Grant Guidelines

What is Lamar Gives 365?

Lamar Gives 365 is a program of the Barnesville-Lamar Community Foundation (BLCF) designed to bring people together to improve the community.  Each member gives $365 per year — one dollar a day — to make the community a better place.  The contributions from the members are pooled together.  Half of the money is available for grants this year, and the other half is placed in an endowment for the future.  The members will research the applicant organizations and listen to the two-minute presentations at a grant finalist event to be held in February.  Then, they will vote to select the grant recipients.

2019-2020 Lamar Gives 365 Grant Schedule

August 15 — Online application is live for nonprofit organizations to apply for a grant.
November 15 at 12:00pm (noon) — Application deadline
February 6 — Grant Finalist Event & Recipient Presentations

Who can Apply?

–    501c3 nonprofits organizations, schools, government entities, higher education institutions or religious organizations may apply for non-sectarian community projects in Barnesville-Lamar County.
–    Applicants who wish to apply must have a final report on file with the Community Foundation for all previously awarded grants, if applicable.

Please note:

–    Applications must be completed online in the CFCG Web Portal.
–    Ongoing operational expenses are unlikely to be funded.
–    Lamar Gives 365 will consider applications from faith-based organizations only for non-sectarian, community outreach programs.
–    If your organization’s application is selected as a finalist, a representative of the organization will be required to give a 2-minute presentation of the proposed project at the Lamar Gives 365 grant finalist event in February.
–    If your organization is awarded a grant, the Lamar Gives 365 membership may conduct an informal follow up during the grant period, and you will be required to submit a final report at the completion of the project.

How to apply:

–    Application:  The online application is available in the CFCG Web Portal.  Please click here to begin an application.
–    Grant Amount:  While there is not a maximum grant amount per organization, there is a total amount available for grants each year.   The total amount available for grants this year will be approximately $28,000.
–    Application Deadline:  Please complete the online application and attachments by 12:00pm (noon) on November 15th.

If you have any questions regarding the Lamar Gives 365 Grant Program, please contact the Community Foundation of Central Georgia at (478) 750-9338 or