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The Porter Fleming Foundation Grant Information
Purpose of the Foundation
In 1963 Berry Fleming, a noted Augusta author and artist, who had also served as a Trustee of the Academy of Richmond County, created the Porter Fleming Foundation in honor of his father. The Foundation directs the Trustees of the Academy to contribute annually to the educational, literary, artistic, scientific, historical, musical, and cultural enrichment of the lives of the residents of the City of Augusta and the geographical area immediately adjacent thereto, composed of Richmond, Burke, Jefferson, and Columbia Counties in the State of Georgia, and Aiken and Edgefield Counties in the State of South Carolina.
Eligibility for Grants
The grant will be made to men and women, irrespective of race, color, or creed, of high intellectual and personal qualifications who have already demonstrated unusual capacity in productive scholarship, research, or creative ability in the arts. It is not the intent of the Foundation to provide assistance for graduate or undergraduate academic courses, but rather to aid persons of talent in carrying out some specific project or some line of work, which may lead toward fulfillment in their chosen field.
The individual selected must be a resident of Georgia or South Carolina, though he may use the grant for study or work in any place he chooses. He will, however, be expected to submit a brief report to the Trustees at the end of his study or other project.
The grant will be made, preferably, to organizations supported by dues or voluntary contributions; tax-supported organizations, while not excluded from consideration, will be expected to outline a more specific program for using the award, and even in the case of non-tax-supported organizations preference will be given to those organizations planning to use the award in a specific way. It is not the intent of the Foundation that the grant should be used for normal operating expenses, but for a distinct purpose not otherwise provided. Other than to carry out the program for which the grant has been made, the organization will not be obligated in any way, except to submit a brief report to the Trustees at the end of the program, and to make an appropriate acknowledgement of the assistance of the Foundation.
Grant Application Process
Application forms may be obtained by writing the Secretary, Trustees of the Academy of Richmond County, PO Box 2485, Augusta, Georgia 30903 or by clicking on the links to the application forms at the top of this page.
Applications may be submitted at any time, but none will be considered that are received after February 1st of each year. Applications may be mailed to Trustees of the Academy of Richmond County, PO Box 2485, Augusta, Georgia 30903. While it is not necessary and applicants will not receive preferential treatment, grants may be hand-delivered to Cranston Engineering, 452 Ellis Street, Augusta, Georgia 30901. The individual or organization selected will be notified by mail on or about March 1st.
Decisions of the Trustees will be based solely on what they believe to be the merits of the projects as outlined to them by the applicants, considerations of quality and excellence taking precedent over all others.
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