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September 2015 - August 2016

Financial Data

Assets (as of August 31, 2016): $9,302,485
Grants Paid:
(exclusive of Blue Grass Community Foundation grants)
$422,500 for 71 grants
Average Grant: $5,950
Range: $5,000 to $10,000          

Georgia Grants   Kentucky Grants   Maine Grants

Grants Paid in Georgia

Organization / Location Project Amount
Action Ministries
- Atlanta
Housing support services $10,000 
Assistance League of Atlanta
- Chamblee
Clothing for homeless children $10,000
Atlanta Hospital Hospitality House
- Atlanta
Transportation support $5,000
Camp Sunshine
- Decatur
Medical supplies for oncology camp $5,000
CaringWorks
- Decatur
AC replacement for men’s shelter $7,500
Center for Black Women’s Wellness
- Atlanta
Medical equipment $5,000
Center for the Visually Impaired
- Atlanta
Vision assistance aids for uninsured $5,000
Central Outreach and Advocacy Center
- Atlanta
Assistance in obtaining ID documentation $5,000
CHRIS Kids
- Atlanta
Medical expenses for foster children $5,000
Clarkston Community Center
- Clarkston
Computers for refugees/intern stipends $8,000
Cobb Health Futures Foundation
- Marietta
Hearing aids for children $5,000
Community Assistance Center
- Atlanta
Emergency utilities & rental assistance $5,000
Cool Girls
- Atlanta
Transportation support $5,000
Decatur Cooperative Ministries
- Decatur
Homeless housing support $9,000
Easter Seals North Georgia
- Atlanta
Preschool for at-risk children  $7,500
Extension, The
- Marietta
Security deposits for homeless $5,000
Families First
- Atlanta
Transportation & food assistance $5,000
First Steps Staffing
- Atlanta
Transportation assistance $5,000
Foundation of Wesley Woods/Branan Towers
- Atlanta
Equipment to eradicate bed-bug infestation $10,000
Georgia Center for Child Advocacy
-Atlanta
Trainings for child abuse prevention program $7,500
Georgia Community Support & Solutions
- Atlanta
Crisis support for DD adults $7,500
Georgia Works
- Atlanta
Work clothing for homeless men $5,000
Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta
- Mableton
Program support for at-risk girls $5,000
HomeStretch
(Housing Initiative of North Fulton)
- Roswell
Emergency funds for homeless $5,000
Initiative for Affordable Housing
- Scottdale
Housing support for homeless families $5,000
Jerusalem House
- Atlanta
Utilities & rental assistance $5,000
Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta
- Atlanta
Building repair materials for seniors $7,000
Lilburn Cooperative Ministry
- Lilburn
Rent & utilities assistance $5,000
Literacy Action
- Atlanta
GED fees   $5,000
Lost-n-Found Youth
- Atlanta
Rent & utilities assistance $5,000
Lutheran Services of Georgia
- Atlanta
Childcare for refugees  $5,000
Mercy Housing Southeast
- Atlanta
After-school food for low-income children $5,000
Midtown Assistance Center
- Atlanta
Rent & utilities assistance $7,500
Norcross Cooperative Ministry
- Norcross
Healthcare assistance for uninsured $5,000
Salvation Army - Metro Atlanta Area
- Norcross
Flooring for homeless shelter $5,000
Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse
- Stone Mountain
Programming for adults with brain injuries $5,000
Veterans Empowerment Organization
- Atlanta
Rent & utilities assistance for women veterans $5,000
Wellspring Living
- Atlanta
Transportation assistance $10,000

Kentucky Grantmaking

The following nine 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
Bluegrass Council of the Blind
- Lexington
Food assistance for visually impaired $3,600 
Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
- Lexington
Tutoring for low income children $5,000
Child Development Center of the Bluegrass
- Lexington
Specialized therapies for needy preschoolers $7,500
God’s Pantry Food Bank
- Lexington
Food purchases $5,000
Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence
- Frankfort
Education match money for survivors $5,000
Radio Eye
- Lexington
Program support for print impaired $2,400
Salvation Army – Central Kentucky Area
- Lexington
Mattresses for homeless shelter $5,000
Surgery on Sunday
- Lexington
Health care for the uninsured $5,000
The Nest - Center for Women,
Children & Families

-Lexington
Emergency assistance supplies $7,500

Grants Paid in Maine 

Organization/Location Project Amount
Community Bicycle Center
- Biddeford
Operating support for program activities $5,000
Community Financial Literacy
- Portland
Operating support – financial education $5,000
Company of Girls, A
- Portland
Operating support – afterschool programs $5,000 
Consumers for Affordable Health Care
- Augusta
Consumer assistance program $7,500
Count ME In - Educate Maine (fiscal agent)
- Portland
Operating support – absenteeism project  $5,000
Cumberland County Food Security Council
Good Shepherd Food Bank (fiscal agent)
- Auburn  
Operating support – food security project $5,000
Goodwill Industries of NNE
- Portland
Job Connection program $5,000
Hope Acts
- Portland
Residential program for immigrants $10,000
Intercultural Community Center
- Westbrook
Afterschool programs $5,000
Jobs for Maine Graduates
- Augusta
Student enrichment program $5,000
Let’s Get Ready
- Boston, MA
Maine college access program $5,000
Maine Equal Justice Partners
- Augusta
Services for immigrant/refugee communities  $6,500
Maine Family Planning
- Augusta
Lewiston Family Planning health center $7,500
Maine Statewide Shared Services Alliance
Educare Central Maine (fiscal agent)
- Waterville
Operating support – early childhood providers $5,000
Milestone Foundation
- Portland
Housing Navigator program for the homeless $5,000
Pine Tree Legal Assistance
- Portland
Kids Legal program $5,000 
Planned Parenthood of NNE
- Colchester, VT
Maine Charity Care program $5,000
Portland Community Free Clinic, Friends of
- Portland
Mental healthcare services $5,000
Rippleffect
- Portland 
Outdoor leadership education $5,000
Salvation Army – Portland Maine
- Portland
Careers and life skills program $5,000
Seeds of Hope Neighborhood Center
- Biddeford
Commercial freezer / utilities assistance $10,000
Shalom House
- Portland
Homeless shelter outreach project $7,500
Southern Maine Agency on Aging
- Scarborough
Meals on Wheels $5,000
Spurwink Services
- Portland
Outpatient psychiatric clinic $7,000
Starting Strong - United Way of Greater Portland (fiscal agent)
- Portland
Operating support – early education $5,000
Telling Room, The
- Portland
Operating support – writing center $5,000
Tri-County Literacy
- Bath
Operating support – literacy programs $5,000
Trinity Jubilee Center
- Lewiston
Operating support – soup kitchen etc. $7,500
University of Maine Law School Foundation
- Portland
Refugee & Human Rights clinic $5,000
Waynflete School
- Portland
Support for EAL students $7,500
Wayside Food Programs
- Portland
Operating support – food programs $5,000
Western Maine Community Action
- East Wilton
Cultural liaison for WIC program in L/A $5,000
WinterKids
- Portland
Outdoor challenge program for Head Start/pre K $5,000