Dunwoody provides community support by approving more grants for nonprofits

Dunwoody City Council unanimously approved the allocation of $355,000 in federal ARP funding for 7 local nonprofits.

Dunwoody, GA – December 13, 2022 – Last night, the Dunwoody City Council unanimously approved grants for seven local nonprofits in the area to support those who are still struggling with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants total $355,000 in federal funding allocated to Dunwoody as part of the American Rescue Plan. This is in addition to $968,368 allocated to 10 other nonprofits earlier this year, bringing the total to $1,323,368.


“Council’s approval of these grants will make a difference for our most vulnerable residents,” said Dunwoody City Manager Eric Linton. “These nonprofits provide a wide range of support and help us stretch these federal dollars to make them really count.”


The funding allocations include the following:


  • Dunwoody Preservation Trust – $15,000 – To provide subsidies and scholarships for camp for those adversely affected by COVID; to provide access for Title I schools to have field trips to or class activities from DPT.
  • Clubhouse Atlanta – $50,000 – To provide partial funding for a position to help those with disabilities achieve local employment. 
  • Adult Day of Dunwoody Foundation – $25,000 – To provide scholarships and subsidies for disabled individuals who need day services.
  • Community Assistance Center – $100,000 – To provide direct financial assistance to qualified residents of Dunwoody.
  • Corners Outreach – $100,000 – To provide educational opportunities through activities like afterschool and summer camp to those disenfranchised by COVID.
  • Cowart Family YMCA – $50,000 – To provide recreation activities to Dunwoody residents affected by COVID, including classes and daycare through subsidies and scholarships.
  • Temple Emanu-El (Backpack Buddies) – $15,000 – To purchase food and supplies to provide meals to local school children affected by COVID.


Earlier this year, Dunwoody City Council set aside $2 million in ARP funding for direct assistance to nonprofits. The first disbursement was $158,368 to Corners Outreach for a summer school program to address learning loss. A second disbursement of $810,000 was approved for 10 additional local nonprofits: Malachi’s Storehouse, St. Vincent de Paul, I Care Atlanta, Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta, Summit Counseling Center, Family Promise of North Fulton/DeKalb, Spruill Center for the Arts, Dunwoody Nature Center, Stage Door Theater, and Dunwoody Senior Baseball. The City still has applications for this program that are being reviewed for additional funding.


The nonprofits will receive grant funding in installments. All funding must be expended by December 31, 2023 or returned to the City unless the agreement is extended by City Council. As part of their applications, the nonprofits submitted detailed plans for confirming individual eligibility for need-based programs and committed to giving Dunwoody residents priority in programming.