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Making an Impact Since 2012

Our goal is to make a positive impact on the lives of women and their children. Each year we award a $100,000 grant to a non-profit organization that promotes education, health, economic independence, social well-being or human rights for women and their children.


Members commit $2,000 per year with no binding legal obligations. The number of members is 50 +.

The Donation

The grant is awarded to one Georgia-based 501(c)(3) agency or organization each year.

Grants will fund the organization’s capital investment in an ongoing program or a one-time, self-sustaining program. A limited amount could be considered for overhead or salaries.


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The Grant

2022 Criteria for Grant Applicants

  • A Georgia specific agency or organization receiving funds from Ribbons of Hope shall have a 501 (c)(3) status, with an effective date prior to 06/30/2019.
  • The program/project for which you seek funding will improve the lives of women and/or children in one or more of the following areas:  health, education, economic independence, social well-being, human rights.
  • Agency or organization will have at least three years of financial records and an annual operating budget of at least $500,000 (in-kind donations can be included).
  • The grant will be used for special projects or capital improvements that can be sustained by the organization after the grant allocation.
  • The grant may consider a limited amount to be used for salaries, overhead, or other operating expenses for a new program.
  • Preference will be given to programs and projects that can be fully funded by the $100,000 grant and are not reliant on other sources of funding to be successful.
  • It is against the policy of Ribbons of Hope to contribute directly to private, tuition-based educational institutions, political entities or religious institutions; however, programs affiliated with such organizations can be considered.

Application Procedures

Instructions for sending Grant Application 

  • April 11, 2022:  Online application is available!  Please apply.
  • May 27, 2022:  Application is due.  Please submit via DropBox using the Submissions Instructions.  Do not submit partially completed forms. You will receive an email acknowledging your application has been received.  Once you submit your documents, you will be unable to make changes.
  • Late July 2022:  The Ribbons of Hope Grant Committee will review all of the submitted applications and notify those selected candidates for in depth interviews.
  • September 2022:  Site visits for the finalists will be conducted in late September through early October.
  • October 2022:  Full membership votes and the Grant Recipient will be notified.
  • November 2, 2022:  Award Presentation.

Grant Recipients

We celebrate our past Grant Recipients.
2021 - Gilgal
2020 - Bloom Our Youth
2019 - Covenant House Georgia
2018 - Promise Place
2017 - Hope House
2016 - The Study Hall
2015 - Global Village Project
2014 - Nicholas House
2013 - Atlanta Day Shelter
2012 - Wellspring Living

Bloom Our Youth
Covenant House Georgia
Promise Place
Hope House Augusta
Study Hall
Wellspring Living
Global Village Project
Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children
Nicholas House

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