11.20.2018

Giving Tuesday

It’s Thanksgiving week.   We are all thankful, aren’t we?  If so, let’s show it in a tangible way this year?  Consider participating in Giving Tuesday, a world-wide emphasis on giving and generosity. Did you know: A higher percentage of people who give away 10 percent of their income (often called “tithing”) reported being “very

11.09.2018

TOP 10 REASONS TO OPEN A DONOR ADVISED FUND

Setting up a Donor Advised Fund at the Community Foundation for Greater Rome, may be one of the wisest – and easiest things you need to do before year’s end.  Here are ten great  reasons to consider starting one today…   1)  Easier Record Keeping The IRS requires you have a receipt with the correct

09.26.2018

Executive director speaks to Seven Hills Rotary

Joel Snider, executive director of The Community Foundation for Greater Rome, spoke to members of Seven Hills Rotary recently. Snider spoke about what the foundation can do for community members who want to donate as well as how the community in general could benefit from those who want to give. “The four things we look

02.24.2018

YMCA receives donation from Community Foundation

The YMCA received a check of $25,000 from the Community Foundation for Greater Rome Tuesday night. The funds will help purchase a new 15-passenger bus. Pictured are Elaine Snow, chairwoman of the committee that selected recipients, Cheryl Bishop, Scott McCreless, both from the YMCA and Joel Snider, chairman of the CFGR. Photo from the Rome

01.12.2018

Community Foundation seeks to connect donors with worthy causes

Would you like to make a donation to a charitable organization, but not really sure to whom you’d like to contribute? Do you lead a corporation or a small business and want to make a sizable donation on behalf of your company to a hub that will distribute your funds to worthy organizations in the

08.06.2017

Community Foundation to host workshop for nonprofits

The Community Foundation for Greater Rome will hold a grant-writing workshop on Aug. 15 to help prepare local 501(c)3 organizations to submit applications for CFFGR grants that are due Sept. 1. “Through the generosity of donors, the Community Impact Fund allows the foundation to make grants to the most pressing and relevant needs in Rome

12.10.2016

Restoration Rome gets first grant from Community Foundation

Restoration Rome was the recipient of our first Community Impact grant valued at $50,000. Restoration Rome is a faith-based umbrella organization created in 2015 to serve the needs of children and their families in Rome and Floyd County. The funds will used to develop a foster care visitation center. Click here to read more from the Rome

04.29.2016

Foundation raises $1 million, looking for first project to fund

The Community Foundation for Greater Rome is looking for its first major project to fund. Executive Director Ashley Ellington said that a year of behind-the-scenes fundraising has generated almost a $1 million and it’s time to start identifying a community need to support. Ellington and foundation board members met Monday with Floyd Superior Court Judge