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Alice Huffard Richards Grants

Grants and Training to West Georgia Nonprofits for Leadership,
Environment, Early Education, and Art Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation of West Georgia

Deadline Date:

08/15/17 - for Environment and Early Childhood Education grants only


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Grants and in-kind training to Georgia nonprofit organizations to enhance the quality of life in Carroll, Haralson, and Heard Counties. Funding is intended for the focus areas of environment and early childhood development, as well as funding to area teachers for children's art enrichment activities. In addition, the Foundation offers leadership development training opportunities to nonprofits at no cost.

Funding is provided for general support, program support, operational expenses, or other specified projects.

Focus area details include:

Leadership: AHR Fund annually sponsors professionally delivered leadership development programming for West Georgia nonprofits on high demand topics. Programs are delivered locally and without cost to participating nonprofits.

Environment: Conservation and stewardship of the local region’s natural resources including:
- River and stream monitoring and activities that help ensure river and stream purity and availability of clean drinking water. This includes removal of trash and toxic items from land and waterways.
- Recycling projects and beautification of public space
- Community education and volunteer and community engagement

Early Childhood Education:
- Quality improvement in West Georgia’s child development sector
- Access to local, high quality early educational opportunities
- Professional development of the local, early child development workforce
- Early screening and intervention for preschoolers for problems that can limit educational success (speech, hearing, vision, development and learning disabilities)
- Approaches that effectively engage parents early in their children’s development and education

Children’s Art Fund:
- Grants provide funds for public school music, art and drama programs located in Carroll, Haralson and Heard counties.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 149214

Estimated Size of Grant:

Children's Art Fund grants are funded up to a maximum of $1,000 or can be partially funded.

Term of Contract:

Children's Art Fund grants must be used within 12 months of award date.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grant funding is restricted for use in Carroll, Heard and/or Haralson Counties in Georgia.

Eligibility for Leadership, Environment, and Early Childhood Education grants:
- 501c3 nonprofits or those operating under a 501c3 nonprofit are eligible to apply.

Eligiblity for Children's Art Fund:
- State certified music, art and drama teachers in a public school located in Carroll, Haralson or Heard counties for grades Pre K through 12. Funds may be used to purchase supplies, supplemental teaching material, or secure the services of an outside artist. Funds may not be used to purchase band uniforms. Teachers teaching at more than one school may apply for a grant for each school. (Not limited to one grant per teacher.)
- Grants may not be used for clubs or afterschool programs.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to apply for the Art Enrichment for Children Grant is March 31, 2017.

The deadline to apply for Environment and Early Childhood Education grants is August 15, 2017. Applications will be reviewed and decisions announced by October 1, 2017.

More information on Focus Areas:

- Leadership:
- Environment:
- Early Child Development:
- Children’s Art Fund:

Contact Information:

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

Register and apply online:
- Environment:
- Early Childhood Education:
- Children's Art Fund:

To register for a leadership event, visit:

Patience Allan-Glick, Program Mgr.,
Phone: 770-832-1462
Fax: 770-832-2899

807 South Park Street
Carrollton, GA 30117

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Georgia: Carroll, Haralson, and Heard Counties