Make a larger impact:

The Athens Area Community Foundation is a public grantmaking foundation that builds community by encouraging long term giving through endowment Funds created by caring donors. Through these Funds, donors support the issues they care most about while making a collective impact on the entire community that is bigger, more responsive, and longer-lasting than what they could do as individuals.


1 A,B,C Fund 43 Erika C. Lewis Family Fund
2 Accountability Courts Foundation of Athens-Clarke County 44 FLiP Project Fund
3 AIDS Athens Legacy Fund 45 Friends of the Athens-Clarke County Library
4 Alex and Janet Patterson Fund 46 Friends of the Athens-Clarke County Library Puppetry Fund
5 Allen Education Fund 47 Gatti Massimi Fund
6 Athens Area Habitat for Humanity Fund 48 Georgia Options, Inc. Fund
7 Athens Community Council on Aging Field Fund 49 Gordhan L. & Virginia B. (Jinx) Patel Family Fund
8 Athens Community Council on Aging Fund 50 Helen & Milton Mills Family Fund
9 Athens Community Partnership for Youth Development 51 Helene Halstead Fund
10 Athens Resource Center for Hope Village Fund 52 Hewitt Family Fund
11 Athens 7” Project Fund 53 Historic Cobbham Foundation Fund
12 Athens Symphony – Albert F. Ligotti Conductor Scholarship Program 54 Holland Blackmon Fund for Children
13 Athens Symphony Fund 55 Holt-Kassay Fund
14 Athens Wellbeing Project 56 Horvat Family Scholarship Fund
15 Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services P.L.A.Y. Fund 57 Hutchinson Family Foundation Fund
16 Athens-Clarke County Police Department – Summer Youth Camp 58 Interfaith Hospitality Network of Athens Fund
17 AthFest Educates 59 Irving Family Fund
18 Barbara and Frank Rice Memorial Fund 60 Jim & Emily Reynolds Fund
19 Benson’s Inc. Community Fund 61 John and Teresa McLean Family Fund
20 B. Heyward Allen Family Fund 62 Joseph & Kittie Mathis Fund
21 Bill and Laurie Douglas Family Fund 63 Kappa Sigma Community Fund
22 Blackwell Family Charitable Remainder Trust 64 Kurtz Family Fund
23 Books for Keeps Fund 65 Laura Conroy Memorial Fund
24 Briscoe Family Foundation 66 MaP Legacy Awards Fund
25 Charles Briscoe Memorial Fund 67 Margaret M. Rodgers Memorial Education Fund
26 Cindy and Wayne Lester Family Fund 68 Mary Nouri Fund
27 Clarke County Mentor Program Agency Fund 69 Neighborhood Education Program Fund
28 Clarke County Mentor Program Cultural Fund 70 The Norton Family Foundation Fund
29 Clarke County Mentor Program Designated Fund 71 One Athens Fund
30 Clarke County School District Fund (Agency) 72 Patrick C. Mercardante Family Fund
31 Clarke County School District Fund (Designated) 73 Paul and Carol Kurtz Giving Fund
32 Compassion Network Project 74 Paul Boumbulian Social Entrepreneur Fund
33 The Cottage, Sexual Assault & Children’s Advocacy Center 75 Phil Hughes Family Fund
34 Creature Comforts – Get Artistic Fund 76 Ramon C. and Amanda H. Thompson Family Fund
35 Creature Comforts – Get Comfortable Fund 77 REACH Scholarship Fund
36 Dan T. and Sara Wyche Coenen Fund 78 Ricky and Betsey Chastain Family Fund
37 Darren and Kathryn Ash Foundation Fund 79 Rogers Family Fund
38 Delta Psi Boule Fund 80 Seventh Son Fund
39 Dixen Foundation Fund 81 Shropshire Family Fund
40 Dr. Hoke Smith Nash, Jr. Memorial Fund 82 Smith-Tomporowski Family Fund
41 E.H. Culpepper Memorial Fund 83 Society of Sigma Xi Fund – UGA Chapter
42 Ed and Robin Benson Fund 84 The SOGO Japan Fund


You are a philanthropist- you give time, talent, and treasure and want to know that your contributions will produce significant, widely shared, and lasting results. By creating a Fund at the Community Foundation, you leverage AACF’s strength to support the causes that matter to you and ensure that your “giving values” are passed on to the next generation.View the complete list of Funds, Founders, and Supporters.

Ten reasons why people choose to give through AACF:

  1. We are a local organization with deep roots in the community and broad expertise regarding community issues and needs.
  2. You have grantmaking flexibility.
  3. There are no set-up costs for creating a Fund at AACF. Annual expenses are limited to low administrative and investment fees.
  4. We accept a wide variety of assets, and can facilitate even the most complex forms of giving.
  5. We offer maximum tax advantage for most gifts as per federal law.
  6. Your Fund benefits from AACF’s expert investment management.
  7. You can involve your family in the charitable giving process by naming successor advisors, without the complexity of managing a private foundation.
  8. We work with your professional advisors to support your charitable goals.
  9. Multiply the impact of your gift dollars by using AACF to leverage additional funds and target programs that support our community.
  10. We are a community leader, coordinating with agencies and harnessing resources to create positive change.