Our Eligibility Requirements provide information about who is eligible for funding from The Goizueta Foundation.
The Foundation provides funding to organizations within the 10-county metropolitan Atlanta area, including the following counties:
However, the Foundation reserves the right to fund organizations that may fall outside our geographic parameters.
In general, we DO NOT fund:
- Annual fund drives (i.e., membership drives)
- Event or conference sponsorships
- Grants to individuals
- Awards, prizes or competitions
- Capital campaigns
- General operating expenses
- Operating deficits or retirement of debt
- Political campaigns
- Legislative lobbying to influence elections
- Government agencies
We also DO NOT fund organizations that provide the following services:
- Animal protection and wildlife preservation (including zoos and aquariums)
- Arts and culture
- Civil rights, social action and advocacy
- Community improvement (including community action agencies and chambers of commerce)
- Conservation/environments (including environmental education, gardens, and nature centers)
- Emergency disasters and safety
- Food, nutrition and agriculture
- Health-related and medical research
- Higher education (excluding preselected institutions)
- Housing development
- International organizations
- Legislative or lobbying associations
- Membership benefit
- Mental health, counseling and crisis intervention
- Professional associations/membership organizations
- Public foundations and community funds
- Public policy and affairs
- Public school districts
- Public schools (including individual charter schools)
- Recreational and social clubs
- Religious organizations and/or religious orders
- Temporary homeless shelters
However, the Foundation reserves the right to fund organizations that may fall outside our current areas of interest.
No, the Foundation does not make grants to individuals.
In prior years, the Foundation has established endowments at various K-12 and higher-education institutions that award need-based financial aid directly to students. Also, a separate Goizueta Legacy Scholarships program has been established for children of employees of The Coca-Cola Company.
Does The Goizueta Foundation fund Hispanic/Latino initiatives or give preference to Hispanic/Latino causes?
The Goizueta Foundation does not give preference to Hispanic/Latino causes. However, the Foundation may fund Hispanic/Latino initiatives if they meet our Eligibility Requirements.
No, the Foundation does not fund religious organizations.
No, the Foundation does not fund environmental causes.
While the Foundation strives to help all of our partners achieve success, we typically partner with established organizations that have strong leadership and a demonstrated record of financial stability.
Please review the Foundation’s Application Process to be considered for funding.
We accept applications on a rolling basis, so organizations may complete the Online Application at any time.
If your application is approved, program staff will contact you directly to discuss partnership ideas. We also will work closely with you to develop a formal proposal. Proposals are considered at the May and November board meetings.
Yes, all organizations will be notified in writing of the Foundation’s funding decision after applications are reviewed.
The online application is the first step in the application process. If your application is approved, program staff will contact you to collaborate in the development of a formal proposal that the board of directors will then review.
Please review our Application Process for more information. Program staff continuously responds to all online applications on a regular basis. While the review time varies with each request, the Board of Directors reviews invited proposals twice per year. Organizations are notified of a decision immediately following the May and November Board of Directors meetings.
Our Board of Directors meets twice a year, so we are only able to provide funding during our grant cycles.
The Goizueta Foundation only accepts applications through our online process.
No. However, The Goizueta Foundation has an open application process through which organizations may apply. We encourage organizations to review our Eligibility Requirements prior to applying online.
No. Because of time and staff limitations, all discussions are initiated by program staff.
The typical size and duration of grants varies on a case-by-case basis depending on the organization need and opportunity.
Organizations that receive funding should refer to the original grant agreement. Eligibility requirements are updated annually. Organizations that have been declined funding are encouraged to review the Foundation’s Eligibility Requirements carefully before reapplying.
The Goizueta Foundation does not simply “renew grants.” Each grantee is required to complete the online application. Over time, the Foundation’s priorities may change. Organizations are encouraged to seek and establish diversified funding streams.
Please see the Reporting Requirements for additional information on what is to be included.
Please refer to the budget provided with the original grant agreement. If you are unable to locate your grant agreement, please contact program staff.
If my budget, program structure or implementation timeline change at any time during the grant period, am I required to notify The Goizueta Foundation?
Yes. If you have changes in budget, program structure and/or implementation timing, we ask that you communicate with program staff.
In these cases, we generally require specific information pertaining to the original grant, as well as the requested grant revisions. This allows us to seek approval from the Foundation Board of Directors. Our Reallocation Process includes additional information.
Yes, please contact program staff if you have changes in key personnel.
Please contact email@example.com if you have forgotten your user name &/or password.
Yes, you can save your application and complete it at another time.
Log into your account to access a saved application, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Yes, the system will note any misspelled words by underlining them in red.
After you submit the application, you will receive an email that it was received by the Foundation. If you do not receive this email be sure to check your spam or junk email folder, or ask your email administrator about spam filter settings. Your administrator can ensure emails from email@example.com are not blocked.
How should I notify you if my contact information should change after I submit my online application?
Please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No. For specific concerns, please contact us.
Please contact email@example.com if you experience any error messages or technical difficulties while saving or submitting an application.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you experience any error messages or technical difficulties with the online application.
About The Goizueta Foundation
No, there is no connection between The Goizueta Foundation and The Coca-Cola Foundation.
Although named for our founder, Roberto C. Goizueta, the Goizueta Business School is a separate legal entity of Emory University. The Goizueta Foundation is an independent private foundation that provides grants to the School so that it remains globally competitive in its mission of developing principled leaders.
Contacting The Goizueta Foundation
The Goizueta Foundation respectfully requests that all inquiries be directed through Foundation staff. Please contact email@example.com and you will be directed to the appropriate person.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and your request will be directed appropriately.