By Lisa Cremin, director, community advancement, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Since 1984, the Community Foundation has recognized standout nonprofit organizations with our Managing for Excellence award. Nonprofits who apply for this unique grant recognition participate in a detailed and rigorous review and site visit process that analyzes their operations, governance and programs according to […]
By Erin Drury Boorn, senior philanthropic officer, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Atlanta has many generous families who are committed to giving back to their community, and some of those use a private family foundation as a way to direct their giving. I am fortunate to work with one of those families through the Community […]
By Vanessa Meyer, program officer, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta We often hear about the challenges of the “summer slide” – too many students lack access to quality education and enrichment opportunities during the summer break, and lose valuable knowledge and skills gained during the academic year, especially in core subject areas such as reading […]
By Christy Eckoff, managing director, philanthropic counsel, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta When most people think about how much they want to give to worthy causes, they are likely to think about their overall budget – how much of my income do I want to set aside for giving? From there they might designate a […]
The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta has reached a new milestone – it now has $1.1 billion assets, according to its unaudited 2017 Annual Report released on Tuesday.
The annual report also states that the Foundation awarded $100 million in grants to 3,100 nonprofit organization – locally, nationally and internationally. More than 70 percent of those grants were made to nonprofits in the 23-county metro Atlanta region, the Foundation’s area of expertise.
By Alicia Philipp, president, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta What do a generous family, a trusted financial advisor and Atlanta’s beloved, annual Dragon Con have in common with Superman and Batman? Each of them has a superpower that lifts our region to greater positive impact through philanthropy! Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta recently published our […]
By Mark Crosswell, managing director for impact investing, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta In the past, traditional philanthropy has always supported nonprofit organizations by way of grants, or outright gifts. Yet even with that essential flow of funding, our communities continue to face the same decades-old challenges. Now, the emergence of a new stream of […]
By Ali Gant, gift planning officer, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Are you a financial, legal, wealth management or accounting professional who wants to learn more about guiding your clients on a path to greater philanthropy? Then PALI is for you! The Philanthropic Advisor Leadership Institute (PALI) is now accepting applications for its ninth class […]
By Barrett Coker Krise, senior philanthropic officer, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Spring has sprung and that means Atlantans are flocking outside to enjoy what our city has to offer. And I’m among them with my family. I’ve developed a recent obsession with the Atlanta BeltLine. It’s possible that it’s because I live in Cabbagetown. […]
By Clare S. Richie, public policy specialist, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta The U.S. Census is coming up in 2020 and it’s not too early to start planning. Census data touches our lives daily, such as how much federal funding Georgia receives for critical programs like Medicaid or SNAP, which public school our children are […]
Photo above: Dancers Michaela Perdue, Will VanMeter (KSU Dance Company) Photo by Robert Pack By Dr. Ivan Pulinkala, Chairperson, Department of Dance at Kennesaw State University Over the past decade, I have experienced Atlanta’s art community grow in density, complexity, and sophistication, against a landscape ripe with opportunity, discourse, and challenge. An ever increasing populous of promising […]
By Maria Najlis, program associate, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. Since joining the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, the question I have been asked most often by people who work for nonprofits is, “how can we connect with the Foundation and/or its donors?” It’s a great question and one I am always happy to provide […]
By Alicia Philipp, president, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta The New Year is traditionally a time for reflection, for looking at lessons from the past and making goals for the future. This year, I see two huge issues looming that mark both challenge and opportunity for our region. The first issue is how nonprofits will […]
By Dan Williams, program officer, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Friday, December 1, marked the 29th anniversary of World AIDS Day, a day we pause to lend support to people living with HIV and to remember those who have died from AIDS. Over 29 years we have seen great progress in the fight against HIV, […]
By Jamie Tobias, gift planning officer, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta On November 9, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) celebrated their 34th annual National Philanthropy Day, Georgia’s oldest and largest celebration of giving. A sell-out crowd of more than 1,000 people gathered to shine a light on the power of philanthropy in our region. […]
By Dan Williams, program officer, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Recently, while riding MARTA to work, I sat across from a woman appearing to experience mental illness. The sound of her shrill laugh permeated the train car as she raised her arms wildly in the air. Her wide-open, ragged roller bag, obviously too difficult to […]
By Lita Pardi, director, resource deployment, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta In 2016, the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta launched Impact Areas with measurable objectives as a way to focus our financial, partnership and advocacy investments in the Atlanta region. As a starting point for future trend analysis, we created an Impact Area dashboard that captures […]
The Community Foundation is announcing a new, short-term grant program called the Alternative Transit Relief Fund to help nonprofits offset the impact of the I-85 bridge collapse for their staff, volunteers and constituents.