Through the Philanthropic Fund, Delta Community identifies and supports organizations that align with its mission of helping families manage their household finances and improving the physical and financial well-being of young people.
“We want to help as many people as possible, in the best way possible,” says Jai Rogers, vice president of business development at Delta Community. “Through the Philanthropic Fund, we focus our efforts in order to make a direct impact in the 11-county metro Atlanta region and in our out-of-state branch communities.”
Delta Community has committed to provide grants totaling $70,000 to 15 non-profit organizations in 2014. In 2015, Delta Community will increase its Philanthropic Fund grants to a total of $75,000 to support organizations that meet grant criteria.
One 2014 grant went to the YWCA of Greater Atlanta to support its Teen Girls in Technology initiative.
To submit an application for 2015, interested organizations can review the 2015 Philanthropic Fund grant guidelines at www.DeltaCommunityCU.com/PhilanthropicFund. The application deadline is June 30 at 5 p.m. All applicants will receive a written response by Nov. 5.
Only registered 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations in the metro Atlanta, 11-county region and out-of-state branch communities in which Delta Community Credit Union does business are eligible to apply. Projects/programs must take place within the 2015 calendar year following notification that the grant has been awarded. Unused grants must be returned by the end of the 12-month period.
Organizations who have received funding through the Delta Community Credit Union Philanthropic Fund Program must wait 12 months after notification of award before applying for additional grants through this program.
Should an organization be awarded a Delta Community Credit Union Philanthropic Fund Grant, they will need to submit an impact report at the close of their grant period. This document will highlight goals achieved, impacts made and the return on investment (ROI) made by Delta Community and the organization.