In 2015, the Cobb Community Foundation and Cobb County created a partnership to encourage the creation of new programs and the expansion of existing ones which impact quality of life in Cobb County. Cobb Community Foundation administered the competitive grant process and the County provided the funding for the grants.

 
Today, Cobb Community Impact Grants (“CCIG” or “Impact Grants”) are entirely funded by contributions from the community.  Cobb Community Foundation still administers the competitive grant process but with a new focus:  supporting those organizations who are providing the human services that are most needed to the areas of Cobb where they are most lacking.  Support includes funding for general operations, specific programs or projects, as well as tools and training for non-profit sustainability and partnership development.  The total amount awarded each year, as well as the size and number of grants, is a function of the dollars raised.  The next grant cycle will open in the spring of 2020.

On April 26, 2019, as a result of the generosity of our community, we awarded $100,000 in Cobb Community Impact Grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 each to Cobb county non-profits. Click here for a list of applicants and recipients.

 

The video below highlights the impact made from Cobb Community Impact Grants for grant recipients, YMCA, Ser Familia and PALS .

 

 

Rather than being dependent on what dollars the County may provide, we now provide a way where businesses (Funding Agreement for Organizations), families, and individuals (Funding Agreement for Individuals) can come together to ensure that Cobb Communities Impact Grants will continue to be available, both now and into the future (Funding Options).