Chatham County Charitable Fund Application


Galloway Ridge Inc., is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit corporation. The Galloway Ridge Community engages in activities and charitable projects that benefit the Chatham County residents by identifying and helping alleviate unmet needs of special populations. Our mission addresses the needs of children and youth, the elderly, the underprivileged and minorities.


Grants are awarded annually, in mid-November, with funds distributed in January the following year. Grant funds may be requested for any administrative or program expenses and grants may be used to maintain existing successful programs that have demonstrated effectiveness. Typical awards range from $500 to $10,000. A total of $100,000 in grant funds is available for distribution this year.


Grants will be awarded to 501(c) (3) organizations that serve Chatham County, Chatham County Public Schools and other Chatham County governmental units. Agencies are limited to one request each year in the grants process. Agencies that have received funding from Galloway Ridge in the past are eligible to apply provided the End of Grant Report has been received from the previous year. Grants will not be awarded to agencies who plan to pass money to another agency.

Application Procedures and Guidelines

Please adhere to the length limitation criteria and use this online form ONLY. Applications must be submitted by 4:00 pm on Friday, October 8, 2021. The Distribution Committee of the Galloway Ridge Chatham County Charitable Fund will serve as the selection committee. For questions regarding the application, please contact Charell Harper at or 919-545-2697. For questions regarding granting criteria, please contact Becky E. Spence, Chair of the Distribution Committee, at or 919-548-3975.

Attachments Required

Upon completion of the online application, you will are required to upload the following documents:

  1. Verification of tax-exempt status under Section 501(c) (3) of the IRS code. (One page tax exemption letter only)
  2. List of current Board members

Please have the following documents available, if requested.

  • a recent audited financial statement
  • a one page summary of actual income and expenses for the past two complete years
  • a one page listing of funding sources and amounts received from these sources over the past two years

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