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.

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2018 Grant Cycle Timeline


  • Friday, March 9th – Organizations interested in being considered for a 2018 General Operating Support grant complete/update Organization Profile and Common Grant Application on the online portal
  • By Friday, April 13th – Selected applicants contacted and invited to submit a Grant Application Supplement
  • Friday, May 4th – Grant Application Supplement due
  • By Friday, November 2nd – Applicants notified of funding decision

 

 

Eligibility and Application Materials


Orientation


To access a recording of the webinar held on Wednesday, January 31 to review eligibility criteria and application process for General Operating Support, please click here.


Materials


2018 Guidelines

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


Lita Pardi
Director, Resource Deployment
404.526.1131
lpardi@cfgreateratlanta.org

Lauren Jeong
Program Associate
404.333.0229
ljeong@cfgreateratlanta.org

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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