Evangelical, Education Projects Are Campbell Priorities

Private Funder: J. Bulow Campbell Foundation; Opportunity: 2015 grants; Funding Focus: Community development, education, youth, Christian concerns and, to a limited extent, arts and culture; Geographic Focus: Primarily Georgia, although organizations in Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee are also eligible; Eligibility: Nonprofits; no individual church congregations (foundation gives highest priority to capital funding rather than operating support); Funding: Varies; the foundation distributed $27.6 million in grants last year; Deadline: April 1.

Summary: Priority given to non-government, faith-based, privately supported institutions, and to agencies and organizations with proven programs. The foundation prefers supporting a smaller number of significant, carefully planned projects rather large numbers of organizations. Almost all grants are challenge grants.

For education grants, priority goes organizations which are privately-supported and accredited; special consideration is given to Christian-based institutions. For example, the foundation last year gave $1.3 million to the Marist School (www.marist.com) Atlanta, GA, for a new school building and $175,000 to the Paul Anderson Youth Home, Vidalia, GA, for cottage renovations and campus redesign.

Info: http://tinyurl.com/CDP5i284q; 3050 Peachtree Road, NW, Suite 270, Atlanta, GA, 30305, 404/658-9066; Betsy Verner, foundation associate director.

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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