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Funding Resources

Looking for other ways to fundraise? Explore the options below or contact Kelliann Whitney at 912-201-4111 or .

Company Employee Giving Matching Programs & Grants: Active parishioners working for all sorts of companies may be unaware that their offertory contributions, donations, and/or volunteer services hours may be monetarily matched by their employers, or the employee may be able to apply for grants to increase their gifts to their parishes.

Community Fundraising Programs: Many businesses offer a wide variety of fundraising opportunities for non-profits.

Discount Programs: Many parishes and other non-profits qualify for these discount programs.

Donations of Goods and Services: Some local businesses offer donations of goods and services to non-profit, non-sectarian services for the needy in our communities.


DISCLAIMER: The following is a compilation of available grant providers, their funding priorities, and common or average grant award amounts. The compiler makes no guarantee that grant applications submitted to these foundations will be funded. The compiler is not responsible for any grant submissions, awards or reports for grants not prepared by and submitted through the Development Office of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah.

Albany, Brunswick, Columbus, Cordele, Dublin, Dublin, Eastman, Hinesville, Kathleen, Macon, Pooler, Savannah, Statesboro, Thomasville, Tifton, Valdosta, Warner Robins

AMC Theaters

Community Pass Program - AMC Theaters provide up to 10 movie passes per charitable organization to use as fundraisers, auction prizes, or for volunteer recognition or incentives.

Augusta, Savannah

Delta Airlines

The foundation matches contributions made by employees, directors, and retirees of Delta Air Lines to accredited educational institutions (pre-K through post-graduate) on a one-for-one basis per year up to $5,000.

Albany, Alpharetta, Brunswick, Columbus, Douglas, Hinesville, Macon, Pooler, Savannah, Statesboro, Warner Robins, Waycross

Five Below

Let Go, Have Fun & Hold A Fundraiser at Five Below – earn 10% from all sales during your fundraiser at Five Below.

Albany, Augusta, Brunswick, Columbus, Douglas, Hinesville, Macon, Pooler, Savannah, Statesboro, Tifton, Valdosta, Warner Robins, Waycross

Hobby Lobby

Hobby Lobby gives a 10% in-store discount to churches, schools, and national charitable organizations for purchases made with an organizational check or credit card. Please see your local store manager to obtain this discount.

Communities: Andersonville, Bloomingdale, Savannah, Soperton
DEADLINE: Mid-September deadline to apply

International Paper

The foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations with which employees of International Paper volunteer or serve as a member of the organization's board of directors. Average Award: $5,000

John Deere Dealers in GA: Grovetown, Pooler, Lyons, Unadilla, Brunswick, Boston, Mershon, Douglas, Thomasville, Macon, Tifton

John Deere Foundation

The foundation matches contributions made by employees of Deere & Co. to educational institutions up to $1,000.

Albany, Augusta, Columbus, Hinesville, Macon, Pooler, Savannah, Statesboro, Warner Robins

Krispy Kreme

Three ways to fundraise with Krispy Kreme.

1. In-store Pre-Sale: Our Pre-Sell fundraising option is a great choice for an extended fundraising window and to purchase only as many products as you need.

2. In-store One-Day Sale: Need to raise funds quickly? Our One-Day Sale fundraising option is fun and fast!

3. Digital Dozen: Take your fundraising online with Digital Dozens - a virtual and convenient way to raise money.

Alpharetta, Augusta, Dublin, Grovetown, Hinesville, Macon, Richmond Hill, Rincon, Savannah, Warner Robins, Waycross

Kroger

Customers link their Kroger Card to your organization, and every time they swipe their Kroger Card, your organization gets a percentage.

Pooler

Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation

The foundation’s Matching Grants Program matches contributions made by employees of Mitsubishi Electric to nonprofit organizations on a two-for-one basis and awards grants of $10 per hour to nonprofit organizations with which employees volunteer up to $1,000.

Albany, Augusta, Columbus, Cordele, Douglas, Dublin, Hinesville, Kingsland, Macon, Statesboro, Thomasville, Tifton, Valdosta, Warner Robins, Waycross

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet

Ollie’s Cares Program – Ollie’s will provide all eligible applicants that have a 501(c)(3) Federal E.I.N. with a 15% discount certificate to use for one transaction at any Ollie’s store location.

Albany, Augusta, Brunswick, Evans, Grovetown, Hinesville, Macon, Pooler, Savannah, Statesboro, Tifton, Valdosta, Warner Robins

Panera Bread

In-café Panera Fundraiser - 20% of your supporters’ purchases on the day of the event are donated back to your cause. All in-restaurant events take place from 4-8 PM. Online orders count all day.

Albany, Augusta, Brunswick, Evans, Grovetown, Hinesville, Macon, Pooler, Savannah, Statesboro, Tifton, Valdosta, Warner Robins

Panera Bread

Day-End Dough-Nation® Program - our bakery-cafes donate their unsold bread, bagels, and baked goods to local non-profits at the end of the night.

Augusta, Bainbridge, Brunswick, Cordele, Dublin, Macon, Metter, Savannah, Valdosta, Waycross

PepsiCo Foundation

The foundation matches 1:1 donation made by employees (full and part-time) to most U.S.-based 501(c)(3) nonprofits, including educational institutions (K-12 included), health and human services. Up to $10,000.

Adel, Albany, Blackshear, Blakely, Butler, Columbus, Cuthbert, Dawson, Doerun, Donalsonville, Dublin, Ellabell, Ellaville, Gordon, Hazelhurst, Homerville, Jeffersonville, Jesup, Lakeland, Manchester, McRae-Helena, Montezuma, Moultrie, Nahunta, Ocilla, Pel

Piggly Wiggly

Your non-profit organization can purchase Piggly Wiggly® gift cards at the bulk discount price and then sell them at their face value.

Albany, Alpharetta, Augusta, Brunswick, Columbus, Douglas, Evans, Kathleen, Kingsland, Macon, Moultrie, Pooler, Port Wentworth, Richmond Hill, Savannah, Thomasville, Tifton, Valdosta

Publix

Publix Partners Program – Customers swipe their Publix Partners Card when they shop, and Publix donates a portion of their eligible purchases to the school of their choice.

Augusta, Brunswick, Lake Park, Macon, Pooler, Savannah, Statesboro, Valdosta, Warner Robins, Waycross

Rack Room Shoes

Rack Room Shoes offers a 100% matching donation up to $500 to qualifying 501(c)3 organizations.

Augusta, Brunswick, Lake Park, Macon, Pooler, Savannah, Statesboro, Valdosta, Warner Robins, Waycross

Rack Room Shoes

Rack Room Shoes offers a 100% matching donation up to $500 to qualifying accredited educational institutions (K-12).

Communities: Augusta, Bruns

Augusta, Brunswick, Lake Park, Macon, Pooler, Savannah, Statesboro, Valdosta, Warner Robins, Waycross

Rack Room Shoes

Rack Room Shoes Gives Program – charitable organizations complete an online application for a $100 Rack Room Shoes Gives donation card. This donation card is to be used as a raffle or auction item at a fundraiser and expires 90 days after your special event.

Dublin

Saint-Gobain Corporation Foundation

The foundation matches contributions made by employees of Saint-Gobain to nonprofit organizations with a 50% company donation up to $1,250

Moultrie, Statesboro, Vidalia

Save-A-Lot

Save-A-Lot Cares - every store has the flexibility to support the community where and how needed.

Brunswick, Columbus, Grovetown, Macon, Pooler, Statesboro

Shane’s Rib Shack

Spirit Night! When partnering with Shane’s for your Spirit Night, a percentage of sales are donated back to the school or organization.

Albany, Alpharetta, Augusta, Brunswick, Columbus, Savannah, Valdosta, Warner Robins

Target

Target Gift Card Donation are available February through December, as funding permits. An average donation is $25-50 with a maximum donation of $500 per year, per organization.

Augusta, Columbus, Macon, Savannah, Warner Robins

The CarMax Foundation

The foundation matches contributions made by associates of CarMax to nonprofit organizations on a one-for-one basis up to $10,000.

Augusta, Brunswick, Columbus, Macon, McRae, Savannah, Statesboro, Tifton, Waycross

The Coca-Cola Foundation

The foundation matches contributions made by employees of Coca-Cola to nonprofit organizations on a two-for-one basis up to $20,000.

Savannah, Warner Robins

The Northrop Grumman Foundation

Matching Gifts for Education Program - The foundation matches contributions made by employees and directors of Northrop Grumman to educational institutions from $50 to $2,500 per employee, per year.

Savannah, Warner Robins

The Northrop Grumman Foundation

Community Service Grants - Employees who logged 40 or more hours of volunteering within a calendar year received a $500 Community Service Grant to benefit the nonprofit or school where they volunteer.

Savannah, Warner Robins

The Northrop Grumman Foundation

Employees who logged 40 or more hours of volunteering within a calendar year received a $500 Community Service Grant to benefit the nonprofit or school where they volunteer.

Augusta

The Textron Charitable Trust

The foundation matches contributions made by employees and directors of Textron to institutions of secondary and higher education, hospitals, and nonprofit organizations involved with arts and culture, the environment, and animals and wildlife on a two-for-one basis. Up to $7,500.

Savannah, Pooler, St. Simons Island, Brunswick, Douglas, Augusta, Baxley

Truist Foundation

The foundation matches contributions made by employees and teams of employees of SunTrust Bank to educational institutions and nonprofit organizations involved with arts and culture up to $3,000.

Any community with a Walmart, Sam’s Club or Distribution Center

Walmart Foundation

Through the Volunteerism Always Pays (VAP) program, Walmart, Sam's Clubs, and Logistics associates request charitable contributions on behalf of eligible organizations where they volunteer, up to $250 for individual volunteers and $5,000 for a group of volunteers.

Americus, Augusta, Columbus, Douglas, Dublin, Fitzgerald, Garden City, Hinesville, Kathleen, Macon, Pooler, St. Simons Island, Sandersville, Savannah, Statesboro, Warner Robins

Wells Fargo Foundation

The foundation matches contributions made by employees and directors of Wells Fargo to educational institutions on a one-for-one basis per employee, per year. Through this program, employees can qualify for grants for giving and service activities, and then direct the funds to eligible charities of their choice. Up to $5,000.

There are more opportunities out there. Just making your parishioners aware of these opportunities may have every parishioner inquiring about employee matching programs at their workplaces. Who knows what kind of fruit this will bear!
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