The 2012 Decatur Craft Beer Festival provided $52,000 in grants for community groups.
The City of Decatur says that since 1998, the festival has donated more than half a million dollars. Last year it handed out $49,510 in grants.
, is one of the town's biggest festivals. Thousands of people taste beer, nibble food and listen to music on the Decatur Court Square. It's always a sellout.
The city provided this list of this year's grant recipients:
- Decatur’s MLK Service Project – to assist low-income senior homeowners with home maintenance and repair.
- Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta – to support Power Hour, a comprehensive education and tutoring program.
- I CARE – to provide transportation services to Decatur senior residents for doctor, hospital, and pharmacy appointments.
- Decatur-area Emergency Assistance Ministry – to computerize the office for ability to do business with other organizations such as Atlanta Community Food Bank.
- Poverty is Real – to coordinate efforts with musicians and businesses to help raise money for local organizations addressing poverty and homelessness.
- Decatur Education Foundation – to support the start of a microfinance program that will make loans to students for entrepreneurial projects.
- Our House – to support the Early Childhood Education program.
- Wylde Center – for a solar pump with water reclamation system to bring water to the garden.
- The Global Village School – to provide transportation to school and related educational and volunteer resources in Decatur.
- On the Same Page – for supplies for each child in the reading program.
- Housing Authority of Decatur – for the STAR after-school program.
- DeKalb History Center – to create an Exhibits Design workshop.
- Literacy Volunteers of Atlanta – to provide instruction to the adults in the Family Literacy Program.
- Ahimsa House – to provide shelter and vet care for pets while their owners stay at family violence shelters.
- Woodlands Garden – to help plant 50 trees in Woodlands Garden.
- Oakhurst Cooperative Preschool – to replace a chain link fence on the property.
- DeKalb Rape Crisis Center – to provide four months of Crisis Line answering service costs.