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Geographic Eligibility (Service Area)

We focus our grantmaking on the following Metro Atlanta counties: Butts, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dekalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Paulding, and Rockdale.

Organizational Eligibility

We fund organizations that:

  • are classified as a public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service;
  • have paid staff; and
  • are focused primarily on serving communities in Metro Atlanta.

Types of Funding Support Typically Eligible for Consideration:

  • Strategic initiatives that build the capacity of your staff, including administration and direct service staff.
  • Capital infrastructure projects critical to achieving your organization’s strategic goals.
  • Organizational partnerships and mergers designed to strengthen community impact.
  • Requests for early-stage investment in new and emerging program models are sometimes considered if you can demonstrate your project’s impact and a viable plan for financial sustainability.

The Foundation Does Not Fund:

  • annual program and operating support
  • funds for an organization to decide how to re-grant to other organizations
  • tickets to charitable events or dinners
  • research
  • conferences or seminars
  • sponsorship of productions, performances or special events
  • legislative lobbying or other political purposes
  • requests to retire accumulated debt
  • grants or loans to individuals