Every community needs a community foundation and ours is no exception.

AACF empowers philanthropists to support the issues they care most about while making a long-lasting positive impact on the entire community.  Our unique structure makes AACF is the only local, flexible, tax-advantaged vehicle for passionate donors who wish to leave a legacy without losing control of the direction and impact of their philanthropy.

AACF is a powerful ally, providing local expertise, personalized service, and leadership. In most cases donors give through a community foundation, not to a community foundation.  However, our community is fortunate to have philanthropists who understand the potential of having a community foundation built by and for the people of Athens-Clarke, Oconee, Barrow, Madison, Jackson, and Oglethorpe Counties.  AACF would like to thank contributors to our Founders Society Operating Endowment and our Sustainers & Benefactors Operating Fund.

Founders Society Members:

Alex & Janet Patterson
Athens First Bank & Trust
Athens Regional Medical Center
Bertis & Katherine Downs
Bill Mundy
Clementi Holder
Heyward Allen Motor Company, Inc.
Jim & Emily Reynolds
Joe Irving
Kirbo Charitable Trust
Patrick C. Mercardante
Ricky Chastain
Riverview Foundation
St. Mary’s Health Care System
The Benson Family
The National Bank of Georgia
The Newland Family Foundation
The Terrell Family Foundation
The Ulm Family Foundation
The Winthrop Family Foundation
Tom & Lori Scott