September 20, 2017 – Cumming, GA – Successful fundraising efforts by Next Generation Focus (NGF) has met the goal of $10,000 in the annual donor match challenge sponsored by the Community Foundation of Northeast Georgia (CFNEG). As a result, NGF will receive $10,000 in matching donation from CFNEG to support its effort in empowering economically and academically disadvantaged kids through academic achievement.
The Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia was founded in 1985 by a group of community-minded citizens to receive and disburse charitable funds for an improved quality of life across northeast Georgia. The Foundation focuses on serving the needs of 10 counties – Gwinnett, Barrow, North Fulton, Forsyth, Clarke, Jackson, Madison, Greene, Oconee, and Walton. CFNEG manages funds held in trust, donated by individuals, organizations, and businesses. Over the past 30 years, the Foundation has given over $56 million back to the community.
NGF’s Executive Director, Amy Sol (pictured above, middle, at the award ceremony), said, “We are thrilled, obviously. We want to express our thanks to Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia for their support in our cause. We look forward to putting the donation to fund more students’ tutoring and enrichment activities.”
About Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Since 1951, the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta has been connecting the passions of philanthropists with the purposes of nonprofits doing that work. With 65 years serving the 23-county Atlanta region and a robust team of experts, the Community Foundation manages the behind-the-scenes details, empowering our donors to focus on the joy of giving. The Community Foundation is a top-20 community foundation nationally with approximately $900 million in current assets and is Georgia’s second largest foundation. Through its quality services and innovative leadership on community issues, the Foundation received more than $113 million from donors in 2015 and distributed more than $139 million that same year to support nonprofits throughout the region and beyond. In 2016 Charity Navigator named the Community Foundation a four-star rated nonprofit, its top distinction.
About Next Generation Focus
Next Generation Focus (NGF) is a public charity that is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Its focus is in providing deserving children the opportunity to participate in educational programs and other life-enrichment activities in which they may not otherwise have access to due to financial restraints. Our enrichment and educational programs include an early literacy program to help children who are struggling with reading and a program to help students with college application essays. We also provide financial assistance to students to participate in enrichment programs offered by school clubs such as sports, music, and art. NGF partners with schools to identify eligible children. You can find more information about our SmarterMe® programs here. All management and staff at NGF are passionate about helping children. If you would like to donate your time or provide monetary support, please contact us.
Amy Sol, Executive Director
Phone number: (678) 807-9NGF