Program Related Investments

The Sapelo Foundation is dedicated to aligning 100% of our capital with our mission. This includes maintaining a Program Related Investment (PRI) portfolio that furthers our mission and leverages additional capital for our Investee Partners. 

Become an Investee Partner

The Sapelo Foundation provides low-interest loans to qualified non-profit organizations to further its charitable mission by investing in organizations and programs that provide sustainable benefits for communities, especially the underserved, that align with our mission to increase environmental protection, social prosperity, and civic power in Georgia. Generally, the loans are for $100,000 for three years.


Applicants must 

  • Be a 501(c)3 organization in good standing. 
  • Work in Georgia with a significant commitment to areas outside metro Atlanta. 

PRI funding is determined annually during the Foundation’s budgeting process. For November 2024, there are two $100,000.00 PRI loans available.  Interested organizations must submit a Letter of Introduction by July 15.  Organizations deemed to be a good fit will be asked to submit a full application with additional financial information and join the Foundation for a virtual site visit.  Funding decisions will be made and communicated by late November. 


The following resources may be useful as you consider submitting a Letter of Introduction.