Grants to Georgia nonprofit organizations in eligible counties for programs that benefit children. Funding is intended to assist organizations providing education and care for underprivileged and orphaned children. Additionally, the Foundation supports organizations that provide medical, dental, hospital care, nursing, and treatment of crippled or physically handicapped children. Eligible programs benefit children in Ben Hill, Irwin, and Wilcox Counties.
Applicants must be classified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a 501(c)(3) public charity.
The foundation does not consider grant requests from individuals and does not support organizations attempting to influence policy through direct lobbying or any political campaigns.
Funding is not typically provided to support start-up nonprofits or programs that are not yet established however, these can be discussed.
The Allan C. & Lelia J. Garden Foundation application deadline is June 1. Applicants will be notified of grant decisions by letter within 3 to 4 months after the deadline.
Please submit online applications by 11:59 p.m. on the day of the foundation’s deadline date. If the application deadline date falls on a weekend or a federally recognized holiday, applications must be submitted on the prior business day by 11:59 p.m.