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Community Impact Grants

The North Georgia Community Foundation started the Community Impact Grant program to improve lives in the region through effective grantmaking. The grant cycle is open each Spring. Read on for eligibility criteria, application instructions and deadlines.

Eligibility

We look for grant partners that seek to leverage opportunities in the region where a moderate amount of grant money can achieve a significant result.  And, we prioritize proposals from organizations with a well-planned approach to issues and needs, 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 they have planned their projects in light of overall community needs and that similar projects by other organizations do not duplicate the proposed services. A request which asks the Foundation to provide a portion of the support for a project will generally receive greater priority than one which looks to it as the single funding source.

Eligible organizations must have 501(c)3 nonprofit status and its service area must include one (or more) of the counties in our 15-county service area which includes: Banks, Dawson, Fannin, Forsyth, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Jackson, Lumpkin, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union and White counties.

How to Apply

All grant applications must be submitted online through the web portal.  Applicants will need a user ID and password to access and complete the online application.

To apply for a grant on behalf of an organization, you will need to select ‘Grant Applicant’ from the Portal Access list.  After responding to all application questions, you will be required to attach the following documents in electronic format:

Current IRS Determination Letter Must indicate 501(c)3 tax-exempt status

Current Annual Operating Budget A report of your organization’s planned budget indicating projected revenue and expenses for the current fiscal year

Board of Directors List A one-page list of officers and directors, including their community involvement and/or professional affiliations, individual terms of office and contact information

Most Recent Financial Audit or IRS Form 900 You may submit your last year-end financial statement if an audit or 990 is not required by your organization.

Deadline

The 2018 grant cycle is now closed. Decisions will be made in August and applicants will be notified of the board’s decision in early September.

Have a Question?

For more information about available grants or the application process, contact Marguax Dolenc at mdolenc@ngcf.org or 770-535-7880.

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