Posts Tagged "Success Stories"

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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Ben Massell Dental Clinic

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Grant: Integration of mental health services and primary healthcare coordination at the Ben Massell Dental Clinic



For 100 years, we have been changing people’s lives – thousands of them, every year.

How the Ben Massell Dental Clinic benefits the community:

The Ben Massell Dental Clinic provides the most advanceddental care available to its patients. We are the only resource for comprehensive, quality dental care available at no cost to Atlanta’s neediest population. Our 140 volunteer dentists dedicate their time and expertise each month to people who otherwise would not have access to the services we offer.

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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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Grant: Theraplay Program


Hillside will provide quality, cost-effective treatment and education to severely emotionally disturbed children and their families. Services will be provided in the least restrictive environment possible in accordance with the needs of the patient.

How Hillside benefits the community:

Our Residential Program, Treatment Fotster Care Program, and Community Intervention Program all keep focus on the strengths of our kids and therefore encourage the growth and improvement they need to become future self-sustaining citizens.

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Wholesome Wave Georgia

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Grant:  Toward the Fruit and Vegetable Prescription (FVRx) Program


Wholesome Wave Georgia strengthens local food communities by empowering networks of farmers to facilitate access to and awareness of healthy food choices to increase access to fresh, healthy, locally grown food for all Georgians.

How Wholesome Wave Georgia benefits the community:

Wholesome Wave Georgia believes that all Georgians should have access to wholesome, locally-grown food. By doubling each federal nutrition assistance (SNAP aka Food Stamps, WIC and Senior FMNP) dollar spent at its sustainable, producer-only farmers markets, it increases access to good food while supporting sustainable farmers and contributing to the local food economy.
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