Atlanta’s CHRIS Kids received this month a $20,000 grant from the Lorde-Rustin Giving Circle to assist LGBT youth of color.
The grant, awarded through a competitive selection process, was awarded on April 8.
“After hearing the personal and emotional story of one of the young men helped by CHRIS Kids, members of the Lorde-Rustin Giving Circle knew we needed to do something to help,” said Richard Moultrie, executive director of the Lorde-Rustin Giving Circle, in a statement.
“We are so grateful for the support of the Lorde-Rustin Giving Circle and the community,” said Kathy Colbenson, CEO of CHRIS Kids, in a statement. “This gift allows us to help ignite each youth’s power to their best benefit.”
Members of the Circle raised $50,000 during its inaugural 2013 grant-giving cycle for awarding two grants. The fund’s mission is to raise money to support non-profit organizations dedicated to helping at-risk youth in the metro Atlanta area, including Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett and Henry counties.
CHRIS Kids has been operating for more than 30 years, serving at-risk youth including LGBT youth, who reside in foster care and are part of the juvenile justice system.
It’s annual Premiere Party is set for June 7 at Mason Murer Fine Art.