The Cleon W. Mauldin Foundation

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Mission

To promote the arts in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) of Georgia and South Carolina by supporting arts education programs as well as music, dance, and ballet organizations.

Application deadlines

August 1

Program areas

Arts, culture, and humanities
Education

Program limitations

There are no program limitations; however, due to the grantor’s preferences, the foundation has a practice of primarily supporting charitable organizations that promote the arts (particularly music, dance, and ballet) as well as education in these fields.

States served

Georgia
South Carolina

Geographic limitations

Grants are restricted to charitable organizations located in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA). The Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) includes the following counties in Georgia and South Carolina:

Georgia: Burke, Columbia, Emanuel, Glascock, Jefferson, Jenkins, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Screven, Taliaferro, Warren, Wilkes.

South Carolina: Aiken, Allendale, Barnwell, Edgefield, McCormick.

Trustees

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Grants will be made to Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) organizations to promote arts programs, to create opportunities for the youth to explore the arts, to advocate for the advancement of the arts, to support broadcasts of musical programs, to provide scholarships to young musicians, to develop arts education programs in schools, and to acquire music and art equipment.

Requirements

  • To be eligible, organizations must qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Grants are restricted to charitable organizations located in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA). The Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) includes the following counties in Georgia and South Carolina:Georgia: Burke, Columbia, Emanuel, Glascock, Jefferson, Jenkins, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Screven, Taliaferro, Warren, Wilkes.South Carolina: Aiken, Allendale, Barnwell, Edgefield, McCormick.
  • Applications must be submitted through the online grant application form or alternative accessible application designed for assistive technology users.

Grantmaking priorities

There are no program limitations; however, due to the grantor’s preferences the foundation has a practice of primarily supporting charitable organizations that promote the arts (particularly music, dance, and ballet) as well as education in these fields.

Average giving

Average grant size: $5,000 to $10,000
Average number of grants per year: 10
Average total giving per year: $60,000

Application period and deadlines

Applications are accepted year-round but must be submitted by August 1 to be reviewed at the annual meeting typically held by the end of the third quarter.

Communications

Applicants will receive an automated email confirming their submission. Grant decisions are generally communicated by October 31 for applications received by the deadline.

Required agreements and reports

Except as otherwise specified when a grant is awarded, a progress report must be submitted within 6 months after receiving funds.

About the Foundation

The Cleon W. Mauldin Foundation was created under the Last Will and Testament of Cleon W. Mauldin upon his death in 1998. Mr. Mauldin, a resident of Richmond County, Georgia, retired as the librarian and stage manager of the Augusta Symphony Orchestra. He was a graduate of Furman University and the University of Virginia. Mr. Mauldin established the Augusta Symphony’s endowment fund with a gift in honor of his mother. He was a founding member of the Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society. Mr. Mauldin stated in his Will that the Trustee should “take into consideration [his] lifelong interest in the arts, particularly music, dance and ballet and education in these fields” when making grants to charitable organizations.