Georgia-Pacific Supports Education, Environment, Community Projects

Georgia-Pacific FoundationFunder: Georgia-Pacific (GP) Foundation; Opportunity: 2016 Foundation Grants; Funding Focus: Education, environment, entrepreneurship and community enrichment; Geographic Focus: Communities with Georgia-Pacific facilities (for a list of the 30 states with facilities, please visit; Eligibility: Nonprofits and schools; Funding: Multiple awards of at least $1,000 each (it made about $4 million in grants last year); Deadline: Rolling (due to year-end limited funding, early submission is encouraged).

Summary: 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 start with the foundation’s online application page.  

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

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