Heritage Community Foundation Presents Grant to Clayton State University.

Jonesboro, Ga. (March 27, 2017) – The Heritage Community Foundation presented a grant to Dr. Thomas J. (Tim) Hynes, President, and Kate Troelstra, Vice President of University Advancement, of Clayton State University (CSU) in Morrow on March 1, 2017. The $2000 grant will become part of the CSU Foundation’s Retention Scholarship Fund. This fund is administered through the Financial Aid Office to students who demonstrate the most need. Each fall, 25-30 students end up dropping out for the semester so that they can earn enough money to pay for their education. History shows that many of these students will not re-enroll and will never see their dream of a college degree realized. The Retention Scholarship Fund helps these students reach the finish line and graduate from college.

 

The Clayton State University Foundation’s mission is to assist Clayton State University by attracting financial and other resources to achieve the University’s mission and goals to educate students, support faculty and staff, and increase community awareness. Its goal as a foundation is to enhance the education experience provided by the university through financial and community support. As a member of the University of Georgia System, Clayton State University provides a high quality education to its students and provides many support services to our local community. The University is limited as to how it can spend state funds and tuition dollars; therefore, its fundraising efforts allow the foundation to support students and faculty through tax deductible contributions that are received as an IRS designated 501c3 organization.

 

For more information on how to apply for a grant with Heritage Community Foundation, make a donation or volunteer, please visit www.heritagecommunityfoundation.org. You may also contact Mark Dose, Executive Director, at 678-284-3438.

 

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.” The bank absorbs all of the operating costs of the foundation, so 100% of the funds raised go directly to meet community needs.

 

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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Vickie Burrell, Stacy Hammons, Jenny Smith, Dr. Tim Hynes, Kerry Arnold, Mark Dose.


Heritage Community Foundation Presents Grant to the Association of Village PRIDE, Inc.

Jonesboro, Ga. (February 3rd, 2017) – The Heritage Community Foundation presented a grant to Pam Reid, Executive Director, and other staff members of the Association of Village PRIDE, Inc. (AVPRIDE) on December 19,  2016. The $3,000 grant will be used by AVPRIDE to help cover tutoring costs and gas expenses for students participating in The Fayette County Workforce Initiative Project, a program designed to assist out-of-school youth between the ages of 16 and 24 who are unemployed or underemployed. AVPRIDE helps the young people enrolled in the program create a career pathway by providing growth opportunities, employment skills training, and work-based learning opportunities.

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Heritage Community Foundation Presents Grant to Alzheimer’s Services Center, Inc.

Jonesboro, Ga. (December 12, 2016) – The Heritage Community Foundation presented a grant to Constance Daise, Executive Director, and other staff members of Alzheimer’s Services Center, Inc. on November 21, 2016. The $2,500 grant will be used by Alzheimer’s Services Center (ASC) to purchase memory-based games and supplies. Because Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia affect memory retention, especially short-term retention, all daily activities are based on memory stimulation and preservation. Due to recent cuts in funding, ASC has not been able to purchase new materials needed for these activities in some time. The HCF grant will enable them to upgrade and update these most necessary supplies. continue reading →


Heritage Community Foundation Presents Grant to Southern Crescent Sexual Assault & Child Advocacy Center

Jonesboro, Ga. (December 7, 2016) – The Heritage Community Foundation presented a grant to Gayla Nobles, Executive Director, Melissa Tinsley Cates, Director of Development, and Christie Wooten, Director of Programs & Services, of the Southern Crescent Sexual Assault & Child Advocacy Center (SCSAC-CAC), on November 10, 2016. The $2,600 grant will be used for Forensic Interview Room upgrades, which are to include a new sofa and chair, rugs, acoustic panels, blackout curtains, and a child’s table and chair set. These upgrades will help provide a safe and comfortable environment for children during the interview process. Forensic interviews are provided to children who may have experienced abuse or who have witnessed a crime or other violent act. The primary aim is to aid in ensuring the safety of the individual child as well as other children in the home and the community. The interview is observed by law enforcement and Department of Family and Children Services and produces evidence critical to the investigation and criminal prosecution. Forensic interviews are conducted by specially trained forensic interviewers. In 2015, SCSAC-CAC completed 356 forensic interviews. Year-to-date 2016, they have completed 410 forensic interviews. continue reading →


Heritage Community Foundation Presents Grant to House of Dawn, Inc.

Jonesboro, Ga. (December 7 , 2016) – The Heritage Community Foundation presented a grant to Dawn Murray, CEO, House of Dawn, Inc. on November 16, 2016. The $3,000 grant will be used to purchase a security and surveillance system that will monitor the property perimeter at its newest location in Jonesboro, now the site of its Transitional Housing Program. Karen Sullivan, owner of Paragon Alarm Systems, who will be handling the installation of the new system, was also on hand for the presentation. Paragon Alarm Systems has provided security and monitoring for House of Dawn facilities for the past 5 years at no cost to the non-profit. While the monthly monitoring is an in‐kind donation, the equipment and installation will cost $3,000. continue reading →


Heritage Community Foundation Presents Grant to Arts Clayton, Inc.

Jonesboro, Ga. (November 22, 2016) – The Heritage Community Foundation presented a grant to Linda Crissey, Executive Director of Arts Clayton, Inc. and Elizabeth Gower, Director of Administration & Education of Arts Clayton, Inc. on October 27, 2016. The $4,000 grant will be used by Arts Clayton to help fund the ArtVan Mobile Literacy Initiative. ArtVan is a mobile literacy initiative which uses hands-on art activities in curriculum-based programs to grow reading skills for success in school and in life. All 16 of ArtVan’s certified teaching artists/instructors use the same books and materials in developing programs to meet State Standards at 30 after-school locations, including public and private pre-K and elementary schools. Materials range from quantities of art papers and paints to glue, adhesives, copper tape and batteries for S.T.E.M. projects. Since the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year, the number of Clayton County schools served has increased, and Arts Clayton was faced with a critical need to purchase more books and materials for the after-school programs throughout the County– equating to 25,800 individual student projects over the next 8 months. The Heritage Community Foundation grant will help purchase these much-needed books and materials. continue reading →


Heritage Community Foundation Presents Grant to Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy, Inc.

Jonesboro, Ga. (November 17, 2016) – The Heritage Community Foundation presented a grant to Patti Brown, President, Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy – Henry County; Debbie Watkins, Community Action Team, Grants/Corporate Donations, Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy – Henry County; and Carolyn Fuller – Henry County Library System Superintendent on October 19, 2016. The $3,800 grant will be used to send books to preschool children, aged newborn to five, who are registered in The Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy (“FFCL”) program. Age-appropriate books are mailed to the children’s homes monthly, after being carefully selected by early childhood educators, development specialists, librarians and FFCL staff. It costs $36 per child per year to send 12 books to one child, along with a parent engagement newsletter. The Heritage Community Foundation grant will allow 105 new children to be enrolled in the program. continue reading →


Heritage Community Foundation Presents Grant to Connecting Henry, Inc.

Jonesboro, Ga. (November 15, 2016) – The Heritage Community Foundation presented a grant to Susan Crumbley, Executive Director, and other staff members and volunteers of Connecting Henry, Inc. on October 18, 2016. Students enrolled in the nonprofit’s SWAG program (Students Working To Achieve Greatness) were also on-hand for the presentation. The $2,800 grant will be used to help meet some of the needs of the SWAG program. Specifically, funding will be used to pay for official GED tests for ten (10) students in all four content areas (Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Social Studies & Science) and to purchase a year’s subscription for online GED portal software for ten (10) licensees. continue reading →


Heritage Community Foundation Presents Grant to Fayette County Education Foundation

Jonesboro, Ga. (October 28, 2016) – The Heritage Community Foundation presented a grant to Judy Chambers, Chairman, and other members of the Fayette County Education Foundation Board on October 11, 2016. The $4,000 grant will be used to help fund Project Lead the Way (PLTW) in eleven Fayette County elementary, middle, and high schools. Specifically, the HCF grant will be used to purchase additional PLTW modules, with a focus on areas such as computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. continue reading →


Heritage Community Foundation Presents Grant to Shining Light Ministries, Inc.

Jonesboro, Ga. (October 28, 2016) – On October 6, 2016, Board Members of the Heritage Community Foundation met with Teresa Bestwick, Executive Director of Shining Light Ministries (SLM), and Linda Clark, owner of C&C Fence Company in McDonough, to commemorate the installation of a new privacy fence on the SLM property. C&C Fence Company, a Heritage Community Foundation Partner, agreed to provide and install the fence in a generous show of support to both the Heritage Community Foundation and SLM. According to Vanessa Jackson, SLM Board Member, the beautiful privacy fence is already providing much-needed privacy and protection for the residents of SLM. continue reading →