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Cresswind LL Community fund gives almost $19K to groups serving seniors
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The Cresswind LL Community Fund, a nonprofit group in Gainesville’s Cresswind Community, made grant awards in the second half of the year totaling $10,779 to the Gainesville/Hall County community and $8,000 in restricted gifts to the Cresswind Community. 

The 2-year-old organization has given a combined total of $40,717 to community and Cresswind organizations. A significant number of the fund’s members also provide volunteer support to various organizations that focus on services to seniors in our region. 

Community Grants announced for the July-December period were:

  • $4,759 to the Senior Life Center to complete renovation of an entertainment center
  • $2,000 to the Gateway Domestic Violence Center for support of clients primarily 55 and older
  • $1,500 to The Guest House for food services
  • $1,000 to ITN Lanier supporting transportation of seniors
  • $800 to the Quinlan Visual Arts Center for a “Healing Through the Arts” program for seniors
  • $720 to cover homeowner’s insurance and provide holiday gifts and food for a selected family in the “Grandparents raising Grandchildren” program

Restricted gifts to the Cresswind at Lake Lanier Community were:

  • $6,000 to fund canopied benches for the tennis and pickleball courts
  • $,2000 to fund two rowing machines and additional weights for the exercise room

The mission of the Cresswind LL Community fund is to enhance the lives of adults, primarily 55 and older, through charitable, education and cultural opportunities in the greater Gainesville and Hall County area. For more information about the organization, visit the website at

If you are a community organization that serves seniors and would like to apply for a grant from the fund, the website contains information on the grant process, as well as an application form. The deadline for submitting an application for the next round of awards is April 30.

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