Giving

Make a larger impact:

The Athens Area Community Foundation is a public grantmaking foundation that builds community by encouraging long term giving through endowment Funds created by caring donors. Through these Funds, donors support the issues they care most about while making a collective impact on the entire community that is bigger, more responsive, and longer-lasting than what they could do as individuals.

1 AACF Founder’s Society
2 Accountability Courts Foundation of Athens-Clarke County
3 AIDS Athens Legacy Fund
4 Alex and Janet Patterson Fund
5 Athensmade Fund
6 Athens Area Habitat for Humanity Fund
7 Athens Community Council on Aging Fund
8 Athens First Bank & Trust Fund
9 Athens Health Network Project
10 Athens REACH Scholarship Fund
11 Athens Symphony Orchestra Fund
10 Athens Wellbeing Project
12 AthFest Educates Fund
13 B. Heyward Allen Family Fund
14 Barbara and Frank Rice Memorial Fund
15 Benson’s Inc. Community Fund
16 Briscoe Family Foundation
17 Charles Briscoe Memorial Fund
18 Clarke County Mentor Program Fund
19 Clarke County School District Fund
20 Creature Comforts Brewing Company Get Comfortable Fund
21 Dan T. and Sara Wyche Coenen Fund
22 Darren and Kathryn Ash Foundation Fund
23 David and Gail Kurtz Fund
24 Douglas Family Fund
25 Dr. Hoke Smith Nash, Jr. Memorial Fund
26 E.H. Culpepper Memorial Fund
27 Financial Literacy Project
28 FLiP Fund
29 Friends of the Athens-Clarke County Library
30 Georgia Options Foundation, Inc. Fund
31 Gordhan L. & Virginia B. (Jinx) Patel Family Fund
32 Halstead Fund
33 Helen & Milton Mills Family Fund
34 Hewitt Family Fund
35 Historic Cobbham Foundation
36 Holland/Blackmon Fund for Children
37 Hutchinson Family Foundation
38 Interfaith Hospitality Network of Athens Fund
39 Jim & Emily Reynolds Fund
40 Joseph & Kittie Mathis Fund
41 Kappa Sigma Community Fund
42 Blackwell CRT
43 MaP Legacy Awards
44 Margaret M. Rodgers Memorial Education Fund
45 Neighborhood Education Program
46 OLLI@UGA Fund for Education and Lifelong Learning
47 OneAthens Fund
48 Patrick C. Mercardante Family Fund
49 Paul and Carol Kurtz Giving Fund
50 Paul Boumbulian Social Entrepreneur Fund
51 Ramon C. and Amanda H. Thompson Family Fund
52 Rogers Family Fund
53 Seventh Son Fund
54 Shropshire Family Fund
55 Smith/Tomprowski Fund
56 Society of Sigma Xi Fund- UGA Chapter
57 Step Up Scholarship Project
58 Steve Jones and Lillian Kincey Community Impact Fund
59 Susan and Edward Wilde Fund
60 The Compassion Network Project
61 The Cottage, Sexual Assault Cntr & Children’s Advocacy Cntr Fund
62 The SOGO Japan Fund
63 Todd Emily Fund
64 Thomas W. Scott, III Fund
65 Thornton Brothers, Inc. Fund
66 United Way of Northeast Georgia Fund
67 VanDyck Family Fund
68 Vivian and Mamie Fisher Educational Fund
69 Wiggans Family Fund
70 Winthrop Family Fund

You are a philanthropist- you give time, talent, and treasure and want to know that your contributions will produce significant, widely shared, and lasting results. By creating a Fund at the Community Foundation, you leverage AACF’s strength to support the causes that matter to you and ensure that your “giving values” are passed on to the next generation.View the complete list of Funds, Founders, and Supporters.

Ten reasons why people choose to give through AACF:

  1. We are a local organization with deep roots in the community and broad expertise regarding community issues and needs.
  2. You have grantmaking flexibility.
  3. There are no set-up costs for creating a Fund at AACF. Annual expenses are limited to low administrative and investment fees.
  4. We accept a wide variety of assets, and can facilitate even the most complex forms of giving.
  5. We offer maximum tax advantage for most gifts as per federal law.
  6. Your Fund benefits from AACF’s expert investment management.
  7. You can involve your family in the charitable giving process by naming successor advisors, without the complexity of managing a private foundation.
  8. We work with your professional advisors to support your charitable goals.
  9. Multiply the impact of your gift dollars by using AACF to leverage additional funds and target programs that support our community.
  10. We are a community leader, coordinating with agencies and harnessing resources to create positive change.