The Sara Giles Moore Foundation supports organizations and projects which enhance the quality of life for those living in and around Metro Atlanta. The Foundation funds organizations recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as having 501(c)(3) status that align with our mission. No grants are made to individuals.

When Mrs. Moore started the Foundation, one of her wishes was that preference be given to organizations operating in or providing programs carried out primarily within the City of Atlanta. Over time, the trustees have broadened the scope to include grant requests from organizations within the greater Metropolitan Atlanta area. Grant requests from organizations outside of the Metropolitan Atlanta area are not commonly considered for funding.

In order to focus the impact of the Foundation’s giving, beginning July 1, 2021, The Sara Giles Moore Foundation will only accept Letters of Inquiry from organizations funded since 2017.

Focus Areas of Grants

The Board of Trustees of The Sara Giles Moore Foundation seeks to continue Mrs. Moore’s goals by making charitable grants serving five major areas of interest in metro Atlanta:


Fostering a love and knowledge of arts and culture


Enhancing educational opportunities

Bettering Lives

Providing food, shelter, counseling and job training with the goal of helping people achieve self-sufficiency


Promoting the health and well-being of the community

Beautification and Preservation

Beautifying and preserving the character of Atlanta and its historically significant structures


Types of Grants

  • General Operating
  • Capacity Building
  • Capital Campaigns