The Swinney Foundation is a non-profit organization. It was started in 2019 by Dr. Sharmon Monagan, after she lost both her parents to cancer. The foundation was created in honor of Sherman and Beatrice Swinney. They both worked for Mead School and Office Products in Atlanta, Georgia their entire adult lives. They both believed in people acquiring work skills that would allow people to move into the workforce quickly and be able to provide for themselves and their families.
Our vision is to build strong families and even stronger communities by helping single parents. The US has the highest rates of single parents in the world. One in four children will live some portion of their childhood in a single parent household. Being a parent is challenging and life-changing even in the best of circumstances. Parenting impacts your time, education, career choices and opportunities, and finances, and this is even more so for single parents. Regardless of how someone became a single parent, The Swinney Foundation is here to help. We are partnering with local colleges to provide scholarships and stipends to students to get the work-ready skills needed to quickly move into the workforce and provide a living for themselves and their families.
501(c)(3) application filed and pending with the Internal Revenue Service. Donations made during the pendency period will retroactively receive tax-deductible treatment consistent with the tax code.