Robert W. Woodruff Foundation: Human Services Grant

Robert W Woodruff Foundation Inc

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Next deadline: Aug 15, 2024

Later deadlines: Feb 1, 2025, Aug 15, 2025

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Fields of work: Youth Services Academic Success & Enrichment Child Welfare Services Disability Care & Services Senior Services Homelessness Services

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program, Capital Project, Training / Capacity Building, Education / Outreach

Location of project: Counties in Georgia: Butts County, Cherokee County, Clayton County, Cobb County, Coweta County Show all

Location of residency: Georgia (US state)

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NOTE: The Foundation accepts grant requests throughout the year. We encourage you to submit before the deadlines listed below.

  • February 1 – Requests received by the first business day on or after February 1 will be considered at the April meeting of our Board of Trustees.
  • August 15 – Requests received by the first business day on or after August 15 will be considered at the November meeting of our Board of Trustees.


The Robert W. Woodruff Foundation is an independent private foundation that seeks to improve the quality of life in Georgia by investing in health, education, economic opportunity and community vitality.

Human Services

The Robert W. Woodruff Foundation supports well-established human services organizations that work to improve the quality of life for children and adults in need. Mr. Woodruff was dedicated to the welfare of others and gave generously throughout his life.

The Foundation’s investments in human services make up a small part of our average grants portfolio. We work with the State of Georgia to address challenges in child welfare, and we support the capital and capacity-building needs of well-established Atlanta organizations serving children, youth, adults and families. Applications for human services grants will also be considered by the Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation, which is dedicated to helping people in need in metro Atlanta, particularly children.


  • Improvements in child welfare at the state level, with an emphasis on prevention and intervention strategies
  • Youth development and academic enrichment programs for underserved youth in metro Atlanta that operate at scale with strong outcomes, community support and school- or district-level partnerships
  • Capital and capacity-building priorities of organizations serving vulnerable populations, including the homeless, elderly and disabled

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The Foundation’s grantmaking is generally limited to organizations located and operating in metro Atlanta.
    • We will occasionally consider grants to significant institutions and initiatives in communities throughout Georgia.
  • Your organization may be eligible for a grant if it:
    • Is a 501(c)(3) public charity.
    • Is located or operating in Georgia.
    • Aligns with the Foundation’s program interests in Health, Education, Environment, Human Services, Arts & Culture or Community Development.


  • Human Services - What We Do Not Fund
    • Annual operating support
    • Human services outside of Atlanta
    • Individuals
  • What We Do Not Fund
    • Organizations that do not have 501(c)(3) status
    • Organizations without a presence in Georgia
    • Human services outside of metro Atlanta
    • Churches or their denominational programs
    • Conferences
    • Debt relief
    • Endowments
    • Festivals, performances or exhibits
    • Films or documentaries
    • Fundraising events
    • Individuals
    • Individual public schools
    • Individual research projects
    • Loans
    • Political campaigns or lobbying activities
    • Professional associations
    • Private schools outside of metro Atlanta
    • Sponsorships or special events
    • Startup organizations or seed funding

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This page was last reviewed April 07, 2024 and last updated April 07, 2024