance education programs.

Metro Atlanta Environment
2015 Friends of Disabled Adults and Children, Too! Inc. (Atl) $30,000 Assist with purchase of new box truck. Georgia Health
2015 Georgia Dental Association (Atl) $20,000 2015 Georgia Mission of Mercy, two day free dental clinic event for under/uninsured adults. Georgia Health
2015 Ben Massell Dental Clinic (Atl) $35,000

Assist with research to better understand impact of oral health care on general health of clinic's patients as part of long-term effort to more effectively triage, treat, and refer.

Metro Atlanta Health
2015 The Auditory-Verbal Center, Inc. (Atl) $40,000 Assist with salary support for new bilingual Speech Language Pathologist to bridge period before work is eligible to receive Medicaid reimbursement. Metro Atlanta Health
2015 Wellspring Living Inc. (Atl) $20,000 Assist with launch of community based treatment and vocational training for victims of domestic sex trafficking in partnership with Metro Atlanta YMCA and Randstad, Inc. Metro Atlanta Health
2015 Center for the Visually Impaired (Atl; fiscal agent) $100,000

Enables six low vision service providers contracted by Georgia through "Project Independence" to purchase next generation assistive devices and technology to demonstrate appropriate options to help visually impaired seniors maintain independence.

Georgia Health
2015 Salvation Army (Atl) $40,000

Underwrite cost of counseling sessions for female victims of commercial sexual exploitation.

Metro Atlanta Health
2015 Mercy Care Foundation (Atl) $150,000

$14.4 million capital campaign to construct a 45,000 SF health clinic in Chamblee to replace a much smaller leased facility that opened in 2001 and operates at capacity.

Metro Atlanta Health
2015 All About Developmental Disabilities (Decatur, GA) $45,000

Development and implementation of program to promote oral health among the developmentally disabled.  A portion of funding will underwrite emergency dental care for clients.

Metro Atlanta Health
2015 Georgia Center for Nonprofits (Atl) $35,000 Assist with redevelopment of Opportunity Knocks into a more robust online human resources platform. National Non-Focus
2015 Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta (Atl) $30,000

General operating support (for allocation over three years).

Metro Atlanta Non-Focus
2015 Foundation Center - Atlanta (Atl) $15,000

Operating support (payable over 3 years).

Metro Atlanta Non-Focus
2014 Captain Planet Foundation (Atl) $75,000 Development of K-12 Science curriculum that uses environmental science as a metadiscipline and will employ project based learning; roll-out will include teacher training. Georgia Education
2014 Georgia Budget & Policy Institute (Atl) $100,000

Assist with Education policy analysis and communications (payble over two years).

Georgia Education
2014 KIPP Metro Atlanta Collaborative (Atl) $100,000

Teacher induction residency program.

Metro Atlanta Education
2014 Our House, Inc. (Decatur, GA) $75,000 $2.2 million capital campaign to provide resources and renovations necessary to absorb and operate Genesis Shelter. Metro Atlanta Education
2014 Westminster Center for Teaching (Atl) $100,000 Phase 2, Atlanta K12 Design Challenge - a partnership between Atlanta independent schools, Fulton County Schools, and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University to build capacity for design thinking as a process for school innovation and professional development. Metro Atlanta Education
2014 Marcus Autism Center (Atl) $150,000 Pilot program in North Central Georgia to provide school wide professional development for faculty and staff for more effective interaction, teaching, and support for students on the Autism spectrum. North Georgia Education
2014 The Georgia Conservancy (Atl) $75,000 Land Conservation Initiative to assist private landowners in utilizing conservation incentive programs with a focus on coastal Georgia. Georgia Environment
2014 Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources (Atl) $50,000

Conservation of 210 acres critical to maintaining contiguous buffers along Amicalola Creek and its tributaries within the Etowah watershed and Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area.

North Georgia Environment
2014 Georgia Center for Child Advocacy (Atl) $91,000 Regional Coordinator for Metro Atlanta to create and manage county-wide child sexual abuse prevention initiatives in Cobb, Cherokee, DeKalb, Douglas, Fulton, Gwinnett and Rockdale Counties. Metro Atlanta Health
2014 Skyland Trail (Atl) $100,000 $18 million capital campaign for primary health clinic expansion and construction of new facility to serve young adults ages 18 - 26. Metro Atlanta Health
2014 Foundation Center - Atlanta (Atl) $5,000 General operating support. Southeast Non-Focus