September 2014 - August 2015

Financial Data

Assets (as of August 31, 2015): $9,420,733
Grants Paid:
(exclusive of Blue Grass Community Foundation grants)
$401,510 for 63 grants
Average Grant: $6,373
Range: $4,000 to $12,500          

Georgia Grants   Kentucky Grants   Maine Grants

Grants Paid in Georgia

Organization / Location Project Amount
 Action Ministries
- Atlanta
Afterschool program  $10,000 
Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency
Workforce development $5,000 
Atlanta Community Food Bank
- Atlanta
School supplies for “Kids in Need” $5,000 
Center for Family Resources
- Marietta
Housing subsidies for homeless   $10,000
- Atlanta
Emergency expenses for medically fragile children $5,000 
Council on Aging
- Atlanta
SNAP enrollment outreach  $5,000 
DDD Foundation
- Atlanta
Corrective dental surgery for uninsured developmentally disabled adults  $7,500
Family Promise North Fulton/Dekalb
- Dunwoody
Computer support for homeless families conducting job searches $5,000 
Friends of Disabled Adults & Children
- Stone Mountain 
Wheelchair ramps for disabled   $5,000
Friends of Refugees
- Clarkston 
Transportation & food assistance for children  $5,000 
Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority
- Atlanta  
GED scholarships and transportation assistance $5,000 
Georgia Council for the Hearing Impaired
- Decatur       
Media center equipment   $6,000
Georgia Court Appointed Special Advocates
- Atlanta 
Background checks for volunteers working with neglected children  $5,000
Georgia Justice Project
- Atlanta 
Emergency assistance for individuals exiting the criminal justice system $5,000 
Hi-Hope Service Center
- Lawrenceville  
Prescription medications & supplies for group home residents $5,000 
Journey-Druid Hills Night Shelter
- Atlanta 
Utility assistance for homeless shelter  $5,000 
Living Room
- Atlanta 
Direct costs associated with moving homeless HIV clients into housing $4,010 
Mercy Care Foundation
- Atlanta  
Behavioral health peer support program  $10,000 
Nicholas House
- Atlanta 
Transportation and food expenses for homeless families $5,000 
North Fulton Community Charities
- Roswell 
Emergency assistance for homeless families   $5,000
Physicians’ Care Clinic
- Decatur 
Medical clinic equipment   $5,000
Project Interconnections
- Chamblee 
Furniture and household goods for homeless mentally ill clients moving into housing $5,000 
Senior Connections
- Atlanta 
Gap funding for Meals on Wheels   $5,000
Senior Services North Fulton
- Alpharetta 
Transportation for seniors   $5,000
Sheltering Arms
- Atlanta  
 Preschool tuition scholarships  $5,000 
The Study Hall
- Atlanta 
Evening meal for children in aftercare   $5,000
Trinity Community Ministries
- Atlanta 
Transportation assistance  $6,000 
Women’s Resource Center
- Decatur 
 Assistance for women moving into housing $10,000 
- Atlanta 
 Emergency expenses and program expenses for girls at risk for sex trafficking $5,000 

Kentucky Grantmaking

Organization/Location Project Amount
Kentucky Appalachian Rural Rehabilition
- Lexington 
Adaptive bathing equipment for disabled $5,000 
Children’s Advocacy Center of Bluegrass
- Lexington 
Forensic medical exam support   $5,000

The following three grants in Kentucky were awarded by the Blue Grass Community Foundation and paid from funds in the donor-advised Frances Hollis Brain Foundation Fund. 

Organization/Location Project Amount
Baby Health Services
- Lexington  
Pediatric medications and supplies  $5,000 
Lexington Hearing and Speech Center
- Lexington 
Preschool tuition scholarships for children with hearing loss & speech delays $10,000 
Simon House
- Frankfort 
 Baby supplies for homeless/low income mothers  $5,000

Grants Paid in Maine 

Organization/Location Project Amount
Bath Area Family YMCA
- Bath 
Afterschool enrichment program  $4,000 
Bicycle Coalition of Maine
- Portland 
Bikes for New Mainers program   $5,000
Bingham Program
- Augusta 
 Maine Oral Health Funders  $7,000
Child & Family Policy Center
- Des Moines, IA
 Maine elementary school attendance project - Count ME In  $5,000
Coastal Enterprises, Inc.
- Wiscasset 
StartSmart economic empowerment program   $10,000
Cromwell Center for Disabilities Awareness
- Portland 
 Student disabilities awareness program $5,000 
Cultivating Community
- Portland 
 Teen leadership development program $7,500 
Diocese of Maine (Episcopal)
- Portland
 St. Elizabeth’s Essentials Pantry  $5,000
Easter Seals
- Portland 
 Toddler early intervention program $5,000 
Educare Central Maine
- Waterville 
Early childhood - Shared Services Alliance   $5,000
Good Shepherd Food Bank
- Auburn 
Agency capacity building program   $10,000
Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project
- Portland 
Operating support  $10,000 
Kids First Center
- Portland 
Intensive co-parenting education program   $7,500
- Portland 
Family literacy initiative  $10,000 
Maine Audubon
- Falmouth 
Educational programs for underserved children   $5,000
Maine Medical Center
- Portland 
Let’s Go! Healthy eating program   $7,500
Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program
- Brunswick 
 Food purchasing   $7,500
My Place Teen Center
- Westbrook  
After school programs  $5,000 
Northeast Hearing & Speech Center
- Portland 
 Training for preschool teachers & parents  $5,500
Opportunity Alliance
- Portland 
Children’s outpatient therapy program   $5,000
Portland Community Health Center
- Portland 
Operating support   $12,500
Portland Public Schools
- Portland 
 Multilingual & Multicultural Center  $7,500
Preble Street
- Portland 
Emergency food programs   $10,000
Root Cellar
- Portland 
Friends & Neighbors Network – food insecurity program  $5,000
- Portland 
Emergency assistance fund  $5,000 
Seniors Plus
- Lewiston 
Meals on Wheels   $5,000
St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center
- Lewiston 
 Nutrition Center staffing $10,000 
Susan L. Curtis Charitable Foundation
- Portland 
 Camp to Campus & Career program $4,000 
Tree Street Youth
- Lewiston 
Intercultural Community Exchange internship program  $10,000
- Thomaston 
 Expeditionary learning program expansion $10,000 
United Way of Greater Portland
- Portland 
 Elementary school reading initiative - Starting Strong  $5,000
Waldo Community Action Partners
- Belfast
 Teaching Head Start/Early Head Start Teachers program $7,500