Sapelo Foundation Grants

The Sapelo Foundation


Grant amount: US $20,000 - US $30,000

Next deadline: Aug 14, 2018 9:00pm PDT

Later deadlines: Feb 14, 2019 9:00pm PST

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Georgia (US state)

Location of residency: United States

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Overview:

The Sapelo Foundation is a private family foundation focusing its funding within the state of Georgia. The Foundation is particularly interested in projects that involve multiple groups that work cooperatively toward common goals, accomplish systemic reform, and have a statewide impact. In addition, the Foundation gives special attention to low-resource regions in the state and innovative, community-based projects within the Foundation’s focus areas.

The Foundation’s grantmaking policies reflect the belief that organizational performance is greatly enhanced when people of different backgrounds and perspectives are engaged in an organization’s activities and decision-making process. Thus, the Foundation actively seeks to promote access, equity, and inclusiveness, and to discourage discrimination based on race, creed, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and other factors that deny the essential humanity of all people.

What We Fund

Environmental Protection

The Sapelo Foundation believes that the preservation of Georgia’s finite natural resources benefits all species of life and is essential to their health and long-term survival. 

Currently, the Foundation’s primary focus is a strategic campaign addressing water resource management and policy in Georgia.
The Foundation was instrumental in the creation of the Georgia Water Coalition. The Georgia Water Coalition’s mission is to protect and care for Georgia’s water resources, which are essential for sustaining Georgia’s prosperity, providing clean and abundant drinking water, preserving diverse aquatic habitats for wildlife and recreation, and strengthening property values.

Social Justice

The increasing diversity of Georgia presents the state with numerous opportunities and challenges. At the same time there is a continuing need to work on breaking down long held beliefs and stereotypes that are based on race, gender, and poverty, and are barriers to mutual trust and respect.

The Foundation believes that the development of sound public policy is crucial to effective government and the empowerment of the citizenry. Therefore, it is the aim of the Foundation to strengthen representative democracy in Georgia through efforts that educate the public about government institutions and polices, promote civic engagement and responsibility, and monitor government performance. Currently, the Foundation’s primary focus is a strategic campaign advocating for fairness for children in the state’s justice system. 

The Foundation was instrumental in the creation of JUSTGeorgia. The primary goal of JUSTGeorgia is to create a long term coalition that will advocate, monitor, and report on the conditions, laws, and policies that affect Georgia’s youth.

Fundamental to this goal are two initial objectives:
  • To work for better public policy that reflects the scientific findings and best practices in the child development field; and
  • To identify and change policies in Georgia’s underlying social services system that can prevent detention and sustain healthy behaviors outside the juvenile justice system

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Eligibility:

  • Only applications from nonprofit, tax-exempt, charitable organizations or educational organizations and institutions, which are exempt under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code, are accepted.
  • Programs must specifically benefit Georgia and all funds must be spent within the state. 

Preferences:

  • The Foundation gives special attention to low-resource regions in the state and innovative, community-based projects within the Foundation’s focus areas. 
  • The Foundation actively seeks to promote access, equity, and inclusiveness, and to discourage discrimination based on race, creed, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and other factors that deny the essential humanity of all people.
  • Active members of the Georgia Water Coalition and JUSTGeorgia currently receive priority for funding. 

Ineligibility:

  • The Foundation does not support projects operating solely within the Metro Atlanta Area.
  • The Foundation does not fund the following:
    • Brick-and-mortar, building projects or renovations, including construction materials and labor costs
    • Endowment funds
    • Fraternal groups or civic clubs
    • Health care initiatives or medical research
    • Museums, aquariums or other large public facilities
    • Individuals
    • National or regional organizations, unless their programs specifically benefit Georgia and all funds are spent within the state
    • Organizations that are not tax-exempt
    • Payment of debts


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