Communities in 32 States Eligible for Georgia Pacific Foundation Grants

Georgia Pacific Foundation grants focus on the four E's of community building: Education, Entrepreneurship, Enrichment of Community and Environment.


Georgia Pacific Foundation grants are awarded to charitable ventures in the areas they operate manufacturing facilities, with a goal of uplifting each community by improving lives through efforts that have the greatest impact.

The foundation focuses on four specific areas when deciding what type of projects to support:

#1 Education

Grants consideration is given to applicants with results-driven ideas. Past funding has been used to boost literacy, train teachers and introduce more kids to STEM-based careers. Past grant recipients include Teach for America, Literacy in Action and the United Negro College Fund.

#2 Entrepreneurship

Georgia Pacific Foundation grants have been used to fund educational and business programs that focus on real-world business skills, as well as programs geared specifically towards small, minority and women-owned business. Past grant recipients include Junior Achievement and the Atlanta Business League.

#3 Environment

Grants funds can be used in projects that contribute towards long-term sustainment of natural resources, as well as recycling and environmental education. Past grant recipients include the Alabama Clean Water Partnership, Keep America Beautiful and the Wildlife Habitat Council.

#4 Enrichment of Community

Funds can be used for projects that better the community as a whole, such as programs that support affordable housing, youth enrichment, arts and culture and job readiness training. Past grant recipients include Habitat for Humanity, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, as well as local police and fire departments.

States eligible to receive Georgia Pacific Foundation grants include:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Massachusettes
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

The foundation offers a rolling deadline for grant funds, but encourages applications be turned in by Oct. 31 due to end-of-year funding concerns.

Apply for Georgia Pacific Foundation grants on the Georgia Pacific grant request website.

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