History of Grant Awards 2009-2019
Total Grants $160,475
- Augusta Heritage Academy (Spreading the Hope for Dyslexia)
- Augusta Locally Grown (Digging Deeper in Harrisburg)
- Boys and Girls Club of the CSRA (SMART Girls)
- Child Enrichment (Darkness to Light Prevention and Safety)
- Christ Community Health Services (Medical & Dental Care)
- Clubhou.se (Wonder Women of Augusta)
- Communities in Schools (Helping Hands Services)
- Family YMCA (Camp Ivey)
- Fort Gordon Christmas House (Books and Board Games)
- Golden Harvest Food Bank (Feeding Lives Together)
- Jud C. Hickey Center for Alzheimer’s Care (Financial Assistance)
- Mosaic Center (Women of Worth)
- Nurture Home (Mental Health Aiken County,Mothers & Children Thriving)
- Restart Augusta (Building Beds)
Total Grants $142,250
- Action Ministries (Housing and Hunger Relief for Women and Children in the CSRA) $20,000
- Augusta University College of Nursing (Healthy Grandparents Programs) $17,455
- GAP Ministries of Augusta (Diaper Bank Program) $12,035
- Kids Restart (Children and Mothers in Crisis) $35,000
- The Lydia Project (Cancer Care Lodging Services) $20,000
- Miracle Making Ministries (Women Wellness on Wednesdays) $23,600
- Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation (The Healing Power of Play) $14,160
Total Grants $134,250
- Augusta University College of Education: Art Play Studio–Center for Innovation and Community Engagement. $18,050. This is an education and therapeutic art program dedicated to the children receiving medical care of the August University Children’s Hospital of Georgia. Art sessions are offered to children and their families in hospital playrooms, waiting areas, or at bedside. Research shows that such programs reduce stress and negative emotions and increase positive emotions and social identity beyond focus on their illnesses.
- Augusta University Literacy Center: for S.A.I.L.I.N.G. Sailing, Arts, Interests, Literacy, Innovation, Nature, and Girls.$11,300. This project will provide a free, innovative and fun literacy program combining post-baccalaureate training for gifted teachers with 16 weeks of customized tutoring culminating in a six day camp for girls ages 8-13. It will launch summer 2017 at AU’s Summerville campus and the Augusta Sailing Club. It targets girls with ADHA, Autism, and dyslexia.
- Augusta Heritage Academy: The Dyslexia Outreach Program. $21,400. This provides free testing and tutoring for children in grades K-8 and is open to students from all CSRA schools. Volunteer tutors are overseen by licensed practitioners.
- Augusta Locally Grown: Blueberries for Ms. Willie. $5000. This project focusses on proving mentorship, companionship, and education for senior women on how to grow, prepare and enjoy fruits and vegetables for themselves and their families with classes and volunteer events. Each resident can receive up to four beds the first year along with organic filler soil, seasonal seedlings and gardening tools.
- Augusta Technical College Foundation: Special Populations Lending Library. $5000. This grant pays for textbooks that are made available on loan to female students from the Special Populations Library. Books are allocated based on financial need or extraordinary circumstances. The books return to the library at the end of the semester for use again.
- Boys and Girls Clubs of the CSRA: Code Like a Girl. $5000. This project is an extension of the SMART Girls program which addresses the dearth of women in technical career fields. It introduces middle school girls to basic computing and coding and career information technology.
- Harrisburg Family Health Care, Inc: Continuity of Care and Well Woman Exams. $50,000. This grant will help offset a cut in funding and will help fund a Registered Nurse Practitioner to provide continuity of care for female patient visits in the Harrisburg neighorhood.
- Immaculate Conception Catholic School: R.I.S.E. Real Independence for Special Education Students. $12,000. This innovative program seeks to teach special education students sustainable life skills essential for transitioning from school to adult independence. This year-long, hands-on program uses basic principles of math, writing, and reading by students participating in simulations that cover topics such as home and community safety, planning and preparing meals, time and money management, telephone use, cleaning and care of the home and clothes, and applying for and working at a job. Students will work with local business partners to learn jobs skills and will develop and run a business at the school that allows them to create a sustainable product.
- Jud C. Hickey Center for Alzheimer’s Care Music Therapy for Memories Program. $4000. In this program, Alzheimer’s and dementia day clients will use iPods, speakers, headphones, and specialized song lists to help ease stress, improve communication and ultimately create positive changes in moods and emotional states by using cherished songs from their pasts.
- Walton Foundation for Independence: Walton Weekend Family Camp. $2500. This program provides a free, weekend camp for children with physical disabilities, ages 6-18, and their family.
Total Grants of $133,000
- Safe Homes of Augusta- The “Strengthening Families” project focuses on breaking the cycle of violence by providing educational materials and computers, printing “Safe Dates” curriculum for teens and helping with GED testing or professional certifications.
- ReStart Augusta, Inc.- Funds to buy materials for volunteers to build beds for those who have none and provide bedding materials.
- Center for New Beginnings will use funds to provide support for whole families and offer methods of normalizing the lives of special-needs children or teens, including teaching skills for daily functioning.
- The Salvation Army of Augusta will use funds to replace six computers in the Jobs Skills building that are non-functioning or out-of-date. The Women’s Job Skill Training Program, a three-month program for homeless/low-income women, builds practical skills necessary to support achievement in personal growth and employment success.
- Hitchcock Healthcare- Funding will be used toprovide Services through the Children’s Therapy Services Program which specializes in special-needs children, including children with autism, development delays, hearing/vision impairments, and sensory issues.
- Family YMCA of Greater Augusta will build a shaded structure over an adapted playground designed specifically for childre with physical disabilities to allow for year-round use.
- Nature Home of Aiken County will provide funding gap coverage for the program which provides shared housing for women and children who have no place to live. The program also aids participants in finding employment, achieveing financial stability, and establishing stability in housing.
- Mission OM Foundation, Inc. will use funds to provide a yoga-based therapy program to female survivors of Military Sexual Trauma in both a group setting and one-on-one counseling session.
Total Grants of 132,800
- Child Advocacy Center of Aiken County: $15,000.00 – will use funds to assist with paying for a portion of the cost for salaries for the persons responsible for providing the forensic interviews, the medical examinations and the prevention of child sexual abuse training.
- Child Enrichment, Inc.: $25,000.00 – will use their grant to pay for individualized therapy sessions designed to help children who have experienced traumatic and severe sexual abuse and neglect to survive and thrive and to find safe and permanent living arrangements.
- Christ Community Health Services Augusta: $20,000.00 – provides primary health care to uninsured and under-insured women and children of the CSRA. Funding will provide a way for patients who require special diagnostic tests and referrals to receive the care needed.
- Family Connection of Columbia County (Tee it Up 4 Kids): $10,000.00 – provides a program for economically and disadvantaged youth to build character, promote healthy choices and instill positive work ethic through the game of golf. Grant funds will be used to purchase two practice greens that can be set up indoors or outdoors on any surface.
- HACK Augusta: $15,000.00 – a program for Young Makers that provides educational classes in science, technology, engineering, art and math for children. Funds will be used to buy equipment to design a prototype using a 3D Printer, Arduino Technology, advanced software to create remote control robotics and a touch screen computer.
- Ronald McDonald House charities of Augusta: $20,000.00 – has more than doubled their capacity to serve families of critically ill or injured children who need temporary housing. Funding will aid in keeping their doors open during the first year of operation in their new facility as well as provide a cushion for unanticipated costs.
- Storyland Theatre, Inc.: has provided 592,157 children, many of whom have never seen a play, with the experience of live performance for the past 26 years. Many tickets are discounted or free.
Total Grants of $112,000
- Kids Restart – $30,000.00 to add additional families to its Supervised Visitation Services.
- Boys & Girls Club of the CSRA – $22,175.00 to continue the Girls on the Run program.
- Immaculate Conception Catholic School – $20,000.00 to support Project SAVE Summer Camp (Service, Academics, Value, Enrichment).
- The Lydia Project – $20,000.00 to pay eligible women’s nights of lodging services for those who require overnight stays for days or weeks at a time.
- Aiken Partnership of USC Aiken – $9,162.50 for a simulation infant to be used in the Child Health Lab. 27. ASU Foundation/GRU Literacy Center – $9,162.50 to be used to run the Path 2 Math 4 Girls Project. A camp for girls in grades 5-8.
- Mental Health America, Aiken County – $1,500.00 for their PEACH Program (Physical and Emotional Awareness for Children who are Homeless), a jog stroller, bikes and helmets and a basketball goal.
Total Grant of $100,800
- Christ Community Health Services $25,000 to provide primary care for homeless women and children referred for local non-profit organizations.
- Family Promise of Augusta $20,000 to provide maintenance and case management in eleven transitional homes for the homeless.
- Heritage Academy Augusta $10,000 to provide partial funding for the Parent Coach Project.
- Jud C. Hickey Center for Alzheimer’s Care $8,000 to provide for adult day care for women with Alzheimer’s or related dementia who are experiencing financial difficulty.
- Rachael Longstreet Foundation (Jessye Norman School of the Arts) $5000 for the “Finding A Way Forward” summer workshop for economically disadvantaged girls age th grade and up.
- Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services and Safe Homes of Augusta- $25,000 to provide for a continued collaboration on individual counseling and therapeutic support groups for women and children who have experiences sexual and interpersonal violence.
- Salvation Army Augusta Area Command $7800 for help fund the Women’s Job Skills Training Program for homeless and low-income women.
Total Grants of $93,000
- Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services & Safe Homes of Augusta $40,000 Funds to cover partial expenses of Rape Crisis Licensed Marriage/Family Therapist to double hours available for counseling. Therapist also provides therapeutic group support for domestic violence survivors. Includes funding for half-time Safe Homes Licensed Assoc. Professional Counselor.
- Child Advocacy Center of Aiken County $17,000 Funds partial staff salaries for forensic interviews, medical exams and prevention of child sexual abuse training.
- Kids Restart, Inc. $30,000 Funding provides supervised Visitation Services, family enrichment activities and hands-on parenting instruction/parenting classes.
- Girls on the Run of the CSRA $6,000 Funding provides program scholarships to low income girls who participate in the BGCA program and attend Title 1 schools. GOTR is a research based program proven to reduce risk factors such as teen pregnancy, obesity, and drug use in at-risk girls.
Total Grants of $82,600
- Alzheimers Association, Georgia Chapter, Augusta Region – $27,000
(Women and Alzheimers Caregiver Program) WIP funds used to provide caregiver relief to reimburse caregivers for women with Alzheimers or a dementia. Four Tools for Caregivers series and two Savvy Caregiver Series conducted for 90 caregivers and twenty caregivers received Caregiver Timeout funding.
- Boys and Girls Clubs of Augusta – $23,600
(Girls On The Run)- WIP funds used to provide program scholarships to low-income girls participating in the BGCA after school program. The costs include the 10-week curriculum, GOTR program T-shirt, water bottle, 5K race entry fee, 5K medal and other incidental program materials, By partnering with the BGCA, the GOTR program is leveraging significant program dollars by holding the program at BGCA. Through WIP funding, GOTR will be able to expand the program into Richmond and McDuffie counties.
- Child Enrichment, Inc., The Child Advocacy Center (CAC) and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) $32,000
(Serving Women & Child Clients of the CAC and Child Clients of the CSRA Program)- WIP funds used to fund a portion of the proposed projects. Grant funding enables Child Enrichment to serve all the child victims who will need the specialized services for a chance to recover.
Total Grants of $74,900
- Hope House, Inc. – $12,000
(Reaping Hope Garden Project) – WIP funds used to create 3-4 raised beds (4 ft. x 6 ft.), installation of an irrigation/water reclamation system, the delivery and installation of a garden shed, gardening tools, planting materials, composting bins and project oversight.
- Interfaith Hospitality Network of Augusta – $37,900
(Children?s Day Shelter) – WIP funds used to pay the operating expenses of the daycare along with the partial salary of the Executive Director for the time spent on case management with mothers on parenting and financial education.
- McDuffie County Ferst Foundation – $10,000
(Childhood Literacy book program) – It costs $3 per child (book and mailing cost) per month for a total of $36 a year per child. In Oct. 2009, 609 books were mailed to children in McDuffie County, representing 34% of the total eligible population. Registration was closed due to lack of funds to support additional children. The goal is to send books to every eligible child in McDuffie County. WIP funds were used to run this program.
- Christ Community Health Services of Augusta – $15,000
(CCHSA Women?s Health Program) – Funding from WIP helped underwrite nurse practitioner’s part-time salary and support the overhead costs associated with the women’s health program.
The mission of this organization, which is a partnership of the United Way of the CSRA and The Community Foundation for the CSRA, is to create an awareness of the needs of women and children in the Central Savannah River Area of Georgia and
The vision of this organization is to give hope to every woman and child for the future through collaboration, connection, and community.
The purpose of this organization is to award grants to fund programs and projects that have the potential for high impact, resulting in significant, positive change in the lives of women and children in Aiken, Burke, Columbia, Edgefield, McDuffie, and Richmond Counties.