Community Foundation picks its Grassroots grant recipientsFrom Staff Reports
Five Coweta County area organizations and programs have been selected by the board of directors of the Coweta Community Foundation to receive a total of $4,600 from its 2012 Grassroots Campaign in recognition and support of local area organizational efforts through grant awards of $1,000 or less.
“The variety of grant submission programs for Grassroots was really exciting this year, and once again, we’re delighted to partner with those who are doing important work in our community,” said CCF Chair Amy Sweet. “These winning organizations inspire us and make a positive impact on the quality of life for all Coweta County citizens.”
• Atkinson Elementary School ($600) to provide a single classroom of Kindle readers to enhance reading skills.
• Boy Scouts Troop 2193, Sean McCarthy, Life Scout ($1,000) to construct a bat habitat at the Coweta County Fairground to encourage organic bug population control and bat habitat learning opportunities for citizens.
• Coweta County Commission on Veterans Affairs ($1,000) toward implementation of the 2012 Veterans’ Muster III — recognizing post-Vietnam conflict servicemen and women.
• Habitat for Humanity ($1,000) for its “A Brush With Kindness” program that helps low-income, Coweta County homeowners make minor exterior repairs to their homes.
• Welcome House ($1,000) for training of formerly-abused female residents to help them learn important life skills such as budgeting, purchasing, job interviewing, and more.
CCF’s funding interests include, but are not limited to women’s and children’s issues, public safety, education, and the arts. CCF maintains a broad and ongoing grants program which does not discriminate with regard to race, sex, religion, national origin, handicap, familial status or age.
Established in 1997 by the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce, CCF exists to help make the quality of life better for all Coweta County citizens. As a 501(c)3 organization governed by an entirely volunteer-staffed board of directors, CCF’s primary goal is to accept, manage and disperse gifts and bequests from individuals, organizations, corporations, and estates.
Contact CCF to learn how you can leave a legacy to touch your community. Visit the CCF website at www.cowetafoundation.org or call 770-253-1833.