You have many reasons for giving. It could be an interest in supporting your local faith-based organization, your alma mater or the neighborhood community center down the street. It could be a desire to better understand a serious issue that has touched a loved one in your life. It could be an aspiration to leave your mark on a community that has meant so much to you. But behind this notion of “giving” is something very important – personal passion. 

That’s where The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta comes in. We work with you to help you better understand the issues affecting our community and where you can help. We connect you directly with those nonprofits that are working in the areas that interest you most and are doing powerful work. But most of all, we work with you to help you find the joy, passion and inspiration that charitable giving can bring you and your family. 

Why The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta?

There are many charitable vehicles available in Atlanta today, and we offer one way for philanthropists to give back to their community. The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta has several distinct advantages:

  • Our flexible donor-advised funds We have a variety of fund options including unrestricted, designated, field-of-interest and scholarship funds; however, the majority of our donors establish donor-advised funds.
  • Our guidance and administrative support Donors are assigned a philanthropic advisor who acts as the donor’s personal, philanthropic guide. Staff also provide back-office support and various donor engagement services.
  • Our expertise in family philanthropy Our Center for Family Philanthropy provides donors with the highest level of personalized service, including family meetings, managed grantmaking processes, long-term philanthropic planning and other customized engagement opportunities. 
  • Our deep knowledge of the region and its nonprofits – The Community Foundation is a thought leader in the region and an expert in philanthropy.


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Grant a Nonprofit Wish - Fall 2014


Donors of The Community Foundation have the opportunity to grant the wish of a nonprofit organization through our An Extra Wish program. Our Fall 2014 booklet contains the wishes of 40 nonprofits.

Click here to download.

Donors interested in granting wishes can make grants via DonorCentral or contact their philanthropic advisor at 404-688-5525.

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