(GAINESVILLE) — The North Georgia Community Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2021 Community Grant Cycle.

The grants seek to fund organizations and programs designed to improve the quality of life in North Georgia. Eligible applicants may submit an application requesting $500 to $25,000 in grant funding.

The application deadline is 5 p.m. on August 15.

NGCF President and CEO Michelle Prater

After allocating all the available 2020 Community Grant funding for COVID-19 relief grants, NGCF’s annual community grant cycle has returned.

“Over the course of these last 18 months we have sought to deepen our support for the community and facilitate grants to help meet critical needs due to the pandemic,” says NGCF President and CEO Michelle Prater. “I am proud of how we were able to provide over $1.2 Million in COVID grants and that we can now open our normal grant cycle again.”


NGCF grants provide program and general operating support to eligible organizations. Community Grants are funded by endowed unrestricted funds at NGCF and this year they will also include grants from the W. Frank and Lillie Mae Green Fund.

Organizations in NGCF’s service area may apply. This includes the North Georgia counties of Banks, Dawson, Fannin, Forsyth, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Jackson, Lumpkin, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, and White.

Applications may be submitted online at www.ngcf.org/ngcf-community-grants. For more information about available grants or the application process, contact Margaux Dolenc at mdolenc@ngcf.org or 770-535-7880.