Foundation / Corporation
Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Awards of $75,000 to recognize Greater Atlanta, Georgia nonprofits that use excellent management practices and innovative thinking to positively impact the communities they serve. Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend an orientation session on December 21. Applicants will be assessed on all aspects of their management and operations.
These awards are provided to nonprofits working in the fields of arts, community development, education, nonprofit effectiveness, and well-being.
- Arts: Build a dynamic arts ecology to ensure all residents in the region will have access to high quality cultural experiences and diverse artistic programs.
- Community Development: Ensure that the region produces equitable economic growth, strong civic health and safe communities.
- Education: Improve outcomes and expand opportunities for all learners across the education spectrum, from early learning through post-secondary and workforce preparation.
- Nonprofit Effectiveness: Invest in the region’s nonprofits with the tools and financial resources to effectively manage operations and high-performing programs.
- Well-being: Ensure a healthy, safe and engaged region, where residents have access to health care and nutritious food.
The review committee will seek to learn why your organization is exceptional, how your attributes add up and how your management excellence contributes to your success. Competitive organizations will demonstrate they have the infrastructure for long term impact and consistent delivery of services through economic and leadership transition.
Award recipients will demonstrate the following attributes:
- Strong Leadership - Leaders promote an ethical, diverse and inclusive culture, are invested in developing the capacity of staff and volunteers, and respond proactively to challenges and opportunities.
- Solid Business Practices: Organization has written policies and consistent practices for developing and reviewing the annual budget, assessing staff, implementing the strategic plan, and securing signed memoranda of agreement, confidentiality agreements and conflict of interest statements.
- Stable Infrastructure: Organization is financially sustainable, has a plan for building and maintaining policies for operating reserves and invests in operations and technology.
- Mission and Impact: Organization has a current strategic plan and regularly monitors progress toward goals in the strategic plan. The organization has thoughtful program and operational metrics and regularly seeks stakeholder feedback.
- Innovation: Organization considers new solutions to challenges and builds creative thought partnerships that lead to greater responsiveness and better efficiencies in programs, operations and governance.
Organizations selected for this award have strong written policies that guide their governance practices, a thorough strategic plan that unifies the organization’s board, staff and volunteers, responsive evaluation methods, outstanding program outcomes, robust partnerships that expand the organization’s reach and demonstrate cultural competence in all aspect of the organization’s work.
Awardees are selected from two budget categories: organizations with budgets under $2,000,000, and organizations with budgets above $2,000,000.
GrantWatch ID#: 159977
The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta presents this award to two organizations annually.
Recipients each receive a $75,000 cash award, consulting services, a professional development opportunity at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a robust package of marketing and recognition opportunities.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Click here to apply online: https://www.gdg.do/prod1/portal/portal.jsp?c=8693710&p=8699963&g=8699983
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Director, Community Advancement
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