Community Foundation Announces Nearly $650,000 in Funding for Nonprofits

Staff Report

Thursday, June 22nd, 2023

Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta announces $648,865 in grants to nonprofits during the first half of 2023. Eighteen organizations were funded through discretionary grants, informed by community needs and directed funding recommendations from Community Foundation donors. 

Grants support the Foundation’s TogetherATL blueprint for a collaborative approach to equity, working with community stakeholders and nonprofit partners to create solutions for the most complex challenges the region faces in order to build a thriving region. In keeping with the Foundation’s commitment to racial equity, nearly 87% of organizations funded in this round are founded or led by Black, Indigenous or other people of color.   

“We continue to drive our mission toward equity in the region and are pleased to support these organizations that are committed to making Atlanta a thriving community for all who call it home,” said Ayana Gabriel, vice president, Community Impact at the Community Foundation. “These nonprofit organizations are driving innovation in areas that include the arts, childhood development, education, generational wealth building and racial equity. Many are doing so through efforts that aim to grow communities from within, engaging residents and neighborhoods in the process.” 

In addition to discretionary funding, the Foundation has multiple open-application grant cycles each year. Current opportunities are listed on the organization’s website on a rolling basis. Grants are provided for general operating support, allowing organizations to direct funds where they are most needed.  

To date in 2023, the following organizations have received grants through multiple funds that support the Foundation’s wide-ranging focus areas and efforts to drive positive change:

TogetherATL Neighborhood-Focused Grant:

The TogetherATL South Fulton Fund serves legacy residents of South Fulton County.

PushPush Arts: $87,000

TogetherATL Systems Change Grants:

The TogetherATL Arts, Culture and Creative Enterprises Fund addresses historic inequities for arts organizations, artists and small creative businesses in our region. The Foundation has recently opened applications for emergency arts funding. Learn morehere.

Manga African Dance: $3,000

The TogetherATL Income and Wealth Fund reduces income and wealth gaps, increasing opportunities for economic mobility and wealth-building, especially among Asian, Black and Latinx communities. This Fund supports career and workforce development and access to capital for individuals and families in the region.

The Georgia Resilience and Opportunity Fund: $245,000 

The TogetherATL Power and Leadership Fund ensures that everyone in the region has a voice and is empowered to use it. This Fund aims to increase civic engagement and voter participation rates in communities of color equal to or exceeding the national average by 2026, while shifting power into the hands of the community and fostering a sense of belonging through get-out-the-vote efforts and community organizing. Recent grants include:    

Canopy Atlanta: $75,000

Capital B News: $25,000

The TogetherATL General Fund supports equity strategies, with a focus on racial equity. This work is done alongside stakeholders on issues that inequitably affect Asian, Black and Latinx communities and nonprofits. Recent grants include:

Atlanta Urban Squash, Inc.: $7,500

Decolonizing Wealth Project Conference (fiscal sponsor: Allied Media Projects): $10,000

Fayette Humane Society, Inc.: $850

Feeding GA Families: $7,500

Forever Family, Inc.: $6,880

Green Acres Baptist Church: $5,235

Institute for Local Innovations: $50,000

Islamic Speakers Bureau: $40,000

Historic Hills Community Development Corporation: $7,500

Learn4Life: $62,500

Living On Purpose ATL, Inc.: $7,500

Loving Arms Cancer Outreach: $7,500 

The Henry B. Thompson Fund supports organizations that provide services to the elderly, indigent individuals and children. Recent grants include:

Quality Care for Children: $1,000