Dunlap Williamson Fund
The Dunlap Williamson Fund seeks to help the needs of today’s society and to anticipate emerging issues that may become major concerns in the future.
Areas of particular interest include:
- Healthcare Initiatives
- Educational Development
- Family Services
- Youth Welfare
Grant applicants must be qualified 501(c)(3) organizations whose principal offices are located in Bibb County, Georgia, and the contiguous counties.
Average Grant Amount
While there is not a maximum grant amount per organization, there is a total amount available for grants each deadline. The total amount available for grants this deadline will be approximately $24,000.
Frequency an Organization can Apply
Organizations will only be awarded funds once per 12 month period.
CFCG Grant Award Schedule
After the application deadline, CFCG staff will perform due diligence on all grant applications. The due diligence process may include a conversation with the grant contact to gather further information that can aid in decision making. The Dunlap Williamson Fund Committee will review the applications and propose grants to CFCG’s Executive Committee for final approval. The grants will typically be announced within three 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, complete the Dunlap Williamson Fund application. You will be required to upload the following documents as PDF files:
(You may click on the attachments below to see a sample.)
Project Budget Summary – should include all revenue sources (requested, pending, and received) and expenses for the specific project.
Board Authorization Letter – should be a statement from the organization’s Board of Directors authorizing the request and agreeing to complete the project if funded.
Board of Directors/Trustees List – should include directors’/trustees’ individual terms of office and their individual percentage of participation in the organization’s Board meetings.
Organization’s Current Annual Operating Budget – should be a report of the organization’s planned budget indicating projected revenue and expenses for the current fiscal year.
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.
All recipients of a grant from the Dunlap Williamson Fund must submit a final letter detailing the outcome of the project and how the grant funds were used. Final letters should be mailed to CFCG at 577 Mulberry Street, Suite 1600 Macon, GA 31201. Final letters 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, 2016, cycle, your final report is due no later than November 1, 2017. 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.
How to talk about your grant
Here are a few important notes on how to talk about your Dunlap Williamson Fund project.
Terminology: In all materials, describe your funding as a grant from the Dunlap Williamson 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We would also like to share your news releases with our contacts, please include email@example.com 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 welcome 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.
How these grants are made possible
These grants are funded by the Dunlap Williamson Fund of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia.