Grants & Support

At The Community Foundation we believe that one of the best ways to improve our community is by strengthening nonprofits doing smart, innovative work in our region. A strong nonprofit region is a collaborative one made up of organizations that effectively manage operations and high-performing programs based on community need. This requires knowledgeable and capable staff, strong leadership, value for innovation, a clear vision and a plan.

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We offer financial grants, consulting and management support to nonprofit organizations in our 23-county metro Atlanta area through multiple programs, including our General Operating Support competitive grantmaking cycle, our largest grantmaking cycle annually, as well as programs and partnerships focused on specific areas of interest and need. We also provide scholarships for individuals in pursuit of higher education.  

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Please don’t hesitate to contact a member of our Community staff for more information. We encourage an open process and accessibility.

Current Grant & Support Programs:

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Neighborhood Fund: Impact Beyond the Grant


-Lesley Grady, senior vice president, Community Partnerships

For more than 20 years The Community Foundation has had the honor of being invited into the living rooms of hundreds of the region's residents – personal spaces few institutions are privileged to visit.

We've had this honor because of the Neighborhood Fund, our small grants program that awards anywhere from $250 to $10,000 to neighborhood associations, civic groups, PTAs, and other small, mostly unincorporated community-based 501C.3 groups; and site visits occur in parks, coffee shops and recreational centers – and not uncommonly around the dining room table of a passionate community leader.

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Strengthening Nonprofits

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