Archive | August, 2015

AACF Sponsors Community Health Needs Assessment and a Pig Roast!

On May 9th, Athens Area Community Foundation sponsored Community Connection’s Pig Roast, a community event to survey residents’ health needs while also cultivating opportunities for neighborhood connection. Alps Road Elementary School was the perfect location for nearly 500 attendees to enjoy live music, children’s activities, and great food. For Delene, the May 9th Pig Roast […]

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Educating and Linking Donors

Community foundations hold a great deal of knowledge. Connected to both donors and nonprofit organizations, community foundations are acutely aware of both the needs of a given community, and the pool of resources available. In addition to mediating the funding process, community foundations are equipped to transfer their knowledge to real world needs: connecting donors […]

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AACF and Local Funders Help Families Meet Transporation Needs in Athens-Clarke County

In March 2015, the Athens Area Community Foundation funded an initiative to provide bus passes for parents to attend Spring Parent Teacher conferences at Gaines School Elementary School. Nearly all of the families who received passes live in the Nellie B. community, and have no means of getting to school but by public bus. A […]

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Georgia Community Foundations Gather to build leadership and Collaboration

With the support of the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, the Athens Area Community Foundation convened Community Foundation CEOs from across the state for peer-to-peer capacity building. Though few in number (there are fourteen statewide), Georgia’s community foundations collectively control more than $1.2 billion in charitable assets, accepted more than $231 million in new […]

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