Creating a Justice League of their own: Spark Opportunity Giving Circle

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From the simple spark of a serious conversation, our donors banded together in a new and mighty way to address income and opportunity disparities. The Spark Opportunity Giving Circle began as a learning group in 2016 after donors attended a Community Foundation event featuring expert Robert Putnam. Because of what they …

A flexible solution for good: Frances Hollis Brain Foundation Fund

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Diane Bryant and her extended family were at a crossroads – how to fulfill the legacy of their multi-generational family foundation and remain fully engaged amidst the reality of busy schedules and competing priorities for time? Thus, the family began a two-year journey to find the right fit for the …

George and Pearl Strickland Scholarship Fund invests in the future of students

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Many of the funds at the Community Foundation have interesting and inspirational backstories. The story of the George and Pearl Strickland Scholarship Fund is a reminder of the importance of African American philanthropy in Atlanta. As the February 15 deadline for scholarship applications approaches, it’s important to reflect on how …