Application Procedures

Before May 1 of the year, submit a thorough request outlining the project or proposal.  The letter should be limited to three pages and include the following:

  • Legal name of organization, office and mailing address, phone number and email address of applicant contact person.
  • Date of establishment, mission and brief history.
  • Purpose and goals of the grant; identification of partners and collaborators.
  • Specific amount of grant requested with itemized budget information, sources of support and plans for sustainability.
  • Identification of individuals administering the project.
  • Measurable outcomes and time frame for use of the grant.

In addition to the 3-page proposal, please include a copy of the organization’s 501(c)(3) IRS determination letter.

The Foundation adheres to two deadlines for applications:

  • Proposals submitted by May 1 will receive a response either asking for additional information, or notice that the proposal will continue to be considered along with others, or notice that the proposal is declined.
  • Proposals submitted by August 1 will receive a response, but will not have the opportunity to submit additional information prior to board consideration.

Organizations will receive notice of grant award or decline in September.

The Foundation’s grants most often range in size from $10,000 to a maximum of $30,000 and are expected to be used in the ensuing calendar year.  Grantees are expected to submit a closing report detailing measurable outcomes, progress on achieving goals and plans for sustainability of the grant within one year after the date of the award, or soon after the funds are used.

Please submit proposal by USPS mail to the Foundation’s office address (click here for address), or call the office at 404-636-2525 for other delivery options.

It is strongly recommended that grant applicants submit the initial proposal no later than May 1 allowing the Proposal Evaluation Committee time to request additional information if necessary before the August 1 deadline for final submissions.