Katherine John Murphy Foundation
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Grant Guidelines

Mission Statement

The mission of the Murphy Foundation is to carry out the wishes of its founder Katherine Murphy Riley, as outlined in the document establishing the organization. The Foundation has generally limited its grant making as follows:
  • Funding Priorities: Services for Children, Education, Environment, Human Services, Catholic organizations
  • Geographic Focus: Atlanta, Georgia, and select areas of Latin America
Organizations outside of these parameters may be considered if encouraged to apply by members of the Advisory Committee.

Eligibility Requirements

The Trustees will consider all qualified applications received from organizations that are exempt from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code Section 501 (c)(3). If you are a 509 (a)(3) Supporting Organization, please be prepared to provide additional information.


In the Spring of 2012, the Katherine John Murphy Foundation decided to suspend grantmaking until further notice. Please direct any questions to fdnsvcs.ga@suntrust.com.

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