Areas of Interest

THE HARLAND FOUNDATION MAKES GRANTS IN THREE PRIMARY AREAS OF INTEREST:

CHILDREN AND YOUTH Support for early childhood education, after school and summer programs for Elementary and Middle School Students, and programs that enhance success in public schools
    COMMUNITY SERVICES Support for community services that provide a safety net for those in greatest need, including those with special needs
      ARTS EDUCATION Support for Arts Education programs that seek to enhance student’s educational and social and emotional outcomes in pre-K through 12, working in disadvantaged neighborhoods in the City of Atlanta and Dekalb County - By Invitation Only
      GUIDELINES
      Types of Support

      The Foundation provides support for:
      • Programs
      • Current operations

      • Arts Education - 2022

        We encourage arts groups to keep us informed about arts education programming focused on pre-K through 12 students living in disadvantaged neighborhoods. Our interest is in depth programming that enhances educational outcomes, rather than simply increasing participation or appreciation for the arts. The Foundation will issue a Request for Proposals, by invitation only, in Spring 2022.

        Geographic Focus

        Priority is given to nonprofits in City of Atlanta and DeKalb County. No grants are made outside the state of Georgia.

        Organization Size and Duration

        Before contacting the Foundation, an organization must have at least one full-time employee and broad support from its own base of supporters, including board members, and have been in operation providing programs and services for a minimum of two years. Grants are not considered to start up operations.

        Frequency of Grant Requests

        Organizations may only apply to the Foundation every 12 months. This is true whether a previous grant request was approved or declined.

        Limitations
        • The Foundation will only consider requests from organizations classified as a public charity under Section 501-c-3 of the Internal Revenue Service. An IRS determination letter certifying this tax status will be required.
        • Proposals will not be accepted from private primary or secondary schools, except for those serving children with special needs.
        • Proposals will not be accepted from individual churches.
        • The foundation does not make grants for annual appeals or special events.
        • No grants or loans will be made to individuals.