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Thank you for your interest in A Million Matters. 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. Please review the qualifications and criteria for this grant before submitting an application through the form in the Grant Application tab. We look forward to considering your application. 


You may download a copy of the Grant Guidelines and Grant Application as a Microsoft Word document or as a PDF, but the application must be submitted as a PDF through the online form located HERE. 

Applications are due Monday, January 15, 2024

  • The annual award is for one (1) grant of $100,000.  You may request funds for capital expense(s) and/or programmatic expenses to help your organization achieve its mission.  Proposals exclusively to fund salaries, advertising, marketing or ongoing operating expenses will not be considered.  A Million Matters does not fund endowments or contribute to ongoing or new capital campaigns.​

  • Grant seeker's proposal must be submitted by Monday, January 15, 2024.​

  • The organization may not be a religious institution or a private educational institution. Organizations with religious affiliations may qualify for a grant from A Million Matters only if they hold a separate IRS 501(c)(3) designation from their affiliated religious organization.  All grant requests must be non-secular.

  • The organization must serve the following metro-Atlanta area counties: Fulton, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, and/or Gwinnett counties.

  • The annual operating budget for your organization should be between $500,000 and $5,000,000.

  • Past recipients of a single $100,000 from A Million Matters grant may not apply for a grant for ten years.

  • The organization must have had its 501(c)(3) status for a minimum of three (3) years.

  • Please note: if the project budget (capital and/or programmatic) exceeds $100,000, we require an explanation of how the organization plans to raise the additional funds above our $100,000 award and/or disclose existing funds already raised for this project.  If the project budget (capital and/or programmatic expenses) is less than $100,000, you may submit a request for several items totaling $100,000 that will help fulfill your mission.

  • Grants must be used exclusively for the project stated in the A Million Matters acceptance letter, and grant funds should be used within a one-year period from the time funds are disbursed to the organization. Grant recipients will be asked to submit brief project updates to A Million Matters 6 and 12 months after the grant award. 

A Million Matters does not support:

  • Private educational institutions

  • Religious organizations

  • Endowments

  • Capital campaigns

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