Nana Grants pays for child care so that low-income,
single mothers can attend college.

Grant Model
Grant Model

Our formula is simple: money for college + quality child care = economic mobility. Each Nana Grant helps cover the cost of child care for one year, renewable for the length of the student’s program of study at a Georgia Technical College. 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. Georgia’s HOPE Grants and Scholarships expand access to higher education for everyone. Let’s make sure “everyone” includes low-income, single mothers.

The Need
  • 40% of Georgia’s low-income working families with children are headed by single women. Paying for child care represents a particularly tough struggle for these families.
  • Infant care in Georgia costs $1,030 (15.6%) more per year than in-state tuition for 4-year public college.
  • More than 35,000 women with children qualified for and received financial aid to attend a Georgia technical college during the 2015-16 school year. More than 23,000 of those women were single mothers.
Why Technical Colleges?

Nana Grants is focused on economically-relevant education for low-income mothers struggling to provide for their families. Georgia’s technical colleges prepare students for employment immediately upon graduation. Georgia’s HOPE Grants and Scholarships make attendance possible by providing free tuition for high-demand career programs critical for Georgia’s economic growth. Without child care, HOPE Grants and HOPE Career Grants are out of reach for thousands of Georgia families. When you support Nana Grants, you eliminate child care as a barrier to economic self-sufficiency.

Make a Donation

Amounts are based on tuition rates at the D. Scott Hudgens, Jr. Early Education Center on the campus of Gwinnett Technical College.


4994 Lower Roswell Rd.
Suite 1, Marietta GA 30068

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

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