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Foundation awards 6 area nonprofits with annual grants
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The North Georgia Community Foundation has awarded six area nonprofit organizations with Community Impact Grants, which total $14,350, according to a news release from the organization.

The following organizations received part of the funds:

  • Rape Response received $2,350 for its Eighth Grade Prevention Education, which provides date rape curriculum to all eighth-grade classes in Dawson, Habersham, Lumpkin and White counties.
  • Meals by Grace, a ministry of Grace Chapel Church of Christ in Cumming, received $3,000, which it will use for transportation and labor costs required to disassemble, move, repair and reassemble five walk-in freezers/refrigerators and a large four-tiered baker’s oven the organization received as gifts.
  • Jesse’s House, which provides emergency and long-term shelter to adolescent women in Forsyth County, received $2,000 to supplement its annual clothing budget. The grant will supply clothes for six girls who enter the shelter.
  • Open Arms Clinic received $2,000 to purchase prescription medications for its patients with chronic medical conditions. The clinic offers free health care in Stephens County.
  • Good News Clinics, which provides free medical care, dental care and medications, will use its $3,000 grant to fund laboratory tests for new patients.
  • Gateway Domestic Violence Center will put its $2,000 grant toward building additional transitional housing for those who move out of the shelter so that they have up to six months to work and save money for new accommodations.

“Funds such as the Community Impact Grant Endowment Fund allow the North Georgia Community Foundation to respond to the ever-changing needs of the community and make grants to address the most urgent and pressing needs now and in the future,” North Georgia Community Foundation President Jim Mathis said.