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Create a dynamic legacy.

By creating a fund at the Athens Area Community Foundation, you leverage our strength to support the causes that matter to you and ensure that your “giving values” are passed on to the next generation.

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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.

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Managed Funds

$8,706,419.94

In Total Grants

$2,090,404.63

Grants Awarded in 2019

$13,167,171.27

Total Assets

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Grants

We help our donors make grants to qualified nonprofit organizations. Since inception, our donors have awarded more than $8 million in grants.

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Advisors

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

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Nonprofits

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

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Community Story
Lewis Shropshire had a big heart for giving back to his community.

“He was very invested in the Athens Area Community Foundation,” explained his wife Pam Shropshire. “He saw it as a good way for people to pool their money together to help the community.”

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