Guidelines & Requirements

The Peyton Anderson Foundation’s principle guidelines are focused on the following:

  • Grants that benefit Macon and Bibb County, Georgia. Grant applications from out of state will not be considered.
  • Projects whose purpose have measurable and lasting results. Sustainability is important, therefore be able to provide evidence of your program’s effectiveness both short and long term.
  • Projects that demonstrate collaboration with other non-profit organizations to provide innovative, efficient approaches to solving community issues.


Chenza Stokes, Project Manager
The Peyton Anderson Foundation
577 Mulberry Street, Suite 830
Macon, Georgia 31201
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Grants are usually not awarded for the following:

  • General operations*
  • Private Schools
  • Sports Related Events
  • Endowments
  • Churches
  • Festivals and Trips
  • Sponsorships

*Grants for specific operational purposes, such as initial start-up funds, may be considered. In such cases, the organization is required to document organizational capacity, sustainability, and the achievement of measurable results for the future.


  • Grants will be made only to organizations which are qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code to receive charitable contributions and which are organizations to which charitable contributions may be made under the provisions of Section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code as such sections are modified by Section 2055(a) and 2522(a) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • No loans or grants to individuals.
  • No grant may be used for political lobbying.


  • Grants will be made only to those applicants who have completely executed a proposal form furnished by the Foundation and have supplied the required documentation.
  • This does not preclude the Foundation from initiation requests for proposals where, in the judgment of the Trustees, a qualified prospective grantee performs functions which are deemed particularly worthy of a grant.
  • The Peyton Anderson Foundation is a placed-based foundation focusing on grants that benefit Macon, Georgia. The Trustees prefer to fund projects whose purpose has measurable and lasting results and demonstrate collaboration with other non-profit organizations.
  • A grantee must provide innovative and efficient approaches to solving community issues.  Grant applications from out of state will not be considered.
  • The Peyton Anderson Foundation reserves the right to attach conditions to grants as circumstances warrant.
  • The Foundation may require additional information, an interview or a site visit. If a proposal clearly is not within the giving interest of the Foundation, the applicant will be notified immediately.
  • Trustees of the Peyton Anderson Foundation should not be personally approached by an applicant concerning a grant proposal.  All requests, meetings and correspondence must go through the Foundation office. The staff will schedule the necessary site visits, meetings and/or presentations at the appropriate time during the application process.  The Foundation is always available to answer questions concerning grants or procedures.

Frequency of Requests:

  • Application deadlines are April 1st and August 1st.
  • Organizations may not apply for funding more frequently than once every 12 months.
  • Organizations that are funded are not eligible to apply for additional funding for at least 24 months.
  • Organizations receiving multi-year grants may not re-apply until 12 months after the last grant payment has been made.

We need to hear from you if:

  • Your 501(c)(3) status has been revoked or changed.
  • You would like to use funds for a different purpose or project other than the one(s) indicated in your proposal.
  • You have remaining grant funds at the end of the grant period.
  • You would like an extension to complete your project and/or expend all of your grant funds.
  • Your organization changes its address or phone number.
  • Your organization acquires a new Executive Director or a new Director of the project for which you have received Peyton Anderson Foundation support.


When awarded a grant, you must furnish the following reports to the Trustees regarding the progress made in accomplishing the grant purpose(s):

  • Mid-Project Report
  • Completion/Final Report
  • Final Budget

In addition, you must submit evidence (including receipts) that the project has been completed within sixty days after depletion of the grant funds or one year from the date of your grant letter.  The reports are submitted through grantee accounts on the Peyton Anderson Foundation grantee portal.