Our Process

Our Process

redefinED atlanta does not accept unsolicited grant opportunities. Prospective grantees may be invited to apply if their work aligns to our key focus areas of:

Activating the voice of the community to advocate for high-quality education for their children and supporting policies that enable the conditions for these high-quality schools to thrive

Adding to the pipeline of high-quality teachers and leaders in Atlanta

Adding to the number of high-quality autonomous and accountable schools in Atlanta

EcosystemEcosystem development
Laying the foundation for creating and expanding high-quality schools in Atlanta

Due to the volume of inquiries, we are unable to respond to every submission. The redefinED atlanta grant process is very competitive, and only a few ideas lead to grant awards.

If you are invited to apply for a grant, we will ask you to go through the process below:


Formal ProposalFormal proposal
Prospective grantees that align to our mission, vision and organizational priorities will be invited to submit a formal proposal.

Due DilligenceDue diligence period
This period will be used to review documents, interview leaders and staff members and gather any additional information.

Internal ReviewInternal review
All formal proposals go through an internal review, a committee review and then a review by redefinED atlanta’s board.

Approved grantees will be notified on a rolling basis as soon as a decision has been reached. Approved grantees will receive a grant agreement that includes targets and benchmarks. Grant money will be distributed according to individual grant agreement specifications. It can take up to 3 months from application submission to grant decision.

Grant ManagementGrant management
Grantees will be a part of redefinED atlanta’s ongoing grant management process. This will include data collection that relates to grant outputs, outcomes and targets, site and school visits, and progress reports.