The Fund for Calhoun-Gordon is a charitable fund of the Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia.
Grants originating from the Fund for Calhoun-Gordon are made possible by distributions from the Calhoun-Gordon Permanent Endowment Fund.
“Through the Fund, we’ve awarded more than $333,000 in community grants to Gordon County projects, programs, and charities since 2005,” said David Aft, President of the Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia. “Our grants focus on a wide variety of community needs and civic issues—large and small—in and around Gordon County.”
According to Aft, grant awards typically benefit local programs and projects that support children and families, arts and culture, education, historic preservation, and community health.
“The Fund’s grants strengthen the community and improve the quality of life for people who live in Calhoun, Gordon County, and Northwest Georgia,” said Aft. “We routinely collaborate with local churches, schools, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations who serve Gordon County. We are all in this together, so it makes sense for us to work together closely on projects that impact the community.”
Local CPA, Robert Gilbert, is an advisor to the Fund for Calhoun-Gordon.
“Through our grants process, we are able to respond to the pressing needs of our community,” remarked Gilbert. “We give each grant application a great deal of consideration prior to making our decisions.”
In the last year, the Fund awarded significant grants to New Echota Historic Site, Prevent Child Abuse Gordon County, the Voluntary Action Center, and the Gordon Hospital Foundation to benefit the new Radiation Therapy Center.
“I am particularly proud of the Fund’s grant to the hospital’s capital campaign for the Radiation Therapy Center,” Gilbert continued. “Cancer is a disruptive force that affects so many families in our community. This state of the art cancer treatment facility will greatly reduce the stress on these families. The people of our community will be able to receive treatment close to home, and our Fund helped make that happen.”
Grants are typically modest in size—from $1,000 to $5,000—and support a multitude of projects each year that create opportunity, nurture both individual and family self-sufficiency, target root causes of problems, and foster collaboration.
The Fund for Calhoun-Gordon welcomes applications from organizations that provide services to Gordon County and have tax exempt status. Qualified organizations can access the grant application via the Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia’s website at www.communityFoundationNWGA.org. The deadline is October 1.