To support charitable institutions in or in the vicinity of Atlanta, Georgia.
February 1 and August 1
Arts, culture, and humanities
There are no program limitations; however, the foundation has a practice of awarding grants on a priority basis to institutions with grant requests in following program areas:
First priority: Hospitals and Health
Second priority: Education, Human services, and Public/society benefit
Third priority: Arts, culture, and humanities
Limited to institutions in, or in the vicinity of, the Atlanta, Georgia, area as defined by the Metro Atlanta 28-County Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).
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- Organizations must qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
- Organizations must be in, or in the vicinity of, the Atlanta, Georgia, area as defined by the Metro Atlanta 28-County Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).
- Applications must be submitted through the online grant application form or alternative accessible application designed for assistive technology users.
Grants are awarded on a priority basis to the following institutions or program areas:
- First priority: Hospitals and Health
- Second priority: Education, Human services, and Public/society benefit
- Third priority: Arts, culture, and humanities
Application period and deadlines
Applications are accepted year-round. Applications must be submitted by February 1 to be reviewed at the March grant meeting and submitted by August 1 for the September grant meeting.
Applicants will receive an automated email confirming their submission. Grant decisions are generally communicated by April for the February deadline and November for the September deadline.
Required agreements and reports
Periodic progress reports and final reports may be required for funded projects.
About the Foundation
The Ida A. Ryan Charitable Trust was created under the will of Miss Ida Alice Ryan, who died in 1953. The will directs that one-half of the net income earned be distributed to the Catholic Cathedral of Christ the King, Atlanta, Georgia, “to be used in such a manner as the governing body of said Church shall determine.” The remaining net income “shall be paid by the trustee to such charitable institution or charitable institutions in, or in the vicinity of Atlanta, Georgia, as may be selected by my trustee from time to time. No institution shall have any right to require that there be paid to it any part of said income, but the trustee shall, from time to time, and so often as it deems proper, select the charitable institutions which shall receive such income. I give no direction to the trustee as to what charitable institution shall receive such income, but I suggest to the trustee that such institutions as the Community Funds, and hospitals, particularly St. Joseph’s Infirmary, fall within the class of beneficiaries that I hope will be given consideration.”