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The Sapelo Foundation, Inc.

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Last Updated: 2016-05-11

At A Glance

The Sapelo Foundation, Inc.

(formerly Sapelo Island Research Foundation, Inc.)

4503 New Jesup Hwy.

Brunswick, GA United States 31520-1798

Telephone: (912) 265-0520

URL: www.sapelofoundation.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $35,318,507

Total giving: $1,823,384

EIN

580827472

BRIDGE Number

2690816313

Additional Contact Information

Contact for Scholarship: Barbara Bowdry, Scholarship Prog. Off.

Background

Incorporated in 1949 in GA

Purpose and Activities

The foundation promotes progressive social change affecting, in particular, vulnerable populations, rural communities and the natural environment. Scholarships also to financially needy residents of McIntosh County, GA, who are graduates of McIntosh County Academy, and who have a 2.0 GPA or better, for attendance at accredited colleges, universities, or technical colleges.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Environmental Protection Program

Currently, the primary focus is the Georgia Water Coalition, a strategic campaign addressing water resource management and policy.

Grants to Individuals Program

Scholarships to financially needy residents of McIntosh County, GA, who are graduates of McIntosh County Academy for attendance at accredited colleges, universities, or technical colleges.

Organizational Development Fund

The foundation believes that nonprofit organizations greatly benefit from training their leaders and staff. Therefore, the foundation has developed a fund to assist its grantee organizations with organizational development and programmatic development, both of which are critical to the effectiveness and long-term sustainability of an organization. This program offers funding for staff, board, and volunteers to acquire training in fundraising, grantwriting, board development, nonprofit management and other skills that will increase organizational capacity. It also offers the opportunity for them to attend national conferences and networking events that are directly linked to furthering the effectiveness of their organization and/or strengthening its advocacy role. Application guidelines and form available on foundation web site.

Program-Related Investment

The foundation has made PRIs for community development and housing through financing for nonprofit development credit unions and development banks.

Social Justice Program

Currently, the primary focus is the JUSTGeorgia initiative, which addresses juvenile justice policy in Georgia.

Fields of Interest

Subjects
  • Air quality
  • Civic participation
  • Democracy
  • Due process
  • Elections
  • Environment
  • Higher education
  • Human rights
  • Juvenile justice
  • Public affairs
  • Public interest law
  • Sustainable forestry
  • Toxic substance control
  • Voter education and registration
  • Water resources
  • Wildlife biodiversity
Population Groups
  • Females
  • Immigrants and migrants
  • People of African descent
  • People of Asian descent
  • People of Latin American descent

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $35,318,507 (market value)

Expenditures: $2,315,338

Total giving: $1,823,384

Qualifying distributions: $2,127,021