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The Community Foundation of South Georgia was founded in 1996, by a group of
caring individuals who had a vision. That vision was to join the South Georgia region
as One Community by encouraging philanthropy, strengthening our community and
improving the lives for all South Georgians.

The Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was created
to assist individuals, families, businesses, and other foundations establish, manage
and distribute charitable funds to qualified organizations. We serve a geographic
area of 35 counties which form this South Georgia community. Since inception,
the Foundation has awarded over $100 million in grants through donor advised funds,
designated funds, field of interest funds and scholarships.

We are a publicly supported, philanthropic institution with a long term goal of building
permanent, named, component funds established by donors and organizations to
carry out their charitable interests.

Community Foundation of South Georgia Announces
$100 Million Grant Milestone

March 2, 2016 - The Community Foundation of South Georgia announced today that it had surpassed $100 million in grants to non-profit organizations as of the end of 2015.

“We are blessed to have had the opportunity to serve the philanthropists and charities of South Georgia for the last 20 years.  This milestone is a reflection of the heart of the people to support the incredible communities that we all love so much.” said David Carlton, President of Community Foundation of South Georgia. 

Community Foundation, which grants to non-profit organizations through donor advised funds, designated funds, field of interest funds, agency endowment funds and scholarship funds, seeks to encourage giving, inspire action and improve lives in South Georgia.  With assets of over $52 million, CFSGA serves as a catalyst for its donors’ diverse philanthropic interests through the administration of over 340 funds.  Money granted goes to help thousands of nonprofits including health and human services, faith based organizations, arts and culture, education, youth development and historic preservation to name a few.

Simultaneously, the Community Foundation of South Georgia also announced that it had moved into its new offices located at 114 West Jackson Street in downtown Thomasville this past December after previously being located in the Thomasville Genealogical Library building. 

“We look forward to continuing to serve the people of South Georgia in our new home.  It is such a privilege to support our communities through the generous giving of all our donors.” said Mr. Carlton.

The Community Foundation of South Georgia Has a New Home!!!

We are pleased to announce that our team has moved to its new home offices located at 114 West Jackson Street in Downtown Thomasville. Our other contact information will remain the same and we can still be reached at 229-228-5088

While we will miss our previous home of 19 years in the Thomasville Genealogical Library building, we are excited about what the future will bring and look forward to continuing to serve the South Georgia Community. The next time you are in Thomasville, please drop by and visit with us!

2015 Grant Recipients


2016 Scholarships Awarded to Over 150 Deserving Individuals!

The Community Foundation of South Georgia actively manages over 40 different scholarships that help local students continue their education at colleges and universities throughout the nation. These scholarships are made possible thanks to the generosity of many local individuals, families and businesses who have created endowments at the Community Foundation to help make a college education possible. 

In 2016, the Community Foundation awarded a record $169,250 in scholarships to help 155 students continue their education.  For a complete listing of 2016 scholarship awards and recipients, click below.

Scholarship Awards & Recipients for 2016 >>

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Check out student scholarships administered by the Community Foundation of South Georgia.
The application deadline for most scholarships is April 1.

   Serving these counties in the State of Georgia: Atkinson, Bacon, Baker, Ben Hill, Berrien, Brantley, Brooks, Calhoun, Charlton, Clay, Clinch, Colquitt, Cook, Crisp,      Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Echols, Grady, Irwin, Lanier, Lee, Lowndes, Miller, Mitchell, Pierce, Randolph, Seminole, Sumter, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Turner, Ware, Worth

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