We were spared by Hurricane Dorian, but it will not be the last time a hurricane disrupts our lives and damages our precious coastal assets. The Community Emergency Needs Fund of the Coastal Georgia Foundation is a local financial resource for when disasters happen.
The Coastal Georgia Foundation has commissioned a thorough and comprehensive assessment of residential market potential in downtown Brunswick. The study has been funded by seven stakeholders who donated a total of $30,000 to the effort. Read The Brunswick News July 23 editorial on the issue.
“We learned about this type of data-driven housing study on our May 30 trip to Macon,” says Paul White, President & CEO of the Coastal Georgia Foundation. “There, the housing study said downtown Macon could absorb ‘200 residential units per year.’ This number became a shared goal for developers, entrepreneurs, lenders and other investors in downtown Macon. We’ve been hearing from our local stakeholders that market data for Brunswick could similarly inform a residential strategy for a vibrant and diverse downtown.”
The Coastal Georgia Foundation is excited to announce one of its newest funds: the Eugenia Price/Joyce K. Blackburn Charitable Fund. The Fund’s purpose will be to permanently carry on the artistic influence and philanthropic legacy of both authors, and to benefit Coastal Georgians.
Twenty-four organizations working directly with our community’s most vulnerable populations were awarded a record total of $111,408 from the Coastal Georgia Foundation’s Community Impact competitive grants initiative. These organizations provide critical and important services to at-risk youth and their families in Glynn, Camden and McIntosh counties.