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Foundation Awards $107,700 in Recent Grant Cycle

Coastal Georgia Foundation Awards $107,700 in recent grant cycle

Twenty-two organizations working directly with our community’s most vulnerable populations were awarded a total of $107,700 in grants from the Coastal Georgia Foundation’s Community Impact competitive grants initiative. Although these organizations provide critical and important services to at-risk youth and their families in Glynn, Camden and McIntosh counties, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been an added factor in the decision-making process.

The Foundation annually budgets $50,000 for its Community Impact grants initiative, and especially this year, generous fund holders and friends were able to make up the $57,700 gap to meet the needs of twenty-two recipients.

“At a time when communities are reeling from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, generosity is reaching new heights. The Foundation was able to more than double the support it is making available to agencies providing essential services to Coastal Georgia’s most vulnerable population; at-risk youth and the adults caring for them. Well done, Coastal Georgians!”

The next Community Impact grants cycle will open in January 2021, with applications due in February 2021.

A brief description of the grant recipients and programs follows:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Georgia, Brunswick - $5,000

Camden Community Crisis Center, St. Marys - $5,000

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Glynn, Inc., Brunswick and St. Marys - $4,200

Camden Connection* (CCAR), St. Marys - $5,000

Centered for Life*, Brunswick - $5,000

Children in Action Sports Club (CIA), Brunswick - $5,000

Coastal Coalition for Children, Inc., Brunswick - $5,000

Coastal Outreach Academics, Brunswick - $5,000

Communities in Schools of Glynn County, Brunswick - $4,000

The Gathering Place, Brunswick - $5,000

Georgia Legal Services Program, Inc.*, Brunswick - $5,000

Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association, Brunswick - $5,000

Grace House of Brunswick, Brunswick - $5,000

Habitat for Humanity of Glynn County, Inc., Brunswick - $5,000

Hope 1312 Collective, Inc., Brunswick - $5,000

House of Hope, Refuge of Love, Brunswick - $5,000

Morningstar Children and Family Services, Inc., Brunswick - $5,000

The Remedy Project*, Brunswick - $5,000

Safe Harbor Children’s Center, Inc., Brunswick - $5,000

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Darien - $5,000

STAR Foundation, Brunswick - $5,000

YMCA of the Golden Isles, Darien - $5,000

*denotes first-time competitive grant recipient

About the Coastal Georgia Foundation

The Coastal Georgia Foundation was incorporated in 2005, as a tax-exempt public charity created by and for the people of Glynn, McIntosh and Camden counties. The Foundation now has assets over $30 million and has awarded over $17 million in grants, the majority to community organizations in the three-county region and Georgia. The Foundation serves ordinary citizens who have the extraordinary vision for a better life for their neighbors, friends, families, and fellow coastal Georgians - today and for future generations. The Foundation seeks to be the region’s trusted source for thoughtful philanthropic counsel, sound financial management and strategic community investment.