GP Favors Education, Environment, Community Projects

The Georgia-Pacific (GP) Foundation has opened its 2015 round of foundation Grants that underwrite programs for education, environment, entrepreneurship and community enrichment.

Geographic Focus: Communities with Georgia-Pacific facilities (for a list of the 30 states with facilitiest); Eligibility: Nonprofits and schools; Funding: Multiple awards of at least $1,000 each.

Deadline: Oct. 31.

Literacy and community enrichment are priorities. The foundation helps create and fund programs that add value to, and measurably improve, the quality of life within the communities where GP operates and where employees live. Key investment areas: education, including job readiness and literacy; community enrichment, including affordable housing, cultural, and safety programs; environment, including resource conservation and clean air/clean water; and entrepreneurship, especially among youth, women, and minorities. Potential applicants should take the foundation’s eligibility quiz before pursuing the funding.

Info: Questions, 404/652-4182; (FAQ page).

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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