2017 Community Impact Grants

THIS YEAR THE FOUNDATION'S COMPEITITVE GRANTS CYCLE INVESTED $82,525 IN PROGRAMS ADDRESSING AND CHANGING FUTURES FOR AT RISK YOUTH

A record number of grants (18) were made to organizations doing impressive work in this field:

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Georgia, Brunswick - Furniture enhancements for the cafeteria as part of the Terrill Thomas Capital Campaign. Pictured L-R: Brian Dolan/Chief Professional Officer, Boys and Girls Club helpers and Paul White/Community Foundation President and CEO.

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Camden Community Crisis Center, St. Marys - Educational and program supplies for the Child Advocacy program.  Pictured L-R: Ed Andrews, Community Foundation Board and Marcie Montgomery, Camden House Executive Director.

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CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Glynn, Inc., Brunswick and St. Marys - A website overhaul to include services for both Camden and Glynn counties.  Pictured L-R: Paul White, Community Foundation President/CEO; Cary Greenfield, CASA Executive Director; Lloyd Newberry, Foundation Board.

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Children In Action Sports Club (CIA), Brunswick - Scholarships for the Summer Outreach program.  Pictured L-R: Greg Post, CIA Board; Allen Benner, CIA Executive Director; Art Lucas, Community Foundation Board Chair; Paul White, Community Foundation President & CEO.

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Coastal Coalition for Children, Inc., Brunswick -  "Grandparents rearing their Grandchildren" program.  Pictured L-R: Paul White, Community Foundation President/CEO; Terri Evans, Coastal Coalition for Children Executive Director; Lloyd Newberry, Foundation Board.

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Coastal Outreach Soccer*, Brunswick - A soccer-based youth development program that combines athletics with academic support.  Pictured Holding Check L-R: Shawn Williams, Coastal Outreach Soccer Executive Director and Bernard McCloud, Community Foundation Board.

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Communities In Schools of Glynn County, Brunswick -  Professional Development Training including a Personality Assessment, Interview Coaching, Leadership, and Communication/Customer Service Training.  Pictured L-R: Paul White, Community Foundation President and CEO, Jim Weidhaas CIS Board Chair; Lynn Love, CIS Executive Director; Jack Kilgore, Community Foundation Board.

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The Gathering Place, Brunswick - Summer college tour, providing students exposure to a wide range of academic and technical colleges across Georgia.  Pictured L-R: Lucas Ramirez, Executive Director GP; John Williams, Director of Campus Ministry GP; Paul White, President & CEO Community Foundation; Dana Haza, Development Director GP.

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Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, Inc., St. Marys - “HEROs (Helping Everyone Respect Others) Program.  Pictured L-R: Paul White, Foundation President & CEO; Girl Scouts and support staff.

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Girls On The Run of the Golden Isles*, Darien - Expansion of the program for girls in 3rd-8th grades to McIntosh County.  Pictured L-R: Art Lucas, Community Foundation Board Chair; Tracy Quintanar, Girls On The Run Council Director; Paul White, Community Foundation President & CEO.

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Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association, Brunswick - “The Golden Isles Penguin Project” for young people ages 10-14 with developmental disabilities to perform a modified version of a Broadway musical.  Pictured Holding Check (L-R): Janet Shirley, Community Foundation Board; Heather Heath, GIAHA Executive Director; Paul White, Community Foundation President & CEO.

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Golden Isles Youth Orchestra, Brunswick -  Golden Isles Traveling Symphony and a youth drama group Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association (GIAHA) will collaborate in a musical performance.  Pictured: L-R:  Rene' Shelnutt, Foundation Board; Zeyveonn Washington, string bass player; Paul White, Foundation President and CEO; Matthew Pendarvis, cellist; Jeana Melilli, Director of the Golden Isles Youth Orchestra's Chamber Ensemble; and Heather Heath, GIAHA Executive Director.  To read a recent post in the Brunswick News click here. 

Marshes of Glynn Libraries 2017 for web

Marshes of Glynn Libraries, Brunswick - Targeted Early Literacy Parental Involvement Initiative across Glynn County.  Pictured L-R: Paul White, Community Foundation President & CEO; Ben Bryson, Marshes of Glynn Libraries Assistant Director; Bonney Shuman, Community Foundation Board.

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Morningstar Children and Family Services, Inc., Brunswick - Art Therapy program expansion.  Pictured L-R: Ellen Fleming, Community Foundation Board and Wells Kilgore, Morningstar Children and Family Services COO.

Safe Harbor Street Beat 2017for web

Safe Harbor Children’s Center, Inc., Brunswick - Computers and software to be used by youth in the Street Beat Program.  Pictured L-R: LE Williams and Sharron Atkinson, Safe Harbor Street Beat Program; Beth Ann Bushon, Safe Harbor Development Director; Paul White, Community Foundation President & CEO; Bonney Shuman, Community Foundation Board; Shawn Pinkney, Safe Harbor Street Beat Program.

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Social Opportunities & Active Recreation, Inc. (SOAR)*, Brunswick - “iCan Swim" individualized specially-designed instruction for youth with disabilities.  Pictured: L-R Front Row: Jan LaBoone, SOAR Board; Diane Laws, Community Foundation Committee Member; Bev Latvala and Jayne Monroe, SOAR Board; Bernard McCloud, Foundation Board. Second Row: SOAR Board Members Charlotte Lawson, Jane Christian, Pat Jenkins, Ellen Goldberg, and Doreen Sigman.  To read a recent article in the Brunswick News, click here.

St. Andrews for web 2017

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Darien - Community Cares Café/ Tutoring at Oak Grove Intermediate School; and the Community Youth Program.  Pictured L-R: Ellen Fleming, Community Foundation Board and Thomas Barron, St. Andrews Episcopal Church Community Youth Director.

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YMCA of Coastal Georgia, Inc., Brunswick and Darien - Young Women's Career Adventure Program.  Pictured L-R: Diane Laws Community Foundation Committee; Jay Mullins, Sr. VP YMCA and Bernard McCleod, Foundation Board.

*denotes first-time competitive grant recipient