Georgia Pacific Foundation grants are awarded to charitable ventures in the areas they operate manufacturing facilities, with a goal of uplifting each community by improving lives through efforts that have the greatest impact.
The foundation focuses on four specific areas when deciding what type of projects to support:
Grants consideration is given to applicants with results-driven ideas. Past funding has been used to boost literacy, train teachers and introduce more kids to STEM-based careers. Past grant recipients include Teach for America, Literacy in Action and the United Negro College Fund.
Georgia Pacific Foundation grants have been used to fund educational and business programs that focus on real-world business skills, as well as programs geared specifically towards small, minority and women-owned business. Past grant recipients include Junior Achievement and the Atlanta Business League.
Grants funds can be used in projects that contribute towards long-term sustainment of natural resources, as well as recycling and environmental education. Past grant recipients include the Alabama Clean Water Partnership, Keep America Beautiful and the Wildlife Habitat Council.
#4 Enrichment of Community
Funds can be used for projects that better the community as a whole, such as programs that support affordable housing, youth enrichment, arts and culture and job readiness training. Past grant recipients include Habitat for Humanity, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, as well as local police and fire departments.
States eligible to receive Georgia Pacific Foundation grants include:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
The foundation offers a rolling deadline for grant funds, but encourages applications be turned in by Oct. 31 due to end-of-year funding concerns.