Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Catholic Foundation announces grant recipients from spring cycle

Published September 4, 2014

ATLANTA— The Catholic Foundation of North Georgia is pleased to announce the following spring 2014 grants of 35 general awards and parish enrichment grants, totaling $175,400.

According to Nancy Coveny, executive director, the Catholic Foundation received 44 applications totaling just over $470,000 in requests for the general grants program, as well as six applications requesting $6,000 for the parish enrichment grants program.

The general grant awards are as follows.

Archdiocese of Atlanta, Office of Permanent Diaconate, Smyrna: $4,000 to purchase five projectors and carts for use in the Diaconate Formation Program (awarded from the Goizueta Fund).

Archdiocese of Atlanta, Office of Stewardship, Smyrna: $5,000 to provide scholarships for priests to attend the International Catholic Stewardship Conference in Orlando, Florida (awarded from the General Fund).

Atlanta Children’s Shelter, Atlanta: $5,000 to support the nationally accredited Early Childhood Education and Comprehensive Social Services Programs (awarded from the Community Services Fund).

Atlanta Mission, Atlanta: $2,000 to support operations of My Sister’s House (emergency shelter, personal development, GED courses, etc.) for homeless women (awarded from the Community Services Fund).

Buckhead Christian Ministry, Atlanta: $2,500 to provide client housing support and professional case management for The 70/30 Project to prevent homelessness (awarded from the Community Services Fund).

CareNet Pregnancy Resource Center, Atlanta: $4,000 to support the salary of the full-time clinical manager (awarded from the Community Services Fund).

Cathedral of Christ the King, Atlanta: $1,500 to properly record and bind nine years of sacramental records (awarded from the General Fund).

Catholic Charities Atlanta, Smyrna: $5,000 to support the aging Spanish-speaking community in Gwinnett County through access to services, public health records and Powerful Tools for Caregivers workshops (awarded from the Nellie Dodd McAdams Fund).

Catholic Housing Initiatives (St. Joseph’s Place), Atlanta: $20,500 to continue replacing cabinets in the retirement facilities for low-income elderly (awarded from the Good Shepherd Place Elderly Housing Fund).

Christ Our Hope Church, Lithonia: $4,500 to support a year-round mentoring and tutoring program for at-risk youth of the parish (awarded from the Goizueta Fund).

Community Assistance Center, Sandy Springs: $2,500 to support the emergency assistance program to help people struggling to keep their homes (awarded from the Community Services Fund).

Families First, Atlanta: $2,500 for general operating support for their 11 programs that help provide stability to children, youth and families (awarded from the Goizueta Fund).

Fragile Kids Foundation, Atlanta: $2,500 to purchase a Covaid pediatric stroller (wheelchair) for the loaned equipment program (awarded from the Community Services Fund). This item is needed by many, who are currently on a waiting list.

Hands Around the Hill, Atlanta: $2,500 to support the continuation and expansion of the Homeless Men’s Choir to include guests of the Gateway Homeless Center (awarded from the Community Services Fund).

Holy Family Church, Marietta: $1,500 to support the costs of providing annual Catechist Formation Day to North and Northwest Deanery, which serves over 750 participants from 21 parishes (awarded from the General Fund).

L’Arche Atlanta, Decatur: $2,000 to provide $1,000 each in continuing education and professional and spiritual development for full-time staff (awarded from the General Fund).

Life Teen Inc., Atlanta and Tiger: $5,000 to build a covered dining area connected to the main dining hall to accommodate the overflow of teens attending the retreat center (awarded from the General Fund).

Notre Dame Academy, Duluth: $35,000 to support phase I of the school’s expansion to include 9th through 12th grades (awarded from the Conrads Fund).

Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Atlanta: $3,000 to provide tuition assistance to up to 40 participants to attend two weekend workshops in the Instituto Fe y Vida (awarded from the Goizueta Fund).

Pinecrest Academy, Cumming: $5,000 to implement the Energy in the Environment and Medical Detectives modules as part of the expansion of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) programming for middle school students (awarded from the Conrads Fund).

Pregnancy Aid Clinic, Hapeville: $4,000 to purchase an internal probe to perform ultrasounds on women in need to prevent abortions (awarded from the General Fund).

Prevent Blindness Georgia, Atlanta: $2,500 to provide vision screenings for children in lottery-funded, public and private preschools in North Georgia (awarded from the Goizueta Fund).

Senior Services North Fulton, Alpharetta: $1,400 to provide seniors with transportation to preventive and required healthcare appointments through their Transportation Options Program for Seniors (TOPS) (awarded from the Nellie Dodd McAdams Fund).

Sophia Academy, Atlanta: $5,000 to provide iPad and Promethian smart board training for teachers (awarded from the Conrads Fund).

St. Brendan the Navigator Church, Cumming: $2,500 to support the Our Family GED Preparation program for immigrant families (awarded from the Goizueta Fund).

St. John Neumann School, Lilburn: $10,000 to purchase 30 Windows-based tablets, wireless access and a mobile cart for teachers to bring technology directly into the classrooms (awarded from the Conrads Fund).

St. Joseph Church (for Athens Catholic Radio), Athens: $5,000 to provide start-up costs for broadcasting (transmission and studio) equipment, office supplies and contractor fees for the new radio station (awarded from the Goizueta Fund).

St. Joseph School, Marietta: $5,000 to purchase and install surveillance cameras and improved LED lighting for increased security on campus (awarded from the Conrads Fund).

St. Jude the Apostle School, Sandy Springs: $10,000 to provide staff training and purchase the required software and hardware necessary for the school’s Idea Lab (formerly known as the Computer Lab) (awarded from the Conrads Fund).

St. Luke the Evangelist Church, Dahlonega: $1,000 to support the St. Luke’s high school youth group service trip to Charleston, South Carolina, with Catholic Heart Work Camp in August 2014 (awarded from the General Fund).

The Community School, Decatur: $2,500 to support the school program and the Young Adults in Transition Program, all of which help adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorders (awarded from the Community Services Fund).

Visiting Nurse Health System, Atlanta: $5,000 to provide general operating support of the hospice care program serving 1,500 individuals (awarded from the Community Services Fund).

The Catholic Foundation of North Georgia is also pleased to announce the following spring 2014 parish enrichment grant awards, all for $1,000 each from the General Fund:

Prince of Peace Church, Flowery Branch: to purchase language translation equipment to engage Hispanic parishioners in more events.

Queen of Angels Church, Thomson: for the religious education program.

Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Atlanta: to purchase an Epson projector for the adult education, RCIA and children’s education programs.

St. Francis of Assisi Church, Cartersville: to cover transportation, food and admissions for a field trip for middle and high school students to a low ropes course.

St. Lawrence Church, Lawrenceville: to purchase Spanish-language books and DVDs about the Catholic faith.

St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Alpharetta: to provide the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level III to parish families.

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.