National foundations can be sources for larger and more prestigious funding, though the time and effort required to establish the necessary relationships can be daunting – especially when you don't know whether you even stand a chance of being noticed.
The Georgia Center for Nonprofits - Nonprofit University course: National Foundation Relations focuses on the relationship-building practices that drive deep, meaningful partnerships between nonprofits and foundations. National Foundation Relations will provide current, relevant, actionable insight into the spectrum of foundations with national scopes, your readiness to pursue relationships with them, and the mechanics of nationwide grant-making.
Course: National Foundation Relations
Date: Thursday, August 23, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location: The Georgia Center for Nonprofits
100 Peachtree St, Suite 1500
Atlanta, GA 30303
Click here to learn more or to register (Registration is required).
By popular demand, we will offer our first Saturday course in the metro-Atlanta area in 2018. In response to busy professionals, stay-home parents, entrepreneurs and others who are unable to attend weekday courses, we are will kick off our first weekend short-class in July.
Saturday workshops throughout 2018 will examine a variety of topics critical to organizations and individuals active in philanthropy or who aspire to be. Centered on fundraising and development, grant research and proposal writing, these courses will provide learning opportunities for seasoned nonprofit professionals and those new to the sector.
The initial course will be a 2-hour learning opportunity, centered on Government Grants and Contracts:
Course: Winning Government Grants
Date: Saturday, July 21, 2018
Location: Atlanta, GA - Perimeter Area
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Gannett Company, Inc. is a leading media and marketing, owning USA TODAY and 109 local media organizations in 34 states and Guam. The Gannett Foundation offers grants typically ranging between $1,000 and $5,000 via its Community Action Grant Program.
The Community Action Grant Program supports organizations and programs whose mission matches the Foundation's broad giving priorities. These include:
Applicants should submit funding proposals to their local newspaper or TV station (find contacts here)
Proposals must be received by August 17, 2018. Visit the Foundation's website for the grant application form, eligibility guidelines and specific instructions on what must be included in your submittal.
The Georgia Power Foundation - the charitable giving vehicle for Georgia Power, receives on-going applications for charitable support up to $25,000. The Foundation supports organizations and programs located throughout the state of Georgia, or programs that serve Georgia residents. The grants support 5 areas of focus:
Applicants may apply for grants over $25,000, which must be voted on by the Foundation board in May, August and December. Organizations may receive grants once per year, but may reapply annually.
For more information or to apply for a grant, click here.
*Health and human services programs are largely supported by the Foundation through the United Way and Salvation Army programs.
DeKalb County's Office of Grants and Human Services Administration (OGHSA) has announced its 2018-2019 Human Services Grant Program. These grants provide funding to non-profit organizations with a successful track record of providing services to DeKalb County residents.
Grant funding generally addresses one or more of the following areas:
Interested non-profits should attend the OGHSA grants meeting on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at the Central DeKalb Senior Center, 1346 McConnell Drive, Decatur, GA 30033.
The Human Services Grant Program is competitive and the total number of awards allotted each year is based on the availability of funds. Grants are typically due around the end of July each cycle. Click here for a list of DeKalb's nonprofit partners.