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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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Athens REACH Scholarship 10,000 Reasons to Stay on Track

This year five rising eighth grade students from Clarke County Middle Schools were awarded the REACH (Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen)  Scholarship. Through the scholarships students receive mentoring, college coaching, and a $10,000 scholarship for college upon graduation from high School. To learn more about the REACH Scholarship program and ways to give support please […]

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AACF To host May 9th Pig Roast at Alps Road Elementary

Join The Athens Area Community Foundation for an evening of good food and conversation. AACF is working with the Community Foundation to complete a community health needs assessment. Please join us and give your input on how we can make Athens an even better place to live.

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Legacy #2: Update on Community Connection’s Community Platform

Since our last issue, Community Connection of Northeast Georgia has been hard at work implementing the Community Platform software package with funding from AACF. The Community Platform’s searchable database is a critical component of a broader effort to enable donors, social service agencies, and the community to identify needs and leverage resources to better address […]

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Legacy #2: Area Organizations Team-up to Bring Financial Literacy and Support to Athens-Area Residents

It’s a Tuesday afternoon, and a new cohort of Money Management students has taken their seats in class. Today’s subject is budgeting, a vital tool in combating the cycle of scarcity. Recognizing the power of financial literacy and education in providing local residents with the tools to support themselves and their families, a group of […]

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Legacy #2: Letter from the Director

The Athens Area Community Foundation stewards more than financial resources; it translates deep community knowledge into influence, connecting donors to needs at the right moment, preparing the community and organizations for change, and evaluating progress. In this issue of Legacy, we’ll explore some of the ways AACF leverages knowledge and network to meet community needs […]

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AACF Director Delene Porter talks with the Athens Banner Herald about Strategic Philanthropy

For 2015, make a plan for strategic philanthropy By APRIL BURKHART updated Thursday, January 1, 2015 – 9:27pm http://onlineathens.com/local-news/2015-01-01/2015-make-plan-strategic-philanthropy In Athens, there is no shortage of philanthropic opportunities. And while there is value in spontaneously supporting nonprofit organizations and various causes throughout the year, Athens Area Community Foundation Executive Director Delene Porter advises people to create a […]

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