The Savannah Community Foundation Announces 2023 Jack Golden Field-of-Interest Fund Recipients

Staff Report

Thursday, June 8th, 2023

The Savannah Community Foundation, Inc., is proud to announce the 2023 recipients of $40,078.50 in distributions from the Jack Golden Field-of-Interest Fund. The Fund was created by the Last Will and Testament of Savannah native Jack Golden to provide assistance to health service agencies located in Bryan, Chatham and Effingham Counties, Georgia.

The recipients, amounts and purposes of this year’s distribution are as follows:

  • -  Savannah Association for the Blind d/b/a Center for Blind and Low Vision will receive $11,390 to purchase low vision magnification eyeglasses.
  • -  Savannah Speech & Hearing will receive $27,688.50 to equip a new audiology testing room.
  • -  Union Mission will receive $1,000 to help with direct client services such as bus passes.

Any non-profit health service agencies located in Bryan, Chatham and/or Effingham Counties, Georgia with potential “eligible projects” are encouraged to reach out via email to the Savannah Community Foundation ([email protected]) now through December 31, 2023, in order to be included for consideration for possible funding in 2024. Eligible projects include specific needs to provide health care services, education and supplies and/or expenditures on equipment (including capital equipment), to be used in pursuit of an agency’s health care related services. Requests should not be for general funds to assist in an extensive program or general overhead of the agency.

Founded in 1953 and reorganized in 1986 as a Section 501(c)(3) public charity, The Savannah Community Foundation is an “umbrella” charitable nonprofit corporation through which individuals, families, businesses, civic clubs and even other charities support charitable endeavors in the Savannah area and throughout the United States.