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 nonprofit organization that will use the proceeds as a one time transformative gift to expand an existing program or establish a new initiative.

The first step in applying to A Million Matters is to review our grant guidelines to determine if your organization meets our parameters. If you feel your organization meets the requirements, you may proceed to the application tab on this website where you will fill out our form and upload all applicable PDF documents.  A Million Matters Board will determine semi-finalist candidates from these applications and a site visit will be scheduled to learn more about your organization and your proposal.

Please note, in an effort to minimize delay in site visits and for the final selection, it is helpful to provide all the information in a clear and thorough manner so that our Board will be able to view your application in its most positive light.

Applications are due January 15, 2020.


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

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

  • You must submit detailed descriptions of both the grant project and the budget must be submitted which should equal $100,000. For example: a. Playground equipment $xxx.xx  b. Paving $xxx.xx  c. Landscaping $xxx.xx

  • 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 implementation of the project and how the project will be staffed.

  • Please include long-term strategy for funding the project and methods of evaluating the project.

  • PDF attachments are required for the following items:

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

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

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

  4. List of Board of Directors

  5. Annual Report, if available

  6. Brochure of the Organization, if available

A Million Matters does not support:

  • Private educational institutions

  • Religious organizations

  • Endowments

  • Capital campaigns

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