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Peyton Anderson Foundation Grant

Grants to Bibb County, Georgia Nonprofits for
Innovative Solutions to Community Issues

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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Peyton Anderson Foundation

Deadline Date:

08/01/18 11:59 PM


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Grants to Georgia nonprofit organizations for community benefit programs and projects in Macon and Bibb County. Funding is intended for projects that focus on the areas of arts and culture, health, human services, education, and community development. Priorities for each of these areas are outlined further below.

Successful projects will demonstrate measurable and lasting results, as well as collaboration with other nonprofit organizations to provide innovative, efficient approaches to solving community issues. Sustainability is important, therefore, applicants must be able to provide evidence of the program’s effectiveness - both short and long term.

Focus Areas:

Community Development:

The Peyton Anderson Foundation is dedicated to supporting the economic development of Central Georgia through opportunities that strengthen community vitality, engage residents and encourage philanthropy.


- Projects that improve and enhance the quality of life and the economic well-being of Central Georgia.
- Projects that attract and retain residents and local businesses.
- Grants that make a significant economic impact on Macon-Bibb.
- Ideas that generate tourism revenue.
- Projects that increase community engagement.
- Projects that encourage philanthropy and volunteerism.
- Ideas that leverage large-scale community improvement.
- Organizations which collaborate.


The Peyton Anderson Foundation values education and its impact on Central Georgia’s economic vitality. The Foundation supports all local post-secondary nonprofit educational institutions and programs, as well as technical certification. With grant awards enhancing the overall quality of education, the Foundation seeks ways to help local educators build a stronger foundation for Bibb County’s future.


- Nonprofit higher education institutions in Macon-Bibb County.
- Education programs whose purposes have measurable and lasting results on Macon-Bibb County.
- Creation of premier education opportunities for all.
- Innovative approaches to solving community problems.

Arts and Culture:

The Peyton Anderson Foundation recognizes the regional impact of Arts and Culture as it creates a strong sense of place, enhances community vibrancy and generates cultural tourism. The Foundation supports Macon-Bibb’s diverse, regional arts community by fostering artistic and historic development. This diverse arts community incorporates creative expression, historic preservation, theatre, local tradition, museums and music to ensure an active community and stronger economic development.


- Arts and Cultural institutions and initiatives in Macon-Bibb.
- Arts and Cultural projects whose purposes have measurable and lasting results on Macon-Bibb.
- Sustainable historic preservation.
- Innovative approaches to solving community problems.


The Peyton Anderson Foundation is dedicated to strengthening the health system of Central Georgia, including infrastructure, needs-based services, research, education and improving health access. The Foundation supports newer and more advanced healthcare for the benefit of Macon-Bibb County.


- Capital projects better serving patients in Central Georgia
- Macon-Bibb health organizations that improve health access and outcomes
- Health programs whose purposes have measurable and lasting results on Macon-Bibb
- Lifesaving services for the community

Human Services:

The Peyton Anderson Foundation believes in the power of people, especially those actively working to better the human condition of our community’s less fortunate. From feeding the hungry to improving the quality of life for children and adults in need, the Foundation provides financial help and encouragement to make a positive, transformational impact on the lives of others. Food, housing, crisis services and community resource centers like the Daybreak Center, Rebuilding Macon, and the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank span the Foundation’s outreach.

The United Way of Central Georgia is also among the well-established human services organizations the Foundation supported in order to meet the needs of many others. United Way and multiple human service organizations are housed in the Peyton Anderson Community Services Center, which was an initiative of the Foundation. Today, it houses several local nonprofits generously serving the community and is a landmark building of Downtown Macon, complete with a life-size bronze statue of Peyton Anderson at its entrance.


- Nonprofit organizations actively working to improve the human condition of the less fortunate
- Urgent needs-based programs whose purposes have measurable results on Macon-Bibb
- Adult and family services that assist with basic needs
- Critical quality of life issues and solutions in Macon-Bibb
- Increases regional philanthropy and volunteerism
- Poverty innovation and intervention
- Organizations willing to collaborate

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 170674

Term of Contract:

Multi-year grants are available.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants will be made only to organizations which are qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code to receive charitable contributions and which are organizations to which charitable contributions may be made under the provisions of Section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code as such sections are modified by Section 2055(a) and 2522(a) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Geographic Focus:

Grants that benefit Macon and Bibb County, Georgia are eligible. Grant applications from out of state will not be considered.

Grants are usually not awarded for the following:

- General operations; however, grants for specific operational purposes, such as initial start-up funds, may be considered. In such cases, the organization is required to document organizational capacity, sustainability, and the achievement of measurable results for the future.
- Sports Related Events
- Private Schools
- Endowments
- Churches
- Festivals and Trips
- Sponsorships

Please Note:

- No loans or grants to individuals.
- No grant may be used for political lobbying.

Restrictions for each focus area:

Community Development - The following are typically not funded:

- Endowments
- Event Sponsorships
- For-profit Businesses
- General Operations
- Statewide Initiatives

Education - The following are typically not funded:

- Endowments
- Event Sponsorships
- Festivals and Trips
- General Operations
- Private Schools
- Statewide initiatives

Arts - The following are typically not funded:

- Festivals
- Endowments
- General Operations
- Event Sponsorships

Health - The following are typically not funded:

- Endowments
- Event Sponsorships
- General Operations
- Individual Medical Research Projects
- Statewide initiatives

Human Services - The following are typically not funded:

- Direct financial relief
- Endowments
- Event Sponsorships
- General Operations
- Human services outside of Macon-Bibb
- Individuals
- Statewide initiatives

Pre-Application Information:

Frequency of Requests:

- Application deadlines are April 1st and August 1st. Applications for the April 1, 2018 deadline will open February 12, 2018.
- Organizations may not apply for funding more frequently than once every 12 months.
- Organizations that are funded are not eligible to apply for additional funding for at least 24 months.
- Organizations receiving multi-year grants may not re-apply until 12 months after the last grant payment has been made.

Additional Information:

Detailed application instructions:
Focus Areas:

Links for Each Focus Area:

Community Development:
Human Services:

Contact Information:

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

The Peyton Anderson Foundation is currently transitioning to a new online grant management system. You will not have access to the Peyton Anderson Foundation Grant Management System during January 2018. Check back here for the application portal:

Staff Contact:

Chenza Stokes, Project Manager

Phone: 478.743.5359
Fax: 478.742.5201

The Peyton Anderson Foundation
577 Mulberry Street, Suite 830
Macon, Georgia 31201

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Georgia: Macon and Bibb County