Grant History

Year Organization Amount ($) Description Geographic Area Served Program Area
2018 Learn4Life (Atl) $100,000

Supports collective impact initiative made up of school districts, communities, businesses, and non-profits in which data is used to identify best practices at key milestones in a student's education and the scaling of those solutions to address academic achievement and workforce readiness in metro Atlanta (payable over 2 years).

Metro Atlanta Education
2018 Marcus Autism Center, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta $180,000

Supports deployment of professional development and coaching focused on social emotional engagement to DeKalb County School District personnel, Metro East Georgia Learning Resource Systems, Metropolitan RESA and 12 elementary schools in Southwest DeKalb County to assist teachers in creating an inclusive classroom in which both neuro-typical and atypical students can thrive.

Metro Atlanta Education
2018 Junior Achievement of Georgia (Atl) $100,000

Supports professional development for teachers preparing for service within JA Academies, Junior Achievement's redesigned approach to high school education that features project based business challenges delivered through an interdisciplinary case study methodology.

Metro Atlanta Education
2018 Captain Planet Foundation (Atl) $100,000

Supports implementation of GA's recently adopted K12 science standards through delivery of a year-long professional development program that uses a 3-dimensional environmental phenomena-based science curriculum to help teachers master student-centered, inquiry-based pedagogy. The 75 strategically located participants will be charged with supporting their local peers by redeploying training. Grant funds also establish a state-wide lending library for durable lab/field equipment.

Georgia Education
2018 TNTP, Inc (New York, NY) $300,000

Supports required local matching funds for a $7.8 million Education Innovation & Research grant focused on professional development fo 11 school-based leadership teams charged with turning around under-performing schools in APS (payable over 3 years).

Metro Atlanta Education
2018 The Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership (Atl) $50,000

Assists with increased costs associated with facilitation team transition (payable over 2 years).

Georgia Environment
2018 The Nature Conservancy (Atl) $75,000

Enables The Nature Conservancy to include Georgia in a regional effort to increase the number of underserved youth entering 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.

Georgia Environment
2018 The Conservation Fund (Atl) $28,962

The Longleaf Partnership Council is a coalition of public agencies, nonprofit organizations, the forest industry, and private landowners with the common interest of restoring longleaf pine forests in the southeastern United States.  The Conservation Fund will use grant funds for expenses related to the Council's 2019 program year convenings and production of its Range-wide Accomplishment Report.

South Environment
2018 Georgia Conservancy (Atl) $75,000

Supports development of a state-wide education and outreach plan that will enable and foster collaboration among the land trust community in its efforts to conserve priority lands listed on Georgia's State-wide Action Plan.

Georgia Environment
2018 Georgia Wildlife Federation (Covington, GA) $100,000

Supports a public awareness campaign focused on educating Georgia citizens on the importance of land conservation, outdoor recreation, and resource protection.

Georgia Environment
2018 Mountain Conservation Trust (Jasper, GA) $30,000

General operating support.

Northwest Georgia Environment
2018 Georgia Dental Association Foundation (Atl) $20,000

Supports two-day, free dental clinic in which volunteers provide cleanings, restorative care and oral surgery to approximately 2,000 low-income patients.

Georgia Health
2018 Our House (Atl) $68,000

Supports renovation of shelter facility serving homeless families with newborns by adding private bathrooms to residential units.

Metro Atlanta Health
2018 Georgia Center for Child Advocacy (Atl) $40,000

Provides up to $40,000 to support an updated strategic plan focused on GCCA's child sexual abuse prevention efforts.

Georgia Health
2018 Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation (Chamblee, GA) $107,800

Provides support for Longleaf training academies and additional administration/accounting personnel (payable over 2 years).

Southeast Health
2018 Wholesome Wave Georgia (Atl) $50,000

Supports integration of the Fruit & Vegetable Prescription program (FVRx®) into care plan for patients of the Grady Health System.

Metro Atlanta Health
2018 Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council (Savannah, GA) $50,000

Provides stop-gap funding to maintain a mobile enrollment specialist position under the Coastal Campaign for Healthy Kids which helps families enroll their eligible children in Medicaid or PeachCare.

Coastal Georgia Health
2018 Foundation for Rhodes Homes (Brookhaven, GA) $125,000

Supports renovation of patient rooms and nurses' station to complement organizational shift from an institutional to person-directed model of care.

Metro Atlanta Health
2018 Good Samaritan Health Center of Cobb (Marietta, GA) $75,000

Supports reconfiguration of existing clinic footprint to allow for more exam rooms and increase service capacity.

Metro Atlanta Health
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 district specific community engagement to bolster stakeholder support for PBIS implementation with fidelity (payable over 3 years).

Georgia Education
2017 Fulton County Schools (Atl) $80,000

Supports continued development of an "Expanded Impact Teacher" model to create a career ladder for exemplary teachers willing to assume teacher leader responsibilities; in partnership with Public Impact (www.opportunityculture.org).

Metro Atlanta Education
2017 Purpose Built Schools Atlanta (Atl) $150,000

Supports development of a "Teacher Leader" career path focused on retaining excellent teachers in the classroom within APS partner schools (payable over 2 years).

Metro Atlanta Education
2017 Alliance Theatre Institute (Atl) $50,000

Supports the Alliance Institute which provides teachers professional development focused on evidence based, arts-informed pedagogies.

Metro Atlanta Education
2017 Atlanta Speech School (Atl) $175,000

Supports content development for K-3 curriculum to help pre- and in-service teachers improve their practice for optimal early language and literacy development.

United States Education
2017 Relay Graduate School of Education [Fiscal Agent: redefinED Atlanta] $300,000

Supports launch of Relay's graduate teacher residency program in Atlanta in partnership with Atlanta Public Schools and KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools (payable over 3 years).

Metro Atlanta Education
2017 Park Pride (Atl) $40,000

Operating support (payable over 2 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 Southern Environmental Law Center (Atl) $150,000

Operating support for coastal advocacy in Georgia.

Coastal Georgia Environment
2017 UGA - Carl Vinson Institute of Government (Athens, GA) $50,000

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

Georgia Environment
2017 Savannah River Clean Water Fund (Augusta, GA) $50,000

General operating support (payable over 2 years).

Central Savannah River Environment
2017 Angel Flight (Chamblee, GA) $35,000

Underwrites 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
2017 Emory School of Medicine - Urban Health Initiative (Atl) $105,000

Underwrites launch of oral health initiative housed in a new school-based health center located at Hollis Innovation Academy in partnership with HEALing Community Center.

Metro Atlanta Health
2017 CHRIS 180 (Atl) $100,000

$12 million capital campaign to expand campus, upgrade facilities, and launch integrated health clinic in partnership with Mercy Care.

Metro Atlanta Health
2017 Dentistry for the Developmentally Disabled Foundation (Atl) $25,000

Supports replacement of worn dental and office equipment for dental clinic serving developmentally disabled patients.

Metro Atlanta Health
2017 National Center for Family Philanthropy (Washington, DC) $10,000

Supports upgrades needed to make NCFP's online Knowledge Center an open access resource for giving families.

United States Non-Focus
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

Supplorts implementation of "Opportunity Culture" model in two schools.  The pilot will feature the appointment of highly 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).

Northwest 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 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 (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 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 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 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 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