The Blank Family Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant proposals.
Within the scope of our strategic plan and specific funding initiatives, The Blank Family Foundation will identify and invite potential partners to apply for grants. Our program areas include:
- Better Beginnings – concentrates on making a difference at the early stages of life, from birth to age five
- Pathways to Success – seeks to expand the number of high-quality seats for K-12 students in Atlanta and to expand STEAM opportunities for youth across Metro Atlanta
- Inspiring Spaces – supports the creation of a great parks system in Atlanta tied to a larger vision of how public space contributes to the well-being of the entire community
- Art of Change – encourages a rich arts community available to all citizens
In nearly all cases, Foundation grants in these areas are limited to work in Georgia. Inquiries about initiatives or programs relating to the Foundation's specific goals may be made by contacting the Foundation staff member associated with the relevant program area.
Due to the volume of inquiries, the Foundation is unable to respond to every submission. The Foundation grant process is very competitive, and only a few ideas lead to grant awards. Also, the Foundation does not make grants:
- directly to individuals
- for scholarships
- or to support houses of worship or religious activity
Organizations seeking funds for projects that fall outside of the Foundation’s areas of focus should not submit letters of inquiry. Organizations looking for foundations with an interest in their work should contact the Foundation Center library in Atlanta, which makes available a searchable database nonprofits can use to develop funding leads.