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Ozzy's Fund
The Carrie Johnson Wheeler Endowment for Animal Welfare

Deadlines: June 30 and December 31  

Background
Ozzy was rescued from an Atlanta, Georgia parking lot in 2003. He was only four weeks old and weighed only a few ounces. He was anemic and covered in fleas. His right eye had been destroyed and he had been abandoned and left to die. In fact, he was so close to death that flies had already begun to lay eggs in his fur. However, Ozzy's story did not end that day ten years ago. Today, he is a healthy and much loved boy who rules his household. We cannot think of a better rescue story or any animal who is more deserving of having a Fund named in his honor.

Purpose
The purpose of Ozzy's Fund is to support initiatives which directly affect the lives of animals within the middle Georgia area. The fund should be used to promote the welfare of animals of all kinds and facilitate projects within the scope of the following areas:

  •  Spay/Neuter
  •  Trap/Neuter/Release
  •  Animal Adoption
  •  Preventing Animal Cruelty

Grants will be considered for any nonprofit group whose mission is animal rescue and adoption, spay/neuter or TNR.  However, programs directed towards public awareness (education), media/marketing campaigns and fund raising will not be covered by the fund.

Geographic Restrictions
Grant applicants must be providing direct service to animals but are not limited to organizations in Central Georgia.

Grant Amounts
Grant amounts may vary, but will not usually exceed $2,500.

 Funding Cycles
CFCG will review grant applications semi-annually in July and January. If you have an emergency need that cannot wait until the next deadline, please contact the Foundation office at (478) 750-9338 or via email at grants@cfcga.org. The application deadlines are June 30th and December 31st at 5:00pm.

Reporting Requirements
Each recipient will be required to complete a brief final report no later than 12 months from the date of the grant.

HOW TO APPLY

You will need a User ID and Password for the Spectrum Web Portal to access the online application. Click here to register. 

If available, please attach an electronic copy of your organization’s most recent annual financial statement (independently audited if available) or most recently completed IRS Form 990.

Late, hardcopy, or incomplete applications will not be considered for funding.  Please do not include any other forms or information other than what is required as outlined above.  Applicants will be contacted if more information is needed. 

Please contact the Foundation at grants@cfcga.org or (478) 750-9338 if you have any questions.

The Community Foundation of Central Georgia believes that equal opportunity is important for the continuing success of our organization.  In accordance with state, federal, and municipal laws, this Foundation intends to comply with these laws which preclude discrimination because of race, disability, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin or any other protected classification.