Congratulations to Our 2022 Recipients

We are so excited to announce the 2022 grant recipients! Thank you to Macon-Bibb County and the Community Foundation of Central Georgia, and to all of these groups for your great work.

In total, these groups are receiving $825,000 to help prevent violent crime in our community.

2022 Recipients

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Heart of Georgia
Mentoring for Change Youth Violence Prevention Program

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Heart of Georgia will help organizations that may not have the experience, staffing, funding, safety measures, data collection, or wherewithal to have their own standalone youth mentoring program by collaborating with them and providing the backbone of these fundamentals to ignite their own grassroots youth service programs at no charge to them.

Bloomfield Church of God
Community Sundays at Village Green
Macon-Bloomfield Church of God will expand the number of monthly events for community members to every other Sunday for the year in the Bloomfield area

Boy Scouts of America – Central GA Council
Mentors in Scouting
The Mentors in the Scouting program will increase the number of mentors delivering co-ed, supervised youth activities to Macon’s children and young adults ages 5-20. 

Campus Clubs, Inc.
“Safety In Numbers” – Providing Access to Transportation and Programming for Middle and High School Students

Campus Club will open after-school and summer programming for middle and high school students.

Centenary Community Ministries, Inc.
Transitional Housing Program
Centenary Community Ministries will continue its transitional housing program for men in recovery from drug and alcohol abuse.

Central Georgia CASA, Inc.
CASA Volunteers for Youth
Central Georgia CASA will recruit and train volunteers to serve older youth, and fund staff to provide supervision and support to these volunteers. 

Chess and Community, Inc.
Chess and Community Inc.’s Leadership Training Program (CCLTP)

Chess and Community, Inc. (CCI) prepares youth to lead by focusing on academic enrichment, civic engagement, career and entrepreneurial skills development, and cultural education. CCI develops youth to transform the community.

Crisis Line-Safe House of Middle Georgia
Enhancing Safety for Victims of Domestic Violence

This proposal by Crisis Line & Safe House of Central Georgia (CL&SH) is a three-pronged approach at increasing safety for victims of domestic violence and holding their offenders accountable. 

Faith In Action Holiness Church
Early Childhood Entrepreneurship Fellowship
This program is designed to teach women how to start their own business in the childcare industry.

Family Counseling Center of Central Georgia, Inc.
Access and Awareness – Mental Health/Wellness Counseling

Family Counseling Center will hire an additional therapist to serve more people in Macon-Bibb County.

Fathers Among Men (F.A.M.)
Activate Saturdays
Heart of Georgia Advisory Council is comprised of eight collaborating to bring programming to youth on the Westside two Saturdays each month for a year

Georgia Suns Youth Empowerment
Ombudsman for MVP Community Groups
This grant will support staffing stipends for a collaboration of 7 community organizations that work with youth aged 6-26, many of whom are young parents, to provide services such as tutoring, life and job skills, and physical activity. 

Girls Dig Deeper Initiative
The Winner’s Mindset
Girls Dig Deeper will offer a 90-day leadership development program designed to help young girls overcome barriers such as childhood poverty, chronic absenteeism, poor academic achievement, disability adverse childhood experiences and community violence. 

Grow Macon Inc.
Grow Macon: Plants, People & Places
Grow Macon is an urban community garden project dedicated to reducing food insecurity, providing more supervised youth activities while also fostering character development and relationship building within their own community. 

Lead With Literacy
Macon Family Time

Macon Family Time is a program designed to engage families in meaningful reading and learning activities.

Macon Arts Alliance, Inc.
Anti Violence Academia 
The Anti Violence Academy is designed to offer youth ages 9-17 and their families. Enrichment activities and programs to promote positive youth, parent, and family development. This is a fiscal sponsorship.

Next Level Community Development Center
The Hope Project
Next Level Community Development Center will supplement its existing summer and after school programs to include an individualized remediation tutorial and a comprehensive, evidence-based, prevention/intervention program for youth, parents, and families.

PACE Center for Girls, Inc.
Empowering Girls Against Violence
Pace will add another Reach Therapist for a year to serve 30 additional young women in Bibb County.

Project 32
Mitigating Violence Program(M.V.P)
Project 32 combines sports, physical activities, and therapy to help at-risk youth channel their negative energy into positive behaviors. 

S.A.L.T. is Life, Inc.
Teen Mental Health First Aid
S.A.L.T. will offer the evidenced-based Teen Mental Health First Aid program and will “train the trainer” to eventually offer this program throughout the County. 

Storytellers Macon
Heart and Soul Workshop
Heart and Soul Workshops are an alternative school-break service-learning program designed to utilize hands-on activities to build both tangible skills in creative industries as well as soft skills to encourage positive civic attitudes.

Streetline Percussion, Inc.
StreetLine Percussion: Making A Drumazing Difference 
Street Line Percussion, Inc. (SLP) will engage at least 50 more participants, and prepare them to become more socially, emotionally, and academically well, physically fit, and better prepared to be thriving and productive citizens in our community. 

The Community CEO LLC
Fundamental Manhood Development Project for the 21st Century
The Fundamental Manhood Development Project is designed to reduce gun violence, recidivism, and implement focused deterrent practices to at-risk youth in Unionville. 

U-Create Macon
Free Bikes For Kids
U-Create Macon is a program designed to increase transportation options for kids in Macon-Bibb to get them to our recreation departments, parks, jobs, and other community events and programs. 

Unity-N-Community Inc.
Youth Summer Challenge
Unity-N-Community’s Youth Summer Challenge will give students a structured activity in the late afternoon and early evening on Saturdays during the summer to promote self-confidence, conflict resolution, and reduced gun violence.