Check Out Our Recent Grantees
All Grown Up, Inc. -
Stockbridge, GA $1,500
of Joy, a Giving Circle of the Fund, is proud to award All Grown Up,
Inc. with a grant to support their annual 2012 programs. These programs
strives to increase the success rate of students by lowering the amount
of discipline referrals, dress code violations, suicide and teen
pregnancies and much more.
Through our Donor Advised Program, FCS is pleased to
award $6,500 to Alternate ROOTS for general support of their commitment
to social and economic justice and the protection of the natural world;
as they address these concerns through its programs and services.
- Decatur, GA $30,000
Through our Donor Advised Program, FSC is pleased to
award IDEAS with $30,000 in support of their ongoing mission, to help
resource-poor people around the world get the tools and skills they
need to build secure and sustainable futures for themselves, their
families and their communities.
The Helen's Fund is happy to award this grant to Clear
Blue Sky Clubhouse to support the ongoing programs that are offered for
mentally ill members.
FCS Community Development – Atlanta, GA $3,500
Circle of Joy also awards FCS Community Development with
a grant. This grant is to support the Pride for Parents and Bicycle
Shop; which will help students develop work ethics, work habits, and
specific skill sets.
Circle of Joy Giving Circle
Celebrated Their 2nd Annual Grants Ceremony
Congratulations to the Circle of Joy (COJ) for hosting
their second annual grant awards ceremony last Saturday, Feb 4th! COJ
exists to pool members’ time, talents and treasures to partner with
organizations that are positively impacting youth in the Atlanta
Metropolitan Area. Find out about this year’s grants recipients, All
Grown Up, Inc. and FCS Community Economic Development, below.
All Grown Up, Inc. (AGU), mentors middle and high school
girls to help them build self-esteem, confidence, set goals for
college, and learn financial literacy. Tangi Gantt and Shari Ponder are
the founders of the organization. Jan Johnson, the Program Director
attended the event and shared some very interesting information
FCS Community Economic Development serves as the
umbrella organization for Pride for Parents and the South Atlanta Bike
Shop. Both Pride for Parents and the South Atlanta Bike Shop serve the
youth of South Atlanta by teaching job skills, work ethics, and being a
mentor to the students who participate in their many programs.
Jeff Delp, Executive Director of FCS, was on hand to receive the grant
for the organization. Andre Ciho, the Founder of the South Atlanta Bike
Shop, also attended and shared information and success stories about
the operation of the bike shop.
Members of the COJ are pleased to be able to have made these awards,
share their ideas of philanthropy, encourage the audience to find ways
to get involved with their communities through philanthropy and, most
of all, to have held such a successful event.
Way to Go Circle of Joy!
When Georgia Cares - Georgia Shares!
A Workplace Giving Program
Workplace giving is easy and rewarding for everyone
involved. A simple annual payroll deduction agreement allows employees
to effortlessly support organizations working on issues of concern to
If Georgia Shares is offered as a choice in your workplace
campaign, please contact our office to learn how to designate FSC, or
another Georgia Shares agency, for your gift.
For more information on including Georgia Shares as one
of your employees’ charitable giving options, please contact Denise
Blake, Georgia Shares Executive Director at 404.844.6358 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, many employers offer matching gift programs where
the company will match gifts their employees make to qualified
501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations like FSC. If your company
participates in a matching gifts program, please contact
us and we would be happy to provide needed
documentation of your gift.
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SHOPPING? Through our partnership with Capital One, you can help
support social justice without a direct gift to FSC! No more hassles of
writing checks and stops at the post office. Use our custom Capital One
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with each purchase. Your donations will help ensure that FSC is able to
continue funding vital social justice work in the South.
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after your first purchase
2% of gas and grocery purchases
Up to 10% of purchases from select merchants
1% on all other purchases
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