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Frequently Asked Questions

What grant applications does Healthcare Georgia Foundation fund?

To improve the health of Georgians, the Foundation considers grant applications that align with funding opportunities within our four priority areas. Each funding opportunity offers specific criteria about eligibility and applicant deadlines. Eligibility criteria may vary depending on the funding opportunities that are available.

What types of organizations can apply for Foundation funding?

The following types of organizations are eligible to apply for  foundation funding opportunities:

  • Georgia health nonprofit organizations classified as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code who are serving Georgia residents
  • Georgia public agencies, including state and local
  • National organizations providing services in Georgia are also considered. The national organization must have an office in Georgia.

Eligibility criteria may vary depending on the funding opportunities that may be available.

What programs and activities are not eligible for funding?

Healthcare Georgia Foundation does not make grants for the following:

  • Political campaigns or voter registration drives
  • Operating deficits or retirement of debt
  • Capital campaigns

How are applications and proposals submitted to the Foundation?

The Foundation requires that all proposals and applications responding to an announced funding opportunity  be submitted through an online application. During funding announcements, an online application link will be posted on the Foundation’s website, along with instructions for completing and submitting an online application. Technical assistance will be provided by Foundation staff to those organizations that request assistance with the online application. The Foundation will promptly notify all applicants electronically after receiving an organization’s application.

Is there a limit to indirect costs on a grant application?

When applying for funding from Healthcare Georgia Foundation, indirect costs should not exceed 10 percent of the total direct costs requested. 

May we use a fiscal sponsor if we are not a 501(c)(3)?

If an applicant organization/project is not a 501(c)(3) entity and plans to use a fiscal sponsor, that sponsor should send a cover letter with the proposal indicating it has approved this project for funding. Pre-approval by the fiscal sponsor is necessary for the Foundation to proceed with the funding request. If the project has no separate legal existence and is a direct project of the entity holding the 501(c) (3), this should be stated in the grant proposal.

How are applicants notified of Foundation funding decisions?

Applicants that have been approved for funding by the Board of Directors will be notified by the designated Foundation program officer.

The Foundation will notify applicant organizations in writing of the decision to deny a funding request. Further information may be obtained by directly contacting the designated program officer.

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