CFGA Frances Hollis Brain Foundation Fund
Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $10,000
Anticipated deadline: Apr 2, 2019
Applicant type: Nonprofit
Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program
Location of project: Preferred: Counties in Georgia: Cobb County, DeKalb County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County Other eligible locations: Kentucky, Counties in Georgia: Barrow County, Bartow County, Butts County, Carroll County, Cherokee County, Clayton County, Cobb County, Coweta County, DeKalb County, Douglas County, Fayette County, Forsyth County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County, Hall County, Henry County, Morgan County, Newton County, Paulding County, Pickens County, Rockdale County, Spalding County, Walton County Expand all
Location of residency: Preferred: Counties in Georgia: Cobb County, DeKalb County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County Other eligible locations: Kentucky, Counties in Georgia: Barrow County, Bartow County, Butts County, Carroll County, Cherokee County, Clayton County, Cobb County, Coweta County, DeKalb County, Douglas County, Fayette County, Forsyth County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County, Hall County, Henry County, Morgan County, Newton County, Paulding County, Pickens County, Rockdale County, Spalding County, Walton County Expand allView website Save Need help writing this grant?
About the Fund
Inspired by the lifetime legacy of giving of David and Frances Brain, the Frances Hollis Brain Foundation Fund of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta supports nonprofits that benefit vulnerable and underserved communities. The Fund addresses primary needs – food, shelter, clothing, education and healthcare – to enhance the well-being of individuals and families living in metro Atlanta, with priority given to organizations working in Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties.
Formerly known as the Frances Hollis Brain Foundation, the Fund also continues to further its mission in Kentucky at the Blue Grass Community Foundation and in Maine at the Maine Community Foundation.
Grant awards are made based on a number of factors, including those outlined on page two of these guidelines. Grants will range from $5,000-$10,000 for each 12-month period. Each grantee will be asked to report on progress and challenges at the end of the grant period.
Areas of Interest
The Frances Hollis Brain Foundation Fund supports nonprofit organizations that benefit individuals living in metropolitan Atlanta. Georgia grantmaking places priority on addressing the primary needs of the underserved, such as food, shelter, clothing and healthcare.
Specific areas of interest
- Early childhood education
- community clinics and safety net providers
- oral health initiatives
- Hunger prevention and food security
- Homelessness alleviation
You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.
- Georgia nonprofits seeking funding must meet the following criteria:
- Must be located & providing services within the Foundation’s 23-county service area; priority given to those located and serving Cobb, Gwinnett, Fulton, DeKalb counties.
- Must be classified by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)(3) of the I.R.S. code as a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, donations to which are deductible as charitable contributions under Section 170(c)(2) and the I.R.S. determination must be current.
- Organizations using a fiscal agent are eligible to apply but must identify sponsoring agency.
- Must be registered with the Georgia Secretary of State as a nonprofit
- Must have a minimum two-year operating history after the date of receipt of its 501(c)(3) classification.
- Must have an employee, paid minimum wage or more, classified as a W-2 employee, for the 12 months prior to submitting an application.
- Please note that contractors or consultants do not count toward this requirement.
- Must have audited or reviewed financial statements that follow Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) or Government Auditing Standards (GAS) for the past two completed fiscal years as required by budget size.
- Organizations with annual budgets over $250,000 must have audited financial statements;
- organizations with annual budgets between $100,000 and $249,999 must have reviewed financial statements.
- Must have filed the end-of-grant report for any previous grant from the Frances Hollis Brain Foundation.
- Must have a Board of Directors where 100% of members made personal cash donations or made financially measurable in-kind contributions during the last completed fiscal year (please note there is no required cash donation amount).
- Board members must have actively invested their time, talent and treasure.
- Please be advised that nonprofit organizations located in Kentucky seeking funds from the Frances Hollis Brain Foundation Fund in 2018 must meet the following requirements:
- Received funding from the Frances Hollis Brain Foundation within the past five years;
- Did not receive funding from the Frances Hollis Brain Foundation in 2017; and
- Completed its organizational profile with the Blue Grass Community Foundation at GoodGiving.net.
- Priority will be given to organizations that:
- Submit applications reflecting organization-wide planning and decision-making;
- Have a clear and articulated vision for implementation and success;
- Demonstrate a high value for diversity in all forms;
- Exhibit strong financial management;
- Demonstrate active use of a current strategic or business plan;
- Are continually updating plans and programs to reflect the current economy and community needs;
- Budget, evaluate and have stated goals for each program; and
- Partner with others for organizational efficiency.
- Geography – Cobb, Gwinnett, Fulton, DeKalb
- Underserved, disadvantaged adults, children and families or those who do not have the resources to provide for themselves, including refugees & immigrants
- At-risk populations, including seniors, and individuals with disabilities and special needs
- NOTE: The Frances Hollis Brain Foundation Fund of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta will not award a grant to the same organization in two consecutive years.
- The following organizations are not eligible to apply for funding:
- Publicly funded schools (K-12) and institutions of higher learning. This does not include nonprofit charter schools
- Organizations that exclusively raise funds for publicly funded schools
- Organizations that require participation in religious services and/or education as a condition of receiving services; and/or
- Organizations that have discriminatory policies and/or practices on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex/gender, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information or political beliefs.
- The Frances Hollis Brain Foundation Fund’s grants may not be used to support the following:
- Personnel or general operating expenses
- Religious services and/or religious education
- Fundraising and marketing events
- Special events, productions or performances
- Endowment funds
- Annual fund appeals
- Tickets to charitable events or dinners
- Political purposes
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