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2022 Community Impact Grants: 24 Recipients Awarded

Twenty-four (24) organizations working directly with our community’s most vulnerable populations will receive a record total of $170,988 from the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation (CCGF). The Foundation’s Community Impact Grant initiative distributed these grants to organizations providing a variety of critical, innovative, and effective services to at-risk youth and the adults who care for them - in Camden, McIntosh, and Glynn counties.

This $170,988 amount represents the largest number and highest total of grants in the Foundation’s history for the annual competitive grant program. The Foundation budgeted $75,000 for 2022, fundholders and friends generously contributed the remaining $95,988 to cover the budget for all 24 recipients.

“Our comprehensive internal review process indicated that there were more qualified organizations providing critical services to this vulnerable population than we had budgeted for. Many of our fundholders rely on us to help them maximize the impact of their philanthropy. When we reached out to our fundholders apprising them of this opportunity, they responded and the gap was covered in less than 48 hours,” stated Paul White, President & CEO of the Foundation.

In addition to donor-advised and field of interest grant-making throughout the year, CCGF annually conducts a competitive grant cycle which targets specific areas of need and opportunity across the 3-county region. Strengthening the services and partnerships of local, not-for-profit service organizations is part of the mission of CCGF, and the grant process is designed to further this mission. Five (5) of this year’s 24 grant recipients are first-time awardees.  


Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Georgia – McIntosh

$7,500 – The Literacy Academy of McIntosh County

Camden Community Crisis Center (Camden House) – Camden

$7,500 – Teen Skills Building Program

Camden Community Family Center – Camden, McIntosh, Glynn

$7,500 – Nurturing Parenting Program

Children In Action (CIA) Sports Club – Glynn

$7,500 – Mobile Outreach Program & Barnabas Club

Coastal Outreach Academies – Glynn

$7,500 – Coastal Outreach Soccer Academy Program

Communities in Schools (CIS) – Glynn

$7,500 – Workforce Readiness Program & Floating Site Coordinator

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) – Camden, Glynn

$4,000 – Training, Security, & Virtual Program Software

Ferst Readers – McIntosh, Glynn

$7,488 – Childhood Literacy Programs

*Forward Brunswick – Glynn

$7,500 – Brunswick MathTalk Trail

The Gathering Place – Glynn

$7,500 – College Tour Program

*Glynn Academy Football Academic Program – Glynn

$7,500 – Red Terror Football Academic Program

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities Association – Glynn

$7,500 – The Golden Isles Penguin Project

Golden Isles Youth Orchestra (GIYO) – Camden, Glynn

$7,500 – E-Music Program

Hope 1312 Collective – Camden, McIntosh, Glynn

$7,500 – Chosen in Home Caregiver Coaching & Replanted Conference

Morningstar Children & Family Services – Camden, McIntosh, Glynn

$7,500 – Supportive Employment Program

*Ravens of Elijah Food Ministries – Camden

$7,500 – Weekly Drive-Thru Giveaway

Safe Harbor Children’s Center – Camden, McIntosh, Glynn

$7,500 – Children’s Advocacy & Connie Smith Sexual Assault Centers

*Salvation Army – McIntosh, Glynn

$7,000 – Social Services Program

*Seaside Summer Enrichment Programs – Glynn

$7,500 – Enrichment Programs & Adventure Camps

Social Opportunities & Active Recreation (SOAR) – Camden, McIntosh, Glynn

$5,000 – Swim Camp

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church – McIntosh

$7,500 – Community Youth Connection

St. Mary’s Little Theatre – Camden, McIntosh, Glynn

$5,000 – Down Home Meets Broadway

STAR Foundation – Camden, McIntosh, Glynn

$7,500 - $hining $tars Financial Literacy Workshop

YMCA of Coastal Georgia – McIntosh

$7,500 – Camp Readers & Afterschool Programs

*denotes first-time community impact grant recipient