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August 5, 2014: The Route To and Through College

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The issue of high school graduation and matriculation to higher education is a growing national concern. In 2012 only 42% of Georgia’s young adults (25 to 34 years of age) completed a higher education certificate, associate’s degree, or bachelor’s degree.

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August 5, 2014: Nonprofits significant in life of GA’s first Cambodian American Superior Court Judge

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Meng H. Lim is an American success story for many reasons. Most recently, this former Cambodian Chinese child refugee was elected Superior Court Judge of Tallapossa Circuit, making him the first Cambodian American elected to Georgia Superior Court.

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July 21, 2014: In Atlanta's Core, The AIDS Epidemic Is Skyrocketing

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Recently, Georgia Public Broadcasting examined Atlanta's growing AIDS epidemic. Featuing interviews with our President, Alicia Philipp, and others, this piece highlights AIDS Vu a joint project between Emory University and the State Department comprised of interactive online maps showing the percentage of people in a geographic area living with HIV in the U.S.

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June 13, 2014: Atlanta Summer Reading List

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Atlanta Summer Reading List- Earlier this month our donors were treated to a thought provoking and inspiring panel discussion moderated by Dr. Cliff Kuhn of Georgia State University on philanthropy in Atlanta and the deep history of our beloved city, which has been integral to many of our nation's vital civic movements.

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June 13, 2014: Clayton Fund Awards $25,000 to meet the needs of local nonprofits

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The Clayton Fund, a local fund of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, was the featured program at the Clayton County Rotary Club’s Luncheon on Wednesday, June 4. During the program, the Clayton Fund awarded $25,000 in grants to five local nonprofits making a measureable difference in the community.

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June 4, 2014: Checklist for Giving

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Here at The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, we often get asked about our role in strengthening nonprofits in our 23-county metro Atlanta region and how we encourage nonprofits to practice organizational excellence in all aspects of their work.

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May 15, 2014: Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund makes big announcements at Luncheon

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The Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund, an initiative of The Community Foundation For Greater Atlanta, today announced the creation of its pilot Arts Capitalization program including its largest grant to a single organization in the 21 year history of the Arts Fund. This grant is the first the Arts Fund has made to fund an arts organization’s capitalization plan, awarding a $200,000 grant to the Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center (ACAC) to increase and diversify its audience and donor base. The grant will fund investments in technology, marketing infrastructure and fundraising capacity.

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May 6, 2014: Four Local Organizations Receive Campus-Wide Grants to Green Assessment

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Four Atlanta area organizations including Agnes Scott College, the Marcus Jewish Community Center, Zoo Atlanta and Fernbank Museum, will receive energy audits and assessments of their campuses through the Grants to Green initiative.Grants to Green is a partnership between The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Southface Energy Institute and the Kendeda Fund.

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March 18, 2014: Grants to Green updates

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Grants to Green has made changes to its Eligibility Guidelines as well as deadline for Assessments. We want to share these changes with you in the event your organization might be interested in applying.

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March 12, 2014: Supporting Civic Engagement in the Region

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At The Community Foundation, one key area of our work is “Advancing Public Will.” Last year, we created the Civic Engagement Fund to provide funding to nonprofit organizations implementing civic engagement strategies.

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March 12, 2014: Foundation distributes $1.2 million in grants

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Last month, The Community Foundation’s Board of Directors approved $1.2 million in grants and support to strengthen nonprofits in the 23-county region. A group of diverse organizations applied for funding during this fall/winter through a variety of grant programs and other support opportunities.

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March 10, 2014: Scholarships to Volunteering and Service Conference

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The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta is excited to partner with Points of Light to offer scholarships to nonprofit leaders interested in attending the Conference on Volunteering and Service, June 15-18, 2014.

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February 25, 2014: Lawmakers Must Understand Philanthropy

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Today's online edition of the Chronicle of Philanthropy features a piece co-authored by Alicia Philipp, president of The Community Foundation. Philipp and John Tyler discuss the need for lawmakers to understand philanthropy to make better policy choices.  

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February 21, 2014: Perspectives on Philanthropy

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The Community Foundation continues to build raging philanthropists – this time through a new online column. Each week, The Community Foundation shares diverse perspectives on philanthropy and its power to strengthen and improve communities.

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February 12, 2014: Family Volunteer Day was a success

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On Saturday, February 8, The Community Foundation held our Family Volunteer Day at Camp Twin Lakes- Will-A-Way where more than 20 donors and their family members participated, supporting Camp Twin Lakes’ Wounded Warrior Retreat.

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February 11, 2014: Strong year for grantmaking

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The Community Foundation experienced an historic year for giving in 2013, including the largest total dollar amount for gifts in the Foundation’s 63 year history. In addition to receiving $197 million from donors, we distributed $121 million to support nonprofit organizations – one of our highest years for grantmaking.

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January 22, 2014: A record year for gifts and grants

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The Community Foundation is pleased to report that, according to current estimates, 2013 has been one of the best financial years in the Foundation’s history, including the largest total dollar amount for gifts in the Foundation’s 63 year history.

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January 13, 2014: 2014 Summer Fellowship Program

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The Community Foundation is now accepting applications for our Summer Fellowship program. Each year, the Foundation provides a unique summer fellowship experience for an undergraduate student who is interested in philanthropy and the critical issues facing the metro Atlanta region.

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January 13, 2014: One Region Atlanta News

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The Community Foundation is pleased to announce upcoming events for the One Region Atlanta initiative. Developed in 2013, One Region is dedicated to building a more inclusive region by providing civic engagement and community building opportunities that connect metro Atlanta residents of all cultures and faiths.

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January 8, 2014: Spring 2014 Grantmaking News

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Deadlines for our upcoming 2014 grant programs are currently being finalized. See preliminary information below and stay tuned for details. The Community Foundation provides grants and guidance to help strengthen metro Atlanta nonprofits.

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January 6, 2014: Foundation receives $1 million from Woodruff Foundation

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The Community Foundation will receive $1 million from the Woodruff Arts Foundation following the sale of the 14th Street Playhouse to the Savannah College of Art and Design. Funds will be used to create and steward a new fund serving performing arts organizations with a focus on theatre and dance companies.

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December 20, 2013: Foundation receives $100,000 for AIDS work

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The Community Foundation is pleased to announce a $100,000 grant from the Elton John AIDS Foundation. This grant will support work done in 2014 to help local HIV/AIDS service organizations prepare for, and adapt to, changes occurring to the health delivery system.

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December 12, 2013: IRA Charitable Rollover

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On January 2, 2013, Congress passed the latest Tax Relief Act, which extended the IRA Charitable Rollover to December 31, 2013. This new law gives you an opportunity to make an annual gift of up to $100,000 from your IRA to a public charity(s) for 2013 only, if you qualify. 

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December 6, 2013: Year-end grants and funds contributions

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The busy holiday giving season is once again upon us. To ensure that your end-of-year giving goes as smoothly as possible, we’ve outlined for donors important dates and deadlines for recommending grants and contributing to your fund.

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November 27, 2013: World AIDS Day is December 1

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December 1 is World AIDS Day. There has been great progress in fighting the disease yet the challenges remain. Through the Atlanta AIDS Fund, The Community Foundation is responding to this critical community need.  

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November 12, 2013: Philippines Typhoon Relief

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On Friday, November 8, a super typhoon swept through the Philippines claiming thousands of lives, devastating thousands more and destroying homes and property in an already vulnerable community. Provided are opportunities for donors to meet immediate needs.

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November 12, 2013: Philippines Typhoon

On Friday, November 8, a super typhoon swept through the Philippines. The Philippine military has confirmed 942 people dead with possibly another 10,000 more dead (unconfirmed). Some 9.7 million people in 41 provinces were affected by the typhoon, which is called Yolanda in the Philippines but is known as Haiyan elsewhere in Asia.

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November 8, 2013: 2013 Managing for Excellence Award

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Congratulations to Quality Care for Children who received our 2013 Managing for Excellence Award earlier today at our Annual Meeting luncheon. Quality Care focuses on creating excellence in child care and early education for Georgia's children.

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November 8, 2013: 2013 Annual Meeting

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On Friday November 8 more than 300 donors, professional advisors and top philanthropic and community leaders gathered to attend our Annual Meeting luncheon, exploring how we can build a stronger region for the future.

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November 7, 2013: Foundation announces $2.4 million in grants

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The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta is announcing $2.4 million in grants and support to strengthen nonprofits in the 23-county region.

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November 1, 2013: Supporting our region's veterans

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Motivated by a growing interest of donor advisors at The Community Foundation, we began efforts in 2012 to explore the needs of veterans in our community and programs available to support these areas.

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October 9, 2013: Veterans Funding Event on October 30

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Today there is a growing need for services and support for veterans. This event will afford donors the opportunity to learn about a recent report on veterans and the nonprofits serving them nationwide.

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October 4, 2013: Mapping Project RFP

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The Community Foundation is accepting Requests for Proposals to conduct research to inform development and support of a comprehensive college access support system in the metro Atlanta region.

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September 5, 2013: Center for Family Philanthropy 2013 event

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Join us October 3 for our annual Center for Family Philanthropy event featuring Joline Godfrey, CEO of Independent Means who will share case studies, best practices and tools to help families in sharing their philanthropy.

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August 29, 2013: New leaders join Grants to Green initiative

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The Community Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of six local leaders to the advisory committee of Grants to Green, which provides environmentally focused knowledge and funding to strengthen nonprofits.

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August 21, 2013: Our Annual Report 2012

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We are pleased to present our Annual Report 2012: “Where it all comes together.” This year’s report showcases the best of this place we call home – our 23-county metro Atlanta region. We hope you enjoy the “journey.”

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August 19, 2013: Planet Philanthropy 2013

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On Saturday August 17, The Community Foundation hosted our annual Planet Philanthropy event held at the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Planet Philanthropy is designed to allow young people to explore ideas of giving back.

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August 5, 2013: Planet Philanthropy 2013

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Planet Philanthropy 2013 will take place Saturday, August 17. Planet Philanthropy allows the children, grandchildren and young friends of our donors to come together to learn about nonprofits, grantmaking and how to make a difference in the community.

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July 11, 2013: 2013 Neighborhood Summit

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The 2013 Neighborhood Summit will be held Saturday, September 21. This year's Summit theme is “Celebrating One Region: Sharing Ideas, Places and Spaces,” and will focus on our region’s connectivity and similarities while “celebrating” our rich diversity and gifts.

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July 10, 2013: Our Civic Health

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At The Community Foundation, we know that thriving communities are communities that actively participate in philanthropy and civic engagement. Learn about results from a recent study on civic life in metro Atlanta.

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July 9, 2013: Fashion Cares 2013

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Join Atlanta’s most exclusive fashion lovers and philanthropists on August 26, 2013 at 7 pm for Jeffrey Fashion Cares 2013, one of the most premier fashion events and largest combined AIDS and breast cancer benefits in the country.

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July 3, 2013: August donor events

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There will be two events in August for donors of The Community Foundation. On August 15 is our Women and Philanthropy event. On August 17, we will host our annual Planet Philanthropy event for children, grandchildren and young friends of our donors.

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June 9, 2013: 2013 PAL Institute Class

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On June 6, the Professional Advisor Leadership (PAL) Institute graduated its fourth class of advisors. PAL provides financial, legal and accounting professionals with training designed to educate them on how to better incorporate charitable planning into their professional practice.

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June 7, 2013: Clayton Fund 2013

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The Clayton Fund, a local fund of The Community Foundation, awarded $25,000 in grants Wednesday to five local nonprofits making a measurable difference in Clayton County.

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June 4, 2013: Introducing Philanthropy blog

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We believe in the power of philanthropy to change communities. Each week, we'll be sharing this message via the SaportaReport's Thought Leadership column. This week, hear from president Alicia Philipp.

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May 30, 2013: Resources to get financially fit

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What’s in your financial toolbox? Nonprofits are encouraged to attend the June 19 workshop to learn more about budget management, securing short-term funding and the Nonprofit Loan Fund. Come learn about tools to help you be financially fit.

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May 21, 2013: Oklahoma tornado relief efforts

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A 2-mile-wide tornado tore through the Oklahoma City on Monday, May 20, destroying entire tracts of homes, piling cars atop one another, and trapping two dozen school children beneath rubble. Consider supporting current relief efforts from the devastating disaster.

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May 10, 2013: An Extra Wish Spring edition

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Donors of The Community Foundation have the opportunity to grant the wish of a nonprofit organization through our An Extra Wish program. Our Spring 2013 booklet contains the wishes of 26 nonprofits.

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May 3, 2013: Volunteer Appreciation Event

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On Tuesday, April 30 The Community Foundation brought together more than 90 community leaders who currently serve as volunteers for various committees and boards to celebrate their commitment to the work we do to strengthen the metro Atlanta region.

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May 1, 2013: Annual Donor Appreciation Event

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Join us for our Donor Appreciation Event at the High Museum on Tuesday, June 4 where we will hear from Ben Cameron, Program Director for the Arts for The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

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April 28, 2013: Our Mission Related Investments

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Like many efforts at The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Mission Related Investing (MRI) has been and continues to be a journey not a destination. We have been on our MRI journey for several years now, committed to using this vehicle as one more way to positively impact our region.

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April 17, 2013: Loan Fund Orientation Session

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Nonprofits are encouraged to attend a May 1 online orientation session to learn more about the Nonprofit Loan Fund, which provides bridge loans to help nonprofits meet short-term funding needs.

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April 15, 2013: Scholarships for more nonprofits

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More organizations are now eligible to receive nonprofit scholarships to strengthen and enhance their organizational and professional development. In addition to grantees, nonprofits that have not received funding from The Community Foundation but that meet certain criteria may now apply.

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April 9, 2013: Scholarships to attend Nonprofit Summit

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Nonprofit organizations in The Community Foundation’s 23-county region are invited to apply for scholarships to cover costs associated with attending the Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN) 2013 Annual Nonprofit Summit, held May 20-21 at the Atlanta Sheraton.

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April 9, 2013: State of the Sector Results

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The Nonprofit Finance Fund recently released the results of its 2013 State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey, which details the substantial changes that many organizations are making after years of economic stress.

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April 4, 2013: Meaningful Conversations with Higher Ground

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Join the Higher Ground group on April 25 as they discuss "Violence & the Response of People of Faith." The Community Foundation has brought together Higher Ground to provide fresh perspectives on our community's most pressing issues.

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March 12, 2013: Intown Atlanta Neighborhood Tour

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Donors are invited to participate in a bus tour to explore the intown communities of Mechanicsville and Peoplestown. This tour will highlight strong nonprofits and programs that are helping revitalize and strengthen these communities.  

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March 6, 2013: March 12 Donor Event

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This presentation will be a chance for donors to hear about what’s happening with veterans in our communities, where help is most needed in Atlanta and how they can support.

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March 6, 2013: Local Fund Community Events

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The Morgan and Newton Funds of The Community Foundation have awarded their 2013 grants and honored local volunteers for their commitment to making a positive difference in their community.

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February 4, 2013: Support Georgia tornado relief efforts

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Tornadoes struck North Georgia counties Bartow and Gordon last Wednesday, January, 31. Current relief efforts from local organizations include overnight shelter stays for displaced families, food distribution and distribution of clean-up, comfort and bulk items to help communities in need.

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January 23, 2013: February 13 Loan Fund Orientation

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Nonprofits are encouraged to attend an orientation session on February 13 to learn more about the Nonprofit Loan Fund, which provides bridge loans to help nonprofits meet short-term funding needs.

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January 22, 2013: Upcoming donor events

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We are excited to announce our donor engagement opportunities for 2013. Please save the date for two upcoming events: a welcome breakfast to new donors next month, and a discussion on the needs of our veterans in March.

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January 22, 2013: Local Funds accepting nominations for volunteer awards

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The Morgan and Newton Local Funds are now accepting nominations for their annual volunteer awards. Local nonprofits, individuals and other groups are asked to nominate individuals who have made a measurable difference in Morgan County and Newton County.

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January 10, 2013: Nonprofit 2013 Deadlines

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Following are important dates for nonprofits interested in funding through our multiple grantmaking programs. Nonprofits are encouraged to attend free orientation sessions to learn more about the programs.

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January 4, 2013: Higher Ground Rialto Event

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You are invited to a special presentation on Wednesday, February 6 featuring the Higher Ground Group, which will discuss how religion can inspire positive change.

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Highlights

Our Civic Health

At The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, we know that thriving communities are communities that actively participate in philanthropy and civic engagement.

Learn more about results from a recent survey on civic life in metro Atlanta.
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