Spark Clayton!

Igniting passion for philanthropy throughout Clayton County.

Explore the Possibilities

Spark Clayton!—formerly the Clayton Fund—was established in 1992 to bring together donors, nonprofits and community members to encourage philanthropy in Clayton County. Spark Clayton offers grantmaking, as well as philanthropic learning opportunities and community awareness activities—all with the goal of building philanthropy and strengthening nonprofit organizations throughout Clayton County.

For more information about Spark Clayton!, please contact:

Lita Ugarte Pardi
Director, Resource Deployment


Since 2003, Spark Clayton! has granted more than $320,000 to area nonprofits to respond to the changing needs of the community. Organizations receive grants for general operating support, which gives grantees the ability to use funds where they are most needed. Last year’s grantees include The Family Health Centers of Georgia and Clayton State University Foundation.


2019 Grant Cycle Timeline

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Eligibility and Application Materials


To include local perspective in this work, Spark Clayton! has an Advisory Committee comprised of knowledgeable leaders. Committee members live and work in Clayton County and are committed to developing local philanthropy and responding to the needs of their community.


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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