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.
Cobb County supports the following Non-Profit Organizations
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Boys & Girls Clubs of Cobb County
Celebrate Life International
Center for Advanced Studies
Children's Peace Center
Cobb Habitat for Humanity
Cobb Housing, Inc.
Communities in Schools
Devereux-GA Treatment Network
Good Samaritan of Cobb
Housemate Match ATL Jewish COM
Jewish Family & Career Services
Osborne Prevention Taskforce
Cobb County supports the following State Agencies
Community Service Board
Indigent - Contributions to DFCS
Indigent - Autopsies & Burials
Public Welfare - DFCS
Right in the Community
Seamless Garment Ministry
Sweetwater Valley C.A.M.P.
The Center for Children & Young Adults
The Center for Family Resources
The Center for Pan-Asian Comm Services
The Community Foundation for Cobb County
The Extension Inc
The Sheltering Arms
Tommy Nobis Center
Travelers Aid of Metro Atlanta
Vision Rehabilitation Services
YWCA - Combined
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.