Allan C. and Lelia J. Garden Foundation

OVERVIEW: The Allan C. and Lelia J. Garden Foundation supports health and human services causes in Ben Hill, Irwin, and Wilcox Counties in Georgia.

FUNDING AREAS: Health, human services

IP TAKE: This funder offers unrestricted general operating support for nonprofits that work with handicapped children. It prioritizes local, grassroots organizations.

PROFILE: Established in 1972, the Allan C. and Lelia J. Garden Foundation is a private foundation based in Georgia. The founders wished to support charitable causes that assist orphan and underprivileged children. Managed by Bank of America’s Georgia’s office, the foundation’s grantmaking supports health and human services.

This funder predominately supports local organizations that provide care and education to children who are orphans or otherwise underprivileged. This often includes grants for medical, dental, and hospital care, as well as nursing and treatment for children who are physically handicapped. Foundation grants often provide unrestricted general operating support. Past local grantees include the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities, Macon Volunteer Clinic, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Georgia.

Foundation grants often range between $10,000 and $50,000. Learn more about this funder’s local giving by examining its recent tax records. Grantmaking focuses on the Georgia counties of Ben Hill, Irwin, and Wilcox. A majority of foundation grants are for one-year periods, although some multi-year support is available too.

This foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications from nonprofits. The annual application deadline is June 1, and applicants can expect to hear back with a funding decision within about three to four months by letter after this date. Grantseekers must use the Bank of America online system to apply for a grant. Direct general questions to the staff at ga.grantmaking@ustrust.com or 404-264-1377.

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