The Foundation supports new and innovative projects which further its mission
of promoting knowledge and friendship between the people of Germany
and those of the United States. The Foundation relies on the requesting organization
to fully organize, staff, and execute any projects for which grants are requested.
As a matter of general policy, the Foundation does not support budget relief
of previously established organizational projects, even if those projects
fit within the Foundation’s mission.

Grant Application Guidelines

An application form is not required. Applicants should submit a letter of request limited to one page and should include the following information:

  • Name and address of applying organization
  • Concise description of the organization, statement of mission and brief history
         of the organization
  • A description of the proposed project and specific amount of grant money requested

In addition to the request letter, Applicants should submit the following attachments:

  • Brief overview of programs and services
  • Brief description of staffing
  • Roster of governing board members
  • Organization’s latest audited financial statements or, if none, organization’s latest
         Form 990 
  • An itemized project budget, including other sources of support already obtained or
         anticipated
  • A copy of the organization’s IRS 501(c)(3) determination letter

Preference is given to new projects or initiatives. Routine administrative expenses of organization (salaries, operating costs, rents) should not be included in grant requests.

Organizations which seek Foundation support are encouraged to contact the Administrator with an informal inquiry before submitting a full proposal to determine potential eligibility of the request. The Foundation’s policy precludes personal appearances by applicants before the Board. 

All grant inquiries and proposals should be in writing and should be directed to W. Marshall Sanders, Administrator, The Halle Foundation, PO Box 250024, Atlanta, Georgia 30325. Grant proposals should be submitted electronically accompanied by one hard copy sent via regular mail. Grant requests may be submitted at any time during the year. The Board of Trustees usually meets three times a year: Winter (January/February), Spring (April/May), and Fall (September/October). The grant submission deadline is three weeks prior to each Board Meeting. Applicants should contact the Foundation Office for exact deadline dates and number of copies of application needed. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals well in advance of the deadlines.

The Foundation may require additional information, an interview, or a site visit. If a proposal clearly is not within the giving interests of the Foundation, the applicant will be notified immediately.

The Applicant will be notified of the Board’s decision within 30 days of the applicable meeting of the Board of Trustees.