About Us

Since 1951, The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta has been connecting people to the issues and organizations making a difference in our region. There are more than 930 community foundations across the country, each focused on improving quality of life in a geographic region. The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta does that right here in Atlanta within our 23-county metro areas.

The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta is one of the nation’s top 25 community foundations by asset size and has become a leader in grantmaking and community impact. We are experts in philanthropy, strengthening the region’s nonprofits and in the issues affecting the metro Atlanta region.  

We are accredited by the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations and continue to receive national recognition for our financial health, accountability and transparency.

Vision
To be the most trusted resource for growing philanthropy to improve communities throughout the Atlanta region.

Mission
The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta strengthens our region by providing quality services to donors and innovative leadership on community issues.

At The Community Foundation, we focus on four goals:


Engage philanthropists
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e provide personalized philanthropic services to individuals and families interested in making a long-term, positive impact in the community through their giving. We connect passion with purpose.  


Strengthen the region’s nonprofits 

We support nonprofits through grants and educational opportunities, strengthening their ability to make an impact on critical issues in our region.

Advance public will 
We lead and participate in collaborative efforts to provide solutions to community problems, often partnering with other funders, nonprofits and individual donors.

Practice organizational excellence
We remain a trusted steward of a long-term charitable resource that for more than 60 years has served donors and benefited nonprofits and communities in our 23-county region. We value learning, leadership and transparency. 


Quick facts*:
 

  • Assets: Estimated at $755 million
  • Gifts: $104 million given to The Community Foundation in gifts to new and existing funds 
  • Grantmaking: $95 million distributed to approximately 2,000 nonprofit and faith-based organizations locally, nationally and internationally 
  • Our Region: Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Morgan, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, Rockdale, Spalding and Walton.


* 2012 data
 
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Highlights

Our Philanthropic Framework

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Our Philanthropic Framework describes where we are aiming to go over the next three years and how we plans to get there.

The Community Foundation's Philanthropic Framework is guided by our vision, mission and guiding principles, and comprised of  our goals, strategies, metrics and our tactical plan. 

Click here to view Our Philanthropic Framework.

Strengthening Nonprofits

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Our 23 County Region  
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