To help fulfill its goal of serving nonprofits in Coweta County, the Coweta Community Foundation hosted Connecting Coweta, its First Annual Nonprofit Summit, in February 2022 at the Sharpsburg Campus of Crossroads Church. The event was designed to offer nonprofits everything they needed to better serve their organization and the community. The summit offered keynote speakers, breakout workshops, training, discussions, consulting and networking opportunities.
The Foundation also decided to award grants specifically to nonprofits who participated in the Nonprofit Summit, and this week, they’ve announced the recipients of these grants.
Four grants were given to applicants who support only residents within the Newnan city limits, a requirement for funding, and they include Coweta FORCE, $5,000; Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity, $8,000; Yeager Road Community Resource Center, $2,000; and Coweta Family Connection, $5,000.
Two grants were awarded to nonprofits serving those outside Newnan. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and Backstreet Arts each received $2,500.
“As the Coweta Community Foundation prepares to celebrate our 25th anniversary later this year, we decided this year was the perfect time to encourage collaboration among community organizations and agencies and offer them some training and inspiration,” said CCF Executive Director Kristin Webb. “Setting aside some grant monies specifically for those nonprofits who participated is just another way we’re serving nonprofits and the wider Coweta community.”
The Coweta Community Foundation’s mission is to enhance the community’s quality of life by encouraging philanthropic interaction to provide a catalyst to help focus local philanthropy on the community’s ever-changing needs. As a Foundation, it manages individual gifts and bequests that enhance and support the quality of life in Coweta County.