Empty Stocking Fund

COVID-19 Community Response

Nonprofit Assessment Tool

Philanthropy always plays a critical role in our community. Especially during times of public emergency, private philanthropic support can tremendously help local organizations. At the Athens Area Community Foundation, we encourage donors, nonprofits, and institutions to support organizations that work with those individuals and families who are at risk in our community.

To shape effective responses to community needs through collaboration, we are providing a Nonprofit Community Assessment tool. Many thanks to the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley for sharing this tool with us as a way to “let nonprofits tell their stories…that will hopefully offer supporters an objective way to assess the developing impact of COVID-19, the ways our nonprofit community is responding, and opportunity for investment in both the short & long term.”

Here’s what you need to know:
  • Any 501(c)(3) organization doing business in the 12-county region (Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Franklin, Greene, Hart, Jackson, Madison, Morgan, Oconee, and Oglethorpe counties) is eligible to complete the survey.
  • Organizations (preferably executive directors) can complete a survey at any time.
  • It is very important to note that every organization’s information will be listed publicly. Any question can be left blank if the organization doesn’t want it to be public information.
  • Survey results will be posted every Monday, capturing the most recent data available.
  • Results will be posted in Google Sheets, sorted alphabetically by Organization Name. They can be downloaded and resorted by the Organization’s City and/or Organization Type.

Click here to complete the survey.
Click here to view results.


COVID-19 Community Response Fund

Philanthropy always plays a critical role in our community. Especially during times of public emergency, private philanthropic support can tremendously help local organizations. At the Athens Area Community Foundation, we encourage you to support organizations that work with those individuals and families who are at risk in our community.

About the Fund

The COVID-19 Community Response Fund, hosted by the Athens Area Community Foundation and in partnership with United Way of Northeast Georgia, has been established to support local nonprofit organizations as they work to respond to the effects of COVID-19.

With the support of community leaders and data-driven specialists, the Athens Area Community Foundation will be able to deploy financial support to the organizations meeting needs of our community members impacted by COVID-19. United Way of Northeast Georgia and other grant reviewers will assess the needs of our region and the corresponding organizations providing emergency services. This strategy will help guide financial support to area nonprofits throughout the coming months.

Who is Involved?

The COVID-19 Community Response Fund hosted by the Athens Area Community Foundation in partnership with United Way of Northeast Georgia, has been established to support local nonprofit organizations as they work to respond to the effects of COVID-19.

Hear From Us

“The Community Foundation molds, shifts, and shapes our giving to the needs of our neighbors. Today, local nonprofits are working diligently to augment, adapt, increase, and decrease services in response to the current pandemic. While there is a great deal of uncertainty, we do know in the coming weeks and months there will be growing needs of our neighbors.”
Sarah McKinney, President| CEO of the Athens Area Community Foundation.

“We believe that when we LIVE UNITED we can do anything. We know that together we can help our community and win the battle against COVID-19. That’s why we are excited to partner with the Athens Area Community Foundation to provide for the nonprofits and agencies providing much-needed services for to those impacted by the pandemic. Together we will get through this and be a stronger, more connected and giving community.”
Kay Keller, President and CEO of United Way of Northeast Georgia.

How to Help

You can help. Anyone can make a donation to the COVID-19 Community Response Fund. Donations will be distributed to nonprofits meeting pressing needs associated with the pandemic in our community. The Athens Area Community Foundation will work with United Way of Northeast Georgia and other local partners to collect information associated with the impact of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. We will coordinate to deploy resources as rapidly as possible.

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