Funding Priorities

The majority of new grantmaking will be in the area of Education, which has traditionally been primary to the Foundation’s mission. Specifically the Foundation will focus on educational organizations which have broad, systemic impact with the aim of enhancing available opportunites for K-12 student in the metro Atlanta area. The Foundation will not be establishing new relationships with private schools at this time, but may continue to make grants to private schools which have received grants from the Foundation in the past. The Foundation will also make limited grants in the areas of Health and Human Services, Arts, Environment and Community Development.

New grants will be limited to organizations in the metro Atlanta area. The few grants given each year outside Atlanta are based on commitments to organizations with which the Foundation has a lengthy history.

The Foundation does not make grants to individuals, or to churches or religious organizations, for projects that primarily benefit their own members. The Foundation does not make grants for partisan political purposes, for tickets to charitable events or dinners, or to sponsor special events or fundraisers.

Because of limited resources and the Foundation’s preference for making larger grants to a fewer number of applicants, the Foundation regrets that many worthwhile programs may not be funded.