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Our grant request for proposal (RFP) will be released in June 2019. If you would like to be notified, please submit your contact information on the link below.

Grant Eligibility


  • The Foundation makes grants for arts and culture programming aligned with our mission. Organizations classified as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and that conform to our eligibility criteria are eligible to apply for a grant, including faith-based nonprofit organizations and public and private elementary, middle and high schools.

  • The delivery of the arts education and/or arts/culture programming must take place in whole or in part in Sandy Springs, Georgia.

  • Arts education projects must be curriculum-based and conform to the Georgia Curriculum Standards for arts education.

  • Programs that use art in educational, environmental and/or healthcare settings are eligible to apply.

  • A match is NOT required to receive a grant from the Foundation.



  • Sandy Springs Arts Foundation will not fund grants to organizations for annual operating funds, buildings, land acquisition, endowments, or debt reduction.

  • Individuals and for-profit organizations are not eligible for funding.

  • Houses of worship are not eligible to apply for grants but faith-based community organizations with 501(c)(3) tax exempt status are eligible.

  • Grant distributions are based on eligibility, merit, alignment with the Foundation’s criteria and goals, and availability of funds.



  • A proposal that responds to the Foundation’s RFP (Request for Proposal)

  • An IRS Determination Letter stating your organization’s 501(c)3 status

  • Your organization’s most recent audited financial statement, financial compilation, and/or most recent year-end financial statement

  • Your organization’s strategic plan

  • Your organization’s annual budget

  • A list of your Board of Directors and staff

  • A detailed line item budget for the program for which you are requesting a grant. It should explain how and when granted funds will be used.

  • We encourage all applicant organizations to submit a 2 to 5-minute video (it can be recorded on a smartphone) which tells the story of your organization, and summarizes your grant proposal and its impact on the Sandy Springs community

  • Grant recipients will be required to submit a mid-year progress report and year-end report, including expenditures of grant funds



  • A request for proposal (RFP) will be released in June 2019.

  • Distribution of funds for 2019 will take place on or before Dec 31, 2019.


To be among the first to receive our Request for Proposal, please email your name, title, and your organization’s name to: We will let you know when we release our Request for Proposal.


Please email any questions about the Foundation or grant opportunities to

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