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Catholic Foundation of North Georgia announces fall 2022 Community Grant Awards

By GEORGIA BULLETIN STAFF | Published January 23, 2023

ATLANTA–The Catholic Foundation of North Georgia issued 99 grants totaling $277,500 for the 2022 competitive fall grant cycle. Funding for these grants was provided by 11 endowment funds designated for various charitable fields of interests, as well as a donor advised fund. Grants are awarded under three grant priorities: Catholic School Education, Catholic Social Teaching and Works of Mercy and Growing Our Catholic Faith.

The Foundation accepts grant applications and makes grant awards twice a year. For more information on which organizations can apply and when, please visit

Catholic School Education

St. Catherine of Siena Church, for Chesterton Academy of Atlanta, Kennesaw: $7,000 to help support the initial startup costs as well as first year operations for the school.

Catholic Social Teaching and Works of Mercy

Adult Disability Medical Healthcare, Atlanta: $3,000 to help host additional clinics and shorten the wait list.

Asian American Resource Center, Duluth: $2,500 to provide mental health counseling and learning materials for underprivileged youth and single-parent families with serious mental illnesses.

Atlanta Cancer Care Foundation, Atlanta: $2,500 to help alleviate the financial burden of cancer for patients in the metro Atlanta area.

Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities, Atlanta: $2,000 to support the 2022 Adopt-A-Family Program, which provides shelter and amenities for patient families.

Bethany Christian Services of Georgia, Atlanta: $2,000 to start the ReNew program in Georgia for recovering mothers with newborns.

BCM Georgia, Atlanta: $3,000 to support the Emergency Assistance Program, which annually helps more than 3,500 individual avoid eviction and utility cut-offs.

Cancer Navigators, Rome: $2,000 to provide gas cards and liquid nutrition to cancer patients in active treatment in northwest Georgia to give them the opportunity to fight cancer.

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Atlanta (CCA), Smyrna: $10,000 to prevent child abuse/neglect and improve family safety and wellbeing through parental education, counseling, and other supportive services.

Central Outreach and Advocacy Center, Atlanta: $2,500 to provide support to people experiencing homelessness, including help in obtaining IDs and birth certificates needed for essential services.

Christ the Redeemer Church, Dawsonville: $1,500 to assist clients with utility assistance.

Christian City, Union City: $3,000 to purchase Uber and Lyft gift cards for seniors to have transportation to medical appointments.

Clubhouse Atlanta, Dunwoody: $2,000 to fund the Recovery Through Work program which assists adults 18 and older who suffer with mental illness fulfill their employment or educational goals.

Community Assistance Center, Atlanta: $3,000 to aid the Emergency Assistance Program.

Community Farmers Markets, Atlanta: $1,500 to increase awareness of the affordability and health benefits of local produce at CFM markets, including two new MARTA Markets.

Covenant House Georgia, Atlanta: $2,500 for behavioral health treatment to support long-term success for homeless and trafficked youth.

DDD Foundation, Atlanta: $3,000 to purchase a statim, a piece of dental equipment that very rapidly sterilizes stainless steel dental instruments.

Eagle Ranch, Chestnut Mountain: $2,000 to provide counseling sessions for at-risk children and their family members.

East Atlanta Kids Club, Atlanta: $2,000 to support ongoing afterschool, summer camp, and family programming for youth and families placed at-risk in southeast Atlanta.

El Refugio Ministry, Hapeville: $2,000 to provide direct services to people at Stewart Detention Center and their loved ones.

Family Heritage Foundation, Stone Mountain: $2,000 to provide afterschool programming that includes meals, transport, and a support system to 40 refugee and vulnerable children in Clarkston.

Family Promise of North Fulton & DeKalb, Roswell: $2,500: to support the freedom to work and thrive of individuals experiencing homelessness through the Emergency Response and Rotational Shelter programs.

Camp to Belong-Georgia, Young Harris: $2,000 to launch more expanded Sibling Connection Events, which includes funding supplies for an overnight weekend camp for the Holiday Party.

Four Corners Group, Kennesaw: $2,500 to support programming for youth detained in Regional Youth Detention Centers to guide them to a crime-free and thriving adulthood.

Georgia Lions Camp, Waycross: $2,500 to support 5 metro area blind and visually impaired children and teens in need of “Camperships” to attend summer/holiday camps in 2023.

Golden Harvest Food Bank, Augusta: $5,000 to purchase emergency food for families in the counties of Lincoln, McDuffie, Warren, Hancock, Putnam, Greene, Taliaferro, Elbert and Wilkes.

Good News at Noon, Gainesville: $2,000 to provide nightstands and under-the-bed storage for women enrolled in the transitional shelter program.

Good Samaritan Health Centers of Gwinnett, Norcross: $3,000 for operating costs related to providing low-income and uninsured neighbors with medical and dental services they might otherwise go without.

Good Shepherd Clinic of Dawson County, Dawsonville: $3,000 to support operations for the indigent medical clinic located in Dawson County.

Hispanic Alliance GA, Gainesville: $2,500 to purchase Maseca for our culturally specific and healthy food program for those who are low-income or living in poverty.

Holy Cross Church, Atlanta: $4,500 to assist in the moving and upgrading of a playground facility for parish children.

Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center, Sandy Springs: $3,500 for the Ignatian Spirituality Project.

Immigrant Hope Atlanta, Brookhaven: $2,500 to provide low to no-cost immigration legal services for refugee households in Georgia.

Interfaith Outreach Home, IOH, Doraville: $7,000 to support the capital campaign which will expand family occupancy by 50% and help hardworking, displaced families achieve self-sufficiency.

L’Arche Atlanta, Decatur: $2,000 to fund a series of community outreach events that foster true inclusion and banish isolation among adults with and without developmental disabilities.

Loving Arms Cancer Outreach, Marietta: $2,500 to provide cancer patients in metro Atlanta with health, wellness, emotional support, and financial assistance.

McDuffie Manna, Thomson: $1,000 to purchase food for the 823 individuals served per month.

Mercy Care Rome, Rome: $5,900 to provide scholarships to individuals on MCR’s Adult Day Health program waitlist. These are individuals who are unable to pay for services.

Mercy Housing Southeast, Atlanta: $3,000 to cover start-up costs for academic support, monthly food boxes, and new resident outreach at Thrive Sweet Auburn when the property opens in early 2023.

Metro Atlanta Recovery Residences (MARR), Doraville: $2,500 to provide treatment services to homeless/low-income women in addiction while pregnant and parenting, and their dependent children.

Midtown Assistance Center, Atlanta: $3,000 to help prevent evictions and utility disconnections.

Missionaries of St. Francis De Sales, Loganville: $3,000 to help provide room furnishings for any clergy who seek a retirement home and to furnish the chapel with an altar and pews.

My Sister’s Place, Gainesville: $3,000 to fund basic needs including food, shelter, and individualized resident assistance that helps them move toward self-sufficiency.

NETWorks Cooperative Ministry, Tucker: $3,000 to offset general operations budget for expanded food pantry items and financial assistance.

Next Generation Focus, Cumming: $2,000 to address learning recovery from the pandemic for at-risk and underserved youth through academic, developmental, and enrichment opportunities.

North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC), Roswell: $3,000 to provide rent/mortgage assistance to North Fulton residents in danger of eviction or foreclosure.

Our House, Atlanta: $2,000 to support the Housing Services program, providing families with newborns up to 6 months with transitional shelter.

Our Lady of the Mountains Church, Jasper: $3,000 to renovate a storage, processing, and distribution space and build or buy appropriate collection stations for donated items.

Pebble Tossers, Dunwoody: $1,000 to purchase community service project supplies, such as hygiene products or individually wrapped food, for the after-school tutoring program.

People Making Progress, Tucker: $1,000 to provide communication support and enhancement to individuals with developmental disabilities

Pregnancy Aid Clinic (PAC), Roswell: $3,000 to fund a pilot program to explore opportunities that may exist for PAC to expand its menu of services to include post-birth support.

Presencia, Brookhaven: $2,500 to sustain a neighborhood-based, youth development program providing tutoring, mentoring, and leadership development in Atlanta’s immigrant community.

Prevent Blindness Georgia, Sandy Springs: $2,500 for the Star Pupils program to vision screen 350 young children in the Archdiocese of Atlanta.

Project Healthy Grandparents, Atlanta: $2,500 to strengthen grandparent-headed families by ensuring access to medical care and support services, leading to healthy lifestyles.

Rainbow House, Jonesboro: $2,000 to purchase equipment and supplies for the shelter and the Child Advocacy and Assessment Center (CAAC).

Reach for Excellence, Atlanta: $2,000 to support the cost of academic enrichment, meals, and transportation for Reach for Excellence students.

Refuge Coffee Co., Clarkston: $2,000 to provide employment and job training for immigrants and refugees.

Revved Up Kids, Peachtree Corners: $2,000 to provide Protected While Connected internet safety training for tweens and teens in Cobb County.

Rosary Makers Of America, Stone Mountain: $2,000 for program growth and expenses such as employment of a manager, special needs teacher, social worker, administrative assistant, and a transport bus and driver.

Safe America Foundation, Marietta: $2,000 for transportation service for veterans with the help of the Knights of Columbus.

Ser Familia, Kennesaw: $2,000 to provide educational support, trauma services, and basic needs of Latino youth and their families through evidence-based bilingual programs and case management.

Sheltering Arms, Atlanta: $2,000 to support general expenses to work towards the vision of thriving communities where all families hold the power to create opportunity for themselves and their children.

Sister Thea Bowman Black Catholic Education Foundation, Atlanta: $3,000 to provide support for Atlanta scholars in their matriculation to post-secondary Catholic school education.

Sisu of Georgia, Gainesville: $2,000 to support financial assistance for children at Sisu.

Southwest Christian Care, Union City: $2,200 to assist with hospice services.

Special Needs Cobb, Marietta: $2,000 to cover operating expenses associated with the Respite Program for those with intellectual and development disabilities and their families/caregivers.

St. Anthony of Padua Church, Atlanta: $2,200 to supplement projects to feed the homeless, due to limited fundraising abilities due to COVID-19.

St. James the Apostle Church, McDonough: $3,000 to purchase an additional AED unit for the education building.

St. Marguerite d’ Youville Church, Lawrenceville: $1,500 to purchase playground equipment for the preschool program.

St. Mary’s Independent Living Extensions (SMILE), Lawrenceville: $2,500 to help supplement the funds necessary for daily living for clients whose resources fall below the minimum amount for their expenses.

St. Philip Benizi Church, Jonesboro: $1,000 to help provide Burmese refugee families with food, bedding, and school supplies for their children.

St. Vincent de Paul Georgia, Atlanta: $7,000 to support program operation of the SVdP Georgia Community Pharmacy and provide no-cost prescription medication to those in need.

StandUp for Kids – Atlanta Chapter, Stone Mountain: $2,000 to support the StandUp for Kids Mentor Programs.

StepByStep Recovery Inc, Lawrenceville: $2,500 to replace flooring in two of the units where the carpet has been the same for over 18 years.

Street Grace, Norcross: $2,000 to provide relief for child victims of sex trafficking through a trauma-informed process of treatment and recovery.

Three Basketeers, Gainesville: $1,000 to purchase a heat press so the Basketeers can begin to print their own designs on t-shirts.

Training and Counseling Center at St. Luke’s, Inc., Atlanta: $2,000 to provide essential mental health services, support, and training to strengthen families that are low-income, uninsured, or under-insured.

Trinity Community Ministries, Stone Mountain: $3,000 to provide the necessary materials to empower men experiencing homelessness and addiction to reclaim their lives and return to their families and communities as mentors and leaders.

Vision Rehabilitation Services of Georgia, Smyrna: $2,700 to cover program expenses associated with providing rehabilitation for those living with blindness and vision impairment.

Whispering Angels Youth Ranch, Gainesville: $2,000 for operating costs to support the horse therapy program.

youthSpark, Atlanta: $2,500 to provide crisis intervention and other life-saving services through the Youth Services Center and Youth Recovery Unit for kids in the community.

Growing Our Catholic Faith

Aquinas Center of Theology at Emory University, Atlanta: $2,500 to support the ongoing Catholic programs of the Aquinas Center in the year ahead.

Catholic Center at Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw: $3,000: to provide partial scholarships for students to attend the FOCUS SEEK 22 Conference in St. Louis, Missouri.

Catholic Center at the University of Georgia, Athens: $3,500 to kickstart fundraising and development efforts.

Corpus Christi Church, Stone Mountain: $7,000 to replace the 50-year carpets in the church, the rectory, and the Religious Education classrooms.

Georgia Tech Catholic Center, Atlanta: $4,000 to help with a building repair.

Holy Name of Jesus Chinese Mission, Norcross: $3,000 to promote spiritual and Eucharistic revival in the parish community.

Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Atlanta: $3,000 to purchase office furniture for parish employees, ministry leaders, and classrooms, as well as buy files and shelves for storage.

Our Lady of Vietnam Church, Riverdale: $3,500 to replace failing projectors needed during Mass and purchase laptops for Catholic and Vietnamese school educators.

Purification Heritage Center, Crawfordville: $3,500 towards the completion of the Welcome Center.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Hartwell: $6,000 to help update the Religious Education Building.

Sing the Hours, Allston: $2,000 to scale up production to continue making Lauds and Vespers available for free and add further offices like Compline or the Office of the Readings.

St. Bernadette Church, Cedartown: $3,000 to fund a retreat camp for the Confirmation Retreat.

St. George Church, Newnan: $2,000 for Eucharistic Adoration and Liturgy.

St. Matthew Church, Tyrone: $5,000 to replace the heavily worn and mismatching liturgical season vestments worn during services by the priest and deacons.

St. Michael Church, Gainesville: $3,000 to purchase all the refinishing supplies needed for parish volunteers to sand, strip, and refinish the 39 pews in the church Nave.

St. Monica Church, Duluth: $1,000 to purchase a wireless projector to improve the formation and spiritual development programs and facilitate larger group gatherings.

St. Thomas More Church, Decatur: $1,500 to develop the new Jesuit Youth Leadership Team (JYLT), a program focused on engaging youth in collaborative relationships centered in global justice.

University Catholic Center at Emory University, Atlanta: $4,000 to start an Annual Fund Program with Our Sunday Visitor, to remove carpet and refinish the hardwood underneath, and to replace aging computers and a printer.