Ensuring a healthy region where all residents have access to quality health care and nutritious food.

Thrive and Prosper

Personal and public health isn’t a luxury; it’s essential. Access to quality, integrated health and human services is the bedrock of community, vital to a robust quality of life and sense of well-being. Health and human services, known as society’s “safety net,” are provided through a mix of public agencies, civic organizations and nonprofits funded by government and private sources.

Metro Atlanta’s nonprofits providing health and human services range enormously in size and capacity, mission and method.

In partnership with strong, community-focused nonprofit organizations and the public sector, the Community Foundation seeks to achieve greater access to quality health services and nutritious food for Atlanta area residents.

We’ll measure progress by tracking:

  • Percentage of residents with health coverage
  • Percentage of residents who are food secure (i.e., have consistent access to adequate food)
  • Reduction in the number of residents with chronic health conditions (HIV/AIDS, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, etc.)

For more information about supporting well-being, please contact:

Lita Ugarte Pardi
Director, Resource Deployment

Georgia adults have no health insurance (2014)
granted in 2014/15 to 176 nonprofit organizations providing health and human services
granted in 2014/15 21 to nonprofits for AIDS/HIV services, support and advocacy

Current Grant Opportunities

The Community Foundation is proud to have been an early supporter of HIV/AIDS initiatives, making our first grant to the cause in 1981. Despite tremendous progress since that time, the challenges of HIV/AIDS still remain, particularly in our Atlanta region. The Atlanta AIDS Fund was created in 1991 to support metro Atlanta’s HIV/AIDS advocacy, prevention education and service efforts through funding and leadership. See the revolution in action
Inspired by the lifetime legacy of giving of David and Frances Brain, the Frances Hollis Brain Foundation Fund supports nonprofits that benefit enhance the well-being of individuals living in Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties, with a focus on primary needs and underserved communities. Celebrate Legacy.
A General Operating Support (GOS) grant provides a nonprofit with unrestricted funding to help support and maintain the organization as it pursues its mission. This type of grant is flexible and gives grantees the ability to use the funds where they’re most appropriate. Several of the Community Foundation’s competitive grantmaking programs are focused on providing general operating support. Think Generally
Made up of diverse, concerned and passionate individuals united for collective impact, the Lorde-Rustin Giving Circle supports nonprofit organizations dedicated to empowering at-risk youth of color in metro Atlanta.
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The Spark Opportunity Giving Circle brings together Community Foundation donors to deepen their understanding and commitment to closing the stark income and opportunity disparities in our region. Spark change.