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Dear Friend of the Foundation,

We started the year with a pandemic hitting our local non-profit community hard. Then our community was devastated by a massive EF-4 tornado. To say this year has been trying would be an understatement. However, our response to this disaster reaffirmed that the people and the organizations who call Coweta home are strong, resilient, and willing to work together to weather any storm that comes our way. 

Your gift to the foundation has allowed us to shelter families who no longer had a roof over their heads. It’s helped feed and mentor underserved children so they could focus on education, graduate, and break the destructive cycle their families currently have in place. You’ve provided a hand up to so many struggling with disabilities allowing them access to activity and enjoyment in life. 

This year, when you think of the Coweta Community Foundation, your mind might automatically jump to tornado recovery. Our long-term recovery team is working closely with city and county officials to continue the work of rebuilding our community. While that process is on-going, and estimated to take at least two more years, we don’t want you to forget that our 25-year mission has been to respond to the needs of our community, whatever challenges face us.

The Coweta Community Foundation remains focused on continuing to be the bridge between the over 630 non-profits, large and small, by serving as a conduit for financial assistance through our grant cycles as well as offering educational training on governance, grant writing, and facilitating collaboration between all of these great organizations. Your gift continues to make this possible. 

We want to ask for your continued support of the Coweta Community Foundation and our mission. As you approach budgeting for 2022, we would like you to again consider including the Foundation in your charitable giving. If you have any questions about what we do, who we serve or how you or a member of your team could be involved with the foundation, please feel free to call us at 770-253-1833.

Thank you for your generous support in the past and we look forward to your partnership in the future. Through your generosity, the Foundation is poised to respond to the needs of this community now and in the future.

Kristin Webb                          Dean Jackson
Executive Director                 Chairman of the Board
Your gifts and donations helped facilitate a year of exciting progress toward the Foundation’s strategic goals.  Just in 2021….
  • More than $490,000 in grants were awarded to 37 501c3 organizations serving Coweta County and 12 Coweta County Schools.  
  • Hope Has No Deductible relief efforts program for individual grants for tornado victims, including $137,000 disbursed to over 250 households to help with homeowner, renter, and vehicle insurance deductible relief. 
  • 143 cases have been opened for Long Term Recovery Case Management, total Allocations, as December 10, 2021, was $130,070 awarded in assistance ($50,720 from the Foundation) with our first case being complete just in time for the New Year.
  • 25 teenagers have learned about and actively participated in philanthropy as part of the Community Service Team as well as participating in selecting Coweta FORCE to receive a $500 grant.
  • 100 Women Who Care awarded $5,200 Grant to Southern Arc Dance Center.
  • In 2021, Foundation was able to give back to our local community more than $600,000 in funds (which 15 times more than we have been able to do in the last 3 years), this would not have been possible without donors, the “Where I Come From” Alan Jackson benefit concert or volunteers!
 
Dean Jackson                              Cynthia Bennett                            Michelle Boyd
Chairmain                                     Vice Chairman                             Past Chairman
 
Chellie Phillips                              Doug Kolbenschlag                       Emily Gates
PR Chairman                                Grants Chairman           Special Events Chairman
 
Laura Benz                                   Kandice Bell                                   Barry DeBrow
Robert Fowler                               Amanda Hand                                Tom Jackson
Brett Johnston                              Marvin McKoy                                 Michael Nix
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