Frequently Asked Questions
Do you provide grants to individuals?
No. The Foundation only supports not-for-profit organizations with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.
Do you have scholarship funds available?
For information about scholarship availability and details please visit the Peyton Anderson Scholars website.
How do I know if I am eligible?
Those proposing grants from The Peyton Anderson Foundation must be organizations that hold current valid letters of qualification from the Internal Revenue Service evidencing that they are qualified as Section 501(c)(3) organizations and that they are NOT private foundations. Grants may not be made to individuals under the terms of the trust.
Do you fund projects outside of Bibb County, Georgia?
Priority will be given to the award of grants that will be expended in, and are for the benefit of, Macon and Bibb County, Georgia. The Trustees prefer to make grants only to those organizations having a substantial presence in Bibb County, Georgia.
What are the foundation's deadlines?
The cutoff dates for submitting grant applications are April 1st and August 1st. Grants will be awarded based on the best judgment of the Trustees as to relative merit, conformity to Mr. Anderson’s philosophy as founder, and compliance with the mandatory and discretionary policies of the Foundation and applicable laws, regardless of the order in which proposals are filed.
Where do I send grant proposals?
All proposals should via our online application.
How often can an organization apply for a grant?
Ordinarily the Trustees prefer not to:
- Award grants to any organization any more frequently than once every 24 months.
- Consider proposals from any organization any more frequently than once every 12 months, whether the result of the previous proposal were positive or negative.
- Consider proposals from any organization receiving a multi-year grant until 12 months after the last payment of that grant has been made.
Will a site visit to my organization be required by your foundation?
Possibly. After each proposal is reviewed, if a site visit is deemed necessary the Foundation will contact your organization to setup an appointment.
We have applied for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, but have not received the letter to date. May we apply for a grant without this document?
No. You must have your 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status letter in hand before submitting your proposal.
We have a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt letter for our organization, but it is over 10 years old, will that be sufficient?
No. We require that your 501(c)(3) letter be updated within the past 10 years.
We have an E.I.N. number but not a 501(c)(3). Can we still apply?
No. Those proposing grants from The Peyton Anderson Foundation must be organizations that hold current valid letters of qualification, dated within the last ten years, from the Internal Revenue Service evidencing that they are qualified as Section 501(c)(3) organizations and that they are not private foundations.
When can I expect the Board to make a decision about my proposal?
The trustees of the Foundation meet twice a year in the summer and the fall. The President will notify you by mail after the scheduled meetings.
Where else might I look for funding?