October 23, 2020

Community Foundation of West Georgia COVID-19 grants to local nonprofits exceed $100K

(Carrollton, GA) — The Community Foundation of West Georgia COVID-19 Response Fund now has issued grants totaling $100,100 to local nonprofit organizations in Carroll, Haralson and Heard counties.

Receiving the latest grants were:

  • West Georgia Council on Aging for food for the elderly;

  • The Blake House for food for residents;

  • Kids Peace for food, extra cleaning expenses and PPE;

  • Heard County Community Partnership for emergency assistance;

  • THS Emergency Shelter for emergency assistance.

Carrollton Police Officer Phillip Ball delivers a meal for the Council on Aging, which is working to make sure the elderly have food by delivering meals and groceries (Photo: CFWG)

“Nonprofits are listening and helping a lot of people who are in some very tough situations, some for the first time in their lives. Each situation is met with compassion, empathy and a desire to help, day in and day out,” said Kim Jones, president of the Community Foundation.

Donations to the COVID-19 Response Fund are sought and may be made at the home page of the Community Foundation’s website at cfwg.net, by text-to-give at “GIVEWESTGA” to 44321, or by check mailed to the Foundation at 807 South Park Street, Carrollton, Georgia 30117.

In addition to the grants that have been issued from the COVID-19 Response Fund, the Community Foundation is assisting local nonprofit organizations in communicating with each other as they identify needs and how they can be met and share information about resources such as food sources.

Previous grants for food, emergency assistance and utilities have been made to Manna House, the Salvation Army, THS Emergency Shelter, Haralson County Community Christian Council, Heard County Food Pantry, Open Hands Christian Ministry, St. Margaret’s Community Outreach, West Georgia Council on Aging, Partners Advancing Student Success, Inc. (PASS), Bremen Food & Clothing Bank, Carroll County Emergency Shelter, Haralson County Community Christian Council, Hope Center, St. Vincent de Paul’s Society, West Georgia Technical College Project CARE, Whitesburg Area Christian Ministries, Rapha Clinic, Pregnancy Resource Center and Hearts of Cleburne County.

The Foundation has introduced a brief grant application for local nonprofits to apply for assistance from the COVID-19 Fund in the areas of food, shelter and emergency needs of clients such as utilities.

The application is available on the Foundation’s website at cfwg.net.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis as long as funds are available.

The funds must benefit residents of Carroll, Haralson and Heard counties and the nonprofit must be a 501(c)(3) in existence for at least two years.

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