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100 Years of Service Celebrated with $1 Million to Atlanta Nonprofits


The Junior League of Atlanta Celebrates Centennial Anniversary with Grant Donation to Area Organizations

To celebrate 100 years of service to the Atlanta community, The Junior League of Atlanta, Inc (JLA) announced today three Centennial Grants to local nonprofits totaling $1 million and targeted to assist residents struggling through food insecurity, generational poverty and the effects of sexual exploitation and human trafficking. The Centennial Grants will enable and encourage growth for the next three years in organizations aimed at helping some of the city’s hardest hit communities.

The winning organizations are:

  • Atlanta Community Food Bank
  • Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Georgia Heirs Property Law Center and Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta
  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

The grants were awarded as part of a year-long celebration of JLA’s centennial anniversary and the organization’s impact on Atlanta. Each grant recipient went through a rigorous, three-step application process. For more information on how each organization plans to use its grant, see below.

Our Centennial Year is about honoring our members and community partners who for 100 years have served together as a catalyst for change in Atlanta,” said Deanna Anderson, president of the JLA. “The Centennial Grants celebrate our legacy of proven leadership while at the same time fueling our second century of service. These projects represent the opportunity for transformational change in our city that will lead to a lasting and positive impact on the lives of women and children.”   


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