Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Catholic Foundation announces fall grant recipients

Published January 23, 2014

ATLANTA—For the fall 2013 grant cycle, the Catholic Foundation of North Georgia awarded 29 general grants totaling $92,100, and 10 parish enrichment grants totaling $10,000. According to Nancy Coveny, executive director of the Catholic Foundation, the foundation received its greatest number of requests to date during this grant cycle. Forty-four applications totaling just over $440,000 in requests for the general grants program were received, as well as 10 applications requesting $10,000 for parish enrichment grants program.

The Catholic Foundation of North Georgia is pleased to announce the following fall 2013 general grant awards:

Senior Connections, Atlanta: $5,300 toward the purchase of a natural gas vehicle to deliver bulk meals to meal service provider partners (awarded from the Care for the Elderly Fund).

Asian American Resource Center, Duluth: $2,000 to support the housing program’s case management, salary and transportation costs (awarded from the Community Services Fund).

Athens Nurses Clinic, Athens: $2,000 to increase access to wellness and prevention programs, time devoted to walk-in patients, and daily operating hours (awarded from the Community Services Fund).

Atlanta Pregnancy Resource Center, Tucker: $1,000 to provide educational programming and outreach targeting abortion-minded fathers to engage them in the pregnancy and save babies from abortion (awarded from the Community Services Fund).

Community Friendship, Inc., Atlanta: $2,000 for general operating support for outreach services  to men and women with mental health issues in the Atlanta area (awarded from the Community Services Fund).

Crossroads Community Ministries, Atlanta: $5,000 to provide operational support of the Housing Solutions Program for disabled men and homeless women and children (awarded from the Community Services Fund).

Family Promise of Cobb County, Marietta: $5,000 to support the hiring of a full-time director to start the emergency shelter for homeless families (awarded from the Community Services Fund).

Interfaith Outreach Home, Doraville: $2,500 to provide operating support for the transitional housing program while the program seeks self-sufficiency without government funding (awarded from the Community Services Fund).

Jerusalem House, Atlanta: $2,500 to provide operating costs in support services for individuals  living with AIDS and their families, utilities, building maintenance and program staff after notice of reduced government funding (awarded from the Community Services Fund).

Mercy Housing Southeast, Atlanta: $2,500 to support resident services for youth ages 5-18 at two affordable family housing properties (awarded from the Community Services Fund).

Ser Familia, Acworth: $1,500 to support the “Strengthening Families” program in four parishes in 2014 (awarded from the Community Services Fund).

Mercy Senior Care, Rome: $2,500 to provide general operating support for the adult day health program (awarded from the Community Services Fund).

Archdiocese of Atlanta, Office of Disability Ministries, Smyrna: $3,000 to send volunteer American Sign Language Interpreters to Religious American Sign Language Week (awarded from the General Fund).

Monastery of the Holy Spirit, Conyers: $2,500 to provide the costs of marketing the annual Healing for Veterans Retreat and producing a video highlighting past retreats (awarded from the General Fund).

P.A.T.H. (Post Abortion Treatment & Healing), Chamblee: $2,250 to provide education, training and a spiritual retreat to volunteer facilitators, and to support the costs of a booth at a conference for women in the military (awarded from the General Fund).

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Georgia, Atlanta: $1,000 to support the national annual meeting to be held in Atlanta in September 2014 (awarded from the General Fund).

St. Andrew Church, Roswell: $4,250 to repair the bus and transportation costs associated with providing services for families served by the St. Martin de Porres ministry (awarded from the General Fund).

St. Gabriel Church, Fayetteville: $5,000 to upgrade technology capability in the religious education program (awarded from the General Fund).

Archdiocese of Atlanta, Office of Stewardship, Smyrna: $5,000 to support the 2014 Eucharistic Congress, “Go and Make Disciples.” (This grant is awarded from the General Fund and will be matched with an additional $5,000 sponsorship from the Catholic Foundation of North Georgia.)

The Georgia Bulletin, Archdiocese of Atlanta, Smyrna: $4,300 to support the collaboration with the Archdiocese Office of Archives and Records to digitize and preserve the extensive analog photograph collection of all of the priests in the history of the Archdiocese (awarded from the Goizueta Fund).

Catholic Charities Atlanta, Smyrna: $5,000 to provide a portion of the funds needed to purchase a comprehensive web-based client database tracking system (awarded from the Goizueta Fund).

Corpus Christi Church, Stone Mountain: $1,000 to support an assessment and master plan of necessary repairs and renovations needed for parish buildings (awarded from the Goizueta Fund).

Emory University Aquinas Center of Theology, Atlanta: $1,000 to support costs associated with the parish education program (awarded from the Goizueta Fund).

Holy Redeemer School, Johns Creek: $2,000 to replace outdated interactive white boards (awarded from the Goizueta Fund).

St. Francis of Assisi Church, Cartersville: $3,000 for general operating costs, books and materials for parish ESL classes for Hispanic parishioners (awarded from the Goizueta Fund).

St. Paul of the Cross Church, Atlanta: $3,000 to renovate and expand the restrooms in the school building to be handicapped accessible and to enable adults to use the building for parish activities (awarded from the Goizueta Fund).

St. Paul the Apostle Church, Cleveland: $4,000 to purchase furniture for the new Catholic Education and Community Center on the campus (awarded from the Goizueta Fund).

St. Peter Claver Regional School, Decatur: $8,000 toward the purchase of interactive SMART boards, including installation, maintenance and training for teachers (awarded from the Goizueta Fund).

YouthSpark, Atlanta: $4,000 to support efforts to end child sex trafficking through the PREVENTION program for young girls (awarded from the Goizueta Fund).

The Catholic Foundation of North Georgia is pleased to announce the following fall 2013 parish enrichment grant awards, all for $1,000 each from the General Fund:

Prince of Peace Church, Flowery Branch: to purchase tools to support the sacramental preparation of individuals with special needs.

St. Anna Church, Monroe: to send an adult to accompany youth on pilgrimage to Nicaragua in collaboration with Amigos for Christ.

St. Catherine of Siena Church, Kennesaw: to develop, train and implement the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Montessori model into the religious education program.

St. Francis of Assisi Church, Cartersville: to provide a course of “Intensive Spanish Grammar for Spanish Speakers” for youth who speak Spanish but do not know how to write or read Spanish.

St. Helena Church, Clayton: to purchase written materials and DVDs to enhance the learning experience for the religious education program.

St. James the Apostle Church, McDonough: to construct robes for the Holy Innocents Children’s Choir.

St. Mary’s Church, Rome: to purchase materials for the parish school of religion middle school curriculum and the early learning readiness program.

St. Oliver Plunkett Church, Snellville: to purchase learning materials for preschool programs.

St. Philip Benizi Church, Jonesboro: to support the English as a Second Language program.

St. Stephen the Martyr Church, Lilburn: to support the annual summer Life Teen Mission Week for the year 2014.

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.