Linda Harriet Lane Fund

Deadline: 12:00pm | March 31st

About Linda Harriet Lane

Linda Harriet Lane was a Macon native.  She graduated from Vassar College in 1950 where she received a Liberal Arts degree, and then she received a Master of Music degree from Indiana State University.  After studying under pianists in New York, she returned to Macon where she began her tenure at Wesleyan College as Instructor of Piano in 1954 and eventually became Associate Professor of Music.  She continued her distinguished teaching and performing career for more than 30 years.  In 1995, Wesleyan College honored Linda with the degree of Doctor of Fine Arts.  She was an accomplished concert pianist, and she played with the Macon, Atlanta and Savannah Symphonies and performed abroad.  Above all else, she valued education, music, arts and culture, and travel.  Today, Linda’s generosity lives on through the Linda Harriet Lane Fund of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia.


The Linda Harriet Lane Fund will accept proposals for Bibb County projects that support the advancement of education, improvement of the arts community, improvement of the health and recreation of the community, or otherwise benefit the community as a whole.

Funding Priority

Projects should address one of the following:

  • Advancement of education
  • Improving the arts community
  • Improving health or recreation
  • Providing a benefit to the community as a whole

Geographic Restrictions

Projects must occur in Bibb County Georgia.

Average Grant Amount

The average grant awarded by the Linda Harriet Lane Fund is $10,000.

Frequency an Organization can Apply

Organizations may submit one application per year. Any organization that has received prior funding from the Linda Harriet Lane 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 Linda Harriet Lane Fund grants will be announced within three months of the application deadline. Applicants will be notified in writing of the decision and may also check the grants portal for application status updates.

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 Linda Harriet Lane 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 March 31, 2023, cycle, your final report is due no later than March 31, 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 Linda Harriet Lane Fund project.

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

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