DeKalb awards grants to 46 local nonprofits

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The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners recently approved a request from the Human Services Department to award $767,800 in funds to 46 local nonprofit organizations for 2018. Resources for these grants originate from two areas: $617,808 from the county’s general fund and $150,000 from a Victims Assistance Fund, which is supported by the collection of court fees.

The Human Services Grant Program is designed to provide supplemental funding to nonprofit organizations serving their communities. Service areas that will be addressed through these grants include: youth development/education, family welfare, crisis intervention and prevention for women and children, senior services and supports for individuals with disabilities.

“We are delighted to have 46 provider agencies awarded during this grant cycle to help us extend the reach of Human Services in DeKalb County,” said Human Services Department Director Damon Scott. “Our provider agencies deliver extremely important and critical services to address the diverse needs of individuals and families in DeKalb County.”

The grant program uses an evaluation process designed to identify qualified applicants. Grant awards range from $14,000-$20,000 and at least half of the awarded amount must be used for programming.

Following is a list of the recipients and the grant amounts awarded:


Atlanta Community Food Bank        $15,993.03

Lutheran Services of Georgia, Inc.   $15,582.18

VOX Teen Communications                $15,471.14

Auditory Verbal Center, Inc.                $15,326.78

Lekotek of Georgia                                 $15,282.37

21st Century Leaders                         $15,282.37

Communities In Schools                     $14,949.24

Scottdale Early Learning, Inc.          $14,804.89

New American Pathways                    $14,660.54

Elaine Clark Center                                $14,616.12

Frazier Center                                        $14,549.50

Chris 180                                                  $14,471.77

GA Campaign for Adolescent Power  $14,471.77

Positive Growth, Inc.                               $14,360.73

Innovative Solutions for Disadvantage $14,327.42

Georgia Agape, Inc.                                      $14,249.69

Big Brothers/Big Sisters                           $14,216.38

Boys & Girls Club                                         $14,216.38

Families First, Inc.                                        $14,060.92

Salvation Army Metro Atlanta                $14,060.92

Reach for Excellence                                   $13,949.88

I Care, Inc.                                                      $20,555.67

Literacy Action, Inc.                                      $20,288.55

Travelers Aid of Metropolitan Atlanta    $20,131.42

New Life Community Ministries, Inc.       $20,131.42

Decatur Cooperative Ministry, Inc.           $19,707.18

GA Radio Reading Service                           $19,502.91

Physicians’ Care Clinic                                 $19,502.91

GA Community Support & Solutions        $19,298.64

Men Stopping Violence                                $19,235.79

Friends of Disabled Adults & Children     $19,141.52

Latin American Association                       $19,141.52

St. Jude’s Recovery Center, Inc.               $19,031.53

Senior Connections, Inc.                             $18,874.40

Foundation of Wesley Woods                   $18,450.15

Essence of Hope, Inc.                                     $18,245.89

Metro Atlanta Recovery Residence          $17,664.51

Jewish Family & Career Services     $15,435

Center for Pan Asian                        $15,435

Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc.          $15,435

Georgia Center for Child Advocacy $15,133

Safe Haven                                         $15,001

Raksha                                               $15,001

Caminar Latino                                 $14,870

Day League – 1                                 $14,778

International Women’s House         $14,699

Day League – 2                                 $14,213

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