Traditional Grants

Connecting Coweta, Together

With deep roots in our community and expertise in effective philanthropy, we are positioned to assess community needs and opportunities and support quality programs providing solutions. We award grants annually to nonprofits for a broad array of charitable purposes in areas such as education, animal welfare, the arts, health, and social services. We need a collective vision, unified measures of achievement, strategies for how to attain success and a way to evaluate progress. The Coweta Community Foundation knows that together, we can ensure that local good grows now and into the future.

 

Applications will open on 9/1 – Click Here to get Started

Deadline 10/15/22

Frequently Asked Questions

To be eligible to receive a grant, all organizations 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) or have a fiscal sponsor that qualifies as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. I.R.S. determination must be current.

Be located or providing services in at least one of the following areas: City of Newnan, City of Senoia, Coweta County;

Be registered with the Georgia Secretary of State as a nonprofit (verify status);

Have an independent governing body consisting of at least 3 voting members who are resident volunteers, that has the authority to decide policy and strategic direction with respect to the agency’s programs, administration, and finances, in accordance with the organization’s By-Laws, and who shall meet at least four times per year.  Paid staff must not be a voting member of the Board.

Demonstrate financial management – All financial statements must show evidence of accounting principles in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures (GAAP) and include full disclosures and appropriate notes for such things as leases, loans, investments and affiliated party transactions.

Based upon the charitable structure of the Fund, our grants are limited to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, groups fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, or other charitable organizations able to receive a tax-deductible contribution, such as schools, faith-based organizations, and other public entities. We are not able to fund individuals or businesses directly, labor unions, or 501(c)(4), 501(c)(5), and 501(c)(6) organizations.

Organizations founded prior to 2019 will be given preference, but all 501 (c) 3 organizations are encouraged to apply.

Yes. Organizations must be located and or providing services in Coweta County, Georgia.

The current funding opportunities are open to any organization who meets the eligibility criteria, regardless of whether they have received funding from The Coweta Community Foundation in the past.

Organizations who currently have an active grant from The Coweta Community Foundation are only eligible to apply if: 

  • Your grant is a LTR Grant, and your reports are turned in on time

Exception: If your organization received a Nonprofit Summit Grant, you may apply, but not for the same project/program if your final report has not been turned in.   

The Traditional Grant Cycle will focus on two areas:  Location of the program participants and area of Focus.

  • Location of the program participants: We will have 3 applications available.  Organizations may only apply for one (Newnan, Senoia, Coweta).  We highly encourage you to apply for Newnan if you serve any residents within the city limits.
    • If you are applying for operations, and your organization serves 20% of Newnan Citizens. Your annual operations budget is $20,000, you are eligible for $4,000 (20%)
  • Area of Focus: Animal Welfare, Arts, Education, Health & Human Services, Women & Children

 

Application links for the current open funding opportunities will go live on September 1, 2022. Applications must be submitted by October 15, 2022, at 11:59 PM EST. 

In addition to your application, The Coweta Community Foundation may request a site visit in October, November, or early December of 2022.  Your organization will be given advanced notice of the site visit and should include a tour of your facility and meeting with your top executive of the organization.

Grant Awards will be announced in December of 2022.