Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Catholic Foundation issues over $185,000 in grants

Published September 12, 2013

ATLANTA—The Catholic Foundation of North Georgia issued 32 grants totaling $185,870 for the Spring 2013 grant cycle. These grants will provide support to a variety of causes throughout the Archdiocese of Atlanta.

The following 27 grants came from the General Grants program, funded in the spring cycle by the Foundation’s Community Services Fund, the Conrads Family Education Fund, the General Fund, the Goizueta Fund, the Good Shepherd Place Elderly Housing Fund and the Nellie Dodd McAdams Fund:

Archdiocese of Atlanta, Smyrna: $5,000 to match funds designated from the Archdiocese of Atlanta to send eight priests or their staff to the 2013 International Catholic Stewardship Council conference in Dallas, Texas.

Atlanta Hospitality House, Atlanta: $1,500 to support the center’s operations.

Atlanta Mission, Atlanta: $2,500 to provide operating support for the emergency shelter and residential programs serving homeless men, women and children.

Catholic Retirement Facilities/St. Joseph Place, Atlanta: $20,000 to replace cabinets in housing units for low-income seniors.

Christ Our Hope Church, Lithonia: $3,300 to provide operating support for summer programs intended to mentor and educate youth during high-risk summer months.

Christ the King School, Atlanta: $5,000 to purchase items to upgrade the school for the Energy Efficiency Campaign.

Covenant House, Atlanta: $10,000 to renovate the new facility to house more homeless teens and young adults.

Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School, Atlanta: $25,000 to support operations and construction expenses necessary to build and operate the Cristo Rey school in Atlanta in its initial years.

Good Shepherd Services, Atlanta: $3,000 to support the victims of domestic abuse outreach and counseling services for poor and low-income women.

Hands Around the Hill, Atlanta: $2,000 to create and support a homeless men’s choir of 30 and create a holiday concert for the public., Roswell: $1,670 to host a spiritual healing retreat for veterans and their spouses at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit, Conyers.

Immaculate Heart of Mary School, Atlanta: $6,000 to purchase iPads and introduce technology to students in the K-5 classrooms.

Lifespan Resources, Atlanta: $3,200 to provide a new day program to seniors with a different level of activity, called “A New Day.”

Lyke House – Catholic Center at Atlanta University Center, Atlanta: $6,000 to fund the hiring of ministry assistants who will be responsible for representing and promoting Catholic tradition on the Atlantic University campus.

Marist School, Atlanta: $30,000 to support construction of the new academic building.

Nuestra Fe, Smyrna: $5,000 to secure an independent broadcasting studio at the Archdiocese of Atlanta for the Nuestra Fe Spanish-language Catholic radio program.

Our Lady of the Assumption School, Atlanta: $15,000 to replace the original 1950s plumbing running from the street to the main school building.

Our Lady of Victory School, Tyrone: $10,000 to improve technology integration in core classrooms and increase technology literacy by expanding available resources.

Project Open Hand, Atlanta: $2,500 to purchase fresh and nutritious ingredients for meals and nutrition services benefitting low-income clients with chronic illness or disabilities, homebound seniors and dependent children.

Senior Services North Fulton, Alpharetta: $3,000 to provide seniors with transportation to preventative and required healthcare appointments through the Transportation Options for Seniors (TOPS) program.

Sheltering Grace Ministry, Marietta: $2,500 to purchase and install ceiling, electric and air conditioning upgrades to center for a better quality experience for homeless mothers.

Sophia Academy, Atlanta: $5,000 to assist Best Curriculum and Teacher Training for Struggling Readers plan.

St. Francis of Assisi Church, Blairsville: $2,500 to fund the construction of a parish playground and install the already donated play system as centerpiece.

St. Joseph School, Marietta: $4,000 to upgrade the school’s library automation and management system.

St. Mark Church, Clarkesville: $1,500 to purchase and install closed circuit TVs for the overflow from Spanish Masses to safely view Mass from St. John Hall.

St. Michael the Archangel Church, Woodstock: $3,200 to purchase a used, commercial-grade storage refrigerator/freezer for the food pantry.

Transfiguration Church, Marietta: $2,500 to purchase and install TV monitors in five classrooms for religious education instruction to students, adults, catechists and other ministries.

The following five parish enrichment grants were awarded, funded by the General Fund:

St. Peter Chanel Church, Roswell: $1,000 to create a six-piece series of instructional manuals for youth with disabilities to learn how to be an altar server.

Transfiguration Church, Marietta: $1,000 to support the newly formed Faith & Light community program for persons with intellectual disabilities and their families.

St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Smyrna: $1,000 to support the costs of Catechist Formation Day for catechists in the North and Northwest Metro Deaneries.

Our Lady of the Mountains Church, Jasper: $1,000 to support the Totus Tuus summer program for youth grades 1-12.

St. Francis of Assisi Church, Cartersville: $1,000 to support the costs of the Catholic Relief Services Food Fast retreat for teens.

The Catholic Foundation of North Georgia encourages parishes to apply to the Parish Enrichment Grant Program for small projects and programs that enrich the parish and parish community. Guidelines for parish enrichment grants indicate that one $1,000 grant is available to a parish in each deanery.

The next deadline of the General and Parish Enrichment grant programs is 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 30. To receive the current application, please email the foundation at Applications may be submitted via email, fax or mail.