Applying for a Grant
Delta Community receives many worthwhile requests, but cannot accommodate them all. Limited resources keep us from being able to support every eligible and worthy cause. More competitive grant proposals will specifically identify programs and projects which assist with the physical and financial education of young people and families.
The application period for the 2022 Philanthropic Fund has now closed. Applications for the 2023 Philanthropic Fund will open on July 1, 2022.
- Only registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in the metro Atlanta, 16-county region and out-of-state branch communities in which Delta Community Credit Union does business are eligible to apply.
- Projects or programs must take place within the 2022 calendar year following notification that the grant has been awarded.
- Unused grants must be returned by the end of the 12-month period.
- Organizations or programs that have received funding in 2021 through the Delta Community Philanthropic Fund Program are not eligible for funding in 2022, but may reapply in subsequent years.
- Should your organization be awarded a Delta Community Philanthropic Fund grant, you will need to submit an impact report at the close of your grant period. This document will highlight goals achieved, impact made and the return on investment (ROI) made by Delta Community and your organization.
The Philanthropic Fund will award a total of $125,000 to 20 deserving organizations. Grants will be awarded in the following categories:
- Tier One - $10,000 (5 organizations)
- Tier Two - $7,500 (5 organizations)
- Tier Three - $5,000 (5 organizations)
- Tier Four - $2,500 (5 organizations)
Priority will be given to organizations that meet grant criteria and align with our mission to help families manage their household finances and improve the physical and financial well-being of young people. Strong consideration will be given to those organizations which have programming in the following:
- Financial Literacy/Financial Education
- STEAM/STEM and Arts Education
- Health and Well-Being of Young People
The following is required to be submitted with your application:
- List of Board of Directors
- IRS tax exempt letter and/or articles of incorporation
- Most recent audited financial statements (audited financial statement is preferred, but if not available then please provide the most recent financial statement signed by at least two of the following members of your organization: Board Chairperson, Treasurer, Executive Director, CFO
Applications must be complete and submitted by 5:00 p.m. EST on August 31, 2021. Application must be completed entirely via online application - no part of the application package should be sent in separately. Hard copy, emailed or faxed entries will not be considered. Incomplete and/or late applications will not be accepted for consideration.
Grant Review Process
Once grant applications are reviewed, all applicants will receive a written response by December 3, 2021. Please do not contact your local Credit Union branch or the Delta Community Credit Union Member Care Center to inquire about the status of your application. Should you have any questions, email the Business and Community Development Department at Sponsorships@DeltaCommunityCU.com.
Only applications submitted via the online portal by the application deadline will be considered for funding. Emailed, mailed or faxed submissions will not be considered.
To include a broad perspective, the Delta Community Credit Union Philanthropic Fund Committee is composed of employees from across our organization who serve as fiscal stewards of our members' dollars and make community investment decisions on behalf of the Credit Union.
Delta Community Philanthropic Fund Recipients
- Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities
- BH Technology Group
- 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc.
- Children's Museum of Atlanta
- East Atlanta Kids Club
- Fill Ministries’ Meals by Grace
- Georgia Appleseed Center for Law & Justice
- Georgia Council on Economic Education
- Good Shepherd Clinic
- Innovative Solutions for Disadvantage & Disability
- Morehouse School of Medicine
- National Alliance on Mental Illness
- Operation Lunchbox
- Rising Phoenix Enrichment Program, Inc.
- S.H.A.R.E. House Family Violence Crisis Center
- Songs for Kids Foundation, Inc.
- StandUp for Kids – Atlanta
- The Elaine Clark Center
- The Multi-Agency Alliance for Children (MAAC)
- Together Friends Organization