Perkins-Ponder Foundation

OVERVIEW: The Perkins-Ponder Foundation supports human services causes that assist elderly women and underprivileged children in Bibb County, Georgia.

FUNDING AREAS: Human services, elderly women, underprivileged children

IP TAKE: Contact this funder with ideas about how to support the growing local elderly population with basic needs services.

PROFILE: Established in 1971, the Perkins-Ponder Foundation is a private foundation based in Georgia. The founders wished for the foundation to assist charitable groups that provide services to local residents in their home region. Managed by Bank of America’s Georgia’s office, grantmaking supports human services, underprivileged children, and the elderly.

This funder primarily supports groups that aid and assist elderly, economically disadvantaged women who are dependent. Perkins-Ponder also funds work that addresses underprivileged local children. Much of its support arrives as unrestricted general operating support, although it provides program support as well. Past local support has gone to Mentors Project of Bibb County, Rebuilding Macon, Macon Volunteer Clinic, and Jays Hope Foundation.

Foundation grants range between $3,000 and $5,000. Learn more about this funder’s local giving by examining its recent tax records. Grantmaking is very focused Bibb County, Georgia. Most grantees are based in the city of Macon, Georgia. A majority of Perkins-Ponder grants are for one-year periods, but it occasionally provides multi-year support as well.

This foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications from nonprofits. The annual application deadline is February 1, and applicants can expect to hear back with a funding decision by letter within about one to two months 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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