Areas of Interest

The Harland Foundation supports effective, well-led organizations that enhance opportunities for children, youth and families living in low income neighborhoods, working through thee primary Areas of Interest:

CHILDREN AND YOUTH Support for early childhood education and after school and summer programs, programs that enhance success in public schools, and programs that help prevent youth violence.
    COMMUNITY SERVICES Support for programs that provide a safety net and that collaborate with other partners to target those in greatest need and strengthen families across generations.
      ARTS EDUCATION Support for Arts Education programs that seek to enhance student’s educational and social and emotional outcomes in pre-K through young adulthood.
      Types of Support

      The Foundation provides support for:
      • Programs
      • Current operations

      • 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.

        • 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.