Other Grant Opportunities

We realize that achieving your mission will require multiple resources. To help you navigate some of the other grant opportunities in the community, we offer this community funders resource.

Augusta Bar Foundation

The Augusta Bar Foundation, Inc. was organized and founded for the primary purpose of improving and promoting the administration of justice. Consistent with this purpose, the Board of Directors has adopted a policy of using the Foundation’s resources to provide funding and support for programs and organizations designed to enhance the lives of and improve opportunities for at-risk, disadvantaged, and underserved youth within the Augusta Judicial Circuit. The goal of this effort will be to give these youth alternatives to crime, violence, substance abuse, and illiteracy with a corresponding reduction in the burden on our courts and system of justice.

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Application Opens: July 1st

Application Closes: August 15th

Checks Distributed: December

Grant Cap: $5,000

Request Restrictions: If funded for two years in a row you must take a year off

Counties That May Apply: Burke, Columbia and Richmond

Grant Usage: Requests must address a community need, and emerging community need, and/or provide a new, creative approach to a community need that positively affects at-risk, disadvantaged, and underserved youth.

Priority areas: Education, Mentoring, Health and safety, Self-sufficiency, and Family issues

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Questions: Contact Rebecca Wallace at rebeccawallace@cfcsra.org

The Border Bash Foundation

Border Bash has become an annual tradition occurring the Friday before the Georgia – South Carolina football game. Supported by numerous local sponsors, the evening event brings together over 10,000 UGA – USC fans of all ages for some pre-game family fun and rivalry to raise money for the children’s charities in the CSRA.

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Application Opens: August 15th

Application Closes: September 30th

Checks Distributed: January

Grant Cap: 7,500. The average grant is around $2,500

Counties That May Apply: Burke, Columbia, McDuffie, and Richmond in Georgia and Aiken Edgefield in South Carolina

Grant Usage: Programs that will benefit children in need. We typically do not fund camps or other programs where low-income children are not the clear majority of participants. Other requests that will not be considered are in line with the Community Foundations Community Grants exclusions.

Application: There is no formal application for Border Bash. Requests should be no more than two or three pages and should tell the story of your program. Your description should include: a brief history of your organization, your mission statement, how it will benefit children in need, when and where the program will be held, and the impact you expect it to have. You may also include pictures and other attachments that you feel help to tell your story.

Questions: Contact Rebecca Wallace at rebeccawallace@cfcsra.org

JB White Fund

The Community Foundation for the CSRA understands that capacity building is critical when developing and sustaining a strong nonprofit organization. With this in mind, we are working with the J.B. White Fund to allow nonprofits in our six-county service area to apply for small capacity-building grants. Successful applications will help tell the story of how having a J.B. White Fund grant will help them strengthen or expand their mission in the community.

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Application Opens: April 1

Application Closes: May 10 at 4:00 PM

Checks Distributed: Mid-June

Grant Cap: $3,000 – It is anticipated that the average grant awards will be around $2,000 to $2,500

Counties That May Apply: Aiken and Edgefield in South Carolina; Burke, Columbia, McDuffie, and Richmond in Georgia

Grant Usage: These are capacity-building grants and may be used for one or more of the following:

  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Consulting Services Around Organizational Resiliency
  • Equipment Purchases
  • Staff Development/Training
  • Web or IT Enhancements or Updates

Questions: Contact Rebecca Wallace at rebeccawallace@cfcsra.org

Mary Warren Foundation

As in the early days of the Mary Warren Home for widowers and indigent women, the mission of the Mary Warren fund is still to support women, children, and the elderly who are in need of assistance in our community.

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Application Opens: November 15th

Application Closes: January 15th

Checks Distributed: Mid-March

Grant Cap: $7,500 – It is anticipated that the average grant awards will be between $5,000 and $7,500

Counties That May Apply: Burke, Columbia, McDuffie, and Richmond

Grant Usage: Educational programs that benefit women, children and the elderly. The Marry Warren Fund has had the same grant funding exclusions as the Community Foundation’s Community Grants process.

Questions: Contact Rebecca Wallace at rebeccawallace@cfcsra.org

The Porter Fleming 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.

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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 projects.



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 acknowledgment of the assistance of the Foundation.


Application Opens: Always open

Application Closes: February 1st

Checks Distributed: March or April

Grant Cap: No Cap

Request Restrictions: None

Counties That May Apply: All Counties in the CSRA

Grant Usage: Grants are given to programs that are working in the following priority areas: Educational, Literary, Artistic, Scientific, Historical, Musical, Cultural Enrichment

Grant Guidelines: Applications may be submitted at any time, but none will be considered that are received after February 1 of each year. The individual or organization selected will be notified by mail on or about March 1. 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.

Submit applications to:
Porter Fleming foundation
c/o Trustees of the Academy of Richmond County
Post Office Box 2485
Augusta, GA 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

Questions: Direct any questions by e-mail to Billy Badger at bbadger@howardlumber.com

The St. Joseph Foundation

The St. Joseph Foundation is comprised of gifts made by individuals, companies, foundations, and charitable organizations. These gifts are used to provide resources to nonprofits who are making a positive impact on the health outcomes of the greater CSRA. Unrestricted gifts from donors are distributed through the annual competitive grants process designed to help nonprofit organizations meet changing needs in the CSRA Region.

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Application Opens: November 1st

Application Closes: December 31st

Checks Distributed: Mid-March

Grant Cap: $15,000

Request Restrictions: Applicants must have an existing relationship with and be in good standing with the Community Foundation

Counties That May Apply: All Counties in the CSRA

Grant Usage: Fund nonprofit organizations that are meeting the changing healthcare needs of individuals living in the CSRA. Our motto is “would the nuns have rolled up their sleeves and done this work.”

Priority Areas: Health Service Education, Medical Uninsured, Hospice and Homeless Around Health Care

Questions: Contact Rebecca Wallace at rebeccawallace@cfcsra.org

The Vinea Foundation

The Vinea Foundation was created by Vinea Capital in 2022 as a way to get more involved and hands-on by helping new non-profit organizations get started, existing non-profits execute projects, and overall help the people within the community who have so generously supported their various businesses over the years.  In addition to providing yearly anchor funding of $150,000, The Vinea Foundation will be awarding $100,000 in new grants each year to various non-profits and charities around the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA.)  Their three key areas of focus are: individuals with special needs, ending generational poverty, and underserved youth.”

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Grant Application Windows: The Vinea Foundation will host two application windows. Organizations may apply once per window. For 2022, the windows are:

January 1 – March 31, Announced April 4

August 1 – October 31, Announced November 7

Grant Request: It is anticipated that the average grant awards will range from $1,000 – $10,000.

Request Restrictions: If funded in one window, a nonprofit must take the next window off.

Grant Usage: Applicants may apply for general operating or program-specific costs

Counties That May Apply: All Counties in the CSRA

Priority Areas: Nonprofits who work with underserved children, adults with developmental disabilities and those with initiatives to end generational poverty

Questions: Contact Olivia Wamack at olivia.wamack@vineacapital.com

Women in Philanthropy

Women in Philanthropy is a charitable organization of over 200 women in the Central Savannah River Area of Georgia and South Carolina who are committed to a philanthropic effort focused on the unique needs of women and children within the local communities.

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Application Opens: September 8

Application Closes: October 29

Checks Distributed: Mid-March

Grant Cap: No cap

Request Restrictions: If funded must take next year off

Counties That May Apply: Burke, Columbia, McDuffie, and Richmond in Georgia and Aiken and Edgefield in South Carolina

Grant Usage: Projects that have the potential for high impact, resulting in significant positive change in the lives of women and children. WIP follows the same funding restrictions as the Community Foundation’s Community Grants Process.

Focus Areas: Arts, Education, Health and Social-Well Being

Questions: Contact Erin Starnes at erinstarnes@cfcsra.org

Other Grant Opportunities

There are many other opportunities held outside of the Community Foundation. Please click below to learn more.

Arts Council

The Greater Augusta Arts Council has been awarded National Endowment for the Arts funds from the American Rescue Plan to allocate through subgranting to arts nonprofits in Richmond and Columbia Counties in Georgia, and Aiken County in South Carolina. There are additional, separate funds to allocate to individual artists who reside in the CSRA for arts projects they are planning to create July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023.
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Individual Artists

The Greater Augusta Arts Council advances vibrant cultural arts in Augusta’s River Region, thus enriching the lives of citizens and visitors, and fostering growth in the arts sector of our economy. This project grant to individual artists provides funding for arts projects by professional artists residing in and benefitting the counties in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA)/River Region. The particular focus of this grant program is to support the creation of new art in counties where the arts are not regularly supported by public funding.

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This Recovery Grant Program is intended to support nonprofit arts organizations based in Aiken County in South Carolina and Columbia and Richmond Counties in Georgia with day-to-day organizational business expenses and operating costs to preserve jobs and maintain operations, during recovery from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Only 501c3 nonprofit organizations with an arts-based mission and programming that is entirely or almost entirely in the arts are eligible to receive funds.

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If you have any questions regarding any part of the Recovery Grants Program,
please contact our grants management team, at grants@augustaarts.com or 706-826-4702.

Augusta Richmond County Housing and Community Development

Contact: Daniel J. Evans

Convention and Visitors Bureau – Augusta Tourism Grant

Contact: Lindsay Fruchtl

Knox Foundation

Contact: Elizabeth Knox Hopkins

Knox Foundation
3133 Washington Road
Thomson, Ga 30824
(706) 595-1907

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We welcome your questions and comments. Please contact Rebecca Wallace, Vice President of Programs at rebeccawallace@cfcsra.org or 706-724-1314.

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