Alice Huffard Richards Fund Leadership Development Grants

AHR Fund’s Leadership Development Impact Intentions: We believe in honoring the legacy of Alice Huffard Richards by investing in the development of strong leaders in our West Georgia communities.

The 2020 AHR grant application is now closed.

Check back next Spring to apply for a 2021 grant.

The deadline to apply was August 15, 2019.

Participants from West Georgia nonprofits developed critical leadership skills in the 2016 Up & Coming Leaders program, funded by an AHR Leadership grant, delivered locally by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits.


I. Leadership Development & Capacity-Building for Nonprofits: 

A. AHR Fund is currently strengthening West Georgia nonprofits by funding Standards of Excellence with partners CFWG, UWG, and The Georgia Center for Nonprofits. To learn more, CLICK HERE.

B. AHR Fund provides support for the ongoing work of the West Georgia Non Profit Network (WGNPN). To learn more about WGNPN, CLICK HERE.

II. Nonprofit Community Capacity Building: AHR makes grants that help strengthen the local community of nonprofits, through the sharing of ideas and best practices, networking and informal mentoring.

  • West GA Nonprofit Network: Currently, AHR’s focus on Nonprofit Community Capacity-Building provides support for the newly-developing West Georgia Nonprofit Network.  For more information about The Network, contact Amanda Wright at

The Carroll Junior Chamber of Commerce received a 2017 Alice H. Richards Grant from the Community Foundation of West Georgia. The purpose of the AHR Grant is to invest in the development of strong leaders in our West Georgia Communities. This grant helped the Junior Chamber achieve their goals of maximizing every opportunity for these students of becoming effective leaders for our community now and in the future.

WE MEASURE:  Improvements in leadership effectiveness of participants, as measured in pre-and post testing and with surveys from our training partners Georgia Center for Nonprofits and from The West Georgia Nonprofit Network.