CFCV Awards $155,100 in Grants to 9 Area Projects

The Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley has awarded $155,100 through its Community Impact Grant Program in support of nine projects throughout the Chattahoochee Valley. The programs were funded from CFCV’s Community Endowment Fund and its named sub-Funds: The Moselle W. and H. Quigg Fletcher, Jr., Endowment Fund; The Susan and Butch Cochran Family Fund; The Fred and Catalina Aranas Family Fund as well as The Chattahoochee Valley Fair Fund.

It is through the generosity of these donors specifically, and those that have contributed to our Community Endowment Fund throughout the years, that make these impactful grants possible in order for us to strengthen our community!

The impact grants were awarded through a competitive application process. The organizations receiving grants for their projects and programs are:

OrganizationProjectAward Amount
Boys and Girls Clubs of the Chattahoochee ValleyWorkforce Development Programs$15,000
Chattahoochee River ConservancyNative Shoal Lily Restoration Efforts$10,000
Columbus Symphony OrchestraMaking Music Matters Outreach Programs$17,600
Historic ColumbusHeritage Park and Chattahoochee Promenade Revitalization Project$25,000
Springer Opera HouseFirst Act$25,000

St. Anne Community Outreach

Success Return to Work Program$10,000

StartUP Columbus

The Mill District Commerce Entrepreneur Training$17,500
Truth Spring, Inc.Trade School: Workforce Development$15,000

The Food Mill

The Food Mill and Open Door Community House Culinary Incubator Food Truck Park$20,000

This year, the grant program sought to invest in projects that align with three of the five action areas outlined in Columbus 2025’s strategic community and economic development plan ( These action areas include: