About the Foundation

The Emily Winship Scott Foundation was established by Mrs. Emily Winship Scott under her Last Will and Testament dated November 9, 1981.


Funding Priorities:

  • Health and Human Services
  • Education
  • Organization whose mission has an underlying spiritual basis
  • Vision Screening and Eye Health, help for the blind

Geographic Focus:
The majority of grants made by the Foundation go to support organizations in the metropolitan Atlanta area.

Types of Support:

  • Program Support
  • General Operating

No grants are made for capital improvements.

Eligibility Requirements:
The Trustees will consider all qualified applications received from organizations that are exempt from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code Section 501 (c)(3). If you are a 509 (a)(3) Supporting Organization, please be prepared to provide additional information. Grants are not made to support individuals.

Grant Cycle and Deadline Information:
The Foundation’s Trustees meet annually in September. August 15th is the deadline for submitting grant proposals to be considered at the annual meeting.

Grant Range:
The average grant size is between $5,000 – $10,000.