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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 Steve Jones & Lillian Kincey Community Impact Fund 43 Historic Cobbham Foundation Fund
2 Founder’s Society Fund 44 Todd Emily Community Fund
3 OneAthens Fund 45 Creature Comforts Brewing Company Get Comfortable Fund
4 Kappa Sigma Community Fund 46 Wiggans Family Fund
5 Benson’s, Inc. Community Fund 47 Athens Community Partnership for Youth Development Fund
6 Thornton Brothers, Inc. Fund 48 Cindy and Wayne Lester Family Fund
7 Vivian and Mamie Fisher Educational Fund 49 AACF Pass-Through Fund
8 Charles Briscoe Memorial Fund 50 Clarke County School District Fund
9 E.H. Culpepper Memorial Fund 51 Neighborhood Education Program Fund
10 Barbara and Frank Rice Memorial Fund 52 Accountability Courts Foundation of Athens-Clarke County
11 Winthrop Family Fund 53 Compassion Network Project Fund
12 Margaret M. Rodgers Memorial Education Fund 54 The Society of Sigma Xi Fund – University of Georgia Chapter
13 Sogo Japan Fund 55 Step Up Scholarship Project Fund
14 Smith-Tomporowski Family Fund 56 REACH Scholarship Fund
15 Joseph and Kittie Mathis Fund 57 Clarke County Mentor Program Fund (Agency & Cultural)
16 Briscoe Family Foundation 58 Athens-Clarke County Police Department – Summer Youth Camp
17 Athens First Bank and Trust 59 Athens Resource Center for Hope – Village Apartments
18 Helen and Milton Mills Family Fund 60 Athensmade
19 Seventh Son Fund 61 Community Connection of Northeast Georgia
20 Paul Boumbulian Social Entrepreneur Fund 62 The Cottage, Sexual Assault and Children’s Advocacy Center
21 Ramon C. and Amanda H. Thompson Family Fund 63 Georgia Options Foundation Fund for Supported Living
22 Shropshire Family Fund 64 Clarke County School District Fund – Agency
23 Jim and Emily Reynolds Fund 65 Athens Area Habitat for Humanity Fund
24 VanDyck Family Fund 66 Friends of Athens-Clarke County Library Fund
25 B. Heyward Allen Family Fund 67 Friends of Athens-Clarke County Library Puppetry Fund
26 Dan T. and Sara Wyche Coenen Fund 68 Athens Community Council on Aging Fund
27 Rogers Family Fund 69 United Way of Northeast Georgia Fund
28 Holt-Kassay Fund 70 AthFest Educates
29 Dr. Hoke Smith Nash, Jr. Memorial Fund 71 Interfaith Hospitality Network of Athens Fund
30 Douglas Family Fund 72 Clarke County Mentor Program Agency Fund
31 Holland Blackmon Fund for Children 73 Clarke County Mentor Cultural Fund
32 Athens Wellbeing Project 74 Athens Symphony Fund
33 Thomas W. Scott, III Fund 75 Athens Symphony – Albert F. Ligotti Conductor Scholarship Program
34 Alex and Janet Patterson Fund 76 Books for Keeps Fund
35 Hewitt Family Fund 77 Athens Community Council on Aging Field Fund
36 Darren and Kathryn Ash Foundation Fund 78 Blackwell Family Charitable Remainder Trust
37 Kurtz Family Fund 79 MaP Legacy Awards Fund
38 FLiP Project Fund 80 AIDS Athens Legacy Fund
39 Paul and Carol Kurtz Giving Fund 81 AIDS Athens Legacy Fund
40 Patrick C. Mercardante Family Fund 82 Helene Halstead Fund
41 Gordhan L. and Virginia B. Patel Family Fund 83 Susan and Edward Wilde Fund
42 Hutchinson Family Foundation 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.