The Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia (CFNEG) is pleased to announce they have awarded $50,000 in a Challenge Grant to The IMPACT! Group (TIG). This award is part of the Foundation's 2014 discretionary grant disbursements that are gifted to help organizations leverage dollars to further current capital campaigns. The Foundation's Challenge Grants offers nonprofits the opportunity to double its fundraising efforts with a one-to-one match.
Judy Waters, CFNEG Executive Director stated, "The challenge grant announced today allows us to turn $50,000 in giving into $100,00 that brings online new facilities and services that will benefit our community. This is a perfect example of how our Community Foundation enables philanthropic dollars to have greater impact for all involved. We are excited to be investing with The IMPACT! Group in a campaign that is addressing a real-time need."
The IMPACT! Group will leverage their $50,000 grant to kick off their $2 million capital campaign called IMPACT! for Vets which will focus on delivering housing facilities and specialized services for our veterans. According to HUD and the VA, there are nearly 3,600 homeless veteran families in our community. The Foundation's grant dollars will enable The IMPACT! Group to launch this much needed program that will offer vital support and services to our military veterans and their families.
2010 Recipient of the D. Scott Hudgens Humanitarian Award
By the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce
The award noted IMPACT!'s comprehensive work in homeless prevention assistance and housing development.
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