From: Nancy Coveny, President, Catholic Foundation of North Georgia, (404) 497-9440 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Catholic Foundation of North Georgia is pleased to announce the recipients of the Catholic Emergency Response Fund. $242,000 was granted to 32 organizations to serve those in need throughout the Archdiocese of Atlanta. These organizations are still receiving high volumes of requests for assistance due to the pandemic and these grants will make a difference for their clients.
We are very grateful to all the generous donors who contributed to the fund! Thank you for helping your neighbors in need.
The grants were determined by a special grants committee comprised of members of the Pastors Advisory Council and the Grants Committee and is chaired by Father Henry Atem, Pastor of St. Lawrence Catholic Church.
Priority was given to organizations who work to alleviate food insecurity and to organizations who work provide emergency financial assistance for housing and utilities, including Catholic organizations such as the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and Catholic Charities.
Food Providers – $43,500
Atlanta Community Food Bank, Atlanta
Chattanooga Area Food Bank, Chattanooga
Donavan’s Dream, Barnesville
Five Loaves & Two Fish Food Pantry, Griffin
Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, Athens
Georgia Mountain Food Bank, Gainesville
Golden Harvest Food Bank, Inc., Augusta
McDuffie Manna, Thomson
Middle Georgia Community Food Bank, Macon
Open Hand Atlanta, Atlanta
Food and Emergency Assistance Providers – $198,500
Buckhead Christian Ministry, Atlanta
Catholic Charities Atlanta, Inc., Smyrna
Community Assistance Center, Atlanta
Community Helping Place, Dahlonega
Decatur Cooperative Ministry, Decatur
Faith In Serving Humanity, Inc. (FISH), Monroe
Handmaids of The Sacred Heart of Jesus, Athens
Latin American Association, Atlanta
Los Vecinos de Buford Highway, Atlanta
Midtown Assistance Center, Atlanta
Neighborhood Cooperative Ministries, Inc., Norcross
NETworks Cooperative Ministry, Inc., Tucker
North Fulton Community Charities, Roswell
Our Lady of the Americas Catholic Mission, Lilburn
Sacred Heart Catholic Church – Helping Hands Society, Milledgeville
Ser Familia, Acworth
Society of St. Vincent de Paul Georgia, Atlanta*
St. Bernadette Catholic Church, Cedartown
St. John Paul II Catholic Mission, Gainesville
Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Decatur
The Ark United Ministry Outreach Center, Athens
Zion Hill Community Development Corporation, Atlanta
Please note that the organization’s city is where they are headquartered. Many of the organizations serve in multiple cities and counties.
*The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Georgia grant will be dispersed to conferences throughout the Archdiocese of Atlanta. Each conference is organized locally to serve the needs of its particular community.
Click here for a video of the grant recipients.
About the Catholic Foundation of North Georgia
The Catholic Foundation of North Georgia helps Catholics make a lasting difference in the community. We attract, professionally manage and invest gifts to support the long-term financial needs of parishes, schools, charities, and other ministries.
Our vision is to ensure the Catholic community and its ministries have the financial resources to serve and make a difference in the lives of current and future generations. More information is available at www.cfnga.org.