Helping People in Georgia Find Help

If you need individual assistance you should first look locally to see what resources are available before launching a full internet search.

On our site we are happy to provide free information on over 200 grant, loan, financial aid, and other benefits programs including help with food, help with rent rent and help with utilities.

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Many people look to the government hoping to find out how to apply for a grant or to get “free money.” However, grants usually go to state and local governments or nonprofit organizations, who then use the money to operate assistance programs locally. USA.gov has information about grants and loans.

Individuals looking for government grants and loans should visit http://www.benefits.gov/.

States and organizations looking for grants should visit Grants.gov.

Another source of information is the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, which is a directory of over 15 types of federal assistance, including grants and loans. There are about 1,500 programs listed in the CFDA. Each program has a summary which explains program eligibility requirements, agency contact information, and application instructions.

If you are looking for grants from private foundations then we suggest you try the FREE tool offered by the Foundation Center below:

Foundation Finder is a lookup tool provided to the public free of charge by the Foundation Center. It provides basic facts on private foundations, community foundations, grantmaking public charities, and corporate giving programs in the U.S.

Foundation Finder has been redesigned to allow you to:

  • Search by grantmaker name—including former, partial, and common names
  • Search by geography to identify grantmakers in a given city, state, or zip code
  • Search by EIN number

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Below are foundations that give to individuals:

AAAP Foundation, Inc.
953 College Station Rd.
Athens, GA 30602-1540
URL: http://www.aarp.org/

The organization supports the AAAP and aids students and veterinarians in the study of Avian Medicine.

Alpha Delta Pi Foundation, Inc.
Contact: Kathie L. Garland, Exec. Dir.
1386 Ponce De Leon Ave., N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30306-4604
Telephone: (404) 378-3164 Fax: (404) 373-0084
E-mail: info@alphadeltapi.com
URL: www.alphadeltapi.org

The foundation provides scholarships and grants to members and alumnae of the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority.

American Cancer Society, Inc.
c/o Extramural Grants Dept.
1599 Clifton Rd., N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30329-4251
Telephone: (404) 329-7558 Fax: (404) 321-4669
E-mail: grants@cancer.org
URL: http://www.cancer.org/index

The society is a nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives from cancer, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, and service.

American College of Rheumatology Research and Education Foundation
Contact: Steven Echard, Exec. Dir.
1800 Century Pl., Ste. 250
Atlanta, GA 30345-4300
Telephone: (404) 633-3777 Fax: (404) 633-1870
E-mail: ref@rheumatology.org
URL: www.rheumatology.org

The foundation seeks to promote and carry out the educational, scientific and charitable activities of the American College of Rheumatology and to conduct research designed to investigate the causes, improve the treatment, and work toward the prevention and cure of rheumatic diseases.

Anverse, Inc.
P.O. Box 3248
Cartersville, GA 30120-1705

Giving primarily for benevolence grants to service providers on behalf of named individual recipients in medical or emergency need.

Association of Chinese Social Scientists in North America
Contact: George P. Chen, Exec. Secy.
P.O. Box 211094
Augusta, GA 30917-1094
Telephone: (706) 863-5725

Grants to members of the Association of Chinese Social Scientists in North America.

James M. Barnett Jr. Foundation, Inc.
Contact: James E. Reynolds, Jr., Dir.
c/o Perry & Walters LLPP.O. Box 71209
Albany, GA 31708-1209

Giving primarily to provide financial aid to deserving music students, with a focus on organ studies.

The Stacey Ann Boe Memorial Fund, Inc.
P.O. Box 500096
Atlanta, GA 31150-0096

The fund supports involvement in regional horse shows as a means of promoting equestrian activities and its participants.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Contact: Roxanne Spillett, Pres. and C.E.O.
1275 W. Peachtree St. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30309-3506
Telephone: (404) 487-5700
E-mail: info@bgca.org
URL: http://www.bgca.org/Pages/index.aspx

The organization seeks to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Grants are provided only to partner agencies and participants in Boys & Girls Club programs.

The Cawood Foundation, Inc.
Contact: Gayle Cawood, Secy.-Treas.
103 Clover Green
Peachtree City, GA 30269-1672

Giving for education and Christian organizations.

Charity Parity Plan, Inc.
1000 Peachtree St. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30309-4470

The organization provides funding for local health care organizations and United Ways.

Children’s Wish Foundation International, Inc.
8615 Roswell Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30350-1822
Telephone: (770) 393-9474 Fax: (770) 393-0683
URL: http://www.childrenswish.org/cgi-sys/suspendedpage.cgi

The foundation is dedicated to bringing joy and hope to seriously ill children and their families worldwide by involving the public in putting children first with opportunities to experience the enhanced value and quality of life through the magic of a fulfilled wish.

Chipman-Union Foundation
P.O. Box 307
Union Point, GA 30669-0307

The foundation supports organizations involved with education, cancer, human services, community development, and Christianity.

Club of Hearts, Inc.
241 Ralph McGill Blvd., Rm. 10131
Atlanta, GA 30308-3374

The organization provides grants to charitable organizations and employees and their families.

Coastal EMC Foundation
P.O. Box 109
Midway, GA 31320
Telephone: (912) 884-3311
URL: www.coastalemc.com/foundation.aspx?section=c

The foundation’s mission is to assist with the food, health, safety, education and shelter needs of citizens in counties served by Coastal Electric Cooperative.

Concerted Services, Inc.
2100 Riverside Ave.
P.O. Box 1965
Waycross, GA 31501-7072
Telephone: (912) 285-6083
URL: www.concertedservices.org

The organization mission is to provide opportunities and assistance for low-income persons to become more self-sufficient through family stability, increased partnership affiliations, community revitalization and community ownership.

Cox Employee Disaster Relief Fund, Inc.
6205 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30328-4524

The fund seeks to provide relief to the victims of natural disasters.

The Delta Air Lines Foundation
Contact: Jerome Miller, Pres.
Dept. 983
P.O. Box 20706
Atlanta, GA 30320-6001
Telephone: (404) 715-5487 Fax: (404) 715-3267
E-mail: foundation.delta@delta.com

The foundation supports organizations involved with arts and culture, health and wellness, youth development, and community enrichment.

Dunamis Educational Foundation
3545 Cruse Rd., Ste. 312
Lawrenceville, GA 30044-3171
Telephone: (770) 279-1144

Giving for the disabled.

Fragile Kids Foundation
Contact: Carolyn Polakowski, Exec. Dir.; Jill Gossett, Dir., Devel.
3350 Riverwood Pkwy., Ste. 1400
Atlanta, GA 30339-3314
Telephone: (770) 951-6111 Fax: (770) 541-3763
URL: www.fragilekids.org

The foundation provides grants for health care equipment for medically fragile children.

Ulrich and Ruth Frank Foundation for International Health, Inc.
c/o S. Campbell
300 Three Oaks Dr.
Athens, GA 30607-2285

Grant award for the best published paper on preventive medicine by a medical student.

The Fulton School Employees Charitable Fund, Inc.
Contact: Christine Estelle, Secy.
786 Cleveland Ave. S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30315-7239

The fund provides support for Fulton employees and students who have financial difficulties due to life threatening illness or other catastrophic circumstances.

Georgia Association of Realtors Disaster Relief Fund, Inc.
3200 Presidential Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30340-3981

The fund provides relief to individuals whose Georgia business or residence is damaged or destroyed by a natural disaster.

Georgia Osteopathic Institute
(dba Osteopathic Institute of the South)
Contact: Barry Doublestein, Exec. Dir.
2037 Grayson Hwy.
Grayson, GA 30017-1242
Telephone: (770) 908-3200 Fax: (770) 908-3210

The organization assists third- and fourth-year osteopathic residents in finding rotations within local hospitals as well as living arrangements and reimburses third- and fourth-year podiatric residents for expenses incurred during the residency program.

Georgia-Pacific Corporation Contributions Program
133 Peachtree St. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30303-1808
URL: http://www.gp.com/gpfoundation/

Awards Program Contact:
Caitlin Allen, Telephone: (312) 988-2310
E-mail: callen@webershandwick.com

As a complement to its foundation, Georgia-Pacific also makes charitable contributions to nonprofit organizations directly. Support is given on a national and international basis in areas of company operations.

Golden Key International Honour Society, Inc.
621 North Ave. N.E., Ste. C-100
Atlanta, GA 30308
Telephone: (404) 377-2400 Fax: (678) 420-6757
E-mail: awards@goldenkey.org
URL: https://www.goldenkey.org/gk/gksite/defaultsplash.aspx

Golden Key is a collegiate honor society. Membership into the society is by invitation only, to the top 15 percent of college/university sophomores, juniors and seniors, 2nd and 3rd year students (depending on the program) and top performing U.S. graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on the objective criteria of their academic achievements. The society supports its members with scholarships and awards.

James H. Hall Eye Foundation
(also known as The James H. Hall Eye Center)
Contact: Dinorah Hall, Exec. Dir.
c/o Scottish Rite Office
5445 Meridian Mark Rd., Ste. 220
Atlanta, GA 30342
Telephone: (229) 436-8515
E-mail: halleyecenter@bellsouth.net
URL: foundationcenter.org/grantmaker/jameshall/

The foundation operates a private clinic that focuses on prevention of blindness in early childhood. The medical team delivers pediatric ophthalmologic and surgical care to indigent, uninsured children, as well as to children neglected by the medical establishment. The goal of the foundation is to preserve, rehabilitate and restore vision, and to develop more effective treatments and cures for diseases of the visual system. The programs are bolstered by clinical trials and post-doctoral training that involve complicated pathologies and surgical and emergency care.

Handweavers Guild of America, Inc.
(also known as HGA)
1255 Buford Hwy., Ste. 211
Suwanee, GA 30024
Telephone: (678) 730-0010 Fax: (678) 730-0836
URL: www.weavespindye.org

The guild seeks to inspire creativity and encourage excellence in the fiber arts.

John Travis Hart Charitable Trust
1064 Sea Palms West Dr.
St. Simons Island, GA 31522-5243
Contact: Nancy Middleton Hart, Pres.

Giving primarily for cardiac rehabilitation patients at Southeast Georgia Medical Center, who are recommended by a physician.

The Homer Fund, Inc.
2455 Paces Ferry Rd., Ste. C-17
Atlanta, GA 30339-1834
Fax: (770) 384-2612
E-mail: Homer_Fund@HomeDepot.com
URL: www.thdhomerfund.org

The fund provides short-term financial assistance to Home Depot associates and employees who encounter hardship due to catastrophic circumstances beyond their control. The fund also provides Home Depot associates with tips and information on topics such as renter’s insurance, health care, and financial preparedness.

The Lost Boys Foundation, Inc.
100 Auburn Ave., Ste. 200
Atlanta, GA 30303

The foundation provides education, cultural, and social skills to the lost boys of Sudan.

The Marena Foundation, Inc.
650 Progress Industrial Blvd.
Lawrenceville, GA 30043-4800

The foundation supports organizations involved with education, health, human services, and Christianity.

National Kidney Foundation of Georgia, Inc.
Contact: Barbara Sachs, C.E.O.
2951 Flowers Rd. S., Ste. 211
Atlanta, GA 30341-5533
Telephone: (770) 452-1539
E-mail: info@kidney.org
URL: http://www.kidney.org/site/index.cfm?ch=205

The foundation is dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation.

Ninth District Opportunity, Inc.
P.O. Drawer L
Gainesville, GA 30503-1912
Telephone: (770) 532-3191 Fax: (770) 534-0548
URL: www.ndo.org

The organization works in partnership with low-income people promoting access to opportunities leading toward self-development, self-reliance, and self-determination. The organization also administers federal funds for Head Start, Home Weatherization, and Low Income Home Energy Assistance programs for north-central Georgia.

North Georgia Community Action, Inc.
P.O. Box 760
Jasper, GA 30143-0760

The organization provides community-based human service assistance.

Nottus Ministries, Inc.
Contact: Frank Sutton, Pres
P.O. Box 398
Nashville, GA 31639-0398
Telephone: (229) 686-3598

Grants made to assist families suffering from disasters and to promote the Christian values of the organization.

The Nuci Phillips Memorial Foundation
396 Oconee St.
Athens, GA 30601
Telephone: (706) 227-1515 Fax: (706) 227-1524
URL: www.nuci.org

The foundation provides a referral service for low-cost professional counseling services and support for musicians who suffer from depression. The foundation also encourages appropriate treatment for depression, anxiety, and other brain disorders and is committed to the fight against the stigma attached to such illnesses.

Rainbow Fund
Contact: Burton S. Luce, Mgr.
P.O. Box 1408
Fort Valley, GA 31030-1408

Giving primarily to Protestant agencies and churches.

Reynolds Foundation, Inc.
100 Linger Longer Rd.
Greensboro, GA 30642-3812

Giving primarily for disaster relief and for college scholarships.

Savannah Widows Society
3025 Bull St.
Savannah, GA 31405-2016

Grants primarily to single women, 55 years of age or older, residing in Chatham County, Georgia. Some grants to seriously disabled women whose income from other sources is insufficient to provide for their care in a reasonably comfortable manner.

Southern Company Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Contact: Susan M. Carter, Secy.
241 Ralph McGill Blvd., N.E., BIN 10131
Atlanta, GA 30308-3374
Fax: (404) 506-1485

The foundation supports organizations involved with education, the environment, and disaster relief.

Stillman-Lack Foundation
Contact: Jonathan Lack, Secy.-Treas.
1109 Monroe Dr. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30306-3649

Giving only to artistic institutions, including museums, universities, and individuals.

Tuttle-Newton Home, Inc.
Contact: Emily Boyles, Exec. Dir.
2196 Central Ave.
Augusta, GA 30904-4421

Giving primarily to provide housing and living expenses to aid children and single mothers who are recommended by social workers in the Central Savannah River, Georgia, area.

United Way of Colquitt County, Inc.
P.O. Box 969
Moultrie, GA 31776-0969

The organization works to assess on a continuing basis the need for human service programs; to seek solutions to human problems; to assist in the development of new or the expansion or modification of existing human service programs; to promote preventive activities; and to foster cooperation among local, state, and national agencies serving the community.