In 2017, the year of what will be Peyton Anderson’s 110th birthday, the Foundation will announce a new initiative we believe will inspire and invigorate our local education professionals. We will continue to concentrate on our current efforts including Scholarships, the Downtown Challenge and the new Science Center at Mercer University, among others. However, in light of this new focus, the Peyton Anderson Foundation will not accept applications for new grants until 2018. At that time, as long as your organization maintains it’s 501(c)(3) status, continues to make an impact in Macon as well as meeting our other guidelines, you are welcome to apply for a grant.
Application packages are now submitted online. No paper application is required.
Do not set up a new online account if your organization already has one created.
- Fill out the log in information to create a grantee account with The Peyton Anderson Foundation. This account will be used to track your grant process through the full term of the grant, whether it is approved or denied.
- Complete the online application, with electronic signature from executive director.
- Personal narrative not to exceed 2 pages typed in the space provided on the online application. The narrative should:
- Briefly summarize the organization’s history, mission and goals. Give a description of current programs, activities and accomplishments.
- State the purpose of the grant. List the needs/problems to be addressed; a description of target population and how they will benefit. What are the projects goals, measurable objectives, and time table for implementation?
- State whether this is a new or ongoing project. List the other partners, if any and their roles. Define the long term strategies for funding this project at the end of the grant period.
- Explain the plans for evaluating how success will be defined and measured. How will evaluation results be used and if appropriate how the program will be replicated.
- Acknowledge similar projects or agencies, if any, and explain how this agency or proposal differs, and what effort will be made to work cooperatively.
- Project budget summary including all revenue sources and expenses utilizing a Peyton Anderson Foundation Project Budget Form (also included on the online application).
- Two (2) letters of support are needed. Please see the application for instructions regarding submission of support letters.
- Minimum of two (2) estimates, if appropriate, for the project.
- Statement from the organization’s Board authorizing the request and agreeing to complete the project funded. Please see the application for instructions regarding submission of Board authorization.
- List of the organization’s Board of Directors/Trustees, their individual terms of office, affiliations, and their individual percentage of participation in the Board meetings.
- Organization’s current annual operating budget. This is not the same as the project budget requested above. A Peyton Anderson Foundation Operating Budget Form is provided on the online application. Do not include bank statements.
- Current valid letter of qualification from the Internal Revenue Service evidencing that your organization is qualified as a Section 501(c)(3) organization and not a private foundation. The letter must be current within the last ten years. There is an upload button on the application that will allow you to upload your letter of qualification. Under the terms of the trust, grants may not be made to individuals.
- Most recent annual financial statement, independently audited, or two most recently completed IRS Form 990 parts I and IV. There is an upload button on the application that will allow you to upload your financial statements.
Please do not include any forms or information other than what is required above. Applicants will be contacted if more information is needed. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Under no circumstances, should an applicant contact a Trustee of the Foundation. You will receive an acknowledgement email after your proposal is received.