In 2015, CCF and Cobb County created a partnership to encourage the creation of new programs and the expansion of existing ones which impacted quality of life. This result was the Cobb Community Impact Grant. The County’s funding ended in 2017. The following year, generous individuals and companies contributed $100,000 to fund 2019 impact grants.
In 2019, we engaged Georgia Center for Nonprofits to perform an assessment of Cobb’s needs, to map our non-profits, and to identify our gaps. As a result, our community grant-making could be based on hard data and definitively focus on the community’s greatest needs. Our plan was to offer Cobb Community Opportunity Grants to support those organizations who are providing the human services that are most needed to the areas of Cobb where they are most lacking.
Today, we are necessarily shifting our attention to community needs resulting from COVID-19. While contributions may still be made to any of our grant funds, in the current environment, we encourage contributions to the Cobb Covid-19 Community Response Fund.
COBB COVID-19 COMMUNITY RESPONSE FUND
In light of the challenges that have arisen and will continue to arise from the current pandemic, we have shifted our focus in 2020 from opportunity and impact grants to providing flexible resources to non-profit organizations serving Cobb and meeting critical needs either arising from or exacerbated by the novel coronavirus. Charitable grants will assist organizations and programs working to provide residents with access to food, prescriptions/healthcare, childcare and basic needs.
COBB COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITY GRANTS
These grants will be available for funding of general operations, specific programs or projects, as well as tools and training for non-profit sustainability and partnership development. The next grant cycle was to have opened in the summer of 2020 with grants being awarded in August; however, our current focus is on supporting the community through the Cobb COVID-19 Community Response Fund. While we are not currently awarding Cobb Community Opportunity Grants, the fund remains open and may receive contributions for future awards.
COBB COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANTS
Impact Grants encourage the creation of new programs and the expansion of existing ones which impact quality of life in Cobb County. While we are not currently awarding Cobb Community Impact Grants, the fund remains open and may receive contributions for future awards.
2019 COBB COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANTS