Cobb EMC Community Foundation

Cobb EMC Community Foundation

Cobb EMC Community Foundation

Many generous Cobb EMC members round their bills up each month, through Operation Round Up, to donate to charitable organizations in our community. The Cobb EMC Community Foundation is a third party foundation, separate from Cobb EMC employees and directors, set up to administer and distribute the funds collected through Operation Round Up. Decisions made by the volunteer board are based on funds available and the community impact of requests.

Mission

To carefully assess the financial requests of charitable organizations, and to apply our collective wisdom to the allocation of available funds for the broadest benefit of the community and the members we serve.

Request Funding

Community service, religious or scientific organizations, education or youth programs and nonprofits that quality as exempt under section 501(c)(3) may benefit from this fund. To request funding*, download the application and submit your completed application (along with necessary documents**) to foundation@cobbemc.com. Please include "Cobb EMC Community Foundation" in the subject line. For additional question, contact Helen Wilson at 678-355-3271. 

If your request is approved by the Community Foundation board, a check will be sent to the organization. You must download and complete the post grant reporting form and submit to Cobb EMC within the calendar year to be considered for future funding requests.

Terms & Conditions: Funds cannot be used for political campaigns or organizations. The Cobb EMC Community Foundation board has full disbursement authority for all funds of the Foundation. *Forms must be filled out by those who would receive assistance, so unfortunately, you can't nominate a third party. **Necessary documents include: Completed and signed application, IRS 501(c)(3) letter, copy of financial statement(s) for the most recent year end.

Recipients

Each month, the Cobb EMC Community Foundation board of directors administers Operation Round Up funds to local nonprofits within Cobb EMC's five-county service area. Total donations to date = $2,532,356

2017 Recipients

$71,800 donated in March 2017

100 Black Men of North Metro Atlanta: Serves as a beacon of leadership by utilizing our diverse talents to create an environment when our mentees are motivated to achieve and become sufficient shareholders in the economic and social fabric of the communities we serve.

Bethesda Community Clinic: Mission is to demonstrate the compassion of Christ by providing quality healthcare to those in need to be a healthcare home for people in need of affordable care, and to provide a solution for our country's burdened healthcare system.

Cobb County Fire Explorers: Mission is to provide a safe learning environment where youth can become responsible individuals by teaching diversity, positive character traits, career development, leadership and life skills.

Cobb County Public Schools Foundation Inc.: Non-profit organization dedicated to supporting, rewarding and enhancing the schools, staff and students of the Cobb County School District.

Cobb County Safety Village: Serves as an advocate, develops partnerships and secures resources in support of the Safety Village. Believes that interactive education is the key to reducing risk and keeping our community safe.

Cobb Senior Citizens Council: Promotes the general welfare of seniors through programs and activities designed to inform, maintain health and wellbeing.

Davis Direction Foundation Inc.: Promotes the general welfare of seniors through programs and activities designed to inform, maintain health and wellbeing.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes: Mission is to present athletes and coaches, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship for the Church.

Georgia Symphony Orchestra: Mission is to engage and enrich diverse audiences through the presentation of music at the highest artistic level and to provide programs that instill a lifelong appreciation for the arts.

Habitat for Humanity North Central Georgia: Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity works with people everywhere to build homes, communities and hope.

liveSAFE Resources: Mission is to provide safety and healing to those impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse by offering services, creating awareness and fostering support within our community.

Marietta Museum of History: Dedicated to preserving, providing, promoting and partnering with our community to make it a more desirable place to live, work and play.

Marietta Police Athletic League: Mission is to prevent juvenile crime and violence by providing athletic, recreational and educational opportunities which create trust and build understanding between police officers and youth.

Master Gardner Volunteers of Cobb County Inc.: Mission is to advance the horticultural education and best practices, to provide not-for-profit services to the citizens of Cobb County to promote the knowledge of and interest in gardening and to the public.

MUST Ministries: A place of help and hope to 31,000 people a year seeking stability. From food to housing, from jobs to clothing.

Paulding County 4-H: Mission is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge developing life skills, and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self directing, productive, and contributing members to society.

SafePath Children's Advocacy Center: Mission is to reduce the trauma to children and their families by offering a comprehensive, professional and child-friendly approach to allegations of child abuse.

Service League of Cherokee County: Raises money to provide food, clothing, rent and utility assistance, medical and dental care, eyeglasses, scholarships and more to identified children in need.

Sweet Water Mission: Seeks to prevent hunger and homelessness through the provision of basic needs including food and clothing and by transforming lives through education and job opportunities.

 

$64,200 donated in February 2017

10 Women of Hope Inc.: Helps single moms who are experiencing a financial crisis.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta: Saves and changes the lives of children and teens by providing a safe, positive, and engaging environment and programs that prepare and inspire them to achieve great futures.

Cherokee County Educational Foundation: Dedicated to supporting the students and staff of the Cherokee County School Districts by promoting teaching and learning and celebrating achievements.

The Center for Family Resources: Mission is to strengthen individuals, families, and communities to become self-sufficient by providing temporary financial assistance to stabilize families in a crisis; housing for low-income and homeless families in a safe and secure environment; education and training for individuals and communities to increase economic capacity and personal growth.

Communities in Schools (Marietta/Cobb County): Surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

Habitat for Humanity North Central Georgia: Works with people everywhere to build homes, communities and hope.

Junior League of Cobb-Marietta: An organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and empowering the community through effective action of trained volunteers.

The Laona M. Kitchen Foundation: Mission is to aid caregivers of those who are affected by Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

SafePath: Mission is to reduce the trauma to children and their families by offering a comprehensive, professional and child-friendly approach to allegations of child abuse.

Youth Empowerment through Learning, Leading and Serving Inc. (YELLS): Mission is to empower youth to rise as active, healthy and productive servant-leaders within their communities.

 

$76,500 donated in January 2017

Beyond Limits Therapeutic Riding: Provides therapeutic horseback riding and other services for children and adults that promote and enrich their physical, developmental, psychological and social well-being to encourage them to reach beyond limits.

Booth Western Art Museum: Educates, entertains and inspires guests through the exploration of Western art, popular culture, and American heritage in a welcoming environment.

Atlanta Area Council Boy Scouts of America: Provides character education and leadership experiences to community organizations in 13-metro-Atlanta counties for youth in the first grade through age 20.

The Children's Haven: Exists to promote the health & happiness of children impacted by abuse.

Cobb County Public Schools Foundation Inc.: Dedicated to supporting, rewarding and enhancing the schools, staff and students of Cobb County School District.

Cobb Senior Citizens Council: Promotes the general welfare of seniors through programs and activities designed to inform, maintain health and well-being.

Habitat for Humanity North Central Georgia: Works with people everywhere to build homes, communities, and hope.

March of Dimes: Programs and services directly impact families and babies in our area, including funding, programs and services for families with babies in the WellStar Health System and also help moms have healthy pregnancies.

Marietta Police Athletic League: Mission is to prevent juvenile crime and violence by providing athletic, recreational and educational opportunities which create trust and build understanding between police officers and youth.

Muscular Dystrophy Association: Fighting to free individuals — and the families who love them — from the harmful effects of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related life-threatening diseases so they can live longer and grow stronger.

Nobis Works Foundation: Mission is to provide job training, employment and vocational support for youth and adults with disabilities and other barriers to employment.

Paulding Education Foundation: Provides resources, both financial and human, to enhance and support the growth and learning for students so that they are enriched today, competitive tomorrow and successful always.

Reflections of Trinity: Grows a community to model the love and God through outreach to those in need and facilitates structured opportunities for people to engage in meaningful community service.

Revved Up Kids: Protects children from predators and sexual violence by providing prevention training programs for children, teens, parents and youth-serving organizations.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Georgia: Empowers people, regardless of their background, ethnicity, or faith, to achieve stability and self-sufficiency by offering financial, material, educational, and spiritual support and by collaborating with others to develop and deliver programs and services that help those in need.

Vision Rehabilitation Services of Georgia: Assists individuals of all ages who are blind or visually impaired so that they may function independently in all of their environments.

Woodruff Arts Center Inc.: Mission is to inspire, create, support and celebrate renowned arts and education for diverse audiences through a unique model of partnerships and collaborations, and in an institutionally sustainable manner.

YWCA of Northwest Georgia Inc. (liveSAFE Resources): Mission is to increase awareness and reduce the incidence of domestic violence and sexual assault in our community.

2016 Recipients

$68,500 donated in December 2016

  • Allatoona Resource Center: Provides residents of the South Bartow area with access to resources, education, information and services. Learn more >>>
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters: Provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
  • Celebrate Life International: Community mentoring program that teaches universal principles to lead at-risk kids into a life of purpose and potential. Learn more >>>
  • Cherokee Child Advocacy Council Inc.: Dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect; and protecting and serving children and families. Learn more >>>
  • Cobb County 4-H: Assists youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self directing, productive and contributing members of society. Learn more >>>
  • Cobb County Youth Museum: Offers children the opportunity to learn about significant historical, social and cultural events through instructional activities which integrate art and education. Learn more >>>
  • Cobb Police Athletic Club: Makes a positive difference in the lives of young people ages 4–15. Learn more >>>
  • Cobb Street Ministries: Offers long-term housing, life skills development, job and housing search services and spiritual guidance to Cobb County citizens in need. Learn more >>>
  • Davis Direction Foundation Inc.: Serves as role model in our community in order to become a national resource for opioid/heroin addiction awareness and change. Learn more >>>
  • Foster Care Support Foundation: Provides free clothing, toys, safe infant equipment and school backpacks and supplies to thousands of foster and relative care children in Georgia each year. Learn more >>>
  • Military Family Support Center: Provides on-site sales events each month to eligible retired and active duty military personnel and their families.Learn more >>>
  • Reinhardt University: Educates the whole person by developing the intellectual, social, personal, vocational, spiritual and physical dimensions of its students. Learn more >>>
  • Right in the Community Inc.: Committed to providing opportunities for all people with developmental disabilities to live full, productive, self-determined lives. Learn more >>>
  • Youth Entrepreneurs of Georgia: Engender self-reliance among youth by introducing, through entrepreneurship, the values and skills necessary for them to lead successful, fulfilling lives as contributing members of society. Learn more >>>

 

$77,285 donated in November 2016

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Bartow County: Inspires and enables all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, caring citizens. Learn more >>>
  • Calvary Children's Home: Provides a safe, loving Christian environment for children needing placement apart from their families, where each child is given the opportunity to reach their full potential in their personal, spiritual and emotional life. Learn more >>>
  • Cobb Community Foundation: A philanthropic foundation through which individuals, families, organizations and corporations can support the Cobb community and the charitable causes of their choice. Learn more >>>
  • Cobb County Bar Association: Provides immediate, emergency financial support by issuing payments directly to the appropriate utility, landlord or other entity. Learn more >>>
  • Cobb County Safety Village Foundation: Serves as an advocate, develops partnerships and secures resources in support of the Safety Village. Learn more >>>
  • Cobb Senior Citizens Council: Advocates for the common good and welfare of Cobb County older adults, promotes the general welfare of seniors through programs and activities designed to inform, maintain health and wellbeing. Learn more >>>
  • Dave Krache Foundation: Helps local kids play sports when families cannot afford the cost. Learn more >>>
  • Destiny's Daughters of Promise: Provides a safe environment where teen girls can come and learn strategies to become confident and contributing members of society. Learn more >>>
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes: Serves meals, snacks, Gatorade, etc. to all of the various sports teams and coaches in Cobb. Learn more >>>
  • Friends of Cherokee County Public Library: Improves the quality of life for the children and youth of Cobb County by identifying and evaluating their needs and involving the public in an effort to meet those needs. Learn more >>>
  • Friends of the Cobb County Commission on Children and Youth: Improves the quality of life for the children and youth of Cobb County by identifying and evaluating their needs and involving the public in an effort to meet those needs.
  • Goshen Valley Foundation: Provides an array of services to vulnerable youth and families while deepening its commitment to communities. Learn more >>>
  • HopeQuest Ministry Group LLC: a Christ-centered, clinically effective 12-week residential treatment and recovery program for adults who struggle with addictions. Learn more >>>
  • Life Learning Community Center: Helps alleviate hunger in the Cobb County and surrounding areas by providing food to as many families as we are able to reach.
  • Lonely Hearts Club: Operation Christmas Basket puts together baskets filled with diapers, formula, toys, canned food and a holiday ham for 50 Airmen's families stationed at Dobbins Air Reserve Base.
  • South Cobb Arts Alliance: Builds our community by encouraging appreciation and active participation in the visual arts, performing arts and local heritage. Learn more >>>
  • Special Olympics: Provides year-round sports training and competitions for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Learn more >>>
  • Turning Point Enterprises Inc.: Provides individuals with support and opportunities to achieve their full potential and empower them to become self-sufficient. Learn more >>>
  • United Military Care: Dedicated to making military and veteran families stronger through emergency assistance, problem solving and strategic planning. Learn more >>>
  • Youth Empowerment through Learning and Serving Inc.: Empowers youth to rise as active, healthy and productive servant-leaders within their communities. Learn more >>>

 

$75,000 donated in October 2016

  • 10 Women of Hope Inc.: Helps single moms who are experiencing financial crisis avoid joblessness, homelessness and family stress. Learn more >>>
  • Aloha To Aging Inc.: Empowers family caregivers, aging care receivers and volunteers through quality programming in Cobb County. Learn more >>>
  • ALS Association: Leads the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig's disease. Learn more >>>
  • Bullock Foundation Inc.: Dedicated to providing complimentary housing for patients and their family/caregiver while receiving medical treatments. Learn more >>>
  • Center for Family Resources: Strengthens individuals, families and communities to become self-sufficient by providing temporary financial assistance to stabilize families in crisis; housing for low-income and homeless families; education and training for individuals and communities to increase economic capacity and personal growth. Learn more >>>
  • Davis Direction Foundation Inc.: Serves as a role model in our community in order to become a national resource for opioid/heroin addiction, awareness and change. Learn more >>>
  • Down Syndrome Association of Atlanta: Educates stakeholders, unites our community and builds bridges between worlds so that individuals with Down Syndrome and their families are connected to opportunities for an amazing life. Learn more >>>
  • Elm Street Cultural Arts: Engages community with relevant art experiences every day. Learn more >>>
  • Extension Inc.: Facilitates a transformation that empowers chemically dependent men and women to become sober, accountable members of society. Learn more >>>
  • Georgia SPOT: Dedicated to reducing the number of animals impounded and killed in Atlanta area animal control facilities by funding and providing low to no cost spay/neuters for pets of financially disadvantaged residents of the Metro Atlanta area. Learn more >>>
  • Happy Caps: Gifts handmade hats to people suffering hair loss due to cancer treatment – or any medical condition – to keep their head warm and to remind them each time they wear it, someone cares. Learn more >>>
  • HopeQuest Ministry: Christ-centered, clinically effective 12-week residential treatment and recovery program for adults who struggle with addictions. Learn more >>>
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Learn more >>>
  • Marietta Police Athletic Club: Mission is to prevent juvenile crime and violence by providing athletic, recreational and educational opportunities which create trust and build understanding between police officers and youth. Learn more >>>
  • Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue and Adoption Inc.: Work closely with animal control officers and other rescue organizations to reduce the number of animals entering into and being euthanized at local shelters. Learn more >>>
  • MUST Ministries: A place of help and hope to 31,000 people a year seeking stability, from food to housing, from jobs to clothing. Learn more >>>

 

$77,500 donated in September 2016

  • Atlanta Area Council Boy Scouts of America: Provides character education to community organizations in 13 metro-Atlanta counties for youth in the first grade through age 20. Learn more >>>
  • Cherokee County Educational Foundation: Dedicated to supporting the students and staff of the Cherokee County School District by promoting teaching, learning and celebrating achievements. Learn more >>>
  • Cobb Christmas Inc.: Mission is to provide low-income families of Cobb County with gifts of new toys and food at Christmas. Learn more >>>
  • The Cobb County Youth Museum: Offers children the opportunity to learn about significant historical, social and cultural events through instructional activities which integrate arts and education while emphasizing personal involvement and participation. Learn more >>>
  • Cobb Library Foundation: Mission is to provide the extra margin of excellence for the Cobb County Library System by fundraising and enhancing public support for the library and its programs. Learn more >>>
  • Communities In Schools of Marietta/Cobb County: Mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Learn more >>>
  • Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America: Mission is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. Learn more >>>
  • Foster Care Support Foundation: Provides free clothing, toys, safe infant equipment and school backpacks and supplies to thousands of foster and relative care children in Georgia each year. Learn more >>>
  • Georgia Symphony Orchestra: Mission is to engage and enrich diverse audiences through the presentation of music at the highest artistic level and provide programs that instill a lifelong appreciation for the arts. Learn more >>>
  • KidS3Mission is to give kids in foster care hope and equip them with the skills and support necessary for success. Learn more >>>
  • Marietta Museum of History: Dedicated to preserving, providing, promoting and partnering with our community to make it a more desirable place to live, work and play. Learn more >>>
  • Paulding Education Foundation: Mission is to provide resources, both financial and human, that ensures total commitment to exemplary performance of public education in Paulding County. Learn more >>>
  • Special Needs Development Group Inc.: Mission is to provide children and adults with developmental and physical disabilities the opportunity to participate in athletic, social and cultural events, develop lasting relationships among their peers, coaches and parents. Learn more >>>

 

$63,300 donated in August 2016

  • Atlanta Legal Aid Society Inc.: Provides civil legal service at no charge to low-income people residing in Cobb in five core practice areas: family law, housing, healthcare, government benefits and consumer finance. Learn more >>>
  • Autism Speaks: Goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders. Learn more >>>
  • Center for Children & Young Adults: Provides shelter, food, clothing, supervision and youth development for homeless, abandoned and abused youth and young adults. Learn more >>>
  • Chattahoochee Nature Center: Purpose is to connect people with nature. Learn more >>>
  • Cherokee Friends of Recovery Foundation Inc.: Goals are to protect the safety of all citizens from impaired drivers. Learn more >>>
  • CobbWorks Inc.: Brings together community resources to promote and support literacy training in Cobb County. Learn more >>>
  • Friends of the Strand Inc.: Mission is to provide high quality cultural entertainment, education and other programs that are accessible to a diverse audience. Learn more >>>
  • Good Samaritan Health Center of Cobb: Exists to provide primary and preventative medical and dental care to low income patients, most of who are uninsured. Learn more >>>
  • Housing Initiative of North Fulton: Guides homeless working families with minor children in the north metro Atlanta area toward increased self-reliance and stability by providing life skills training, mentoring and supportive housing. Learn more >>>
  • Lake Altoona Association: Mission is to improve Lake Altoona water quality and levels for enhanced Cobb, Cherokee and Bartow residents' quality of life, water supply and recreational experiences. Learn more >>>
  • Marietta Georgia Chapter of S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A.: Enriches quality of life in the community, engages our audiences and provides musical education and performance opportunities for the youth of the community. Learn more >>>
  • Operation Appreciation: Supports Georgia Guards and Reserves through community involvement, love of country and gratitude for those who serve. Learn more >>>
  • Nobis Works: Mission is to provide job training, employment and vocational support for youth and adults with disabilities and other barriers to employment. Learn more >>>
  • Ser Familia Inc.: Dedicated to strengthening Latino families through programs that empower them to thrive and enjoy a healthy family environment. Learn more >>>
  • Vision Rehabilitation Services of Georgia: Dedicated to assisting individuals of all ages who are blind or visually impaired so that they may function independently in all of their environments. Learn more >>>

 

$70,400 donated in July 2016

  • Atlanta Dream Center Inc.: Mission is to reach, rescue and restore all victims of commercial sexual exploitation, that the glory of God may be known. Learn more >>>
  • Atlanta Glow: Mission is to encourage, educate and equip young, low-income women to be thriving self-sustaining leaders and effective agents of economic growth within their communities. Learn more >>>
  • Autism Speaks: Goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders. Learn more >>>
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta — Cherokee County: Mission is to save the lives of children and teens, especially those who need us the most, by providing a safe, positive and engaging environment and programs that prepare and inspire them to achieve great futures. Learn more >>>
  • Calvary Children's Home: Purpose is to provide a safe, loving Christian environment for children needed placement apart from their families, where each child is given the opportunity to reach their full potential in their personal, spiritual and emotional life. Learn more >>>
  • Center for Children & Young Adults: Provides shelter, food, clothing, supervision and youth development for homeless, abandoned and abused youth and young adults. Learn more >>>
  • Cherokee Outdoor Family YMCA: Association of volunteers, member and staff open to and serving all, with programs and services which build spirit, mind and body. Learn more >>>
  • Devereux Georgia: Changes lives and nurtures human potential. Inspires hope, ensure well-being, and promote meaningful life choices. Learn more >>>
  • Family Promise of Cobb County: Committed to assisting homeless families with children achieve adequate and consistent income, stable housing and lasting independence by mobilizing our local interfaith community to provide temporary meals, shelter, compassionate hospitality and professional social services. Learn more >>>
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA): Mission is to present athletes and coaches, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship for the Church. Learn more >>>
  • Georgia SPOT: Dedicated to reducing the number of animals impounded and killed in Atlanta area animal control facilities by funding and providing low to no cost spay/neuters for pets of financially disadvantaged residents of the Metro Atlanta area.
  • Good Samaritan Health Center of Cobb: Exists to provide primary and preventative medical and dental care to low income patients, most of who are uninsured. Learn more >>>
  • Kennesaw State University Civil War Center: Provide quality programming that reflects academic inquiry and a greater understanding of the causes, nature and effects of the Civil War Era. Learn more >>>
  • Lekotek of Georgia Inc.: Mission is to facilitate the inclusion of children with disabilities into their families, schools and communities by providing accessible play, adapted toys, technology, information and resources. Learn more >>>
  • March of Dimes: Mission is to give babies a fighting chance of life in our community, the State of Georgia and nationwide. Learn more >>>
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association: Fights to free individuals and the families who love them from the harmful effects of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related life-threatening diseases so they can live longer and grow stronger. Learn more >>>
  • Opportunity Knocks for Youth Inc.: Mission is to empower foster youth to complete their education and become responsible citizens by providing mentoring, educational assistance, educational/cultural/historical field trips, life skills workshops, career panels, and community service projects. Learn more >>>
  • VOICE Today Inc.: Mission is to break the silence and cycle of child sexual abuse and exploitation through advocacy, awareness, prevention and healing resources and programs. Learn more >>>

 

$69,676 donated in June 2016

  • Aloha To Aging Inc.: Empowers family caregivers, aging care receivers and volunteers through quality programming in Cobb County. Learn more >>>
  • Bartow Collaborative: Community of partnerships with common goals addressing challenges facing Bartow County's children and families. Learn more >>>
  • Brad Cohen Tourette Foundation: Aims to help children who have Tourette Syndrome learn how to exist in the real world with others who don't understand. Learn more >>>
  • Cobb County Safety Village Foundation: Serves as an advocate, develops partnerships and secures resources in support of the Safety Village. Learn more >>>
  • CobbWorks Inc.: Brings together community resources to promote and support literacy training in Cobb County. Learn more >>>
  • Devereux Georgia: Changes lives and nurtures human potential. Inspires hope, ensures well-being, and promotes meaningful life choices. Learn more >>>
  • Family Alliance of Paulding Inc.: Mission is to strengthen men, women and families of all backgrounds and life circumstances by providing parenting and substance abuse education; building positive, rewarding and satisfying relationships between parents and their children, and offering development and service opportunities for all citizens. Learn more >>>
  • FOCUS: Offers comfort, hope and information to parents; accessible recreational and social programs for children and teens; and fun, inclusive activities for the entire family. Learn more >>>
  • Friends of the Crossroads Public Library Inc.: Provides free and equal access to resources and services that meet the informational, educational and recreational needs of the community. Learn more >>>
  • Friends of the Strand Inc.: Mission is to serve the community with cultural entertainment for a diverse audience and to promote economic health in the City of Marietta and Cobb County. Learn more >>>
  • Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta: Inspires all girls to be strong, smart and bold through teaching girls to manage money, deal with peer pressure, critically examine the media and develop a love of math and science. Learn more >>>
  • Habitat for Humanity North Central Georgia: Works with people everywhere to build homes, communities and hope. Learn more >>>
  • Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Metro Atlanta: Works with people everywhere to build homes, communities and hope. Learn more >>>
  • Loving Arms Cancer Outreach: Assists cancer patients by providing support groups, free wigs and hats, gas cards, grocery cards, utility and medication assistance. Learn more >>>
  • MUST Ministries: A place of help and hope to 31,000 people a year seeking stability. From food to housing, from jobs to clothing. Learn more >>>
  • Nobis Works: Mission is to provide job training, employment and vocational support for youth and adults with disabilities and other barriers to employment. Learn more >>>
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta : Cause-driven organization that is for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility. Learn more >>>

 

$68,145 donated in May 2016

  • American Diabetes Association: Mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Learn more >>>
  • American Heart Association: Mission is to build healthier lives free from cardiovascular disease and stroke, the number one and number five killer, respectively, of all adults, and a leading cause of death among children. Learn more >>>
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta: Mission is to save and change the lives of children and teens, especially those who need us most, by providing a safe, positive, and engaging environment and programs that prepare and inspire them to achieve great futures. Learn more >>>
  • Camp Twin Lakes: Provides year-round camp experiences for children with serious illnesses, disabilities and life challenges to help each camper grow in their confidence and experience the joys of childhood. Learn more >>>
  • Destiny's Daughters of Promise: Mission is to foster independence, encourage leadership and provide educational training and mentoring for teen girls to prepare them for a successful future. Learn more >>>
  • Devereux Georgia: Inspires hope, ensures well-being, and promotes meaningful life choices. Learn more >>>
  • Camp to Belong – Georgia: Reunites siblings placed in separate foster homes or other out of home care for opportunities to strengthen family bonds, increase self-esteem, create healthier attitudes and make childhood memories together they would not otherwise have due to their separation. Learn more >>>
  • Georgia Transplant Foundation Inc. 
  • Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta: Mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Learn more >>>
  • GRACEPOINT Christian School: Mission is to equip dyslexic students with the skills needed to develop into independent and confident readers, through sequential, systematic and multisensory instruction. Learn more >>>
  • HOPE Atlanta: Provides a comprehensive approach to address homelessness and solutions that promote lifelong stability. Learn more >>>
  • KidS3Mission is to give kids in foster care hope and equip them with the skills and support necessary for success. Learn more >>>
  • Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue and Adoption Inc.: Works closely with animal control officers and other rescue organization to reduce the number of animals entering into and being euthanized at local shelters. Learn more >>>
  • Paulding Education Foundation: Mission is to provide resources, both financial and human, that ensures total commitment to exemplary performance of public education in Paulding County. Learn more >>>
  • South Cobb Arts Alliance: Mission is to build our community by encouraging appreciation and active participation in the visual arts, performing arts and local heritage. Learn more >>>
  • Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center Inc.: Mission is to inspire, create, support and celebrate renowned arts and education for diverse audiences through a unique model of partnerships and collaborations, and in an institutionally sustainable manner. Learn more >>>

 

$77,750 donated in April 2016

  • 10 Women of Hope Inc.: Mission is to help single moms who are experiencing a financial crisis. Learn more >>>
  • American Cancer Society: Dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. Learn more >>>
  • Atlanta Community Food Bank: Mission is to fight hunger by engaging, educating, and empowering our community. Learn more >>>
  • Booth Western Art Museum: Educates, entertains and inspires guests through the exploration of Western art, popular culture, and American heritage in a welcoming environment. Learn more >>>
  • Camp Kudzu Inc.: Mission is to educate, empower and inspire children living with type 1 diabetes. Learn more >>>
  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation Inc.: Ensures Georgia’s sick and injured children receive the specialized pediatric care they need. Learn more >>>
  • Cobb Library Foundation: Mission is to provide the extra margin of excellence for the Cobb County Library System by fundraising and enhancing public support for the library and it's programs. Learn more >>>
  • CobbWorks Inc.: Brings together community resources to promote and support literacy training in Cobb County. Learn more >>>
  • Dream Makers Youth Foundation: Dedicated to improving the overall well being of children with special needs and their families. Learn more >>>
  • enAble of Georgia Inc.: The focal points of all we do and who we are is integrity and honesty in all our communications, services, finances and fundraising. Learn more >>>
  • Extension Inc.: Mission is to facilitate a transformation that empowers chemically dependent men and women to become sober, accountable members of society. Learn more >>>
  • Fragile Kids Foundation: Mission is to enhance the quality of life and wellbeing of children with support, supplies and prescribed medical equipment not covered by Georgia Medicaid or private insurance. Learn more >>>
  • Friends of the Strand Inc.: Mission is to serve the community with cultural entertainment for a diverse audience and to promote economic health in the city of Marietta and Cobb County. Learn more >>>
  • Life Foundation Inc.: Dedicated to providing life enhancing activities and service to the community in the essential areas of education, wellness, leadership skills and spiritual growth. Learn more >>>
  • Life Learning Community Center: Mission is to help alleviate hunger in the Cobb County and surrounding areas by providing food to families.
  • Loving Arms Cancer Outreach: Assists cancer patients by providing support groups, free wigs and hats, gas cards, grocery cards, utility and medication assistance. Learn more >>>
  • Make-A-Wish Georgia: Grants wishes to children in Georgia with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Learn more >>>
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association: Leads the fight to free individuals — and the families who love them — from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases that take away physical strength, independence and life. Learn more >>>
  • MUST Ministries: A place of help and hope to 31,000 people a year seeking stability — from food to housing, from jobs to clothing. Learn more >>>
  • NAMI Georgia: Mission is to promote recovery and improve the quality of life for Georgians diagnosed with a mental illness and their families. Learn more >>>
  • Smith Gilbert Gardens: Serves as a resource for conservation, education and enjoyment of horticulture, fine arts and historic preservation. Learn more >>>

 

$76,500 donated in March 2016

  • 100 Black Men of North Metro Atlanta: Mission is to serve as a beacon of leadership by utilizing our diverse talents to create an environment where our children are motivated to achieve and empower people to become self-sufficient shareholders in the economic and social fabric of the communities we serve. Learn more >>>
  • Achieve Through Education: Mission is to provide underserved and at risk students in our community with quality educational opportunities. Learn more >>>
  • Act Together Ministries: Mission is to improve the lives of children in distress, strengthen families and inspire the next generation to serve. Learn more >>>
  • Advocates for Bartow's Children Inc.: Mission is to strengthen our community of families with a vision that all children are respected and loved, happy and thriving. Learn more >>>
  • Bullock Foundation Inc.: Dedicated to providing complimentary housing for the patient and their family/caregiver receiving medical treatments. Learn more >>>
  • Chattahoochee Tech Foundation: Mission is to provide philanthropic support to the college, its students and programs. Learn more >>>
  • Cobb Community Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse Inc.: Mission is to leverage strategic partnerships to promote health and wellness within the Cobb County community by preventing the onset of substance abuse through implementation of evidence based educational, enforcement and policy initiatives to create a safer and healthier Cobb community for us all.
  • Destiny's Daughters: Mission is to foster independence, encourage leadership and provide educational training and mentoring for teen girls to prepare them for a successful future. Learn more >>>
  • The Georgia Ballet: Mission is to inspire the public through professional ballet performance, to influence students through positive impact of dance training and to create a better community through education and outreach. Learn more >>>
  • Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Metro Atlanta: Brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Learn more >>>
  • Kennesaw State University Foundation Inc.: Mission is to continually enhance student success, improve institutional quality and respond to public demand for higher education. Learn more >>>
  • LGE Community Outreach Program: Organizes and conducts fundraisers to raise money to contribute to local nonprofit organizations. Learn more >>>
  • Lost Mountain Kiwanis: Serves children around the world. Learn more >>>
  • Master Gardener Volunteers of Cobb County Inc.: Mission is to advance the horticultural education and best practices, to provide not-for-profit services to the citizens of Cobb County to promote the knowledge of and interest in gardening and to the public. Learn more >>>
  • Mended Hearts, Atlanta Chapter 81: Mission is to bring hope to heart patients, families and caregivers of heart patients in the hospitals. Learn more >>>
  • MUST Ministries: Mission is to serve our neighbors in need… transform lives and communities in response to Christ's call. Learn more >>>
  • Service League of Cherokee County: Raise money to provide food, clothing, rent and utility assistance, medical and dental care, eyeglasses, scholarships and more for identified children in need. Learn more >>>
  • South Cobb Arts Alliance: Goal is to ensure that all members of our community can learn, enjoy, and experience art right here in our home. Learn more >>>
  • Sunshine on a Ranney Day: Creates dream room and home makeovers for children with long-term illness. Learn more >>>
  • Tommy Nobis Foundation: Mission is to provide job training, employment and vocational support for youth and adults with disabilities and other barriers to employment. Learn more >>>
  • Vision Rehabilitation Services of Georgia: Dedicated to assisting individuals of all ages who are blind or visually impaired so that they may function independently in all of their environments. Learn more >>>
  • Young Ladies with Potential: Objective is to transform the young ladies you see today into prosperous women of tomorrow through teen motivation, advocacy, mentoring and prevention.

 

$73,500 donated in February 2016

  • American Red Cross: Prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Learn more >>>
  • Atlanta Area Council Boy Scouts of America: Provides character education to community organizations in 13 metro-Atlanta counties for youth in the first grade through age 20. Learn more >>>
  • Autism Speaks: Goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders. Learn more >>>
  • Cherokee County Educational Foundation: Dedicated to supporting the students and staff of the Cherokee County School District by promoting teaching, learning and celebrating achievements. Learn more >>>
  • Cobb County Fire Explorers: Mission is to provide a safe learning environment where youth can become responsible individuals by teaching diversity, positive character traits, career development, leadership and life skills. Learn more >>>
  • The Cobb County Youth Museum: Offers children the opportunity to learn about significant historical, social and cultural events through instructional activities which integrate arts and education while emphasizing personal involvement and participation. Learn more >>>
  • The Devereux Foundation Inc.: Changes lives and nurtures human potential. We inspire hope, ensure well-being, and promote meaningful life choices. Learn more >>>
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes: Focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ. Learn more >>>
  • Georgia Symphony Orchestra: Mission is to engage and enrich diverse audiences through the presentation of music at the highest artistic level and provide programs that instill a lifelong appreciation for the arts. Learn more >>>
  • Habitat for Humanity North Central Georgia: Works with people everywhere to build homes, communities and hope. Learn more >>>
  • Helping Mamas Inc.: Connects helping mamas to mamas needing help. Vision is to be the baby supply bank of metro Atlanta and beyond. Learn more >>>
  • Jewish Family & Career Services Inc.: Provides health, career, and human services to support and enhance the well-being of individuals and families across all ages, faiths, cultures and lifestyles. Learn more >>>
  • Marietta Cobb Museum of Art: Mission is to inspire and educate a diverse community through the exhibition, interpretation, collection and presentation of works of American art. MCMA builds community through art. Learn more >>>
  • Paulding County 4-H: Mission is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge developing life skills and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self directing, productive and contributing members to society. Learn more >>>
  • Road Trip Home Animal Rescue: Mission is to provide life saving services to homeless pets in Georgia and to relocate them to no-kill shelters in other states where there is a demand for shelter animals. Learn more >>>

 

$123,500 donated in January 2016

  • The Center for Family Resources: Strengthens individuals, families, and communities to become self-sufficient by providing temporary financial assistance to stabilize families in a crisis; housing for low-income and homeless families in a safe and secure environment; education and training for individuals and communities to increase economic capacity and personal growth. Learn more >>>
  • Cobb County Public Schools Foundation Inc.: Dedicated to supporting, rewarding and enhancing the schools, staff and students of the Cobb County School District. Learn more >>>
  • Junior League of Cobb-Marietta: A catalyst for change by creating a legacy of service to the children and families of Cobb County. Learn more >>>
  • Kennesaw State University Foundation Inc.: Mission is to continually enhance student success, improve institutional quality and respond to public demand for higher education. Learn more >>>
  • Omosaze Inc.: Mission is to instill a passion for learning among under-performing elementary students by providing exceptional reading instruction outside of regular school hours. 
  • Quality Care for Children: Mission is to ensure that Georgia's infants and children are nurtured and educated. We believe that all children-regardless of race, gender or economic background-deserve high-quality early learning experiences so they can reach their full potential. Learn more >>>
  • SafePath: Mission is to reduce the trauma to children and their families by offering a comprehensive, professional and child-friendly approach to allegations of child abuse. Learn more >>>
  • Sweetwater Mission: Seeks to prevent hunger and homelessness through the provision of basic needs including food and clothing and by transforming lives through education and job opportunities. Learn more >>>
  • Vision Rehabilitation Services of Georgia: Dedicated to assisting individuals of all ages who are blind or visually impaired so that they may function independently in all of their environments. Learn more >>>
  • YWCA of Northwest Georgia Inc.: Mission is to increase awareness and reduce the incidence of domestic violence and sexual assault in our community. Learn more >>>

2015 Recipients

$57,650 donated in December 2015

  • Atlanta Dream Center: Mission is to reach, rescue and restore all victims of commercial sexual exploitation that the glory of God may be known. Learn more >>>
  • Beyond Limits Therapeutic Riding: Provides therapeutic horseback riding and other services for children and adults that promote and enrich their physical, developmental, psychological and social well-being to encourage them to reach beyond limits. Learn more >>>
  • Celebrate Life International: Dedicated to transforming at-risk kids into responsible citizens by building in them character based on practical leadership skills and universal principles. Learn more >>>
  • Center for Children & Young Adults: Provides shelter, food, clothing, supervision and youth development for homeless, abandoned and maltreated youth and young adults. Learn more >>>
  • Cherokee Child Advocacy Council: Dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect and protecting and serving children and families impacted by abuse. Learn more >>>
  • Dave Krache Foundation: Helps local kids in need play the sports they love, even when their families can't afford the fee to play. Learn more >>>
  • Laona M. Kitchen Foundation: Funds respite care (short-term) for caregivers caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's/Dementia. Learn more >>>
  • NAMI: Supports, educates and advocates for the mentally ill. Learn more >>>
  • SafePath Children's Advocacy Center: Mission is to reduce the trauma to children and their families by offering a comprehensive, professional and child-friendly approach to allegations of child abuse. Learn more >>>
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul: Empowers people, regardless of their background, ethnicity or faith, to achieve stability and self-sufficiency by offering financial, material, educational and spiritual support and by collaborating with others to develop and deliver programs and services that help those in need. Learn more >>>
  • Special Olympics: Mission is to provide year-round sports training and competitions for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Learn more >>>
  • Woodruff Arts Inc.: Mission is to inspire, create, support and celebrate renowned arts and education for diverse audiences through a unique model of partnerships and collaborations, and in an institutionally sustainable manner. Learn more >>>

 

$57,500 donated in November 2015

  • 100 Black Men of North Metro Atlanta Inc.: Mission is to serve as a beacon of leadership by utilizing our diverse talents to create an environment where our children are motivated to achieve and empower people to become self-sufficient shareholders in the economic and social fabric of the communities we serve. Learn more >>>
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Bartow County: Provides immediate, emergency financial support to children and their families in Cobb County and Marietta City schools.
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta: Mission is to save and change the lives of children and teens especially those who need us most by providing a safe, positive and engaging environment and programs that prepare and inspire them to achieve great futures. Learn more >>>
  • Cherokee Child Advocacy Council Inc.: Dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect and protecting and serving children and families impacted by abuse. Learn more >>>
  • Cobb Community Foundation for Cobb Children's Fund: Delivers much needed warmth to children in Cobb and Marietta school districts. In addition, ensures agencies have diapers that their clients so desperately need. Learn more >>>
  • Davis Direction Foundation Inc.: Mission is to promote awareness, educate, affect change and save lives with the distribution of Naloxone Kits amidst a nationwide opiod/heroin epidemic. Learn more >>>
  • Georgia Symphony Orchestra: Mission is to engage and enrich diverse audiences through the presentation of music at the highest artistic level and provide programs that instill a lifelong appreciation for the arts. Learn more >>>
  • Reinhardt University: Seeks to educate the whole person by developing the intellectual, social, personal, vocational, spiritual/moral and physical dimensions of its students. Graduates are distinguished by attributes that are developed through personal interaction with the faculty, the staff and fellow students. Learn more >>>
  • United Military Care: Preserves and enhances the quality of life for Georgia military families and Veterans through economic, educational and supportive aid and assistance. Learn more >>>
  • VOICE Today Inc.: Provides awareness, prevention and healing programs and resources to bring awareness to this silent epidemic and to promote social change to preserve the innocence of the next generation of children. Learn more >>>
  • Young Life West Cobb: Mission is to introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith. Learn more >>>
  • WellStar Foundation: Mission is to create and deliver high quality hospital, physician and other healthcare related services that improve the health and wellbeing of the individuals and communities we serve. Learn more >>>

 

$68,500 donated in October 2015

  • 10 Women of Hope Inc.: Helps single moms who are experiencing a financial crisis. Learn more >>>
  • The Center for Children & Young Adults: Provides shelter, food, clothing, supervision and youth development for homeless, abandoned and maltreated youth and young adults. Learn more >>>
  • Cobb County Bar Association Community Service Fund: Provides immediate, emergency financial support to children and their families by issuing payments directly to the appropriate utility, landlord or other entity. Learn more >>>
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes: Focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to make a difference for Christ. Learn more >>> 
  • Fraternal Order of Police (Lodge #13): Serves Law Enforcement in Cobb, Douglas, Cherokee and Paulding County through programs and donations.  Learn more >>>
  • Friends of Cherokee County Public Libraries: Raises and contributes funds for supplemental books, materials, equipment and library programs.  Learn more >>>
  • It’s the Journey Inc. (Team Breasta Fiesta): Mission is to strengthen Georgia's breast health community by raising money and awareness for organizations throughout the state that focus on education, screening, early detection and continuing care.  Learn more >>>
  • March of Dimes: Aims to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Learn more >>>
  • Marietta Museum of History: Mission is to preserve the past to protect the future. Learn more >>>
  • Operation Appreciation Inc.: Supports the Georgia Guards and Reserves through community service involvement, love of country and gratitude for those who serve. Learn more >>>
  • Presbyterian Homes of Georgia Inc.: Provides exceptional services to seniors through retirement and health care. Learn more >>>

 

$75,000 donated in September 2015

  • Autism Speaks: Goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders. Learn more >>>
  • American Cancer Society: The nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service. Learn more >>>
  • Atlanta Dream Center Inc.: Mission is to reach, rescue and restore all victims of commercial sexual exploitation that the glory of God may be known. Learn more >>>
  • Booth Western Art Museum: Educates, entertains and inspires guests through the exploration of Western art, popular culture and American heritage in a welcoming environment. Learn more >>>
  • Celebrate Life International: Dedicated to transforming at-risk kids into responsible citizens by building in them character based on practical leadership skills and universal principles. Learn more >>>
  • Cobb Community Foundation for Cobb Children's Fund: Delivers much needed warmth to children in Cobb and Marietta school districts. In addition, ensures that agencies have diapers that their clients so desperately need. Learn more >>>
  • Cobb Police Athletic League: Focuses on juvenile crime prevention through athletic and recreational activities for Cobb County's high-risk neighborhoods, primarily in South Cobb.
  • Down Syndrome Association of Atlanta: Mission is to educate stakeholders, unite our community and build bridges between worlds, so that individuals with Down syndrome and their families are connected to opportunities for an amazing life. Learn more >>>
  • Housing Initiative of North Fulton Inc./HomeStretch: Guides homeless working families with minor children in the North Metro Atlanta toward increased self-reliance and stability by providing life-skills training, mentoring and supportive housing. Learn more >>>
  • KidS3Mission is to give kids in foster care hope and equip them with the skills and support necessary for success. This is accomplished through camps, mentoring, seminars and special events. Learn more >>>
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Mission is to cure all blood cancers and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Learn more >>>
  • Prevent Blindness: Exists to prevent blindness and preserve sight. Learn more >>>
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul Georgia: Empowers people, regardless of their background, ethnicity or faith, to achieve stability and self-sufficiency by offering financial, material, educational and spiritual support and by collaborating with others to develop and deliver programs and services that help those in need. Learn more >>>
  • Special Needs Development Group Inc.: Mission is to provide children and adults with developmental and physical disabilities the opportunity to participate in athletic, social and cultural events, develop lasting relationships among their peers, coaches and parents and show them that they are an important part of their community by creating an environment of inclusion for both the kids and their parents. Learn more >>>
  • Upper Etowah River Alliance: Provides regional leadership, resources, consultation, training and educational materials to protect, conserve and enhance the natural resources of the Upper Etowah Basin for present and future generations. Learn more >>>

 

$48,500 donated in August 2015

  • Alive Ministries Inc.: Mission is to eliminate hunger for at risk students in local schools so that they may have a greater opportunity to succeed in school and life.
  • Cherokee County Educational Foundation: Charitable nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the students and staff of the Cherokee county school district by promoting teaching, learning and celebrating achievements. Learn more >>>
  • Cobb Christmas Inc.: Mission is to provide low-income families of Cobb County with gifts of new toys and food at Christmas. Learn more >>>
  • The Cobb County Youth Museum: Nonprofit educational resource center offering children the opportunity to learn about significant historical, social and cultural events through instructional activities which integrate arts and education while emphasizing personal involvement and participation. Learn more >>>
  • Friends of the Strand Inc.: The Strand's mission is to serve the community with cultural entertainment for a diverse audience and to promote economic health in the City of Marietta and Cobb County. Learn more >>>
  • Marietta, GA Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society: Strives to preserve and encourage barbershop singing in a professional and congenial atmosphere. Our purpose is to enrich the quality of life in our community, engage our audiences and provide musical challenge and reward to our singers. Learn more >>>
  • SafePath Children's Advocacy Center Inc.: Mission is to reduce the trauma to children and their families by offering a comprehensive, professional and child-friendly approach to allegations of child abuse. Learn more >>>
  • VOICE Today Inc.: Voice Today is a multidisciplinary nonprofit dedicated to eradicating child sexual abuse. In so doing, VOICE provides awareness, prevention and healing programs and resources to bring awareness to this silent epidemic and to promote social change to preserve the innocence of the next generation of children. Learn more >>>

 

$65,700 donated in July 2015

  • Atlanta Legal Aid Society Inc.: Provides civil legal service at no charge to low-income people residing in Cobb in five core practice areas: family law, housing, healthcare, government benefits and consumer finance. Learn more >>>
  • Autism Speaks: Goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders. Learn more >>>
  • Camp Kudzu Inc.: Mission is to educate, empower and inspire children living with type 1 diabetes. Learn more >>>
  • Cherokee Friends of Recovery Foundation Inc.: Goals are to protect the safety of all citizens from impaired drivers. Learn more >>>
  • Cobb County Safety Village Foundation: Serves as an advocate, develops partnerships and secures resources in support of the Safety Village. Believes that interactive education is the key to reducing risk and keeping the community safe. Learn more >>>
  • Communities In Schools of Marietta/Cobb County: Mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Learn more >>>
  • Dream Makers Youth Foundation: Dedicated to improving the overall well-being of children with special needs and their families. Learn more >>>
  • Family Promise of Cobb County: Committed to assisting homeless families with children achieve adequate and consistent income, stable housing and lasting independence by mobilizing our local interfaith community to provide temporary meals, shelter, compassionate hospitality and professional social services. Learn more >>>
  • Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Metro Atlanta: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Learn more >>>
  • Lekotek of Georgia Inc.: Facilitates the inclusion of children with disabilities into their families, schools and communities by providing accessible play, adapted toys, technology and resources. Learn more >>>
  • Master Gardener Volunteers of Cobb County Inc.: Mission is to advance the horticultural education and best practices, to provide not-for-profit services to the citizens of Cobb County to promote the knowledge of and interest in gardening and to the public. Learn more >>>
  • North Cobb Lions Club: Partners with schools, churches, etc. and provides services at their sites. Learn more >>>
  • Paulding County 4-H: Assists youth in acquiring knowledge developing life skills, and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self directing, productive and contributing members of society. Learn more >>>

 

$52,400 donated in June 2015

  • Aloha To Aging Inc.: Empowers family caregivers, aging care receivers and volunteers through quality programming in Cobb County. Learn more >>>
  • The American Heart Association: Mission is building healthier lives free from cardiovascular disease and stroke, the number one and number five killer, respectively, of all adults, and a leading cause of death among children. Learn more >>>
  • The Edge Connection: Aims to infuse wealth into economically challenged communities in metro Atlanta by promoting economic self-sufficiency and job creation through micro and small business development. Learn more >>>
  • Forever Free Outreach Ministries: Mission is to offer an opportunity for families and individuals struggling with addiction, regardless of race, gender, national origin or religious belief to achieve and maintain sobriety and self-sufficiency through personal counseling, financial education and assistance, temporary housing, life management skills, educational services, and job placement assistance, with special emphasis on individuals who have been involved with the legal system. Learn more >>>
  • Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites Inc.: Mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Georgia's state parks and historic sites. Learn more >>>
  • Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta: Inspires all girls to be strong, smart and bold through teaching girls to manage money, deal with peer pressure, critically examine the media and develop a love of science and math. Learn more >>>
  • God Called Me 4 A Purpose: Mission is to raise money to buy a homeless friend a home. Learn more >>>
  • Jewish Family & Career Services Inc.: Provides health, career and human services to support and enhance the well-being of individuals and families across all ages, faiths, cultures and lifestyles. Learn more >>>
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association: The world's leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases. Learn more >>>
  • Opportunity Knocks for Youth Inc.: Mission is to empower foster youth to complete their education and become responsible citizens by providing mentoring, educational assistance, cultural/educational field trips, life/work skills programs/workshops. Learn more >>>
  • Reconnecting Families Inc.: Mission is to enhance and sustain the collaborative partnership between the community, the academic sector and the government of Cobb County to help children and families live drug free lives. 
  • Ser Familia Inc.: Dedicated to strengthening Latino families through programs that empower them to thrive and enjoy a healthy family environment. Learn more >>>
  • Vision Atlanta Inc. (Camp Grace): Partners with faith-based ministries that are devoted to discipline children and teens and strives to transform urban youth with grace through overnight camps.

 

$105,500 donated in May 2015

  • American Diabetes Association: Mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Learn more >>>
  • American Red Cross: Exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world. Learn more >>>
  • Atlanta Area Council, Boy Scouts of America: Provides character education to community organizations in 13 metro-Atlanta counties for youth in the first grade through age 20. Learn more >>>
  • Atlanta Community Food Bank: Mission is to fight hunger by engaging, educating and empowering the community. Learn more >>>
  • Bartow Collaborative Inc.: Community of partnerships with common goals addressing challenges facing Bartow County's children and families. Learn more >>>
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta: Saves and changes the lives of children and teens by providing a safe, positive and engaging environment and programs that prepare and inspire them to achieve great futures. Learn more >>>
  • Cobb Schools Foundation: A non-profit organization dedicated to supporting, rewarding and enhancing the schools, staff and students of Cobb County School District. Learn more >>>
  • Cobbworks Inc.: Brings together community resources to promote and support literacy training in Cobb County. Learn more >>>
  • The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America: Mission is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. Learn more >>>
  • The Devereux Foundation Inc.: Changes lives and nurtures human potential. Inspires hope, ensures well-being and promotes meaningful life choices. Learn more >>>
  • FOCUS: Understands and supports the unique needs of families with children who are medically fragile or have significant developmental or physical disabilities. Offers comfort, hope and information to parents; accessible recreational and social programs for children and teens; and fun, inclusive activities for the entire family. Learn more >>>
  • Foster Siblings Reunited DBA/Camp to Belong: Mission is to reunite siblings placed in separate foster homes or other out of home care for opportunities to strengthen family bonds, increase self-esteem, create healthier attitudes and make childhood memories together they would not otherwise have due to their separation. Learn more >>>
  • The Georgia Ballet: Aims to inspire the public through professional ballet performance, to influence students through positive impact of dance training and to create a better community through education and outreach. Learn more >>>
  • Georgia Symphony Orchestra: Mission is to engage and enrich diverse audiences through the presentation of music at the highest artistic level and provide programs that instill a lifelong appreciation for the arts. Learn more >>>
  • Good Samaritan Health Center of Cobb: Mission is to spread the love of Christ by providing quality healthcare for people in need. Learn more >>>
  • Kids3 Inc.: Mission is to give kids in foster care hope and equip them with the skills and support necessary for success. This is accomplished through camps, mentoring, seminars and special events. Learn more >>>
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Mission is to cure all blood cancers and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Learn more >>>
  • MUST Ministries: A place of help and hope to 31,000 people a year seeking stability. From food to housing, from jobs to clothing. Learn more >>>
  • Sheriff Roger Garrison Charities Inc.: Mission is to serve underprivileged and neglected children of Cherokee County.
  • Sunshine on a Ranney Day: Creates dream room and home makeovers for children with long-term illness. Learn more >>>
  • VOICE Today Inc.: A nonprofit created to break the silence and cycle of child sexual abuse through awareness, prevention and healing programs and resources. Learn more >>>

 

$71,500 donated in April 2015

  • 1 Little Meal: Mission is to ensure that children are properly nourished so they are equipped and prepared to learn. Healthy, nutritious meals are necessary to allow them to excel and reach their highest academic, mental and physical potential. 
  • Center for Family Resources: Provides temporary financial assistance to stabilize families in crisis; housing for low-income and homeless families in a safe and secure environment; and education and training to individuals and communities to increase economic capacity and personal growth. Learn more >>>
  • Cherokee Outdoor Family YMCA: The primary program focus at the Cherokee Outdoor YMCA is day camp and sports where youth grow and develop skills that will lead to success in life. Learn more >>>
  • Cobb Police Foundation: An organization in Cobb County set up to assist all certified/sworn police in the county. Goal is to award scholarships to deceased officer's children.
  • Destiny's Daughters: Mission is to foster independence, encourage leadership and provide educational training and mentoring for teen girls to prepare them for a successful future. Learn more >>>
  • Friends of Camp McDonald Park: Mission is to protect, preserve and interpret the history of this special ground. Learn more >>>
  • Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation: Provides vision and hearing services throughout the state of Georgia. Through collaborative partnerships we enable greater independence and increased quality of life for Georgians in financial need. Learn more >>>
  • Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta: Girl scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Learn more >>>
  • March of Dimes: Aims to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Learn more >>>
  • MUST Ministries: MUST Ministries is a place of help and hope to 31,000 people a year seeking stability. From food to housing, from jobs to clothing. Learn more >>>
  • Road Trip Home Animal Rescue: Mission is to provide life saving services to homeless pets in Georgia and to relocate them to no-kill shelters in other states where there is a demand for shelter animals. Learn more >>>
  • Sweetwater Mission (Christian Aid Mission Partnership): Seeks to prevent hunger and homelessness through the provision of basic needs including food and clothing and by transforming lives through education and job opportunities. Learn more >>>
  • Tommy Nobis Foundation: Mission is to provide job training, employment and vocational support for youth and adults with disabilities and other barriers to employment. Since its beginning in 1977, Nobis Works' team has served more than 24,000 individuals with disabilities, helping them find independence, confidence and workplace success. Learn more >>>
  • Young Women's Christian Association of Northwest Georgia: Aims to increase awareness and reduce the incidence of domestic violence and sexual assault in our community. Learn more >>>

 

$96,000 donated in March 2015

  • 100 Black Men of North Metro Inc.: Mission is to serve as a beacon of leadership by utilizing our diverse talents to create an environment where our children are motivated to achieve and empower people to become self-sufficient shareholders in the economic and social fabric of the communities we serve. Learn more >>>
  • American Cancer Society: The nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service. Learn more >>>
  • Atlanta Area Council, Boy Scouts of America: Provides character education to community organizations in 13 metro-Atlanta counties for youth in the first grade through age 20. Learn more >>>
  • Brad Cohn Tourette Foundation: Aims to help children who have Tourette Syndrome learn how to exist in the real world with others who don't understand. We support the socialization, achievement and education of individuals with Tourette syndrome. Learn more >>>
  • Chattahoochee Tech Foundation Inc.: Provides scholarships and grants, secures cutting-edge equipment for labs and classrooms, also aids in upgrading and maintaining campus facilities. Learn more >>>
  • Cobb County Fire Explorers Inc.: Primary goals of the program are to help young adults choose a career path within fire and emergency services and to challenge them to be responsible citizens of their community and country. Learn more >>>
  • Cobb County Safety Village: Believes that interactive education is the key to reducing risk and protecting our community. Our mission is to provide the highest quality safety education and training available. Learn more >>>
  • Cobb Library Foundation: Mission is to provide the extra margin of excellence for the Cobb County Library system by fundraising and enhancing public support for the library and its programs. Learn more >>>
  • The Devereux Foundation Inc.: Changes lives and nurtures human potential. We inspire hope, ensure well-being and promote meaningful life choices. Learn more >>>
  • Family Alliance of Paulding Inc.: Strives for thriving children, healthy parents and safe, drug-free homes. Our mission is to strengthen men, women and families of all backgrounds and life circumstances by providing parenting and substance abuse education; building positive, rewarding and satisfying relationships between parents and their children; and offering development and service opportunities for all citizens. Learn more >>>
  • Georgia District Kiwanis Foundation: Dedicated to serving the children of the world. We build a stronger tomorrow through young children which is priority one. Learn more >>>
  • LGE Community Outreach Foundation: The Foundation, which is based on the credit union principle of "People Helping People," represents the giving spirit of the employees of LGE Community Credit Union. Annually we organize and conduct fundraisers to raise money to contribute to local nonprofit organizations. Learn more >>>
  • Shepherd Center Foundation: Provides a comprehensive continuum of care for U.S. service members that have sustained a traumatic brain injury while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Learn more >>>
  • Smith-Gilbert Gardens Foundation: Mission is to serve as a resource for conservation, education and enjoyment of horticulture, fine arts and historic preservation. This mission encompasses our desire to set a standard of excellence in horticulture and educational programming for this region. Learn more >>>
  • United Way of Greater Atlanta/Cobb County: Mission is to engage all segments of our community to drive sustainable change in education, income, health and homelessness, while continuing to address urgent and basic human care. Learn more >>>

 

$90,000 donated in February 2015

  • Bullock Foundation Inc.: Dedicated to providing complimentary housing for the patient and their family/caregiver receiving medical treatments. Learn more >>>
  • Cherokee County Educational Foundation Inc.: Dedicated to supporting the students and staff of the Cherokee County School District by promoting teaching and learning and celebrating achievements. Learn more >>>
  • Cobb County Youth Museum Inc.: Offers children the opportunity to learn about significant historical, social and cultural events through instructional activities which integrate arts and education while emphasizing personal involvement and participation. Learn more >>>
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes: To reach the athlete, coach and the community at large with the message of the Gospel of Christ and serve them in their relationships. To present a positive influence in the community. Learn more >>>
  • Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta Inc.: Provides health, career and human services to support and enhance the well-being of individuals and families across all ages, faiths, cultures and lifestyles. Learn more >>>
  • Kennesaw State University Research and Service Foundation Inc.: Mission is to continually enhance student success, improve institutional quality and respond to public demand for higher education. Learn more >>>
  • Reconnecting Families Inc.: Mission is to enhance and sustain the collaborative partnership between the community, the academic sector and the government of Cobb County to help children and families live drug free lives. 
  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation Inc.: Mission is to make kids better today and healthier tomorrow by bringing health, hope and happiness to children through the philanthropic support of individual donors, charitable foundation and corporations. Learn more >>>
  • Young Womens Christian Association of Northwest Georgia: To increase awareness and reduce the incidence of domestic violence and sexual assault in our community. Learn more >>>
  • Center for Family Resources: To strengthen individuals, families and communities to become self-sufficient by providing: Temporary financial assistance to stabilize families in a crisis; housing for low-income and homeless families in a safe and secure environment; education and training for individuals and communities to increase economic capacity and personal growth. Learn more >>>
  • Sweetwater Mission Inc.: Seeks to prevent hunger and homelessness through the provision of basic needs including food and clothing and by transforming lives through education and job opportunities. Learn more >>>
  • Cobb Schools Foundation: Dedicated to supporting, rewarding and enhancing the schools, staff and students of Cobb County School District. Learn more >>>

 

$65,500 donated in January 2015

  • 10 Women of Hope: Helps single moms who are experiencing a financial crisis.
  • 100 Black Men of North Metro Atlanta: Serve as a beacon of leadership by utilizing our diverse talents to create an environment when our mentees are motivated to achieve and become sufficient shareholders in the economic and social fabric of the communities we serve. Learn more >>>
  • Autism Speaks: Goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders. Learn more >>>
  • Bartow Area Habitat for Humanity: Brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. In keeping with this mission, our local affiliate seeks to partner with families and the community to eliminate poverty housing and to strengthen neighborhoods. Learn more >>>
  • The Center for Family Resources: Stabilizes and empowers families to become self-sufficient by providing financial assistance, housing, and employment and education services. Learn more >>>
  • Cobb County Public Schools Educational Foundation Inc.: Dedicated to supporting, rewarding and enhancing the schools, staff and students of Cobb County School District. Learn more >>>
  • Kennesaw State University Foundation Inc.: Provides excellent and accessible education, promotes research, fosters community engagement and supports intellectual inquiry. Learn more >>>
  • Loving Arms Cancer Outreach: Comes alongside patients on their cancer journey with love, support and assistance-elements as vital to their wellbeing as their cancer treatments. Assists cancer patients by providing support groups, free wigs and hats, gas cards, grocery cards, utility and medication assistance. Learn more >>>
  • SafePath Children's Advocacy Center Inc.: Mission is to reduce the trauma to children and their families by offering comprehensive, professional and child-friendly approach to allegations of child abuse. Learn more >>>
  • Sweetwater Mission Inc.: Seeks to prevent hunger and homelessness through the provision of basic needs including food and clothing and by transforming lives through education and job opportunities. Learn more >>>

 

Community Foundation Board Members

The following Cobb EMC members serve on the board:

  • Harry Abrams
  • Mary Claire Andres
  • Joe Boland
  • Chuck Bressoud
  • Russell Crawford
  • Grover Paulsen
  • Carol Shaddix
  • John Umphlett

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The Cobb EMC Community Foundation logo is available for use following the below guidelines, which help protect the brand:

  • The Cobb EMC Community Foundation logo should only be used on a white background.
  • Never modify the Cobb EMC Community Foundation logo. This includes stretching or distorting the logo, using the icon or logotype by itself and altering the colors, fonts or construction.

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