Areas of Impact

Together, we achieve more.

Our Promise to You

There are five general areas where the Foundation seeks to create impact throughout the 23-county region: Arts, Education, Community Development, Nonprofit Effectiveness, Well-being. We chose these impact areas because our research shows that this is where the region’s greatest needs exist. With our deep understanding of the nearly 5,000 nonprofits across the region, we identify the organizations that best address those needs. From there, we match the passions of our donors with the purposes of nonprofits working in these impact areas.

These five impact areas are our promise to the 23-county region: That in partnership with our donors, nonprofits and collaborators, we vow to make Atlanta a better place for all residents to live and thrive.

For each Impact Area, the Foundation has identified metrics we seek to move the needle in collaboration with others. We track these metrics annually, including updating profiles for each county in our 23-county region, on a dashboard developed hand-in-hand with Neighborhood Nexus.

Impact Area Metrics Dashboard

Our 23-County Region of Impact

23-County Map

Atlanta arts community development


Promise: To build a dynamic arts ecology to ensure all residents have access to high-quality cultural experiences and diverse artistic programs. Express Yourself

Atlanta community development programs


Promise: To advocate for equitable economic growth, strong civic health and safe, sustainable communities.
Power to the People

Atlanta community education development


Promise: To improve outcomes and expand opportunities for all learners across the education spectrum. Learn More

Nonprofit organization management and grants


Promise: To invest in the region’s nonprofits with management and financial resources to equip them to effectively manage operations and high-performing programs.
Explore effectiveness

Atlanta community health initiative


Promise: To ensure a healthy, safe and engaged region, where all residents have access to quality health care and nutritious food.
To Your Health