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In an effort to aid public health efforts to contain the coronavirus and keep our employees safe, the staff at Fund for Southern Communities are currently still remotely until further notice. 


Thanks to technologies of today, FSC will still be operating as usual. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. 


Please take the necessary precautions in keeping yourself safe and healthy. 


Thank you for your understanding. 





For more information on COVID-19 please visit : https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html



What is the Census?

The United States Census is a constitutional requirement that calls for an “actual enumeration” of every person in the country every ten years. The census, in short, is a headcount of how many people live in America. Note, that the requirement is NOT to count citizens, but people. If you are living in the United States, then you are counted. This count has been conducted every ten years since 1790 and the next is scheduled for 2020.


Why is it important?

In addition to providing the number of people living in the United States, the Census also determines the number of congressional seats and Electoral College votes given to each state. For example, a lower population count in the 2000 Census caused Mississippi to lose an electoral vote, reducing the number from seven to six.  


In addition to electoral votes, the population numbers revealed by the Census will determine how over $800 billion dollars of federal funding is spent for schools, roads, public services, and more.  


What can you expect?

The 2020 Census will officially started on January 21, 2020 in Alaska, with most households around the nation beginning to participate in March. However, Census Day, which is April 1, 2020 is generally considered the start of the Census period. During this time, letters with instructions will be sent to 95% of all homes across the country. 
The instructions will explain how households can complete their surveys online or by use of a 1-800 number to answer questions by phone. For those living in extremely remote areas, Census workers will make an in-person visit to homes. Those homes that have received letters, but do not respond either online or by phone or have submitted incomplete answers may also be visited by Census workers.


Deadline to complete the Census online is July 31st, 2020


Check out the videos below to learn more :


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Congratulations on FSC Grantees! 


 Lakewood Amphitheater Community Finance Committee Recommendation : 


 High Point Estates HOA: $1500

South Atlanta Civic League: $2500



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Upcoming Events

  • July 4, 2020 -  Independence Day
  • July 31,2020- Last Day to complete online census  

Need help getting a word out? Contact our office at  Jelicia@fundforsouth.org and we'll strive to put it on our Upcoming Events Bulletin section.




The Next Grant Cycle Deadline to be announced soon !


FSC can only award grants to organizations that are registered as a non–profit organization within their respective state (Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina). Organizations must also have 501(c)(3) tax status, or a Fiscal Agent; a limited number of 501(c)(4) organizations with a Fiscal Agent may be accepted.

 Some things to consider before applying:

  • Is your organization working for long term social change?
  • Is your total organizational budget $150,000 or less?
  • Is your organization located and doing work in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina?
  • We do not fund direct services, social services or special events.

If you fit these basic guidelines, your organization may be a good fit for the Fund for Southern Communities.


For specific guidelines and details on how to apply  Download our Application Here! 


If you have any questions regarding eligibility, preparation of the application, or the funding process, please call 404-371-8404 or write the Fund at grants@fundforsouth.org.




Easy Ways To Give




Support Your Favorite Charity Via Shopping

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support The Fund for Southern Communities (FSC) every time you shop, at no cost to you! When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to FSC!


How Do I Shop at AmazonSmile?

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You will see millions of eligible products marked Eligible for AmazonSmile donation on their product detail pages. Please note that you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile and your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.


How Do I Select FSC as My Charitable Organization?

Selecting FSC as your charitable organization is a very simple process. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you will be prompted to pick the charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Once you have selected FSC, AmazonSmile will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation to our organization.


**For more information on how to support FSC via AmazonSmile, click here



Kroger Community Rewards

Giving More Back to the Community!


Kroger is committed to helping our communities grow and prosper. Year after year, local schools, churches and other nonprofit organizations will earn millions of dollars through Kroger Community Rewards.


Sign in to your Kroger Rewards Plus Card account,  View Your Rewards Details and add the Fund for Southern Communities, organization number 71413, to your Community Rewards. Haven't yet registered your Kroger Plus Card online? Don't worry, you can register your Kroger Plus Card number here. 

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