CAC Awarded Community Foundation Grant

Cultural Arts Council Douglasville/ Douglas County Awarded Community Foundation Grant

In conjunction with the annual National Philanthropy Day celebration, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta announces awarding more than $1.9 million in grants to nonprofit organizations in the metro region. Grants were awarded through the Foundation’s General Operating Support program after a rigorous competitive process and provide funding to nonprofits that are most effective in their work addressing the region’s biggest challenges. A total of $1,903,000 was awarded to 21 organizations.

The Cultural Arts Council Douglasville/ Douglas County (CAC) is honored to be one of the recipients for this year’s grant.  Executive Director Emily Lightner stated, “All of us at the CAC are grateful for being one of the few arts organizations to receive this substantial grant and to be recognized as a valued asset to the community. “  The allotment received will support renovations, staffing, assist in building programs, and help further the mission and strategic plans of the Cultural Arts Council.

“Throughout our history the Community Foundation has been at the forefront of responding to our region’s greatest challenges”, said Alicia Philipp, President, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. “For our competitive grantmaking we aim to support nonprofits that are working most effectively to build a more equitable region where all of our neighbors have the opportunity to thrive.”

Grants are awarded to nonprofits in sectors including the arts, community development, education and well-being. This grant cycle supports a diverse cross section of the Atlanta region’s nonprofits, awarding funding to organizations that represent a broad range in budget, impact and services. Awarded organizations have annual budgets spanning from $250,000 to more than $22 million. A total of 217 eligible organizations applied for funding through a seven month process of multiple applications and review phases, concluding with on-site interviews. The Cultural Arts Council was privileged to be one of the five arts councils selected out of 21 organizations to receive this acknowledgment and funding that will make the greatest impact for the region.

Since 1986, the CAC has offered high quality cultural events and arts activities in our community. Celebrating over 30 years of service, the Arts Council presents a sophisticated and diverse mix of all kinds of programs – monthly exhibits at the Arts Center, curriculum based performances to the community and the schools, hands-on workshops and classes for children and adults, gallery talks, the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Taste of Douglasville, Chili Cook Off, and the new Cheers to the Arts!

 The Cultural Arts Center is located at 8652 Campbellton Street in historic downtown Douglasville, Georgia, located about 20 miles from Atlanta and just off I-20 (Exit 36).  Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm with many evening and weekend events offered, see website for events calendar.  For more information, please call 770/949-2787 or visit our web site —


The mission of the Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County is to nurture, guide and stimulate the enjoyment of and participation in the arts among Douglas County residents by providing an atmosphere conducive to the arts. The programs and activities of the Cultural Arts Council are supported in part by the City of Douglasville and the Douglas County Board of Commissioners.

P.O. Box 2018
Douglasville, Georgia 30133
Phone 770-949-2787   Fax 770-949-5946