WIP Grant Award History 2009-2012
2009 Total of $60,000
1.Child Enrichment, Inc. - $19,500
The Child Advocacy Center (CAC) and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Program - Grant money provided funding for an additional part-time therapist as well as the CASA Advocacy Coordinator.
2.The Lydia Project - $33,000
(Emergency Relief Services for Women with Cancer) - WIP funding used primarily for direct services of prescription vouchers and rent/utility assistance for women currently receiving cancer treatment and facing financial crisis because of their medical status.
3.Augusta Technical College Foundation - $7,500
(Emergency Assistance grants for Special Populations Students) - Requested funds provided supplemental assistance to ensure the successful completion of a program of study that leads to independence and employability.
2010 Total of $74,900
4.Hope House, Inc. - $12,000
(Reaping Hope Garden Project) - WIP funds used to create 3-4 raised beds (4 ft. x 6 ft.), installation of an irrigation/water reclamation system, the delivery and installation of a garden shed, gardening tools, planting materials, composting bins and project oversight.
5.Interfaith Hospitality Network of Augusta - $37,900
(Childrens Day Shelter) - WIP funds used to pay the operating expenses of the daycare along with the partial salary of the Executive Director for the time spent on case management with mothers on parenting and financial education.
6.McDuffie County Ferst Foundation - $10,000
(Childhood Literacy book program) - It costs $3 per child (book and mailing cost) per month for a total of $36 a year per child. In Oct. 2009, 609 books were mailed to children in McDuffie County, representing 34% of the total eligible population. Registration was closed due to lack of funds to support additional children. The goal is to send books to every eligible child in McDuffie County. WIP funds were used to run this program.
7.Christ Community Health Services of Augusta - $15,000
(CCHSA Womens Health Program) - Funding from WIP helped underwrite nurse practitioner's part-time salary and support the overhead costs associated with the women's health program.
2011 Total of $82,600
8.Alzheimers Association, Georgia Chapter, Augusta Region - $27,000
(Women and Alzheimers Caregiver Program) WIP funds used to provide caregiver relief to reimburse caregivers for women with Alzheimers or a dementia. Four Tools for Caregivers series and two Savvy Caregiver Series conducted for 90 caregivers and twenty caregivers received Caregiver Timeout funding.
9.Boys and Girls Clubs of Augusta - $23,600
(Girls On The Run)- WIP funds used to provide program scholarships to low-income girls participating in the BGCA after school program. The costs include the 10-week curriculum, GOTR program T-shirt, water bottle, 5K race entry fee, 5K medal and other incidental program materials, By partnering with the BGCA, the GOTR program is leveraging significant program dollars by holding the program at BGCA. Through WIP funding, GOTR will be able to expand the program into Richmond and McDuffie counties.
10.Child Enrichment, Inc., The Child Advocacy Center (CAC) and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) $32,000
(Serving Women & Child Clients of the CAC and Child Clients of the CSRA Program)- WIP funds used to fund a portion of the proposed projects. Grant funding enables Child Enrichment to serve all the child victims who will need the specialized services for a chance to recover.
2012 Total of $93,000
11. Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services & SafeHome Homes of Augusta $40,000 Funds to cover partial expenses of Rape Crisis Licensed Marriage/Family Therapist to double hours available for counseling. Therapist also provides therapeutic group support for domestic violence survivors. Includes funding for half-time SafeHomes Licensed Assoc. Professional Counselor. 12. Child Advocacy Center of Aiken County $17,000 Funds partial staff salaries for forensic interviews, medical exams and prevention of child sexual abuse training. 13. Kids Restart, Inc. $30,000 Funding provides supervised Visitation Services, family enrichment activities and hands-on parenting instruction/parenting classes. 14. Girls on the Run of the CSRA $6,000 Funding provides program scholarships to low income girls who participate in the BGCA program and attend Title 1 schools. GOTR is a research based program proven to reduce risk factors such as teen pregnancy, obesity, and drug use in at-risk girls.