Buzz: Community Foundation for Greater Rome seeks grant requests from area nonprofits. Georgia tax collections jump 7% in August. Freebie alert as Sweet Bar marks three years.

Buzz: Community Foundation for Greater Rome seeks grant requests from area nonprofits. Georgia tax collections jump 7% in August. Freebie alert as Sweet Bar marks three years.

The Community Foundation for Greater Rome is accepting grant requests for the 2018 funding cycle.  “This will be our third year to receive proposals from local non-profit organizations,” said Joel Snider, Executive Director for the foundation.  “Each year this process teaches us something new about our community, it’s strong non-profit sector, and the needs they address.”

The foundation will use a Review Task Force made of active community volunteers to study submitted proposals and provide recommendations to the Foundation’s board of directors.  “We will rely on their wisdom and insights to guide us toward the most worthy proposals, “ said Snider.   The foundation anticipates awarding $20,000 – $25,000 in grants this year.   Any local, non-profit organization may submit a grant proposal by the deadline of Oct. 12.

The foundation will conduct a grant seminar at the Rome Floyd Chamber on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 3 p.m.  Ashley Ellington, a member of the foundation’s board of directors, will lead a session about general grant writing. “We want to assist all our non-profits find the funds they need,” said Ellington.   “Whether they request a grant from us or another foundation, the seminar will help them understand the ways grantors evaluate proposals.  Following Ellington’s presentation,  Snider will explain the Foundation’s grant cycle for 2018.

Interested organizations can obtain more information by calling the foundation office at (706) 728-3453, or by emailing info@cffgr.org.


Gov. Nathan Deal says Georgia’s net tax collections for August totaled roughly $1.8 billion, for an increase of $117.4 million, or 7 percent, compared to last year when net tax collections totaled nearly $1.69 billion. Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled $3.58 billion, for an increase of $176.8 million, or 5.2 percent, compared to August 2017. Expanded release


Freebie alert: The Sweet Bar at 601Turner McCall Blvd. turns three this month.  To celebrate, they’re offering a dozen free glazed doughnut holes to the “first 100 transactions.” The doors open Tuesday at 6 a.m. Facebook


 

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