Newnan Utilities announces new grants through Caring Customers Program

Pictured above: Hope Revisited (left to right) – Paula Mix (Board Member) and Melissa Payton

From Newnan Utilities Press Release

At Newnan Utilities, we consider it our responsibility to positively impact the communities we serve. Customers of Newnan Utilities share in this passion to make a positive impact, as evidenced by their charitable giving through the Caring Customers program. 

“We’re honored to be able to award grants to these deserving organizations,” said Jeff Phillips, General Manager of Newnan Utilities. “In what has seemed like a very short five years, we’ve awarded over $100,000 in grants. I credit our customers with that tremendous accomplishment. They care about our community and want to help those who help others. We’re very thankful for them.”

Thanks to the generosity of our customers, the Caring Customers program has supported 34 nonprofits in our community that help their clients with everything from basic needs to literacy, art, disabilities, veterans, and so much more.

Three local organizations received grant funding from Caring Customers recently. The deserving organizations awarded by the Caring Customers’ advisory board for the second quarter of 2023 are:

Hope Revisited

Project:  Downstairs Renovation Project

This grant will help to complete the renovations needed for the lower level of the Hope Revisited building. Completing the downstairs area will allow them to serve all foster families, regardless of size or disability.

Backstreet Community Arts

Project:  Art for All: Sustaining the Mission to Provide Free Access to Art

To continue their mission of providing free access to art, this grant will help fund their Wednesday afternoon open studio, a place of equity where resources are free to all visitors regardless of income.

Southern Conservation Trust

Project:  Environmental Education in the Classroom

This grant will provide in-school field trips presented by the SCT Environmental Education Programs Manager at Title 1 elementary schools in Coweta County.

Nonprofits are encouraged to apply by November 1 for consideration in the December grant review.

To learn more about Newnan Utilities’ Caring Customers program or to enroll, go to

Southern Conservation Trust (left to right) – Josie Saunders (Development Relations Coordinator), Charlee Glenn (Environmental Education Programs Manager), Tori Betsill (Director of Development), Caroline Creel (Director of Education), and Melissa Payton

Backstreet Community Arts (left to right) – Melissa Payton, Carol Tamplin (Caring Customers Advisory Board), and Kim Ramey (Executive Director)

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