Application Procedures

How to apply:

The Foundation employs a one-step, online Grant Application submission process for receiving and considering responsive grant requests. Direct contact with Trustees is strongly discouraged, but the Trustees do encourage potential applicants to communicate with Foundation staff prior to submission of any proposal.

The Foundation conducts a disciplined due diligence review of each Grant Application. Funding decisions are made through a combined effort of the Foundation staff and the Board of Trustees. Responsive grant requests are assessed on multiple criteria, including: identified need, foundation area of emphasis, impact, systemic changes and organizational performance and capacity.

Application: The Foundation seeks to use evidence of performance, in addition to demonstration of need, to make funding decisions that improve health equity in Metro Atlanta. Accordingly, the Application should include a description of the clients, patients, and communities who have benefitted from the requesting organization's services as well as a description of these benefits in quantifiable terms. It should also include information on why the organization is uniquely qualified to deliver health services and/or programs based on its previous performance and specific accomplishments, the impact COVID-19 has had on the organization and the community served. Also, please describe how the organization partners with community members to identify strengths and opportunities in addressing your mission and vision.

Applications must be signed by the Chief Administrative Officer of the organization, must specify a dollar amount for the Foundation’s consideration, and should include the following as attachments:

  • A list of the members of the Governing Board;
  • A current budget for the organization and program to be considered for funding, if applicable; and
  • A copy of the organization's Internal Revenue Service letter, which attests to the organization's tax-exempt status.
  • A copy of the organization's most recent annual report or other donor listing.

Applications should not exceed two pages in length, not including the attachments listed above.

Applying organizations are encouraged to contact Foundation staff prior to submitting a Grant Application. This will allow staff to develop a preliminary understanding of the organization, its mission and priorities, as well as the scope of the proposal and its alignment with the Foundation's Mission and Priorities.

The Foundation intends to administer quarterly grant cycles with deadlines for submission of Applications on February 15 and September 15. Please download a copy of the Foundation's Grantmaking Guidelines and Application Procedures for deadline information. Applications may be submitted at any time throughout the year and will be considered during the next appropriate grant cycle.

As part of the Grant Application process, a site visit may be conducted so that the organization, Foundation Staff and Foundation Trustees can fully discuss the grant request.

A complete copy of the Foundation's Grantmaking Guidelines and Application Procedures may be downloaded by clicking here.

To submit an application, click here.