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Foundation offers grants to nonprofits
Deadline to apply June 15
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Forsyth County News

At a glance

• For more information on the Community Impact Grants application process, visit www.ngcf.org/grants. Applications must be received by noon June 15. Those interested can also contact (770) 535-7880, Ext. 226.

Nonprofit organizations in Forsyth County are invited to apply for grant funding.

The North Georgia Community Foundation announced that is it accepting applications for 2012 Community Impact Grants.

“[Our foundation] believes in the importance of strengthening local nonprofits and their programs that address the community’s most pressing needs,” said Jim Mathis, president of the foundation.

“Through our Community Impact Grant Program, the foundation provides assistance for projects designed to improve the quality of life in our area.”

The deadline to apply for the grants, which are awarded to help nonprofits fund programs that meet critical needs, is noon June 15.

Recipients will be announced in late July.

The foundation will award grants between $1,500 and $3,000.

Mathis said the foundation accepts applications from organizations that are classified as 501c3 tax-exempt throughout a 15-county area in North Georgia.

Besides Forsyth, the region includes Dawson, Hall and Lumpkin counties, among others.

In 2011, grants were awarded to a range of nonprofits, including those providing transitional housing, personal hygiene products, mentoring programs and assistance for disabled children and senior citizens.

Since 1985, the North Georgia Community Foundation has been dedicated to enhancing the spirit and quality of life in the northeast Georgia area by building, managing and awarding charitable grants from a pool of community funds valued in excess of $38 million.

To date, more than $40 million in grants have been presented.