Congratulations to the 2019 Griffith Family Foundation grant recipients
On Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at 10 am, the Griffith Family Foundation announced the 2019 community grants awards. The announcement was held at the Community Church of God located at 5555 Bethesda Ave, Macon Ga. Thirty-eight organizations were recognized for their work in the community.
The grants awarded directly align with our mission to inspire, encourage, and empower citizens of Macon, Georgia by cultivating education and the arts, creating economic opportunities and developing passionate leaders. We are pleased to be able to support dedicated community agents and service organizations.
Middle Georgia Regional Library
Project ID/ Spread the Vote
Motivating Youth Foundation
Ruth Hartley Moseley Memorial Women's Center
Macon Area Habitat for Humanity
Macon-Bibb Citizen Advocacy
The Salvation Army
Crisis Line Safe House
Family Advancement Ministries
Diligent Transportation Services
Macon Housing Authority Moving to Success
Rebuilding Macon, Inc.
An Electric Membership Corporation
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Diligent Transportation Services receives $1,000 grant
Diligent Transportation Services recently received a $1,000 grant from the Flint Energies Foundation. The grant will help Diligent Transportation Services’ mission of promoting a better quality of life for disabled citizens of Warner Robins by providing affordable transportation services to residents who have low or no income.
Flint Energies adopted this uniquely simple and rewarding way to enable members to raise money for local charities and service organizations—Operation Round Up®. The electric cooperative’s members contribute nearly $200,000 annually to the Flint Energies Foundation, which supports worthy causes in the 17 counties it serves. Operation Round Up is a way for members to add voluntarily to those funds in their own unique way. Participating members allow Flint Energies to “round up” their bill to the nearest dollar. On average, a member will contribute only about $6 a year. Nearly 45% of Flint’s members have chosen to participate. Donations to Operation Round Up are tax deductible.
The Flint Energies Foundation, a state-chartered, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, disburses all contributions to approved projects; member contributions are not used for administration costs. Foundation Board members include Chairman Kathy Waites, Fort Valley; Vice Chairman Joanne Hamlin, Lizella; Secretary Connie McCutchen, Midland; Treasurer John Luppino, Warner Robins; Gina Fink, Kathleen; Charles Harrison, Grovania; Pat Bartness, Warner Robins; Traci Kemp, Warner Robins; Rudy Killingsworth, Buena Vista; Eloise Doty, Butler and Betty Chase, Oglethorpe.
Funding applications are available by contacting Flint Energies at 1.800.342.3616 or visiting the My Community section of www.flintenergies.com.
About Flint Energies
Flint Energies is a not-for-profit electric cooperative owned by its members in parts of 17 central Georgia counties. Flint employs 232 employees and serves more than 89,500 electric meters. We are 100% locally controlled and democratically governed by nine Directors elected from among the membership. In 1937, Flint Energies was created to bring people together to meet common needs like reliable electric energy, and our mission remains focused on improving the quality of life in Middle Georgia. Flint Energies is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Follow Flint on Twitter and Facebook.
Jennifer Morton, Community Connections Specialist, 478.847.5195, firstname.lastname@example.org
Marian McLemore, VP of Cooperative Communications, 478.218.5600, email@example.com
Diligent Transportation Services Corporation was also awarded for the CFCG Fall Nonprofits for the Giving Independence To Disadvantaged Individuals.
"The Community Foundation of Central Georgia was founded in 1993 by a group of citizens interested in encouraging philanthropy and strengthening communities. Since then, the foundation has awarded more than $89 million in grants. Our donors make possible the foundation’s mission to enhance the quality of life for the people of Central Georgia. To learn more, visit cfcga.org.