The Community Foundation For The CSRA awards grants to 47 local nonprofits

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT)– A lot of money comes in to our area when the Masters Tournament rolls around.

Now it’s the season of giving and a big chunk of that money is being granted to several nonprofits

Chairman of the Board of Directors for The Community Foundation For The CSRA Barry Storey said, “There will be 47 agencies that will recieve grants from us, 23 of the 47 will receive full funding and the remaining will receive 70% of the monies that they asked for.”

The grants are given to local nonprofits by The Community Foundation For The CSRA. These grants are mainly supported by the Masters Tournament each year.

“It’s the culmination of a lot of hardwork by a lot of people throughout the year, through our association with the masters tournament that we’ve had for 21 plus years, it’s just a tremendous opportunity for us to give back,” said Storey.

One of the nonprofits is Mental Health America of Aiken County, they’ll get $15,000 that will ultimately help more moms and children.

Executive Director of Mental Health America of Aiken County Lisa Tindal said, “It makes a phenomenal difference specifically for our funding to cover the staff, the grant is for Nurture Home, Nurture Home is a shelter for woman and children.”

Another $15,000 will go to Heritage Academy for their Dyslexia Outreach program that helps students for free.

Executive Director of Heritage Academy Linda Tucciarone said, “This grant will allow us to expand it, to train more tutors, and connect with more students in the CSRA.”

The Community Foundation also announced a new grant program that starts in January; an additional $200,000 will go towards addressing literacy in Richmond County.