Carling Memorial Foundation Fund

Deadline: 12:00pm | November 15th

Purpose and Funding Priority

The Carling Memorial Foundation Fund will accept applications for projects that benefit the health and well-being of children in Bibb County.

Geographic Restrictions

Projects must occur in Bibb County, Georgia.

Average Grant Amount

The average grant awarded by the Carling Memorial Foundation Fund is $1,000.

Frequency an Organization can Apply

Organizations may submit one application per year. Any organization that has received prior funding from the Carling Memorial Foundation Fund must have a final report on file at CFCG prior to the submission of a new grant application in order to be considered for funding.

Grant Award Schedule

The Carling Memorial Foundation Fund grants will be announced within two months of the application deadline. Applicants will be notified in writing of the decision.

How to Apply

You will need a User ID and Password to access the application. Click here to register. Please note that it will take at least one business day to process a new registration for the Web Portal; do not wait until the week of the deadline to register. Once your registration is processed, submit a one page letter detailing the project you are proposing and a one page budget summary for the project. Both files should be uploaded as PDF files.

Reporting Requirements

All recipients of a grant from the Carling Memorial Foundation Fund must submit a final report detailing the outcome of the project and how the grant funds were used.  Final reports are due within sixty days after depletion of the grant funds, prior to submitting a new grant application, or no later than one year from the deadline date of the cycle in which you applied for your grant, whichever is earliest. For example, if you received a grant in the November 1, 2023, cycle, your final report is due no later than November 1, 2024. To be eligible for future grants, the Community Foundation must have completed final reports or final letters on file for all previously awarded grants when submitting a new grant application.

Beginning January 1, 2024, all CFCG Competitive Grant Program reports must be submitted in the online grants portal. No reports will be accepted by mail or in paper form. When a report is ready to be completed, you will receive an automatic email from the portal with details on how to complete the report.

How to talk about your grant

Here are a few important notes on how to talk about your Carling Memorial Foundation Fund project.

Terminology:  In all materials, describe your funding as a grant from the Carling Memorial Foundation Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia.

News Releases:  Promote your project with a news release to the local media. If you’re inviting the media out to cover your project or event, please invite us too by sending the information to We would also like to share your news releases with our contacts, please include as a release contact.

Social Media:  Spread the word about your project through social media channels such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. You can find the Community Foundation on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter, under the name CFCGA, and on Instagram under “cfcentralga”. We encourage you to tag us in your posts.

Logo:  You are welcomed and encouraged to use the Community Foundation of Central Georgia logo on any collateral materials about your project, including websites, email blasts, brochures, and posters. You can download our logo by clicking here. A copy of any materials created should be submitted with your final report.

How these grants are made possible

These grants are funded by the Carling Memorial Foundation Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia.

Previous Grant Recipients

Carling Memorial Foundation Fund
2017 Grant Recipients

  • Boy Scouts for Scouting – Delivering the Promise
  • Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia for Direct Delivery/Outreach Program
  • Rescue Mission of Middle GA for Women’s Division Field Trips
  • Macon Outreach at Mulberry for Children’s Clothing
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Heart of Georgia for the Mentoring Children of Promise program
  • Men About Change for Empowering Today’s Youth
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