WIP Grant Award History 2009-2015 Total Awards = 37 Total Amount of Awards = $656,100
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.
2013 Total of $100,800
15. Christ Community Health Services $25,000 to provide primary care for homelss women and children referred for local non-profit organizations. 16. Family Promise of Augusta $20,000 to provide maintenance and case management in eleven transitional homes for the homeless. 17. Heritage Academy Augusta $10,000 to provide partial funding for the Parent Coach Project. 18. Jud C. Hickey Center for Alzheimer's Care $8,000 to provide for adult day care for women with Alzheimer's or related dementia who are experiencing financial difficulty. 19. Rachael Longstreet Foundation (Jessye Norman School of the Arts) $5000 for the "Finding A Way Forward" summer workshop for economically disadvantaged girls age th grade and up. 20. Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services and SafeHomes of Augusta- $25,000 to provide for a continued collaboration on individual counseling and therapeutic support groups for women and children who have experiences sexual and interpersonal violence. 21. Salvation Army Augusta Area Command $7800 for help fund the Women's Job Skills Training Program for homeless and low-income women.
2014 Total of $112,000
22. Kids Restart - $30,000.00 to add additional families to its Supervised Visitation Services.23. Boys & Girls Club of the CSRA - $22,175.00 to continue the Girls on the Run program. 24. Immaculate Conception Catholic School - $20,000.00 to support Project SAVE Summer Camp (Service, Academics, Value, Enrichment). 25. The Lydia Project - $20,000.00 to pay eligible women's nights of lodging services for those who require overnight stays for days or weeks at a time. 26. Aiken Partnership of USC Aiken - $9,162.50 for a simulation infant to be used in the Child Health Lab. 27. ASU Foundation/GRU Literacy Center - $9,162.50 to be used to run the Path 2 Math 4 Girls Project. A camp for girls in grades 5-8. 28. Mental Health America, Aiken County - $1,500.00 for their PEACH Program (Physical and Emotional Awareness for Children who are Homeless), a jog stroller, bikes and helmets, and a basketball goal.
2015 Grants totalling 132,800
29. Child Advocacy Center of Aiken County: will use funds to assist with paying for a portion of the cost for salaries for the persons responsible for providing the forensic interviews, the medical examinations and the prevention of child sexual abuse training.
30. Child Enrichment, Inc. will use their grant to pay for individualized therapy sessions designed to help children who have experienced traumatic and severe sexual abuse and neglect to survive and thrive and to find safe and permanent living arrangements.
31. Christ Community Health Services Augusta: provides primary health care to uninsured and under-insured women and children of the CSRA. Funding will provide a way for patients who require special diagnostic tests and referrals to receive the care needed.
32. Family Connection of Columbia County (Tee it Up 4 Kids): provides a program for economically and disadvantaged youth to build character, promote healthy choices and instill positive work ethic through the game of golf. Grant funds will be used to purchase two practice greens that can be set up indoors or outdoors on any surface.
33. HACK Augusta: is a program for Young Makers that provides educational classes in science, technology, engineering, art and math for children. Funds will be used to buy equipment to design a prototype using a 3D Printer, Arduino Technology, advanced software to create remote control robotics and a touch screen computer.
34. Ronald McDonald House charities of Augusta: has more than doubled their capacity to serve families of critically ill or injured children who need temporary housing. Funding will aid in keeping their doors open during the first year of operation in their new facility as well as provide a cushion for unanticipated costs.
35. Storyland Theatre, Inc.: has provided 592,157 children, many of whom have never seen a play, with the experience of live performance for the past 26 years. Many tickets are discounted or free. WIP funds will be used to help pay for production costs that are not covered by the sale of full price tickets for the 2015 season.
36. The Family YMCA of Greater Augusta : is a day camp for children with physical or intellectual disabilities to provide increased independence and to encourage interaction with their peers when appropriate. Grant funding would be used for supplies and for salaries for the counselors.
37. USC Aiken (From Darkness into Light): will use funds from WIP to facilitate a 2 -day workshop for medical professionals, law enforcement officers, educational personnel, mental health employees, judicial employees and social services staff.