Clayton and Carol Paul Fund

Deadline: 12:00pm | June 30th & December 31st

Purpose and Funding Priorities

The primary and only objective of this Fund is to provide monetary grants to

  1. animal humane societies
  2. animal shelters
  3. animal adoption agencies
  4. low-cost spay-neuter clinics
  5. individual wildlife rehabilitators
  6. other deserving animal welfare organizations.

In order to allow these volunteer organizations to use their enormous enthusiasm, drive, and willingness to reduce animal suffering and homelessness through the monetary maintenance of their organizations where little or no monetary funds existed previously.

Priority consideration will be given to proposals that have an enduring and meaningful impact toward reducing stray animal population and suffering.

Geographic Restrictions

Applicants must be based in and providing services for animals in Central Georgia.

Maximum Grant Amount

The majority of grants awarded by the Clayton and Carol Paul Fund will not usually exceed $2,000. However, the Clayton and Carol Paul Fund is interested in supporting at least one large project each year.

Funding Cycles

Preference will be given to organizations who have not received a Clayton and Carol Paul Fund grant in the last twelve months.

Grant Award Schedule

The application deadlines are noon on June 30 and December 31. Decisions are usually made and announced within two months of the deadlines.

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, complete the Clayton and Carol Paul Fund Application.

Reporting Requirements

All recipients of a grant from the Clayton and Carol Paul 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 June 30, 2023, cycle, your final report is due no later than June 30, 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

In all materials, describe your funding as a grant from The Clayton and Carol Paul Fund for Animal Welfare, 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 Clayton and Carol Paul Fund for Animal Welfare.

Previous Grant Recipients

Fall 2016 Paul Fund Grant Recipients

$5,086 to Southern Valley Ranch and Rescue

$2,500 to The Dolly Goodpuppy Society

$2,000 to Laurens Wildlife Rescue

$2,000 to Save A Pet

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