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Harland Charitable Foundation Grant

Grants to Atlanta Area, Georgia Nonprofits
for Youth Education and Community Services

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Grants ranging from $20,000 to $40,000 to Atlanta area, Georgia nonprofit organizations for programs that will benefit children and youth or provide community services. Funding is intended for programs and current operations. Priority is given to nonprofits operating in Dekalb and Fulton counties, including the City of Atlanta.

1) Children and Youth - Support for early childhood education, after-school and summer programs for Elementary and Middle School Students, and programs that enhance success in public schools.

2) Community Services - Support for community services that provide a safety net for those in greatest need, including those with special needs.

3) Arts, Culture, and Environment - Support for innovation with a focus on initiatives that build organizational sustainability. Please Note: This grant-making area is by invitation only. No unsolicited LOIs will be accepted for this category.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173402

Estimated Size of Grant:

The average grant size will be in the range of $20,000 - $40,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Foundation will only consider requests from organizations classified as a public charity under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Service. An IRS determination letter certifying this tax status will be required. Priority is given to nonprofits operating in Dekalb and Fulton counties, including the City of Atlanta.

Organization Size and Duration: Before contacting the Foundation, an organization must have at least one full-time employee and broad support from its own base of supporters, including board members, and have been in operation providing programs and services for a minimum of two years. Grants are not considered to start up operations.

- Proposals will not be accepted from private primary or secondary schools, except for those serving children with special needs.
- Proposals will not be accepted from individual churches.
- The foundation does not make grants for annual appeals or special events.
- No grants or loans will be made to individuals.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Process:
Step One
A Letter of Inquiry must be submitted by January 10th. The Foundation strongly prefers that you submit your Letter of Inquiry via email. Any accompanying documents may be scanned and sent as attachments. The Foundation will notify applicants by February 15 for the spring grant cycle and by September 15 for the fall grant cycle.

Step Two
Meeting: If the Letter of Inquiry is approved, Foundation staff will contact the organization to schedule a meeting. The Foundation encourages prospective grantees to include up to three representatives, preferably with leadership from both the staff and board.  The meeting is an opportunity for the Foundation to ask questions and better understand the needs of the organization.

Step Three 
Submission of Grant Application: Following the meeting, Foundation staff will recommend to the organization whether to submit a formal grant application. A Grant Applicant Questionnaire, which outlines the information and materials that should be submitted with the proposal, will be provided.  Applicants will be notified in writing of the Board’s decision following the Board Meeting.

Arts, Culture, and Environment proposals are accepted By Invitation Only. In 2018, letters will be mailed in February. 

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Contact Information:

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

All Letters of Inquiry should be emailed to:
Harland Charitable Foundation

3565 Piedmont Road
Two Piedmont Center (Bldg. 2)
Suite 710 (7th Floor)
Atlanta, Georgia 30305

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Georgia: Dekalb and Fulton counties including the City of Atlanta