“Give and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you”
Thank you for your interest in The Sherwood Foundation. The Sherwood Foundation is an agent of change in our community and an integral tool to reaching the world from Albany, GA. Through the wise stewardship of resources we’ve received from God, we can be used to impact the lives of people throughout our community and Southwest Georgia. Our underlying goal is to make a long-lasting impact on lives and eternity through helping families and individuals through difficult times and challenges. Through your generous gifts, the Sherwood Foundation is able to meet those needs in a number of ways.
The Sherwood Foundation is a 501 3-c entity and provides ongoing support for the various ministries of Sherwood Baptist Church. Our mission is to use God’s resources to see God’s business perpetuated in this world.
Some specific target areas of The Sherwood Foundation include:
- Health Services – The Alpha Pregnancy Center (APC) ministers to women of all ages and from all walks of life who are facing difficult situations and decisions. Some may be pregnant and struggling with choosing life, while others need a pregnancy test, sonogram, parental or post- abortion counseling. The Sherwood Foundation supports this ministry through two major fundraising initiatives each year – The Legacy Run for Life which is held each March at Legacy Park (www.sherwoodbaptist.net/legacyrun) and the annual Fundraising banquet in the fall of each year that features a prominent speaker.
- Human Services – The Biblical Counseling Center focuses on personal, couple and family counseling. The downtown Coke Plant ministry focuses on ministry opportunities and Bible studies held onsite in an area of town where much is needed. The Sherwood Foundation allows contributors to support those involved in those ministries in a variety of ways, from monetary ways to simply volunteering of time.
- Sports and Fitness – Sherwood Recreation exists to build fellowship among members, break down social, racial and economic barriers, to reach the unsaved and connect them to the church, to improve the physical, mental and spiritual health of individuals, and to promote unity through a family friendly environment all to the glory of God. Through a variety of programs, we are building the self-esteem and life skills of children in our community. The Sherwood Foundation provides opportunities for sponsorships of children wanting to play sports but unable to financially afford to do so.
- Education – The mission of Sherwood Christian Academy is to equip future generations of children not to simply be in the world, but to engage the world and make a difference for Christ and eternity. Funding from The Sherwood Foundation allows students in need to receive partial tuition assistance at SCA. The Sherwood Foundation also administers the Georgia GOAL tuition assistance program (www.goalscholarship.org) whereby Georgia taxpayers can redirect a portion of their state tax liability to SCA to be used as tuition assistance and receive a 100% tax credit.
By partnering with The Sherwood Foundation, you can make an impact for generations in our community. We offer a variety of opportunities that will help us maximize our capabilities by putting your financial resources to powerful use. The Sherwood Foundation can assist you in setting up a giving program that meets your needs, and ours, and your tax goals. There are many current vehicles available, including trusts, annuities and life insurance policies, which may be beneficial for both you and The Sherwood Foundation.
For more information on how you can be involved in this vital ministry, contact:
Executive Director, The Sherwood Foundation