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Help Communities Help Themselves

The Richard C. Munroe Foundation, Inc. is a small family foundation.  Although there may be exceptions from time to time, our primary areas of focus are human services (programs for at-risk youth and the impoverished), the arts (especially programs that will aid the at-risk population), and the environment.  Our grants will typically be between $3,000 and $15,000.  We prefer to limit our grants to any one organization to a maximum of 3 grants over a period of years and many of our grants will be made on a “one time only” basis.  We prefer to fund specific project/capital need expenses rather than operating expenses as our funds are limited and we in no way guarantee our participation in future years.  Unless a board member has specific information regarding an organization requesting a grant, we prefer to focus geographically on the metro Atlanta area as this facilitates our ability to monitor recipients.  Finally, we prefer to focus on small organizations or programs, preferably with a 3-year operation history, and hope that our grants will provide leverage whereby the recipients can successfully solicit funds from larger charitable organizations.