Published March 3, 2016
ATLANTA—According to Nancy Coveny, executive director, The Catholic Foundation of North Georgia issued 36 grants totaling $85,500 for the 2015 fall grant cycle. These grants will support the Catholic community through a variety of causes within the Archdiocese of Atlanta.
The Catholic Foundation attracts, professionally manages, and invests gifts to support the current and long-term financial needs of parishes, schools, charities and other ministries to help them achieve their missions. The foundation accepts grant applications and makes grant awards twice yearly.
General fall grant awards
The Catholic Foundation’s board of directors awarded and approved 36 general grants from several funds as follows:
A Beacon of Hope, Johns Creek: $2,000 from the Community Services Fund to provide training and certification for two nurses in adverse diagnosis, grief and recovery through the program Resolve Through Sharing.
Bright Futures, Atlanta: $2,000 from the Goizueta Fund to help with the overall operating funds to educate, mentor, and prepare at-risk youth for success in college, career and life.
Caring House, Griffin: $1,500 from the General Fund to help supplement the operational budget and salary of the public relations position.
Catholic Charities Atlanta, Smyrna: $2,500 from the Community Services Fund to support the mental health counseling services, in both English and Spanish, for children, teens, adults and families.
Christ Child Society of Atlanta, Atlanta: $2,000 from the General Fund to help fund the layette distribution of newborn clothing and essentials in the Atlanta community
Christ the Redeemer Conference, St. Vincent de Paul, Dawsonville: $1,000 from the Goizueta Fund to provide food, and help supplement rental and utility bills to those in Dawson County waiting for government assistance.
Community Friendship, Atlanta: $2,000 from the Community Services Fund to help with overall funding of Homeless Not Hopeless program which provides support services and permanent, affordable housing for homeless individuals with mental illnesses.
Cool Girls, Atlanta: $3,000 from the Goizueta Fund to keep girls who participate in the program in elementary school connected to Cool Girls services when attending a middle school without the program.
Divine Playtime, Atlanta: $2,000 from the Community Services Fund to install an enclosed outdoor play area for Divine Playtime, a ministry of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church providing childcare to children six months to five years.
El Refugio, Clarkston: $3,000 from the Goizueta Fund to fund the expenses of the hospitality house that assists families in crisis visiting their loved ones at the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin.
Elaine Clark Center, Chamblee: $2,500 from the Goizueta Fund to support the scholarship program, providing assistance to families that demonstrate financial need.
Family Promise of Bartow County, Cartersville: $3,000 from the Community Services Fund to hire a part-time case manager to work with homeless families in Bartow County.
Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett, Lawrenceville: $2,500 from the Community Services Fund to help start a new, full-time charitable dental clinic at the Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett’s new facility in Norcross.
Holy Cross Church, Atlanta: $1,000 from the General Fund to purchase video and camera equipment to be used in the Adult Faith Formation sessions.
Holy Trinity Church, Peachtree City: $3,000 from the General Fund to help fund the costs to initiate a new widowed ministry called Almana(h) which will be coordinated between three parishes and includes St. Philip Benizi in Jonesboro and St. Matthew in Tyrone.
Immaculate Heart of Mary School, Atlanta: $3,000 from the General Fund to purchase equipment and materials to enhance the science standards and STEM program in grades 2-8.
Interfaith Outreach Home, Doraville: $2,000 from the Community Services Fund to help offset the cost of support services and operating expenses to help working homeless families strive for sustained self-sufficiency.
Living Room, Atlanta: $2,000 from the Community Services Fund to support the overall project funding of the Emergency Financial Assistance Program for those with HIV/AIDS to help avoid homelessness.
Mercy Housing, Atlanta: $3,000 from the Goizueta Fund to support family and youth programs at two low-income multi-family properties in Lithonia, which include financial literacy, ESL, GED, SAT prep, wellness, after school courses and food pantries.
Moving in the Spirit, Atlanta: $2,000 from the Community Services Fund to help pay teachers, purchase supplies, and support operations for children in the program.
No Longer Bound, Cumming: $2,000 from the Community Services Fund for the general operating costs of the Regeneration Program, providing vocational training, relational responsibility and servant-leadership opportunities to adult men battling addiction in metro Atlanta.
Open Hand Atlanta, Atlanta: $2,500 from the Care for Elderly Fund to contribute to the Comprehensive Nutrition Care program, providing nutrition education, meal preparation and delivery costs for meals to those with chronic and critical illnesses.
Our House, Decatur: $2,000 from the Community Services Fund to provide homeless and low-income parents whose children are in the daycare program with additional support and job training.
Our Lady of Mercy High School, Fayetteville: $5,000 from the Goizueta Fund to help provide wireless technology upgrades and assist with new smart board and laptop purchases.
Our Lady of the Mountains, Jasper: $2,000 from the Goizueta Fund to help subsidize the Living in the Light youth group pilgrimage to Washington, D.C., and Maryland in June 2016.
PATH, Atlanta: $3,000 from the Community Services Fund to provide a phone line and attendant along with brochures in Spanish to those in the Hispanic community in need of post abortion treatment and healing.
Pinecrest Academy, Cumming: $2,500 from the Goizueta Fund to support the extension of the STEM program in the middle school and assist in funding medical detective modules, digital microscopes, and teacher training.
Project Healthy Grandparents, Atlanta: $3,000 from the Care for Elderly Fund to support the operating costs to help provide medical care and other social services for grandparents raising grandchildren.
Rachel’s Gift, McDonough: $1,500 from the General Fund to help cover costs associated with group counseling and training staff in hospitals to help patients deal with infant loss and grief.
St. Brendan the Navigator Church, Cumming: $2,000 from the Goizueta Fund to help Hispanic parishioners participate in live and online classes by funding “electronic seats” as General Educational Development (GED) students.
St. Joseph School, Marietta: $4,000 from the Goizueta Fund to assist in providing laptops, a cart, equipment, and training for the middle school.
St. Luke the Evangelist Church, Dahlonega: $1,000 from the General Fund to cover expenses associated with the campus ministry retreat for the University of North Georgia students in spring semester of 2016.
St. Pius X Church, Conyers: $2,000 from the Goizueta Fund to acquire audio/visual equipment and installation hardware for the religious education program.
St. Pius X High School, Atlanta: $3,000 from the Goizueta Fund to fund the start-up costs of a robotics team for the students.
Step By Step, Lawrenceville: $3,000 from the Community Services Fund to assist with monthly rent for a drug and alcohol recovery program for the homeless.
YouthSpark, Atlanta: $2,000 from the Goizueta Fund for general support to help end child sex trafficking in Atlanta and provide education and intervention services for high-risk girls.
Parish enrichment grant awards
The Catholic Foundation’s Pastors Advisory Council awarded and approved 10 parish enrichment grants from the General Fund:
Cathedral of Christ the King, Atlanta: $1,000 to help set up a podcast which will enable on-demand faith formation to parishioners who travel and cannot attend meetings.
Christ Our King and Savior Church, Greensboro: $1,000 to provide a kiosk with faith formation materials in both English and Spanish at the church.
Corpus Christi Church, Stone Mountain: $1,000 to help supplement the youth trip to the National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis.
Our Lady of the Mountains Church, Jasper: $1,000 to help subsidize the Living in the Light youth trip to Washington, D.C., and Maryland in June 2016.
St. Andrew Church, Roswell: $1,000 to purchase an on-site heart defibrillator to assist adults and children in case of an emergency.
St. Bernadette Church, Cedartown: $1,000 to purchase a TV and DVD player for religious education, with remaining funding used for altar robes.
St. Helena Church, Clayton: $1,000 to purchase a new computer and printer to replace previously donated used equipment.
St. Joseph Church, Washington: $1,000 to build a new and more visible parish sign.
St. Peter the Rock Church, The Rock: $1,000 to purchase music and materials for the Latino ministry.
St. Philip Benizi Church, Jonesboro: $1,000 to continue the church’s ESL and citizenship preparation classes for non-English and limited English-speaking immigrants.
The next deadline of the general and parish enrichment grant programs is 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 31. To receive the current application, please email the foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org. One application per organization or archdiocesan department may be submitted via email, fax or mail.