We would like to shine a light on recent grantee partners and will feature 3 organizations at a time. A list of selected additional grantees is also presented below.
The Posse Foundation identifies, recruits, and trains urban public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential and sends them in Posses-supportive, multicultural teams of 10 students-to top colleges and universities across the country. Posse’s college and university partners award Posse scholars four year, full tuition leadership scholarships. Posse scholars persist and have a 90% graduation rate and are active leaders on campus and in the workforce.
The Fuqua Foundation provides program support for Posse-Atlanta which recruits and sends Posse scholars to six partner colleges and universities–Bard College, Boston University, Brandeis University, The College of Wooster, Syracuse University and Texas A&M University. The Fuqua Foundation also gave a four-year program grant to Agnes Scott College to seed the first Posse partnership with an Atlanta-based college. The Agnes Scott partnership with Posse-Chicago is now in its third year.
Located in Atlanta, Skyland Trail is a nationally recognized nonprofit mental health treatment organization serving adults ages 18 and older.
Skyland Trail offers expert, evidence-based psychiatric care alongside a compassionate, holistic path to wellness. Through its residential and day treatment programs, it helps its clients grow, recover, and reclaim their lives. Its integrated mental, medical, and social model helps clients develop strategies to improve mental health, physical wellness, independence, and relationships with family and friends. Unique therapies offered include music, art and horticultural therapy; workforce and school readiness; primary care services; family therapy; and healthy living and nutrition coaching.
The J.B. Fuqua Foundation has given multiple grants through the years to help Skyland Trail expand its facilities and programs. Most recently, the foundation contributed to the development of a specialized campus and programming for young adults ages 18 to 26 which was opened in October, 2016.
City of Refuge provides life-saving resources and life-building tools that lead to stability and sustainability in the areas of housing, healthcare, education, and employment with a primary focus on women and children experiencing homelessness. Based in a donated warehouse complex on 8 acres in the heart of a community challenged by high poverty and high crime, City of Refuge has developed a range of services which span multiple areas of need. It works in partnership with other non-profits to provide resources that arrest crisis, restore self-respect and transition individuals and their families back on the road to independence and positive social engagement. Its goal is to provide access to and information about the best possible opportunities for success to those who are willing to work hard for positive change.
The Fuqua Foundation has provided grants to City of Refuge to help it develop its health care clinic, education facility, and facilities for teenage girls and young women in need of longer term care.