The Athens Area Community Foundation works to help passionate donors leave permanent legacies, foster strategic philanthropy, and shape effective responses to community needs through collaboration.
“Our fund with the Athens Area Community Foundation is not simply a savings account. It’s a signal to stakeholders that we exercise care with our dollars. It is a bulwark against uncertainty and volatility. Most importantly, it is an entry point into conversations with other fund holders and community members about how we can leverage resources – together – for the betterment of our community.”
Leslie Williams Hale
Executive Director, Books for Keeps
When you give through the Athens Area Community Foundation, not only are you supporting issues you care deeply about, but you’re also making a collective impact on the entire community. An impact that is bigger, more responsive, and longer-lasting than can be accomplished alone. As we like to say, we help you create a dynamic legacy.
We understand that giving is about more than just giving dollars, so we work to involve you – and your entire family if desired – in giving back to your local community. The philanthropists who give through us seek to share their time, talent, and treasure and want to know their contributions will produce significant, widely shared, lasting results.
By creating a fund at the Athens Area Community Foundation, you leverage our strength to support the causes that matter to you and ensure that your “giving values” are passed on to the next generation.
Ten reasons why people choose to give through the Athens Area Community Foundation
The Community Foundation exists as a community savings account making sure that a donor’s gift will do good work, now and in the future.
We enable individuals and organizations to easily and effectively support the issues they care about – immediately or through their will or estate plan.
We’ll help you find the fund that best matches your personal approach to giving and meets all of your charitable objectives
Establishing your own named charitable fund is easy, and the Athens Area Community Foundation provides a simple, powerful, and highly personal approach to giving.
The Athens Area Community Foundation is a public grantmaking foundation that builds community by encouraging long term giving through funds created by caring donors.Donate Now