Conversation to Action Grant
New this year, On the Table Macon participants will be eligible to apply for mini-grants to strengthen community, deepen civic involvement, and cultivate new ideas developed during their conversations. Conversation to Action funding will range in amount from $100 to $1,000, with anywhere from 20-40 awards expected, contingent on quantity and viability of applications.
Priority will be given to projects that demonstrate a majority of the following:
- Feature a new idea generated through an On the Table Macon conversation
- Focus on action and collaboration to provide innovative, more efficient approaches to solving community issues
- Address needs not currently being met by an existing organization
- Reach a broad segment of the community
- Open to individuals, groups and organizations. (For nonprofit applicants, standard Foundation grant eligibility applies. Documentation required for individual applicants.)
– Ongoing operational expenses are unlikely to be funded.
– The Foundation will consider applications from faith-based organizations for non-sectarian, community outreach programs.
Grant applications must have a direct relevance to the Macon-Bibb County community.
Maximum Grant Amount
Conversation to Action funding will range in amount from $100 to $1,000, with anywhere from 20-40 awards expected, contingent on quantity and viability of applications.
Under the Conversation to Action Grant Program, CFCG will only consider proposals from participants of On The Table Macon 2018.
Decision Deadline: Late November
Notification of Grants
Applicants will be notified of the Board’s decision in late November for the 2018 deadline.
This grant requires completion of a final project report including a financial report. Final reports are due within two months after depletion of the grant funds, prior to submitting a new grant application, or no later than April 30, 2019, whichever is earliest. To be eligible for future grants, the Community Foundation must have completed final reports on file for all previously awarded grants when submitting a new grant application. The final report form will be available in March 2019.Final Report
Instructions for completing a Fillable PDF form
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- Open the fillable form.
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- When ready, don’t forget to attach the fillable form to your e-mail and send it to CFCG.
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If you need assistance, please contact the Community Foundation via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (478) 750-9338.
How to Apply
You will need a User ID and Password for Spectrum Web Portal to access the online application. Then, complete the online Conversation to Action Grant application form, which will require attaching the following documents in electronic format.
- Project Budget Summary – should include all revenue sources (requested, pending & received) and expenses for the specific project.
- For Organizations – Current IRS Determination Letter – should indicate 501(c)3 tax-exempt status. If no designation, a statement detailing the status of an application with the Federal government or future application plans may be submitted, along with a statement of charitable purpose.
- For Organizations – Most Recent Financial Audit Report or Most Recent IRS Form 990 (If your organization has both, please submit the Financial Audit Report.
Late, hardcopy, or incomplete applications will not 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 email@example.com 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.
2018 Grant Recipients
Multiple Grant Recipients
Antonio Williams | Seasonal Coats for Kids & Pleasant Hill Community Clean-Up
Antonio will receive two $1,000 grants. One will provide at least 50 coats for winter to the kids in the community and host a small cookout for distribution. The second grant will help him to continue hosting at least one Community Clean Up a month in Pleasant Hill.
Ernestine Thomas | Youth Ambassador T-Shirts & Porch Pilot Project
Ernestine will also receive two separate grants. One for $250 to purchase branded t-shirts for the Lynmore Estates Youth Ambassadors, who assist with small repairs and other activities in their neighborhood. The second grant for $750 will be in support of the Lynmore Estates Porch Pilot Project in which the Youth Ambassadors will do small repairs to the homes of seniors and the disabled in their community.
$500 Grant Recipients
Frankie Lewis | It Takes A Village
This grant will launch “It Takes A Village,” which is a pilot program that will match youth and/or families at risk with people in the community who will assist them with working through their difficulties.
Erica Duncan | Safe Routes to Parks – Macon
This grant will bring a national initiative, Safe Routes to Parks, to Macon. This will reduce unequal access to greenspaces by auditing and publishing safe, accessible bikeable and walkable routes to parks.
$1,000 Grant Recipients
Jill Vanderhoek | Food Access in Macon
This grant will activate existing community assets, such as church transportation, in order to develop a program to transport residents to grocery stores.
LaTravius Smith | Mental Health Symposium
This grant will implement a Mental Health Symposium to bring awareness and address the traumatic effects of poverty on mental well-being of children and families in our community.
Scott Mitchell | Access to Public Restroom Initiative
This grant will bring a pilot program to place a new portable restroom in Downtown Macon to serve visitors, residents, and transient residents.
Renee Wilmore | Social Issues Movie Viewing for Teens
This grant will help fund a movie viewing, regarding social issues affecting teenagers, for middle and high school teens of Macon and their parent(s), then lead a discussion to create actionable steps to implement change in Macon.
Virgil Watkins Jr. | Creation of Community Courts
This grant will implement the creation of Community Courts. A local effort to reduce recidivism rates of low-level offenders and provide first time non-violent offenders with a reformative pathway by engaging community courts and partners.
Andrea Cooke | Laundry Days
This grant will implement a program that would provide free tokens for washing clothes while the participants engage in a community building conversation.
June O’Neal | Unionville Job Fair
This grant will enable the recipient to host a cookout and job fair in Unionville and will have community businesses on site to offer jobs to the residents.
Daffeney Michell Hollis | Transportation Expansion for Homeless Population
This grant will expand our city’s transportation services to homeless individuals seeking assistance by transporting them to medical appointments, job appointments, and other important places.
Rena Canady-Laster | Each One Reach One
This grant will implement a program where current CGTC adult education students will participate in a recruitment initiative called Each One Reach One. Students will be encouraged to invite their friends and family who have dropped-out of school to a round table discussion about education and job training opportunities.
Robin Crosby | Adopt Culver Street Job Training Program
This grant will create a unique job training program where their students will “adopt Culver Street” and foster community engagement by organizing street gatherings, trash pick-ups, and other service projects.
Charise Stephens | Mount Homes Youth Agrihood
This grant will spearhead the Mount Homes Youth Agriculture Project which will be an agrihood lead by kids in the Mount Homes community in Pleasant Hill.