All grant applicants must be a 501(c)3 non-profit that offers programs for children and teens in the areas of health, education, personal safety, nutrition and food security.

Application for a grant is an open, non-competitive grant process from January through November 30 each year. All grant applications are by invitation only. Inquiries regarding grants are welcome from non-profits seeking information about a grant from the Foundation.

The non-profit must be located in the Southeastern United States.

The majority of the population served, 55% or more, will be U.S. citizens.
The organization must have audited financial statements and a Federal Tax Form 990 available.

The J.H. Walker Legacy Foundation does not fund capital campaigns or building programs, general fundraising drives, endowments, or projects in the final stage. Grants will not be given to political organizations, programs to influence legislation, or to retire a debt.

Salaries are not a primary focus of the Foundation. Grant funds to be used for salaries are considered on a case by case basis. Salaries for employees are limited in time and for designated amounts. The non-profit must show how this position will be funded within 12 months.