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 …

What is HB 346?

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By Ray Uttenhove, Community Foundation donor Atlanta has the third highest rate of evictions in the country with the largest number affecting low-income renters. Housing instability has a rippling effect in a community often resulting in homelessness, poor educational outcomes, uncertainty for families and many more adverse effects. As a …

Spark Opportunity announces grants for opportunity in Thomasville Heights

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Thomasville Heights is a small neighborhood in the southeast corner of Atlanta. The tight-knit neighborhood has a colorful and storied past, but the historically African American community has grappled with a lack of access to opportunity and severe levels of crime and poverty. The median household income is $10,480, compared …

Book Club: The Givers: Wealth, Power and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age

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By Alicia Philipp, president and CEO Forty-one years ago when I came to the Community Foundation, no one used the word philanthropy. Fast-forward and it’s used commonly in the ubiquitous lists of big givers in major publications, and the word “philanthropist” is now consistently used to describe people. But what …