Ready, Set, Go Workshops

Ready, Set, Go Workshops

Our signature Nonprofit Board Leadership Training workshops are back! Attend just one. Or several. Or attend them all – you choose your path!

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Investing in our community

We believe in helping grow vibrant, healthy communities.

That’s why we partner with you to invest in our region through strategic grantmaking. We are deeply involved in our community, which means we can help you quickly and expertly deploy funds where they will make the biggest impact. We connect you to causes you care about, helping you give with purpose and create a dynamic legacy.

While we’re headquartered in Athens, we serve Barrow, Clarke, Jackson, Madison, Oconee, and Oglethorpe Counties.

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Make a Difference

Are you ready for your giving to create an even larger philanthropic impact? Start planning with us today!

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How it Works

We help you grow your charitable giving, connect you with causes that align with your giving goals, and ensure your gift will do good work, now and forever.

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Look at what we’re accomplishing together!

Our history is rooted in the trusted leadership and focus of community members committed to mobilizing resources for the greater good.


Managed Funds

$ 22,337,523.98

In Total Grants


Grants Awarded in 2019


Total Assets



We help our donors understand the benefits of donating to charity. Since inception, our donors have awarded more than $22 million in grants to qualified nonprofit organizations.

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We work with professional advisors to create giving plans that meet their clients’ charitable and financial goals.

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As part of creating a dynamic legacy in our community, we provide education and mentoring so that nonprofits in Athens Georgia can effectively raise, use, and preserve the resources they need to fulfill their missions.

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Community Story
“If you care about your community, AACF is an excellent vehicle to partner with,” he said. “They make sure organizations are an official 501c3, they're healthy, they're in good shape, and they're legit and doing what they say they do. They help you have peace of mind – knowing that you're giving to something that is legitimate and is really helping the community."

Banking expert, Phil Bettendorf, has a community-driven purpose that is a big part of what drove him to get involved with the Athens Area Community Foundation nearly 15 years ago.

Read Phil's Story