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Community Grants Program

Grants to Georgia and South Carolina Nonprofits and
Agencies in the Greater Augusta Area for Community Needs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation for the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA)

Deadline Date:

08/16/19 3:00 PM


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Grants of up to $15,000 to Georgia and South Carolina nonprofit organizations and public entities in the Greater Augusta area for programs that address community needs. Program areas include arts and culture, youth enrichment and education, health and the environment, and people in need.

Currently, funding is given to applications in the following program areas:

Arts, Culture, and History:
Recognizing the positive impact arts, cultural and historical organizations have on a community, consideration is given to innovative and high-quality applications in this area.

Education and Youth Enrichment:
Applications are welcomed from organizations that provide enrichment and educational opportunities to disadvantaged children, youth, and adults. Examples include: job skill training and placement, after-school or summer programs, leadership, tutoring, GED, and literacy programs.

Health and Environmental:
Some examples of programs in this funding area include environmental research or management, animal services, programs that support sustainable community and backyard gardens, medical clinics, drug rehabilitation programs, medical programs for persons with disabilities, and mental illness.

People in Need:
This category is generally, but not exclusively for human service programs that work with people in need. Examples include feeding, housing, financial assistance, programs serving the homelessness, and programs for recently incarcerated individuals.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181288

Estimated Size of Grant:

There is no minimum amount for grant awards. The Foundation asks that requests not exceed $15,000.

Term of Contract:

Generally, a project receives funding for one year. If you receive funding for two consecutive years, the organization is not eligible for a grant in the third year. After taking a year off you can apply again.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants:
- Are determined as charitable under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, public entities or other charitable, educational or cultural organizations.
- Provide programs and services to the following counties in Georgia: Richmond, Columbia, McDuffie, Burke and in South Carolina: Aiken and Edgefield.

Funds are not available for:
- Grants for individuals
- Capital campaigns
- Deficit financing and debt retirement
- Endowments
- Political organization or campaigns
- Lobbying legislators or influencing elections;
- Special fundraising events/celebration function
- Marketing endeavors and personal research, unless the marketing is directly connected to the program in your grant - application
- Core operating expenses for public and private elementary and secondary schools and public and private colleges and universities
- Projects that are typically the funding responsibility of federal, state or local governments
- Scholarship programs; however, exceptions are made for summer camp or afterschool program scholarships
- Programs that have already taken place or will be completed in the current calendar year

Pre-Application Information:

- Applications are accepted July 1 – August 16
- The Early Deadline for review with feedback is July 19 at 3:00 PM
- The Final Deadline is August 16 at 3:00 PM

Only one grant application will be accepted per 501(c)(3) per Community Grants Program cycle.

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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.

Apply online:

Rebecca Wallace, Director of Gants and Community Engagement

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Georgia: Richmond, Columbia, McDuffie, and Burke Counties;   South Carolina: Aiken and Edgefield Counties