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Giving Tuesday

Last Saturday night was a wonderful celebration as we honored three remarkable individuals who have been instrumental in institutionalizing our work. Photos can be found here.   Your support played a crucial role in achieving our initial goal of raising $10,000. Because of YOU, Board member Lisa Maxwell secured the title of #TurkeyChallenge winner for the third consecutive year.   The funds raised had a meaningful impact, allowing us to provide meals and books to seniors and youth at Georgia…

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#investingirls Giving Tuesday

Help GrassROOTS Community Foundation bring SuperCamp on the Road in 2023! This past summer, July 23- 30, GrassROOTS in collaboration with Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry and the Anna Julia Cooper Center mobilized a dozen Black girls and women to participate in an immersive one week living and learning project.   Our goal: to learn more about Black land use and food supply in North Carolina. With your help, we will repeat this work in Virginia at Monticello in 2023.   Read…

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GiveThanks 2022

Give Thanks

GrassROOTS Community Foundation in partnership with Uzima Dance Fitness and Kindred The Family Soul are uniting once more to #GiveThanks.   TeamTia + TeamLisa + TeamAja + TeamJanice are united to = TeamGive.   Collaboratively, we are raising $20,000 to support girls, women and families in Newark, Philadelphia and Boston.   Funds raised will provide meals for elders and community members at Georgia King Village, Newark, NJ;  families in Philadelphia, PA who are food-insecure and domestic violence survivors in Boston, MA…

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Thank You 2021

Thank you 2021 and beyond

Thank you and community highlights of 2021   Turkey Challenge Turkey Challenge winner….The Communities of Philadelphia, Atlanta and Newark   TeamJanice provided the most meals. TeamLisa had the most corporate donors. TeamTia had the greatest number of donors. TeamAja brought in the most new donors to GCF. #GivingTuesday We did it. Because of you, we raised $25,000 for the Love In Action school and community center in the rural community of Guirand, Haiti. Super News GCF has earned two grants…

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#1000BlackGirlBooks Fundraiser

Marley Dias will be doing a special Instagram Live event called 1 Year Anniversary of Club Quarantine with special guest.   IG Live Rooms: Adam w/ D-Nice & Friends —Javicia Leslie (Batwoman) and Marley Dias (#Founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks) Date/Time: Thursday, March 18 @ 4:30 PM PT/ 7:30 PM ET Host: Adam Mosseri (Head of Instagram) @mosseri   Please support the #1000BlackGirlBooks Campaign live on Instagram on March 18, 2021.Below are options to donate to the campaign.   Donate with PayPal: Raise funds to offset the cost…

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As 2020 draws to a close, we need your support to continue our work at GrassROOTS Community Foundation.   We are a training organization with a focus on public health and social justice. Our work is becoming more relevant each day, particularly as we continue to battle a global pandemic and racial strife within the United States and abroad. GrassROOTS’ mission begins with girls and the environments that shape their lives, namely home and schools.   In 2021, we will…

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Give Thanks 2020 – Day of Giving

GrassROOTS Community Foundation in partnership with Uzima Dance Fitness and St. Matthew AME Church presents   Give Thanks Help us raise $25,000 to support families who are experiencing hardship. Funds raised will go to for families at: QLS Gardens in Southeast Atlanta Georgia King Village, Newark, NJ Newark and The Oranges, Essex County Ways to give 1. Donate directly at to our PayPal Donate 2. Donate to your favorite team: TeamMSY.GCF.Care TeamLisa.GCF.Care TeamUzima.GCF.Care TeamJanice.GCF.Care 3. Collect and donate healthy dried…

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2020 Turkey Drive Challenge begins

For the past ten years, GrassROOTS has been providing necessary resources for families in need. This year, GrassROOTS will host #GiveThanks Turkey Giveaway events in Newark, New Jersey and Atlanta, Georgia.   Our New Jersey giving will go to residents of Newark. This includes students at Central High School and residents of Georgia King Village (GKV) in the West Ward of Newark.  GKV is a housing development in Newark, and home to a significant number of single, black mothers and their children. Almost…

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GiveThanks Save the Date

The pandemic has exacerbated food insecurity in America. One in nine Americans are food insecure. In 2018, more than 38 million people are lived in poverty in America. Four a family of four, that means earning just $25,000 per year. Additionally, in September more than 800,000 new claims for unemployment insurance. These numbers demonstrate the high level of distress that is pervasive among the society.   For the past ten years, GrassROOTS has responded to food insecurity in our communities…

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We are so grateful for your support in providing funds to our initiatives and programs.   Because of you, this year, we have been able to provide healthy meals to hundreds of families in New Jersey and Georgia; supply period products to over 1000 girls in the United States, Jamaica and Ghana and build a pipeline of girl leaders.   This #GivingTuesday, we ask for your help once more.   There is one area in which we need additional resources: OPERATIONS.…

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