Spark Opportunity: hyper-local impact

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Since 2016, a dedicated group of Community Foundation donors have been on a journey to learn more about how collective giving can result in greater impact. The Spark Opportunity Giving Circle emerged out of concern for Atlanta’s widening opportunity gaps, and their journey brought them to one of our city’s …

Zip code should not be destiny

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Every child deserves a community where they, and their family, can thrive. Yet in our region, the most supported neighborhoods, schools and job opportunities lie concentrated in the northern and eastern corners of ATL while substandard housing, failing schools, crime and poverty often are overly concentrated in the south. As …

Inspired philanthropy: Diane Martinez

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For Diane Martinez, her ATL is one that gives a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves. Her philanthropy focuses on nonprofits that support animal welfare or assist children. She began thinking differently about philanthropy when she lived overseas and witnessed extreme poverty, including seeing children in deplorable conditions, …