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ORU Grant Recipients: Fall 2016

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Thanks to our members who participate in our Operation Round Up (ORU) program, the ORU Foundation awarded $237,850 to local nonprofit agencies and serving residents in Catoosa, Chattooga, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Walker and Whitfield counties. This total includes more than $55,000 for hunger relief and $100,000 in educational grants to elementary and middle schools to support learning in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

 

Grant Recipients

Helping Individuals and Families Succeed

  • RossWoods, Inc. $8,000
  • Chattanooga Area Food Bank, Northwest Georgia region, $7,500
  • Whitfield Healthcare Foundation,$6,000
  • Chatsworth First United Methodist Church Saturday Sacks, $5,000
  • Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership, $5,000
  • DOC-UP Dalton Organization of Churches United for People, $4,500
  • Rock Spring United Methodist Church Food Pantry, $4,500
  • Adventure Bags, Inc. $4,300
  • City of Refuge, $4,000
  • First Fruits Ministry of Northwest Georgia, Inc., $4,000
  • North Georgia Community YMCA Back Pack Blessings, $4,000
  • Northwest Georgia Family Crisis Center, Inc., $4,000
  • The D. E. O. Clinic, Inc., $3,800
  • Varnell United Methodist Church Food Pantry, $3,800
  • Safe Kids Georgia DBA Safe Kids Dalton, $3,500
  • The Center For HOPE Counseling Services, Inc., $3,000
  • Woodstation United Methodist Church, Snack Packs, $3,000
  • Junior Achievement of Georgia, Northwest District, $2,000
  • Summerville First United Methodist Church, Backpack Food, $2,000
  • Alzheimer's Association, Georgia Chapter, $1,500
  • Mercy Care Rome, $1,000
  • New Generation Christian Church Food Pantry, $1,000
  • Noble Fellowship Baptist Church Food Pantry, $1,000

Enriching Communities of Northwest Georgia

  • Northwest Georgia Regional Library System, $4,000
  • Paradise Garden Foundation, Inc., $4,000
  • Murray County Community Christmas, $2,500
  • BPOE Elks Lodge 2018, Christmas for Kids, $2,000
  • Friends of the Calhoun-Gordon County Library, $2,000
  • Walker County Stocking Full of Love, $2,000
  • Oscar N. Jonas Memorial Foundation, $1,500
  • Menlo Lions Club, $1,300
  • 6th Cavalry Museum, $1,000
  • Share America Foundation, Inc., $1,000
  • Murray County Humane Society, $500
  • Quilting For Others, $500
  • Pilot Club of Chatsworth, $400

Responding to Emergencies/Crises

  • Family Crisis Center of Walker, Dade, Catoosa & Chattooga Counties, $5,800
  • Children’s Advocacy Center, $4,000
  • Four Points, Inc., $3,000
  • Penfield Christian Homes, $3,000
  • Prevent Child Abuse Gordon County, Inc., $2,000
  • Sexual Assault Victim’s Advocacy Center, Inc., $2,250
  • The GreenHouse Child Advocacy and Sexual Assault Center, $700

Preparing for the Future

  • Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta-Northwest Georgia, $2,000
  • Northwest Georgia Council, Boy Scouts of America, $2,000; Boy Scout Troop 99, $500
  • Calhoun-Gordon Council for a Literate Community, $1,500
  • Communities In Schools of Catoosa County, Inc., $2,000
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