Healthier ATL through Food as Medicine program

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Eating fruits and veggies goes hand-in-hand with health. When doctors at Atlanta’s Grady Health System saw low-income patients struggle with diabetes, hypertension and congestive heart failure, they sought an affordable nutrition solution. They found it in an innovative and low-tech program that prescribes fresh fruits and vegetables to patients. Now, …

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 …