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Georgia Budget & Policy Institute

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Grant: In support of health policy work


The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute seeks to build a more prosperous Georgia. We rigorously analyze budget and tax policies and provide education to inspire informed debate and responsible decision-making, advancing our vision of a state in which economic opportunity and well-being are widely shared among all. We are an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded in 2004

How the Georgia Budget & Policy Institute benefits the community:

Each year, GBPI:

  • Provides research and recommendations that are featured in news broadcasts, articles and editorials across Georgia.
  • Identifies creative problem-solving pioneered by other states to recommend actions Georgia can take to tackle similar issues.
  • Publishes dozens of fact-based reports on critical issues that determine Georgia’s financial future.
  • Educates Georgia lawmakers regarding tax, budget and policy implications of upcoming legislation.
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Extra Special People

Grant: ESP 360 Program


Extra Special People (ESP) provides opportunities for individuals with disabilities and their families to engage, connect, and thrive.

How Extra Special People benefits the community:

ESP serves children and young adults with developmental disabilities and their families through our year-round thrive programs, family support, and community involvement.  ESP serves individuals with behavior disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Autism, Asperger’s, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Angelman Syndrome, Spina Bifida, and many more.

ESP creates opportunities for individuals of all ages and abilities to thrive year round through:

  • Summer Camp – ESP’s largest program, summer camp runs over 8 weeks and offers day camp, overnight camp, and field trips.
  • 360 and NKA/Club – ESP’s afterschool enrichment programs and weekend outings.
  • Family Support – ESP creates opportunities for the whole family to thrive through Spaghetti Suppers, family retreats, counseling, and holiday events.
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