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Grants | On the Table

Conversation to Action Mini-Grant Program

(Awarded in January 2020)

Crime, Violence, and Public Safety


Sundra Woodford | Community Male Youth Violence Prevention Forum | $1,000 This grant help facilitate a male youth forum to share their perspectives about youth violence and to learn about positive behavior responses in a male–focused, supportive setting. Grand Opera House | Youth Violence Awareness to Action | $1,000
This grant will bring 300 Bibb County students to The Grand Opera House to watch The Interrupters, an award-winning documentary on youth violence. Then, students will break out into discussion groups with a facilitator and community leaders from the justice system. Kingdom Life | 2020 Mental Health Symposium | $1,000
This grant will help facilitate the second annual, 5 hour Mental Health Symposium at Kingdom Life, to bring awareness and address trauma, domestic violence, inter-generational trauma and the impact on mental health, poverty and education. Juawn Jackson | Mental Health Matters, Macon! | $1,000
This grant will help expose male students from Central H.S. measures to improve their mental capacity, especially, how to handle grief and its effect on their mental health. Robin Crosby | Trauma Training For Youth Workers | $1,000
This grant will help to provide training to address the affects trauma in the lives of our city’s youth and help them navigate life after traumatic events. Andrea Cooke | Therapeutic Poetry Nights | $1,000
This grant will help bring this mentally healthy safe space to Macon and encourage more people to come downtown, to begin the work of building a trauma-informed community, and to discuss mental wellness and to normalize. Andrea Cooke | SCCT Trauma-Informed Community Drum Circle Project | $1,000
This grant will help create an afterschool club at SPCCS focused on family activities. They suggested several activities ranging from sports to art clubs and they wanted to have more to at school, that would engage their friends & families at school. River Edge Behavioral Health | Mental Health & Wellness Education | $1,000
This grant will help River Edge Behavioral Health reduce stigma attached to mental health by educating residents on available resources as well as how to get help during crisis, and success stories. Campus Clubs, Inc. | Outdoor Meditation Garden | $1,000
This grant will help to install an outdoor meditation garden for students, in an effort to help Campus Clubs, Inc. become more trauma informed & equipped. Carl Fambro | Peace in the Village | $1,000
This grant will help residents in the Village Green vicinity will create an action plan to address the most pressing crime and violence issues in one of Macon’s highest areas of crime, unemployment and concentrated poverty. Macon Recovers, Inc. | Recovery Messaging Training & Message Dissemination | $1,000
This grant will help train persons in recovery to share their recovery stories in alignment with Recovery Messaging training offered by Georgia Council on Substance Abuse and capture and share stories to reduce stigma. Charise Stephens | Macon Youth Bike Rodeo | $500
This grant will help Macon Youth Bike Rodeo become the largest bike rodeo in the history of Macon and help get more kids on bikes.




Poverty and Economic Security


United Way of Central Georgia | Financial Literacy: Making the Money Count | $1,000
This grant will launch “It Takes A Village,” which is a pilot program that will match youth and/or families at risk with people in the community who will assist them with working through their difficulties.
Macon Area Habitat for Humanity, Inc. | Heirs Property Workshop | $1,000
This grant will bring a national initiative, Safe Routes to Parks, to Macon. This will reduce unequal access to greenspaces by auditing and publishing safe, accessible bikeable and walkable routes to parks. Tarika Pitts | Millennial Money Talks with One Dope CPA | $1,000
This grant will launch “It Takes A Village,” which is a pilot program that will match youth and/or families at risk with people in the community who will assist them with working through their difficulties. SCORE | Startup Outreach | $1,000
This grant will bring a national initiative, Safe Routes to Parks, to Macon. This will reduce unequal access to greenspaces by auditing and publishing safe, accessible bikeable and walkable routes to parks. River Edge Foundation | Opening Doors to New Resources: Getting IDs | $1,000
This grant will launch “It Takes A Village,” which is a pilot program that will match youth and/or families at risk with people in the community who will assist them with working through their difficulties. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Heart of Georgia | Mentor Recruitment for Bibb County | $1,000
This grant will bring a national initiative, Safe Routes to Parks, to Macon. This will reduce unequal access to greenspaces by auditing and publishing safe, accessible bikeable and walkable routes to parks. New Media Macon | Making the Invisible Visible | $1,000
This grant will launch “It Takes A Village,” which is a pilot program that will match youth and/or families at risk with people in the community who will assist them with working through their difficulties. Andrea Cooke | SPCCS Community Engagement Project | $1,000
This grant will bring a national initiative, Safe Routes to Parks, to Macon. This will reduce unequal access to greenspaces by auditing and publishing safe, accessible bikeable and walkable routes to parks. Gigi Weaver | Learning While Growing | $1,000
This grant will bring youth gardening workshops to teach youth how to grow their own food and nutritional coaching to educate about the benefits of plant-based eating and pop-up youth farmers markets to sell harvest. Kids will keep 80% of profits, while 20% will go to the next growing season.




Good Jobs and Economic Development


The Mentors Project of Bibb County, Inc. | Job Fairs | $1,000
This grant will help host job fairs for East Macon and South Macon in order to provide access to employment in the neighborhoods where the unemployed live.
Carl Fambro | Digital Discovery | $1,000
This grant will help to provide basic website and mobile app design classes for West Macon teens/young adults who have dropped out of school or are unemployed to spark an interest in technology and further education leading to jobs in the IT field. Macon Bibb County Community Enhancement Authority | Tools for Change | $1,000
This grant will help implement a program that will take 32 individuals and guide them through an apprenticeship program where they will get certified in various safety courses, construction basics, and skilled trades. Students will also be provided with a tool belt and supplies for class. Central Georgia Technical College | Houston County Each One Reach One | $1,000
This grant will help Houston Students engage in On the Table inspired conversation to discuss the impact of literacy on them & their families and discuss educational and job skills opportunities available. Students will also invite dropout friends and/or relatives to the table to join the discussion. Daniel Montoute | Young Writers Workshop | $1,000
This grant will help facilitate a workshop where young writers meet a successful professional writer, have breakout sessions to learn about different aspects of writing from members of the Macon Writers Group, and participate in a mini-writing marathon or writing exercises. MaconIt | MaconIt Community Conference | $800
This grant will help to provide college and college interested students with the knowledge and skill they need to navigate the college experience, earn a four year degree, then transition into being an active member of society. Christele Nicolas | Community Hackaton | $750
This grant will help host a community hackathon where community members will pitch pain points & we will teach a cohort how to solve via human-centered design framework.




Race Relations and Racial Discrimination


Steven DeGeorge | Field of Hope Amphitheater | $1,000
This grant will help build an amphitheater at 175 Culver Street to encourage sharing of thoughts and sounds in the Pleasant Hill neighborhood. This space will be used as a platform for reconciliation and healing.
Steven DeGeorge | Field of Hope Reconciliation Event | $1,000
This grant will help host a reconciliation event commemorating 175 Culver Street as a park for all people in order to heal racial divides in our city. The event will include Music, Food, Games, neighbor interviews, and idea gathering for the park. Christele Nicolas | Macon Spectrum Conversations | $1,000
This grant will help facilitate pop up networking events in order to create an ecosystem that welcomes everyone to create and innovate through tech while following the Jubilee Spectrum model: https://www.youtube.com/user/jubileeProject/videos Yolanda Latimore | Poetic Peace Arts Presents Souls from the Soil | $1,000
This grant will implement a series of storytelling that recounts the history from the Historic Linwood Cemetery in the significant Pleasant Hill community, other Black cemeteries and the neighborhoods that surround them in Macon, GA. Storytellers Macon & Macon Arts Alliance | Storytellers Podcast Project | $1,000
This grant will help create the Storytellers Macon Grassroots event and combine it with a once a month podcast. Sheknita Davis | Discover | $500
This grant will help implement The Discover Program which will educate young girls about their cultural identity and provide a solution to recovering bandwidths of intelligence by educating individuals of their true identity.




Housing Issues


Betty Jean Slater | Preparing Youth for Service | $1,000
This grant will launch a program that will provide elementary students with tutoring sessions and creative activities during school breaks. Additionally, high school students will do chores at the homes of sick/shut-in elderly.
Rebuilding Macon | Local Action in Fort Hill | $1,000
This grant will help Rebuilding Macon partner with neighborhood and community leaders connected with Fort Hill to recruit volunteers based in the neighborhood to help assist the elderly and disabled in the Fort Hill neighborhood.




Community Engagement


Ingram Pye Elementary School | At iPYE, iLEAD | $1,000
This grant will help continue improving the physical environment at Ingram Pye Elementary School by adding murals and signs that tell about Leadership using Leader in ME designwork.
Street To Success, Inc. | I Am Somebody Coloring Book, Media, & Oratorical Contest | $1,000
This grant will help Rebuilding Macon partner with neighborhood and community leaders connected with Fort Hill to recruit volunteers based in the neighborhood to help assist the elderly and disabled in the Fort Hill neighborhood. The Grand Opera House | Macon Arts and Culture Meetups (MACDTs) | $1,000
This grant will help implement a program called MACDTs (“Mac Dates”) which would pair up audience members with another applicant at an event at the Grand Opera House and $20 to spend on coffee or dessert to discuss the show they saw and socialize. Tiara Johnson | Family Craft Night | $1,000
This grant will help bring bi-weekly Family Craft Nights that will consist of craft parties for only $5, allowing families with multiple children to have access to affordable recreational activities at various locations throughout Macon & Milledgeville. Susan Cable | Make Macon Litter Free | $500
This grant will help kick start an anti-litter campaign that will encourage residents of Macon-Bibb County of all ages prioritize disposing of litter properly.





2018 Conversation to Action Mini-Grant Program Recipients 

(Awarded in December 2018)

$500 Grant Recipients


Frankie Lewis | It Takes A Village
This grant will launch “It Takes A Village,” which is a pilot program that will match youth and/or families at risk with people in the community who will assist them with working through their difficulties.
Erica Duncan | Safe Routes to Parks – Macon
This grant will bring a national initiative, Safe Routes to Parks, to Macon. This will reduce unequal access to greenspaces by auditing and publishing safe, accessible bikeable and walkable routes to parks.




$1,000 Grant Recipients


Jill Vanderhoek | Food Access in Macon
This grant will activate existing community assets, such as church transportation, in order to develop a program to transport residents to grocery stores.
LaTravius Smith | Mental Health Symposium
This grant will implement a Mental Health Symposium to bring awareness and address the traumatic effects of poverty on mental well-being of children and families in our community. Scott Mitchell | Access to Public Restroom Initiative
This grant will bring a pilot program to place a new portable restroom in Downtown Macon to serve visitors, residents, and transient residents. Renee Wilmore | Social Issues Movie Viewing for Teens
This grant will help fund a movie viewing, regarding social issues affecting teenagers, for middle and high school teens of Macon and their parent(s), then lead a discussion to create actionable steps to implement change in Macon. Virgil Watkins Jr. | Creation of Community Courts
This grant will implement the creation of Community Courts. A local effort to reduce recidivism rates of low-level offenders and provide first time non-violent offenders with a reformative pathway by engaging community courts and partners. Andrea Cooke | Laundry Days
This grant will implement a program that would provide free tokens for washing clothes while the participants engage in a community building conversation. June O’Neal | Unionville Job Fair
This grant will enable the recipient to host a cookout and job fair in Unionville and will have community businesses on site to offer jobs to the residents. Daffeney Michell Hollis | Transportation Expansion for Homeless Population
This grant will expand our city’s transportation services to homeless individuals seeking assistance by transporting them to medical appointments, job appointments, and other important places. Rena Canady-Laster | Each One Reach One
This grant will implement a program where current CGTC adult education students will participate in a recruitment initiative called Each One Reach One. Students will be encouraged to invite their friends and family who have dropped-out of school to a round table discussion about education and job training opportunities. Robin Crosby | Adopt Culver Street Job Training Program
This grant will create a unique job training program where their students will “adopt Culver Street” and foster community engagement by organizing street gatherings, trash pick-ups, and other service projects. Charise Stephens | Mount Homes Youth Agrihood
This grant will spearhead the Mount Homes Youth Agriculture Project which will be an agrihood lead by kids in the Mount Homes community in Pleasant Hill.




Multiple Grant Recipients


Antonio Williams | Seasonal Coats for Kids & Pleasant Hill Community Clean-Up
Antonio will receive two $1,000 grants. One will provide at least 50 coats for winter to the kids in the community and host a small cookout for distribution. The second grant will help him to continue hosting at least one Community Clean Up a month in Pleasant Hill.
Ernestine Thomas | Youth Ambassador T-Shirts & Porch Pilot Project
Ernestine will also receive two separate grants. One for $250 to purchase branded t-shirts for the Lynmore Estates Youth Ambassadors, who assist with small repairs and other activities in their neighborhood. The second grant for $750 will be in support of the Lynmore Estates Porch Pilot Project in which the Youth Ambassadors will do small repairs to the homes of seniors and the disabled in their community.





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