Human Services

GWG seeks to address inequities within our community by supporting projects that address every individual’s needs for food, clothing, shelter and safety as well as projects that address underlying social problems.

Harvest Hope Food Bank

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $55,485

To install a new, safe loading dock system which will increase the efficiency of food intake and delivery to 450,000 people per year.

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Soteria at Work

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $49,385

To hire a manager and renovate the woodshop, increasing job-training capabilities for previously incarcerated men and reducing recidivism.

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United Ministries

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $80,000

To qualify for matching funds and purchase 2 homes to provide interim housing for families transitioning out of homelessness.

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Habitat for Humanity

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $88,506

To create a secure, climate-controlled construction warehouse. This will result in the implementation of a bulk buying strategy, greater leveraging of tools and staff, and the ability to continue working on days with inclement or extreme weather.

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Pendleton Place

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $83,048

To renovate and expand the bathrooms at the John I. Smith House (circa 1919) residential foster care facility for teen girls. This project will add an additional shower, which will make a critical difference in a home that holds up to 10 teenage girls.

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SWITCH

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $69,316

To provide holistic case management to and advocacy for women (including minors as young as 14) who have been victimized, working hand-in-hand with them to build customized roadmaps to take control of their lives. The project will add a care coordinator, partially fund a clinical director and support the Restoration Fund.

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Homes of Hope

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $50,000

$50,000 over 2 years to partially fund a full-time construction manager to improve efficiency in the construction process and increase the number of homes built.

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Jasmine Road

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $100,000

$100,000 to support a program manager and living expenses in a new residential home for women survivors of human trafficking.

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Alston Wilkes Society

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $45,756

To provide additional staff and direct client assistance to help former offenders transition back into the community through an employment readiness program.

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Project Host

Year Granted:

Grant Amount: $100,000

To expand soup kitchen space and equipment for a specialized bakery to enhance job training and sustainability.

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