Our Mission

Inspiring charitable giving, building resources for the future and connecting donors who care with causes that matter

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25th Anniversary Event

Tribute to our Founders

May 7, 2019

In 2016, Erica Stephens founded Nana Grants in honor of her grandmother, Mary “Gran” Arivett, and her mother, Diann “Nana” Arivett. Mary helped raise Erica while Diann, a single mother, attended nursing school. In turn, Diann helped care for Erica’s young son while she built her public relations business. Every mother deserves a Nana in… Read more »

Our Stories
May 7, 2019

Chris King was a percussionist in the Lassiter High School Band from 2011-2015.  He died in April, 2016.  Chris thoroughly enjoyed his years in the LHS Band and the friendships he made with other band members.  In a journal prepared in his memory, Chris’ closet friends described him as funny, goofy, entertaining, cool, even eccentric. … Read more »

April 27, 2019

We awarded a total of $100,000 in $5,000 to $10,000 increments for those programs our Selection Committee found to have the greatest impact on our community at our Partners in Philanthropy Luncheon on April 26th, 2019. Listed below are the applicants and recipients. The applicants that did not receive a grant are noted with a… Read more »