For Houston County. By Houston County.

About the Community Foundation of Houston County

The Community Foundation of Houston County is Houston County’s partner in philanthropy. It gives local, charitable, community-minded people who want to do good an easy and effective way to support the causes they care about.

The Community Foundation of Houston County benefits from the leadership and knowledge of a local advisory committee coupled with the administrative support, guidance and philanthropic expertise of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia. 

The Community Foundation helps donors achieve their philanthropic goals and helps meet our community’s most pressing needs and opportunities both now and for generations to come.  

How to Give

Together, we can grow giving and amplify our impact to create meaningful change in Houston County. Learn about the many ways you can partner with us to make a difference. 

1. Give Now

You can make a tax-deductible gift directly to The Fund for Houston County, which is the flagship charitable fund that solely supports Houston County nonprofits and charitable projects both now and for generations to come.

Give by Check: Mail your check payable to ‘Community Foundation of Central Georgia’ to 577 Mulberry Street, Suite 1600 Macon, GA 31201 and indicate ‘Fund for Houston County’ on the memo line.

Give Online: Make a gift online using a debit or credit card.

Give Stock: A gift of appreciated stock is a great way to support Houston County, receive a tax deduction and potentially avoid capital gains tax.

Make a Qualified Charitable Distribution from your IRA: Individuals who have reached age 70 ½ may donate up to $100,000 per taxpayer per year to charitable organizations directly from their Individual Retirement Account (IRA) without treating the distribution as taxable income. 

2. Create a Fund

Your personal philanthropy can be easy, efficient and impactful if you create your own charitable fund through the Community Foundation of Houston County. Create your own fund to support the charitable organizations and causes important to you, in Houston County or beyond.  Your legacy can extend for generations to come by choosing successors to advise your fund when you are no longer able.

3. Leave a Legacy

You can create a charitable legacy for your community through a planned gift. When you make a commitment to strengthen your community today or in the future through a gift in your will, you are making a meaningful and lasting impact on the community and organizations you love. We can accept many types of assets and work closely with you and your advisor on your options. 

Our Leadership

Lead by Dr. Ivan Allen and Kathy O’Neal, a committee of local citizens is leading this effort for Houston County.

Dr. Ivan Allen

Kathy O’Neal

Our Board of Directors

In addition to our local committee, Houston County leaders serve and have served on the on the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia.

shaw Blackmon

Charles Briscoe

Mark Byrd

Tiena Fletcher

Marlan Nichols

Neal Talton

Our Supporters

We are grateful to these generous individuals and organizations that were instrumental in the founding of the Community Foundation of Houston County.

For Professional Advisors

The Community Foundation is a philanthropic resource for attorneys, accountants, financial advisors, bankers, and insurance agents so that they can help their clients navigate the forces of growing personal wealth and the desire to make a difference. Please call us if you have questions about charitable giving or if you want to know if a fund at the Community Foundation would be a fit for your client. 

Who We Help

Local nonprofit organizations may apply to receive grants from the Community Foundation. In addition, donors who have funds at the Community Foundation can recommend grants from their fund to the organizations they want to support.

Here are some examples nonprofits organizations that have recently received grants from the Community Foundation.

  • Achieve Foundation
  • Georgia Kinship Project
  • Halo Group
  • Houston County Habitat for Humanity
  • Houston County Volunteer Medical Clinic
  • Keep Warner Robins Beautiful
  • Museum of Aviation Foundation
  • Rebuilding Together Warner Robins
  • Rehoboth Life Care Ministries

Contact Us

577 Mulberry Street, Suite 1600
Macon, GA 31201


toll free: 866-750-9338