Today, the Athens Area Community Foundation is a vibrant and vital organization serving the region. Learn about how we are growing giving for the community we love.Learn More
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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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.Learn more
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We help our donors make grants to qualified nonprofit organizations. Since inception, our donors have awarded more than $8 million in grants.Learn More
We work with professional advisors to create giving plans that meet their clients’ charitable and financial goals.Learn More
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.Learn More
The Ark, a coalition of over 30 religious congregations, aims to help low-wage workers, who through no fault or decision of their own, face drastically reduced hours, lay-offs, medical issues or other unexpected expenses. Clients receive emergency assistance with rent, utilities and other necessities.Read More