Jonesboro, Ga. (January 15, 2018) – The Heritage Community Foundation Board of Directors announced today that in 2018 it provided $166,800 in grant awards to 54 different non-profit groups and agencies serving Henry, Clayton and Fayette Counties. The Foundation was created in 2015 by the employees of Heritage Bank to support and reinforce the good work of local non-profit groups and agencies and has provided over $485,500 in grants to local groups since beginning its work in January of 2015.
“We are excited to report the great success of our Foundation’s success,” said Kerry Arnold, the Heritage Community Foundation’s Board Chairman. “This charitable organization was formed by the employees of Heritage Bank to invest in the local groups that are doing the hard work day in and day out to make a difference in the lives of people in our community. The fact that this year alone we provided over $166,000 in grants to these groups is humbling and very exciting.”
The Heritage Community Foundation is unique in that 100% of all donations received are used to fund grant awards. All of the Foundation’s day to day operational costs are paid in full by Heritage Bank.
“The employees of Heritage Bank provide almost $35,000 of our funding through payroll deduction donations,” said Arnold. “In addition, Heritage Bank donates $25,000 and also pays every penny of the Foundation’s operational expenses. It is wonderful to let people know that 100% of the money donated to the Heritage Community Foundation is used to fund grant awards and no donations go to pay the light bill or salaries. We are so fortunate to have this extraordinary support from Heritage Bank to help us invest in the significant work these non-profit groups are doing in our community.”
In addition to the support from Heritage Bank, a number of individuals support the Foundation through annual donations of $500 or more as part of the “Heritage Society”. Additionally, a number of local businesses support work of the Heritage Community Foundation as “IMPACT Partners”. These business partners include Harding Plumbing, Brent Scarbrough & Co., C & C Fence Co., Heritage Cadillac, Lincoln Insurance, Paragon Alarm Systems, Central Station Monitoring, Southerland’s Foodservice, JR Davis Tools, Griffin Insurance, Laura Crumbley, CPA, Life and Money Matters, McDonough Truck& Trailer Collision, Eagle Excavation and Outback Steakhouse.
“We are grateful for the generosity of individuals and businesses in our area,” said Jenny Smith, Heritage Community Foundation Treasurer. “These individuals and businesses provided over $60,000 for the work of the Foundation this year. We couldn’t do our work without their incredible support.”
Heritage Community Foundation (HCF) is a 501c3 organization which provides funding to local nonprofit organizations in Clayton, Henry and Fayette counties. HCF is designed to support Heritage Bank’s first mission, “Committed to those we serve.” Heritage Bank absorbs all of the operating costs of the foundation, so 100% of the funds raised go directly to meet community needs.
For more information on how to apply for a grant with Heritage Community Foundation, to make a donation or volunteer, please visit www.heritagecommunityfoundation.org. You may also contact Mark Dose, Heritage Community Foundation Executive Director, at 678-284-3438.
Heritage Bank, a state chartered commercial bank, has been serving metro Atlanta’s Southern Crescent since 1955. The independent community bank has six full-service offices, features a well-rounded offering of commercial and consumer products, and is an active, involved member of the community it serves. The company’s stock is traded under the symbol “CCFH”.
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Contact: Lincoln Parks, Public Relations Contact, Heritage Bank, 770-478-8881.