Founded in 1985, the Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia (CFNEG) was established to receive and distribute charitable funds for an improved quality of life across Northeast Georgia. In honor of the 30 year anniversary of the foundation, the Grants Committee decided to award at least 30 grants in honor of their establishment, which to date has given over 56 million dollars back to the community.
Julie Keeton Arnold, the 2015 Grants Committee Chair shared, “It shines light on real needs in our community that many of us don’t know exist. While it’s never an easy task to decide where our limited resources should go, it is so rewarding to know that our dollars are invested in ways that make a real impact in the lives of so many across our community. “At the end of the grant cycle, and after 8 weeks of deliberation, the Grant Committee award 33 non-profit organizations with grants totaling the amount of $160,217.
The foundation will celebrate their 30th anniversary on August 22nd at the Gwinnett Center. To learn more about the work of the foundation, visit cfneg.org.