Cobb Community Foundation is pleased to announce that we have awarded an additional $63,750 in charitable grants from the Cobb COVID-19 Community Response Fund to organizations supporting families and individuals in critical need of food and support. Our network of Corporate Community Champions seeded the Cobb COVID-19 Community Response Fund, and additional contributions and pledges have brought the total amount raised to $213,000. One such commitment was $30,000 contributed by United Way of Greater Atlanta – Northwest Region.
“With no decision yet from our Board of Commissioners on the $1 million funding request for food for those in need, there was no better use of these funds than to help ‘tide over’ some of those organizations that distribute food until such funding (hopefully) is available,” stated Shari Martin, President and CEO of Cobb Community Foundation. “We had already collected information about how much food each of these organizations had distributed,” she continued, “so we simply distributed the amount available pro-rata based on the food distributed.”
Cobb Community Foundation partnered with Cobb Collaborative and United Way of Greater Atlanta – Northwest Region in the selection of grant recipients and are pleased to recognize our Community Champions and donors with each grant.
- YMCA of Metro Atlanta: Funds will support the work of their three Cobb YMCAs. Made possible by Corporate Community Champion, Genuine Parts Company.
- Marietta City Schools: Funds go to the MCS Cares Fund to provide financial assistance to Marietta City Schools’ families in need. Made possible by Corporate Community Champion, Renasant Bank, and United Way of Greater Atlanta – Northwest Region.
- Cobb Schools Foundation: Funds will provide financial assistance to Cobb County Schools’ families in need. Made possible by United Way of Greater Atlanta – Northwest Region.
- Family Life Restoration Center: Funds will support the adoption of new mobile food site. Made possible by generous individual donors of the Cobb COVID-19 Community Response Fund and United Way of Greater Atlanta – Northwest Region.
Twelve additional awarded grants were also made possible by a surprise $30,000 contribution to CCF by The Wilbur and Hilda Glenn Family Foundation, an Atlanta-based private family foundation whose mission is to enhance quality of human life.
The grant recipients include the following organizations:
- Acworth UMC Food Pantry
- Back Pack Blessings
- Chosen Abilities Resource Center, Inc.
- Cobb Vineyard Church
- Family Life Restoration Center
- First Christian Church of Marietta (DoC)
- Food Security for America
- H.O.P.E Family Resource Center
- New Beginnings Food Outreach
- Reflections of Trinity
- St. Vincent de Paul Society
- Storehouse Ministries
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