Child Care + Education = Economic Mobility

Nana Grants pays for child care so that single mothers can attend school.

The Need

  • 40% of Georgia’s low-income working families with children are headed by single women.
  • Infant care in Georgia costs $1,030 (15.6%) more per year than in-state tuition for 4-year public college.
  • Student parents achieve higher grade point averages (GPA) than other students.
  • Single mothers with only a high school diploma are three times more likely to live in poverty as those with college degrees.
  • For every dollar a single mother invests in an associate’s degree, her family gets back $16.45 in increased earnings.

Our Solution

Our formula is simple: Child Care + Education = Economic Mobility. Each Nana Grant covers 100% of the cost of child care through graduation for low-income student mothers attending a HOPE-eligible college or university or approved job training program in Georgia. Our goal is to remove the uncertainty of continuous, quality child care from the equation so that student mothers can focus on their studies, graduate and have a rewarding, well-compensated career.

Our graduates share their stories…

Our Funders

Bank of America

Bennett Thrasher Foundation

Betty & Davis Fitzgerald Foundation

CARES Act / Gwinnett County Community Development Program

Cobb Community Foundation

Community Foundation for Central Georgia

Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia

David, Helen and Marian Woodward Fund

Gas South

Goodwill of North Georgia & SNAP E&T Matching Donor Partnership

Ida Alice Ryan Charitable Trust

Merancas Foundation

Molly Blank Fund, Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

Junior League of Atlanta Fund

Narendra Shankar Giving Fund

Nordson Foundation

Ron and Lisa Brill Charitable Trust


The Imlay Foundation

The Scott Hudgens Family Foundation


United Consulting

United Healthcare

W. Wayne Woody Piedmont Foundation

J&A Engineering LLC

Our moms say it best…

“Thank you all for accepting me into this program. When I got that email, I just cried. I was like, ‘Oh my goodness, everything is falling into place.’” – Nakeira, West Georgia Technical College student

“It gets hard, but I remind myself each day I’ve got to do this. If I don’t do this, I’m not just letting myself down, I’m letting her down.” – Diana, Georgia Southern University

“I can’t begin to tell you how much this grant means to me. It has been so nice to go to school and not have to worry about who is going to care for [my daughter] and how I’m going to afford it. My professor said I seem so much more relaxed this semester despite taking more classes than usual. I assured her it’s because I’m not having to worry about childcare for the first time since I started school in 2018.” – Tara, West Georgia Technical College

“Nana Grants has enabled me to focus on my educational goals and my career without having to worry about the high cost of childcare as a single mother.” – Sandra, University of West Georgia

“Thank you for valuing my military experience, as well as my passion to now advance as a civilian in my studies. By awarding me this grant, you have lightened my financial burden, which allows me to focus more on the most important aspect of school: learning. Your generosity has inspired me to help others and give back to the community. I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goals just as you have helped me.” – Azizah, Georgia Northwestern Technical College

“Thank you for walking with me and [my son] through this process and taking us to the finish line. We so, so appreciate you!” – Cat, Gwinnett Technical College

Get in Touch. Get Involved.

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Call Us: 470-440-0243

Mailing Address: 6065 Roswell Rd, #450, Atlanta, GA 30328

Nana Grants, Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to ensuring quality, reliable child care for low-income mothers pursuing a postsecondary education.

Nana Grants Inc. is not affiliated with the Technical College System of Georgia, HOPE, or the Georgia Student Finance Commission.