2016 Annual Report: Embrace the future to move forward

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Atlanta nonprofits plan to sustain their futures. In 2014, only 30 percent of local nonprofits had succession plans in place. But in the past year, we helped more than 25 local organizations tackle this difficult but vital topic. “Succession planning is something that very easily can be set aside,” says …

Sivan Hines to be honored as Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year

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The Community Foundation extends its hearty congratulations to our board member and donor, Sivan Hines, M.D., who is being recognized as Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year by the Greater Atlanta Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)! AFP will also honor Lila and Doug Hertz as Philanthropists of the …

Alternative Transit Relief Fund: Apply now for a new grant program to help nonprofits affected by I-85 bridge fire and collapse

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On March 30, a blaze underneath Interstate 85 caused a section of the highway to collapse. Both north and southbound lanes will be closed until mid-June, disrupting approximately 250,000 commuters each day. Traffic around the region has been impacted, dramatically increasing commute times and costs and driving commuters to alternative …

What’s new from Alicia? Building leverage in our community

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The Community Foundation relies on the generosity of our donors to make grants to worthy nonprofits in our region. Beyond grantmaking, we are committed to our role as a connector in the community, even if a contribution of funds is not involved. Here is one such example: Recently, our public …

Ideas Challenge sparks innovative thinking for civic engagement

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How would you use $10,000 to improve community engagement around the 2017 local elections? Earlier this year, the 2017 Ideas Challenge posed this question to citizens of the metro Atlanta region. Hosted in partnership by the Center for Civic Innovation (CCI) and the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, the competition …