The mission of the
Sandtown Foundation is to award grants that will have significant impact
on improving and excelling educational achievement in the Sandtown, Fulton
County Georgia area. This will be accomplished through a grant-making
program that is diverse, flexible, creative, and responsive to our
accomplish this we will:
priorities in response to community needs and opportunities
Focus on community issues
Research and evaluate programs, and when
appropriate, advocate on behalf of those programs
Interact with grant applicants and the
community to develop and strengthen relationships for collaboration and
Coordinate efforts with donors
Seek out new and innovative ideas
Provide funding to strengthen the community
and fulfill the foundation's mission.
The Foundation serves
residents of the Sandtown, Fulton County, Georgia area. The purpose of the
Foundation includes three initiatives to improve the quality of education
in the local schools domiciled in the Sandtown, Fulton County Georgia
- designed to
recognize and promote the value of inclusiveness and to develop an
awareness of the increasing diversity in our area and world.
Building Community through the Arts
- designed to support the role of the arts in the schools and its
connection to high academic achievement.
designed to promote civic engagement, leadership and philanthropy.
The Foundation will
offer a broad based competitive grant program that is responsive to the
needs of the community and its citizens. The types of grants are:
Seed Grants –
Funds to launch a new project
– Funds for specific initiatives
objectives and a predetermined cost.
– Funds to strengthen the organization so that it may fulfill its
– Funding for
equipment, repairs and renovation with predetermine cost.
The Foundation will be
involved with programs projects which inspire, that are creative, and
demonstrate innovative and practical approaches to solving the obstacles
faced by children needing academic improvement.
Alternative learning through workshops and classroom sessions
Arts and crafts
Dance and art shows
Musical, cultural and community celebrations
Teacher and parental training
Awarding academic scholarships and book awards
Public speaking/debate competitions
Support of volunteer clubs/student government and community outreach
The purpose of the Scholarship Program is to support students in the
community and the South Fulton area enrolled in an institution of higher
learning (four year college/university). Scholarships will be awarded in
the amount of $500 - $2000.
Scholarships – This scholarship is based on
the donor. For example, someone may want to give a scholarship based on
the field of study. This scholarship may exceed our maximum amount of
scholarship committee will have the responsibility of selections
candidates, fundraising and telemarketing to raise funds based on criteria
set by the Board of Directors of the Foundation. This committee will
consist of community leaders, donors and other experts who support the
mission of the foundation. The committee has the responsibility to contact
local high schools, post flyers in community libraries, place and
announcement to local newspapers and to local churches to ensure
notification of possible candidates. Each student’s scholarship will be
for one year of support with renewable options.
Student must be a high school graduate with a 3.0 or better average. They
must maintain a 3.0 or better in college in order to renew the
scholarship. Students must have an acceptance to an institution of higher
learning and enroll within the next 90 days or students can be currently
enrolled in an institution. Proof of enrollment is required before any
money is awarded. All checks are mailed directly to the school with
instructions to apply the money directly to their tuition or books. An
essay will be required in order to narrow the selection process. The
essay topic will vary each year. Recipients of any scholarship must
provide to the scholarship committee a grade transcript once they have
completed the academic year. Once received, the committee may renew the
scholarship for a second year if all requirements are met.
Relatives of donors,
the committee and the Board are not eligible.
Grants and donations will
be made to area schools and clubs that exist in the community schools.
The purpose of the foundations is to achieve donations to schools and
their internal organizations which must comply with exempt requirements
associated with 501(c) (3). Current client schools are:
High School, 2370 Union Road, SW, Atlanta, GA 30331, (404)346-6400
School, 5400 Campbellton Road, SW, Atlanta, GA 30331, (404)346-6500
A. Phillip Randolph
Elementary School, 5320 Campbellton Road, SW, Atlanta, GA 30331
Tell Elementary School, 3310 Stonewall Tell, College Park, GA 30349
Sandtown Foundation Brochure
Sandtown Foundation, Inc. P. O. Box 43484 Atlanta, GA 30336