Community Innovation Fund

We are pleased to release the grant application for the 2022 Community Innovation Fund. The Community Innovation Fund (CIF) is a grant opportunity designed to promote health equity and is open to organizations and innovators with maternal and infant health projects or services in Georgia. The fund is open to all Georgians yet, priority is given to projects supporting families in the following Perinatal Regions:

Albany Perinatal Region: Clay, Randolph, Terrell, Lee, Worth, Calhoun, Dougherty, Early, Miller, Baker, Mitchell, Colquitt, Cook, Berrien, Seminole, Decatur, Grady, Thomas, Brooks, Lowndes, Lanier, and Echols County

Atlanta Perinatal Region: Banks, Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Dade, Dawson, Dekalb, Douglas, Fannin, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Franklin, Gilmer, Gordon, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Haralson, Henry, Limpkin, Newton, Paulding, Polk, Pickens, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, White, Walker, Whitfield, White

Columbus Perinatal Region: Carroll, Heard, Coweta, Spalding, Troup, Meriwether, Pike, Lamar, Harris, Talbot, Upson, Muscogee, Marion, Taylor, Macon, Schley, Chattahoochee, Stewart, Webster, Sumter, and Quitman County

The primary objectives of these grants are to:

  • Promote health equity, increasing access to vital resources and support for those disproportionately affected by maternal and infant death which include Black women/birth givers and those living in maternity care deserts in Georgia;
  • Support grassroots organizations, entrepreneurs, small businesses, or nonprofits invested in improving maternal and infant health outcomes in Georgia;
  • Support volunteers and grassroots organizations taking ownership in improving their communities.
  • Foster relationships by encouraging diverse community partnerships or encouraging community engagement to work toward common goals;
  • Build capacity within the community through training and leadership development; and
  • Support and track at least one measurable neighborhood improvement from each grantee, with the understanding that incremental improvements lead to broader community impact.

Available Support & Questions

If you have questions, please contact LaNaarai Wilder, the Senior Coordinator – Community Partnerships at 678.302.1143 or email