About Us

Since 1951, The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta has been connecting people to the issues and organizations making a difference in our region. There are approximately 750 grantmaking community foundations across the country, each focused on improving quality of life in a geographic region. The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta does that right here in Atlanta within our 23-county metro areas.

The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta is one of the nation’s top 25 community foundations by asset size and has become a leader in grantmaking and community impact. We are experts in philanthropy, strengthening the region’s nonprofits and in the issues affecting the metro Atlanta region.  

We are accredited by the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations and continue to receive national recognition for our financial health, accountability and transparency.

To be the most trusted resource for growing philanthropy to improve communities throughout the Atlanta region.

The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta strengthens our region by providing quality services to donors and innovative leadership on community issues.

Quick facts*:

  • Assets: Estimated at $930.8 million
  • Gifts: More than $79.8 million given to The Community Foundation in gifts to new and existing funds 
  • Grantmaking: More than$106.2 million distributed to approximately 6,200 nonprofit and faith-based organizations locally, nationally and internationally 
  • Our Region: Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Morgan, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, Rockdale, Spalding and Walton.

* 2014 data (unaudited)
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Your Checklist for Giving


At The Community Foundation, our work with nonprofits each year allows us to build knowledge around smart investments and key characteristics of excellent nonprofits.

Along with passion for the work, we believe those nonprofits most equipped to make a difference in the community are those with strong operations and management.

Read more here and download our Checklist for Giving.

Strengthening Nonprofits

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Our 23 County Region  
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