The Board of Directors of the Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia has approved a new granting strategy for the
2013 granting season.
Recent economic challenges within our community have encouraged the Foundation to launch new initiatives to address community needs with greater impact through creative collaborations. For 2013, we will be targeting two nonprofits that are in their final stages of a Capital Campaign, enabling them to reach a successful completion as soon as possible.
We will thus not be accepting traditional grant applications for this year's granting cycle.
Our Board of Directors is actively reviewing issues most important to our community. We look forward to making an announcement very soon of the selections that will ultimately be funded allowing us greater leverage of the resources we are able to provide.
Thank you for your interest in the Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia.
We are proud to serve you!
The Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia believes philanthropy can play an important role in improving the quality of life and in helping to build an inclusive, caring and vibrant community. Through gifts our donors make that are unrestricted or targeted to a specific field of interest, we are able to fund a variety of community initiatives each year that are helping us help you in making a difference.
The Community Foundation seeks to leverage opportunities in the region where a moderate amount of grant money can achieve a significant result. We look for proposals from organizations with a well-planned approach to issues and needs, with a demonstrated base of support, committed leadership, and the involvement of individuals with the skills necessary to carry out the work. We are interested in those organizations that can demonstrate that they have planned their projects in light of overall community need. The fields of interest covered by our grants are social services, education, community and civic affairs, arts and culture, and health.
A request which asks the Foundation to provide a portion of a project will generally receive greater priority than one which looks to it as the single funding source. A typical grant amount is $2,000 to $5,000 although we sometimes give larger impact grants.
Those causes for which the Community Foundation does not provide funding from its discretionary funds are: operating expenses and grants to individuals.