2019-2020 Grantees Announced


More than 80 programs serving older adults receive funding


 (Atlanta, February 19, 2020) Thanks Mom & Dad Fund®, a charity that honors parents, grandparents and mentors by supporting programs and services for older adults announced the award of 86 grants across Georgia totaling $180,000.

The Board of Trustees of the Thanks Mom & Dad Fund awarded 10 grants to senior service providers across Georgia including Golden Harvest Food Bank and Augusta University’s Healthy Grandparents Program in Augusta; Neighbor in Need, Clifton Sanctuary Ministries, Project Healthy Grandparents at Georgia State University, High Museum’s Musing Together Program, and Atlanta Community Food Bank in Atlanta; I Care, Inc’s transportation services in DeKalb County; John W. Looper Center for Speech & Hearing in Dalton, Georgia; and Georgia Reading Radio Service. 

Funds are raised throughout the year and at the annual Thanks A Million Gala hosted in November. “Our generous sponsors help make these important grants possible” said Maureen Kelly, President and Founder.

In addition to the annual grant awards, Thanks Mom & Dad Fund partnered with the Georgia Department of Human Services to update senior centers across Georgia and offer new programs. “Senior Centers must test new and innovative programs to meet the needs of baby boomers as more and more reach retirement age.” said Kelly.

Grants have been made to modernize and update programs at 76 senior centers throughout the state. Grant funds are supporting new equipment and assistive technology labs, new programs including therapeutic drumming circles, art programs, virtual senior centers, and many more.

To find your local senior center visit the Georgia Department of Human Services Division of Aging Services website at www.aging.ga.gov

Since 2003, Thanks Mom & Dad Fund has donated over $1.6 million to support innovative programs and initiatives dedicated to serving older Georgians.  For more information visit www.thanksmomanddadfund.org



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