Strategic partnership helps refugees

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In an innovative partnership, three local refugee-serving organizations are working smarter together. Catholic Charities of Atlanta, International Rescue Committee and New American Pathways all serve international refugees coming to Atlanta, but with wide differences in approach and programmatic focus. However, each organization faces common logistical challenges tied to housing, securing in-kind …

Junior League of Atlanta targets truancy through donor-advised fund gift

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The Junior League of Atlanta (JLA) has a donor-advised fund with the Community Foundation and we work closely with JLA members to inform their annual grantmaking. We collaborate to identify nonprofits that enable the JLA to have a sustained impact within three priorities: improving early childhood education, reducing generational poverty …

Tomorrow’s philanthropists shaped today through practical learning

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Each year, 70,000 middle school students are exposed to the real-world importance of giving at Junior Achievement’s Discovery Centers in downtown Atlanta and Gwinnett County, thanks to a unique partnership between the Community Foundation and United Way of Greater Atlanta. The Discovery Centers draw students into an immersive simulated economy, …