Perot-Fiero Foundation Fund

Deadline: 12:00pm | December 15th

About Erwin A. Fiero, Jr.

Erwin A. Fiero, Jr., known affectionately by friends and family as “Beetle”, was a native of Philadelphia, PA  and attended Episcopal Academy, Franklin and Marshall College, St. Joseph College and Villanova University. As a child and young man, he was active in the Boy Scouts where he attained the rank of Life Scout, was a member of Order of the Arrow, and earned the Silver Beaver Award.  While in Pennsylvania, he returned to Episcopal Academy and taught for twenty-seven years, shaping the lives of young people and others. Upon retiring in 1981, he relocated to Macon, GA and became a Holy Spirit parishioner and Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 205. While in retirement, Erwin returned to education by substituting at St. Peter Claver School, St. Joseph’s School, Mt. DeSales Academy and Holy Spirit CCD. Volunteering was Erwin’s passion. He continued to give of his time, talent, and treasure by tutoring and transporting the handicapped, delivering Thanksgiving meals to the elderly or seniors in personal care homes, and repairing homes throughout his community.  Today, the generosity of Erwin lives on through the Perot-Fiero Foundation Fund of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia.


The Perot-Fiero Foundation Fund seeks to support organizations and churches that provide services to the community such as tutoring, meal or feeding programs, transportation, assistance to the physically and/or mentally disabled, and home repairs for those in need (through organizations, not to individuals).

Funding Priority

Areas of particular interest include:

  • Children, Youth, and Families
  • Education
  • Health and Human Services
  • Faith Based Organizations

Geographic Restrictions

Grant applicants must be qualified 501(c)(3) organizations or churches whose principal offices are located in Macon-Bibb County, Georgia. The grant funds must also be used in Macon-Bibb County.

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 $40,000.00

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 Perot-Fiero Foundation 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 Perot-Fiero Foundation 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.)

Most Recent Financial Audit Report or Most Recent IRS Form 990 – If your organization has both, please submit the Financial Audit Report.


Reporting Requirements

All Perot-Fiero Nonprofit Grant Program recipients must complete a final project report including a financial report. 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 December 15, 2023, cycle, your final report is due no later than December 15, 2024. 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.

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 Perot-Fiero Foundation Fund project.

Terminology:  In all materials, describe your funding as a grant from the Perot-Fiero Foundation 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.

How these grants are made possible

These grants are funded by the Perot-Fiero Foundation Fund of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia.

Previous Grant Recipients



Wesley Glen Ministries $4,200.00
Rescue Mission of Middle Georgia $2,000.00
Rebuilding Macon, Inc. $4,200.00
Museum of Arts and Sciences $3,000.00
Mulberry Street United Methodist Church $4,200.00
The Methodist Home for Children and Youth $4,200.00
The Mentors Project of Bibb County, Inc. $4,200.00
Macon Volunteer Clinic, Inc. $2,600.00
Jay’s HOPE Foundation, Inc. $2,000.00
DePaul USA $4,200.00
Communities in Schools of Central Georgia $4,200.00
Boy Scouts of America – Central GA Council $2,500.00


Wesley Glen Ministries $9,000.00
Rebuilding Macon, Inc. $5,000.00
Rescue Mission of Middle Georgia $1,500.00
The Methodist Home for Children and Youth $9,000.00
The Mentors Project of Bibb County, Inc. $9,000.00
Meals on Wheels of Middle Georgia, Inc. $3,500.00
Jay’s HOPE Foundation, Inc. $2,000.00
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