CCF Awards An Additional $55,000 in Charitable Grants

Cobb Community Foundation is pleased to announce that we have awarded an additional $55,000 in charitable grants from the Cobb COVID-19 Community Response Fund.  This brings the total amount distributed from the fund to $152,000, one hundred percent of which is being distributed to charitable organizations serving Cobb County.

Cobb Community Foundation, Cobb Collaborative and United Way of Greater Atlanta – Northwest Region have partnered in the selection of grant recipients.

CCF’s network of Corporate Community Champions seeded the Cobb COVID-19 Community Response Fund, and additional contributions have brought the total amount raised to $300,000. Of that amount, $30,000 was secured by Lawson from United Way of Greater Atlanta – Northwest Region’s funding pool, $5,000 of which was used to help fund the grants below. An additional $50,000 contribution resulted from Martin’s request to the Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund, managed by United Way of Greater Atlanta in partnership with the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. “All $55,000 being awarded today is attributable to these contributions, and for that, we are so grateful.”

  • Cobb Legal Aid: $10,000 to address the heightened legal issues related to unemployment, housing issues, public benefits, and domestic violence
  • Special Needs Cobb (formerly Right in the Community): $5,000 to provide adults with special needs and their families with residential and respite options that are even more critical during this pandemic
  • MUST Ministries: $5,000 to help meet basic needs for individuals, families and children, such as food, housing and employment, all of which have become more scarce as a result of COVID-19
  • liveSAFE Resources: $5,000 to provide safety and healing to the increased number of individuals and families impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse
  • Kidz2Leaders: $5,000 to provide stability, opportunity and a Christian community for children of inmates to break the cycle of incarceration
  • Good Samaritan Health Center of Cobb: $5,000 to provide much-needed quality healthcare to those in need
  • Davis Direction Foundation, operator of The Zone: $5,000 to mobilize resources within and outside of the recovery community to make it possible for the recovery population to find long-term recovery in a most challenging environment
  • Y.E.L.L.S.: $2,500 to empower youth to rise as active, healthy and productive servant-leaders within their communities, even during the pandemic
  • Vision Rehabilitation Services of Georgia: $2,500 to assist individuals who are blind or visually impaired so that they may function independently
  • Tommy Nobis Center: $2,500 to provide vocational support and employment training for people with disabilities, creating invaluable opportunities for gainful employment even during COVID-19
  • NW Metro Habitat for Humanity: $2,500 to continue to bring people together to build and, in particular, to repair homes at a time when many people are homebound
  • Nana Grants: $2,500 to pay for childcare so low-income, single mothers can attend college at a time when childcare is very difficult to find
  • Lekotek: $2,500 to support programs that allow children with disabilities to play interactively, including by providing them with special technology to be able to do so at home during the pandemic

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