Whitfield County Appropriates a Million to Nonprofits



DALTON, Ga. (WDEF)- The Whitfield County Board of Commissioners have awarded over a million dollars to local nonprofits there.

The final vote was unanimous at their meeting on Monday. 

The funding came from the American Rescue Plan. The goal of the funds is to give back to non-profits who helped citizens of Whitfield County get through the COVID-19 pandemic.

 Jevin Jensen, the Chair of the Whitfield County Commission, said that, “We were looking to help them replace money lost during the COVID pandemic. Either because their fundraisers were canceled. Some of them actually provided more services during the pandemic than less. That ate into their rainy day funds. So a lot of them really are struggling and we want to make sure charities can continue to do their work and thrive in Whitfield County.

The non-profits being helped range from the Chattanooga Area Food Bank to the Northwest Georgia Family Crisis Center. There were 19 organizations who applied for a total of over $3 million dollars, with over a million being appropriated in the final approval.

A full list of the charities are as followed:

  • Boy Scouts of America Northwest Georgia Council, $75,000
  • Chattanooga Area Food Bank, $175,000
  • City of Refuge Dalton, $72,956
  • Cross Plains Community Partner, $88,471
  • Friendship House, $1,187
  • Latin American Association, $60,000
  • Northwest Georgia Family Crisis Center, $191,244
  • RossWoods Adult Day Services, $289,039
  • Whitfield County-Dalton Day Care Center, $63,241


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