Decatur Beer Fest Distributes $52,000 in Grants

The autumn festival has raised more than half a million dollars since 1998.


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.
FM Fats January 25, 2013 at 06:04 PM
This is news? Those checks were handed out at the Decatur Business Association's monthly meeting nearly 6 weeks ago.
Narwanna January 26, 2013 at 07:44 PM
Thank you for posting this. I appreciate knowing how they gave grants to help others, 2013 needs to be a time from here and on we appreciate and respect and give Thanks to all!


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