Grant Guidelines

Welcome. Thank you for your interest in A Million Matters. Below you will find the guidelines for applying for our grant. This $100,000 grant is made annually to one non-profit organization that will use the proceeds as a one-time transformative gift to expand an existing program or establish a new initiative.

A bit of history…Prior to 2020, A Million Matters - made up of 100 women donors - has awarded one grant each year to a single non-profit organization. The annual grant was intended to be a one-time “transformative” gift to expand an existing program or establish a new initiative. In February of 2020, we were halfway through our grant review process and were in the middle of site visits when the pandemic made it impossible for us to finish our work. At that time, the Board had chosen 5 agencies for site visits. In light of the urgent impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Board decided to split the grant evenly among those agencies, so that each received a $20,000 grant to help them get through the challenges they were facing at the time.

Now, as a community, we are still working our way through the pandemic, and we know that this year has been uniquely challenging for every agency we invite to apply. With that in mind, we are modifying our process again for the 2020-2021 funding cycle.


This year, we are asking each applicant to apply for a grant that addresses your agency’s most pressing need during this unprecedented time. The minimum grant awarded per agency will be $20,000. The maximum awarded to an agency will be the entire $100,000.


The Board wants to have the flexibility to make this choice based on the grant requests received before deciding whether to divide the grant funds up among agencies or to award a single grant.  What is of utmost concern to A Million Matters is that we enable our grantee(s) to thrive in these challenging times and to continue fulfilling the important work of the non-profit sector that benefits so many in our community.


Thank you again for your interest in applying for a grant from A Million Matters.



Applications are due February 15, 2021


  • Your organization must have 501(c)(3) status

  • Your organization must serve the Metro-Atlanta area: Fulton, Cobb, Dekalb, Gwinnett, or Clayton Counties

  • The annual budget for your organization should not exceed $5,000,000.

  • You must submit a description of your target population and how this project will benefit the target population.

  • Please include a timetable for the implementation of the project and how the project will be staffed.

  • PDF attachments are required for the following items:

  1. Organizational finances for the current year, two prior years, and projected year.

  2. Project budget details.

  3. Most recent financial statement (audit, if available)

  4. 501 (c)(3) IRS cover letter page

  5. List of Board of Directors

  6. Annual Report, if available

  7. Brochure of the Organization, if available

A Million Matters does not support:

  • Private educational institutions

  • Religious organizations

  • Endowments

  • Capital campaigns

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