2016 Philanthropic Distributions

Thanks to Joan Plunkett and her committee for their work reviewing the grant applications this year.

Act 3 Productions $3,700
To purchase 110 padded chairs for public seating

Chattahoochee River Keepers   $2,000
To support the Neighborhood Stream Watch Program

Child Development Association: $9,000
To provide weekly “Ready by 5”  pre-K student scholarships for Sandy Springs needy  families

Community Assistance Center: $26,000
To outfit a larger Food Pantry and Thrift Boutique

Creating Connected Communities $3,000
To fund an event in Sandy Springs for children in need in Sandy Springs

Every Woman Works   $5,000
To provide scholarships to women in need in Sandy Springs

Franklin Pond Chamber Music:  $800
For funding two outdoor concerts in Sandy Springs

Friends of North Springs Foundation: $10,000
To purchase equipment for the music technology classroom

Friends of the Sandy Springs Library   $1,400
To fund one speaker and crafts for the summer program

Healthy Youth, USA: $1,500
To fund transportation and snacks for the Summer Camp 2016 Program

Heritage Sandy Springs: $74,725 (35% of total; excludes dues)
To continue work on the springs\’ site project/programs/museum exhibits/SS Gazette, sponsorships

Horizons Atlanta: $7,500
To purchase supplies and provide transportation for the Global Academy

John Ripley Forbes Big Trees Forest Preserve  $2,000
To install replacement hardwoods  in the preserve\’s entrance and  tornado damaged area

Mr. Tom\’s Heart   $2,400
To purchase communication equipment to support of needy in Sandy Springs

Prevent Blindness Georgia: $5,000
To fund the Star Pupils vision testing program in Sandy Springs preschools and daycare centers

Reading is Essential for All People   $5,000
To fund scholarships for teachers in Sandy Springs

Ridgeview Charter Middle School Foundation: $5,000
To purchase 80 Orchestra Chairs

Riverwood International Charter School Foundation: $9,000
To fund tutors, college field trips, and teacher training for the AVID program

Riverwood International Charter School Performing Arts Booster Association: $6,000
To purchase a microphone system and musical instruction

Sandy Springs Education Force: $6,000
To fund scholarships to the afterschool program at Sandy Springs Middle School

Sandy Springs Mission: $7,500
To fund a mobile technology lab with computers

Senior Services, North Fulton: $8,000
To support the Transportation Options Program for senior citizens in Sandy Springs

The Drake House  $2,325
To help with storage repair/replacement  at shelter for homeless women and children in Sandy Springs

U Hope CDC  $5,000
To fund an additional bedroom for homeless men in Sandy Springs

Watershed Alliance of Sandy Springs $5,650
To purchase water testing supplies and a partnership, an environment model for classroom demonstrations, and an Horizons Field trip


Total amount of grants for 2016 distribution to Agencies:  $213,500

Total: $3,206,083


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