General Operating Support

Real strength means flexibility.

Funding Where It’s Needed Most

The Community Foundation’s General Operating Support cycle provides nonprofits with unrestricted funding to achieve their missions. General operating support grants are flexible and allow funds to be used when and where they’re most needed.

Several of the Community Foundation’s competitive grantmaking programs offer general operating support, including the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund which supports small and midsized arts organizations; the Atlanta AIDS Fund which provides grants to HIV/AIDS-service organizations; and the Common Good Fund, the Foundation’s unrestricted fund that focuses primarily on general operating support for nonprofit organizations.

These grants are highly competitive. Grants range from $10,000 to $75,000 for each 12-month period, and may be awarded for 12 or 24 months. Each grantee will be asked to identify annual goals and to report on progress and challenges every 12 months.

awarded in 2016
organizations funded in 2016
awarded since 2009

2020 Grant Cycle Timeline

Thank you for your interest in this program. Information about 2020 grant cycles will be available in 2020.

In the meantime, please sign up for the Foundation’s newsletter at the bottom of this page for the latest updates and complete or update your Common Grant Application. Completion of the Common Grant Application is the best way for us to get to know you. It is also the first step to being considered for the Foundation’s grant programs and for funding opportunities through the Foundation’s donors.

Eligibility and Application Materials

2019 Orientation

Community Foundation staff hosted an online orientation session on Monday, May 20 and recorded the webinar. A link to that recording is found here.

2019 Materials

Sources of Revenue Worksheet
Cash Flow Template
Board Form

For more information about grants for General Operating Support, please contact

Katrina DeBerry
Program Officer

Lauren Jeong
Program Associate

The Journey Starts Here

Ready to get started? Just visit our Nonprofit Online Portal to complete your Organizational Profile, Common Grant Application and Grant Application Supplement.

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