2016 HIF Grants: Shaping Brighter Futures

Since 2009, the Heery International Foundation has been striving to make a real impact in the communities in which we work. Exhibiting the theme of “Shaping Brighter Futures”, the Foundation grants a gift to charities that have demonstrated their ability to shape a brighter future for our world.

This year, through the efforts of employee payroll contributions, community engagement and fundraising events, the Foundation raised more than $60,000 in grants for organizations reflecting the core values of our company:

  • The Well-Being of Young People
  • Safe and Affordable Housing for the Poor and Elderly
  • Improvement of the Environment

The Foundation continues to grow each and every year so that we can fund more organizations that are filling an important need in their communities. Congratulations to the 16 organizations that received the 2016 Heery International Foundation Grants. Thanks for helping to make our communities a better place!


Make A Wish Foundation of Georgia

Founded in 1995 as a 501c3 non-profit organization, Make-A-Wish Georgia works diligently every day to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions across the state. Over the past several years, Heery and its employees have raised money for the organization and participated in the annual Walk for Wishes to help make the wishes of children come true. Learn more about the Make A Wish Georgia

Raven's Roost #18

The Council of Ravens Roosts is the premier Fan Club of the Baltimore Ravens NFL football team. They are fully fan supported and dedicated to football in the Baltimore area. Additionally, Ravens Roost supports many local community charities throughout the year by donating backpacks and school supplies to county public elementary students, sponsors families and senior citizens for Thanksgiving meals, donates to local high school sports programs and sends care packages to active servicemen and woman overseas. Learn more about Raven's Roost #18.


Her VOICE is dedicated to empowering survivors of domestic violence to live healthy lives through mentorship and education. The organization's mission is to help women get back the voice that had been silenced by domestic abuse. Click here to learn more about the Houston-based organization. 

Footprints of Fight

Footprints of Fight offers services free of charge to families in the state of Washington that are starting or in the midst of treatment for pediatric cancer. Their goal is to provide services such as meal trains, house cleaning, gas cards, and a variety of other items that will aid in alleviating stress of a family of pediatric care. Visit Footprints of Fight to learn more.

Atlanta Children's Shelter

The Atlanta Children’s Shelter benefits the community on a local level by serving homeless families who live in Metro Atlanta with young children under the age of five. The Shelter provides these families a multitude of services free of charge including housing assistance, healthcare, nutritional meals, counseling, job assistance and early childhood education. Through these services, the Atlanta Children's Shelter can help provide children and their families loving homes and bright futures. Visit Atlanta Children's Shelter for more on the services and programs they provide. 

The Mary Parrish Center

The mission of The Mary Parrish Center for Victims of Domestic & Sexual Violence (MPC) is to provide a therapeutic transitional housing program and a myriad of loving, comprehensive services that enable survivors to heal from their abuse, reclaim their autonomy and reawaken their hopes and dreams. Visit their website for more information. 

Kids' Chance of Georgia

Kids’ Chance of Georgia provides educational scholarships to the children of Georgia Workers who have been seriously, catastrophically, or fatally injured in work-related accidents. Learn more about  Kids Chance of Georgia scholarships, events and how to contribute.

Early Learning Property Management

By coordinating and aligning resources through public and private partnerships, young children have access to free or sliding scale quality early education which is critical for a successful educational journey. Through the support and commitment of dedicated funding partners, ELPM has successfully implemented its mission to address the issue of quality education facilities and make a difference in the lives of thousands of young children and their families. Visit the ELMP website for more information.

Dream Weavers of Georgia

Dream Weavers of Georgia is dedicated to enriching the lives of foster children. The organization's goal is to create opportunities and provide resources that promote educational, emotional and social wellbeing of Georgia’s foster children. Visit their website to learn more about their programs and how to get involved.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta helps kids ages 6-18 that are in need of role models in their lives due to a variety of home situations. Learn more on how to contribute to Big Brothers Big Sisters' mission of helping Atlanta's children be the best they can be.

Atlanta Public Schools – Hope-Hill Elementary School

HHES works so very closely with their families that they are viewed, by many, a pillar in the community and a place where families can get the assistance they need. With the partnerships that HHES has created, families can gain social work support, food stamps, childcare, job readiness training, GED classes, students are able to receive counselling at the school for both students and parents. Visit the Hope-Hill Elementary school's website to learn more. 

Thomasville boys and girls club, Centers of Hope

Centers of Hope at Thomasville Boys & Girls Club works with hundreds of kids and teens each year to help them reach their full potential. Centers of Hope provides an environment where all youth feel safe and secure to dream, discover, and develop. The Thomasville Club programs focus on helping kids succeed in school, live healthy, and become leaders. Learn more here

Atlanta Bicycle Coalition

The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition receives or purchases broken bikes to refurbish. They then donate the bikes to community center recipients where a child having a bike is at the bottom of any list, following food, shelter and clothing. These bicycles can be the difference in getting to school,  for exercise, or used as transportation for the household to earn a living. Learn more about the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition by visiting the their website

Raleigh Chapter of the Links

Every year, the Raleigh (NC) Chapter donates more than 5,000 hours of service through programming and partnerships with local organizations such as low income schools or after school care facilities that ensure the educational, cultural and economic survival of the underserved community.  The Chapter regularly provides EOG tutoring, Read-Ins, International Night food and entertainment and have hosted students attending the annual Raleigh International Festival, celebrating the rich variety of cultures. Visit them at their website.

Replenish Community Foundation

In Loudoun and Fairfax Counties, over 60,000 children struggle with hunger. The Replenish Community Foundation mobilizes hundreds of volunteers in the North Virginia area to package thousands of meals to feed the local children in need. Through its Generosity Feeds events, the Foundation provides businesses the opportunity for community engagement, schools the resources to feed children in need over the weekend, families the opportunity to serve together, and hungry children the food they need to thrive. Visit Generosity Feeds for more. 


Thread engages underperforming high school students confronting significant barriers outside of the classroom by providing each one with a family of committed volunteers and increased access to community resources. A Thread family provides a student with continuous support and increased access to community resources while deeply enriching the lives of committed volunteers. Learn more here.