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People like you make the world go ‘round. Let us help you make a difference in our community.


The following is SSAF’s Giving Framework:

  1. Performing Arts Center-Related Events and Programming – Sandy Springs has a world-class PAC. We have funded many life-enriching experiences that residents and visitors alike have enjoyed and were economy-boosting events for the local area. 

  2. Enhancing the Arts Experience for Mostly Economically Challenged Schools in Sandy Springs – SSAF collaborates directly with schools to assess and fund the most pressing needs for arts programming.

  3. Sandy Springs’ Arts Nonprofit Organizations – SSAF assists other Sandy Springs nonprofits requesting funding for arts programming, which support the premise that art enhances inclusion, the economy, health, and/or a sense of community.



  • For grant consideration, please submit your grant by June 26, 2023 or September 25, 2023.

  • The Foundation makes grants for arts and culture programming aligned with our mission: to elevate all Sandy Springs residents through the arts. 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.

  • 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 funds expenses appropriated with a specific grant request and 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 strategic plan or business case.

  • 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.

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