Grants of up to $5,000 to Georgia nonprofit organizations and government agencies in eligible counties for programs that benefit youth. Funding is intended to improve the quality of life and provide general opportunities for youth that are underserved, at-risk, and disadvantaged within the Augusta Judicial Circuit. The goal of this program is to give at-risk youth alternatives to crime, violence, substance abuse, and illiteracy, while at the same time, reducing the burden on the courts and system of justice. Funds should benefit youth in Burke, Columbia, and Richmond counties.
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.
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).
- 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 for two consecutive years are not eligible to apply for the third year. For example, if you received a grant in 2021 and 2022, you are not eligible to apply for 2023 and must wait until 2024 to reapply.
Areas Generally Not Funded:
- Capital and endowment campaigns
- Travel and conferences
- Fraternal organizations
- Organizations for re-granting purposes
- Capital expenses for transportation
All applications must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on July 14th.
- Application Opens: July 1st
- Application Closes: August 15th
- Checks Distributed: December
First-time applicants using the Community Foundation for the CSRA's Grants Portal, will need to create an account.
If funded for two years in a row you must take a year off.
Estimated Size of Grant
The Augusta Bar Foundation will not consider a funding request exceeding $5,000.