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Volunteers picking up trash

A non-profit organization is formed for the purpose of serving a public or mutual benefit other than the pursuit or accumulation of profits for owners or investors. "The nonprofit sector is a collection of entities that are organizations; private as opposed to governmental; non-profit distributing; self-governing; voluntary; and of public benefit" The nonprofit sector is often referred to as the charitable sector.

The Board of Commissioners is responsible to the citizens of Cobb County for the faithful stewardship of public money. It is the Board’s duty to ensure public money is expended prudently and to fully document all expenditures. Not all public monies are expended directly by agencies of county government. A large number of non-profit and intergovernmental organizations request financial assistance from the Board of Commissioners. When these organizations (grantees) receive county-funded grants, they become expenders of public money. It is also the Board of Commissioners’ responsibility to ensure judicious management of public funds awarded to grant recipients. Therefore, the Board of Commissioners may require a detailed accounting of all expenditures from recipients.

The acceptance of public money constitutes an agreement with the recipient to faithfully account for all monies received from the county. Grant recipients agree to maintain accurate records of the receipt and disposition of all county funds, and to make these records available for inspection and audit.

Cobb County supports the following Non-Profit Organizations

21st Century Leaders Christian Financial Services Girls Incorporated of Cobb
Big Brothers Big Sisters Cobb Collaborative Good Samaritan of Cobb
Boys & Girls Clubs of Cobb County Cobb Habitat for Humanity Housemate Match ATL Jewish COM
Camp Kudzu Cobb Housing, Inc. Jewish Family & Career Services
Celebrate Life International Communities in Schools Legal Aid
Center for Advanced Studies Devereux-GA Treatment Network Must Ministries
Children's Peace Center Families First Osborne Prevention Taskforce

Cobb County supports the following State Agencies

Board of Health SafePath, Child Advocacy Center The Edge Connection
Community Service Board Seamless Garment Ministry The Extension Inc
Indigent - Contributions to DFCS Sweetwater Valley C.A.M.P. The Sheltering Arms
Indigent - Autopsies & Burials TellTale Theater Tommy Nobis Center
Ambulance Fees The Center for Children & Young Adults Travelers Aid of Metro Atlanta
NCGLEA The Center for Family Resources Vision Rehabilitation Services
Public Welfare - DFCS The Center for Pan-Asian Comm Services Wellstar Foundation
Right in the Community The Community Foundation for Cobb County YWCA - Combined