The Downtown Challenge Fund of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia was created to implement the Macon Action Plan through a series of grants to local businesses, nonprofits, individuals, and government entities.
The Downtown Challenge Fund of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia, was made possible by the Peyton Anderson Foundation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; each provided $1.5 million in support. This three-year program will fund the best ideas to transform downtown Macon. The goal is to make Macon a place that can grow with grace, build upon its good bones, dance to its local rhythm, care for its heart, and coordinate and focus for maximum impact.
Businesses, non-profit organizations, government entities, and individuals may apply to the challenge. However, we strongly encourage individual applicants to partner with a sponsoring organization. An individual without a sponsoring organization will be required to submit additional information and will be subject to additional reporting requirements. The challenge is administered by the Community Foundation of Central Georgia.