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Augusta Bar Foundation Grant

Grants to Augusta Area, Georgia Nonprofits and Agencies
for Programs Serving At-Risk and Underserved Youth

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Community Foundation for the Central Savannah River Area - Augusta Bar Foundation

Deadline Date:

08/17/18 5:00 PM Receipt

Description:

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Grants of up to $5,000 to Virginia nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and schools for programs that benefit underserved, disadvantaged, and at-risk youth in Burke, Columbia, and Richmond Counties. Program areas include education, mentoring, health and safety, family issues, and self-sufficiency.

The Augusta Bar Foundation, Inc. was organized and founded for the primary purpose of improving and promoting the administration of justice. Consistent with this purpose, the Board of Directors has adopted a policy of using the Foundation’s resources to provide funding and support for programs and organizations designed to enhance the lives of and improve opportunities for at-risk, disadvantaged, and underserved youth within the Augusta Judicial Circuit. The goal of this effort will be to give these youth alternatives to crime, violence, substance abuse, and illiteracy with corresponding reduction in the burden on our courts and system of justice.

Currently the Augusta Bar Foundation will consider funding proposals that include the following areas:
-Requests that address a community need, an emerging community need, and/or provide a new, creative approach to a community need that positively affects at-risk, disadvantaged, and underserved youth.
-Requests that demonstrate the ability to achieve measurable results. Priority will be given to a project/organization demonstrating high probability of sustainability beyond the grant period.

Consideration will be given to requests that fit within at least one of the following funding areas:
-Education (within and outside the school system; skills training);
-Mentoring (providing positive role models in relationships, parenting, employment);
-Health and Safety (conflict resolution and substance abuse);
-Self-Sufficiency (such as education, self-esteem, empowerment, self-respect); and
-Family Issues (such as parenting skills, family counseling, and juvenile justice).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 146402

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Augusta Bar Foundation will not consider a funding request exceeding $5,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility:
-Organizations must be located and provide services in one or more of the following counties: Burke, Columbia or Richmond.
-Applicants must qualify as charitable under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or be classified as a unit of government, or other charitable, education or cultural organization.
-Organizations must not discriminate on basis of age, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, physical ability, sexual orientation, political affiliation or religious beliefs.
-Organizations must demonstrate financial stability.
-The Augusta Bar Foundation will accept only one application per organization per
year. Organizations that received grants from the Augusta Bar Foundation during calendar years 2016 and 2017 will not be eligible for a grant during 2018, but may reapply in 2019.

Areas Generally Not Funded:
-Capital and endowment campaigns
-Travel and conferences
-Individuals
-Fraternal organizations
-Organizations for re-granting purposes
-Capital expenses for transportation

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be received in the Foundation’s office before 5:00 p.m. on August 17th for grant decisions made in December of the same year. However, the Foundation strongly encourages organizations to submit their applications before the August 17th deadline.

If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. on the following business day. To be fair to other applicants, the Foundation does not consider late proposals received after these deadlines.

All grant applicants may be asked to host a site visit during the grant application process.

Final decisions on grant approvals will be made by December, 2018.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

The Augusta Bar Foundation
C/O Mr. Sam G. Nicholson, Nicholson Revell, LLP
4137 Columbia Road
Augusta, Georgia 30907.

Please contact the Augusta Bar Foundation at (706) 722-8784.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Georgia: Burke, Columbia, and Richmond Counties