EIN 58-1344646

The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

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The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta inspires and leads the region towards equity and shared prosperity for all. As the #1 city for income inequality in the nation, there is an urgent need to address pressing community needs. The foundation has made equity their top priority under the leadership of Frank Fernandez.
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Program areas at The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

Philanthropic services - see schedule o for complete description.the Community Foundation is our region's steward of The long-term philanthropic assets that are entrusted to us for The future of Greater Atlanta. In 2021, our total assets were $1.3 billion.we distributed over $129 million in grants and support in 2021. That represents 11,000 grants awarded to over 3,300 nonprofits locally, nationally and internationally. Of these grants, over 68% stayed within our 23-county metro Atlanta region. Grants were made to 31 issue areas, The top three being education, arts/culture/ humanities and human services, focused on meeting needs during The dual pandemics for health and social justice. Our organization distributed 10% of our total assets through grantmaking in 2021.our generous donors make our work possible. We received more than $135 million in gifts in 2021 and established 40 new funds. Our most popular giving vehicle is The donor-advised fund. In 2021, 71% of our total grants were made through donor-advised funds.
Community leadership and initiatives - see schedule o for complete description.throughout 2021, The ripple effect of covid-19 made its widespread impact on The Atlanta region. Children continued with hybrid-at-best school options, businesses permanently closed, live performances were shuttered and workers were being laid off. Our partnership with united way of Greater Atlanta continued, ultimately raising, collecting and dispersing $30 million in funds for The Greater Atlanta covid-19 response and recovery fund, while taking no fees for The work. Supported by dollars from philanthropy, government and corporate partners, The covid-19 fund received donations from thousands of individuals, foundations and corporations. The Community needs continued to evolve as The pandemic issued its toil. While initial grants were focused on providing crucial services at a high scale to high-risk audiences including seniors and families with children.2021 evidence showed specific populations disproportionately impacted black, latinx, undocumented and immigrant populations. As The situation in our Community evolved, The fund pivoted to address rapidly changing needs, such as small business support and mental health. During 2020 and 2021, The covid-19 fund mobilized $28.2 million to benefit 478 nonprofits in Atlanta. This program was amplified by our 900+ donors families, who gave in excess of $100 million to nonprofits The Community Foundation recommended who were on The front lines of The pandemic.
Competitive grants - see schedule o for complete descriptionthe Foundation awards grants through both competitive and non-competitive channels. The greatest number of grants are awarded through non-competitive channels, such as donor-advised funds, where grant investments are recommended by The donor or fund advisor often with The guidance of his or her philanthropic advisor. In 2016, The Community Foundation began exploring The development of a program designed to close The opportunity gap in The thomasville heights Community in southeast Atlanta. Begun by our donors who eventually became known as The spark opportunity giving circle, their collective grantmaking, education of The issues and place-based focus has been a catalyst for additional investments from their donor-advised funds. Our impact strategy includes grantmaking, strategic nonprofit partnerships, policy advocacy and thrive thomasville, a resident-led council that directs funding to community-designed projects. Thrive builds on neighborhood strengths and enables community-led strategies to develop and address neighborhood needs by The residents who call it home.in 2021, The place-based giving focus in thomasville heights shifted to address The short-term and immediate needs of The thomasville heights Community, such as housing, food insecurity and emergency funds. We also announced our plans for togetheratl, our new strategic plan beginning in january of 2022, that will move place-based strategies to The forefront.

Grants made by The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Achieve AtlantaEducation$6,120,719
Redefined AtlantaEducation$5,034,626
United Way of Greater AtlantaPhilanthropy/voluntarism$2,810,726
...and 963 more grants made totalling $108,689,554

Who funds The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Joseph B Whitehead FoundationFor the Joseph B. Whitehead Fund To Support Achieve Atlanta, An Initiative To Improve the Postsecondary Success of Students in Atlanta Public Schools.$17,000,028
Joseph B Whitehead FoundationFor the Joseph B. Whitehead Child Well-Being Fund.$5,000,023
Bobbie Bailey FoundationPhilanthropic$4,999,262
...and 70 more grants received totalling $45,439,172

Personnel at The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

Frank FernandezPresident$454,047
Mark KnowsExecutive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mark SuttonChief Financial Officer
Debbie Schumacher-JonesChief of Staff
Ayana GabrielVice President, Community Impact
...and 26 more key personnel

Financials for The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

RevenuesFYE 12/2021
Total grants, contributions, etc.$254,131,321
Program services$1,053,974
Investment income and dividends$18,778,572
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$78,776,829
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$18,147
Total revenues$352,758,843

Form 990s for The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-122021-11-15990View PDF
2019-122021-04-05990View PDF
2018-122020-01-27990View PDF
2017-122019-02-21990View PDF
2016-122017-12-28990View PDF
...and 10 more Form 990s

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Data update history
June 26, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
June 4, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
May 22, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
May 17, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
May 6, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $50,000 from The Waterfall Foundation
Nonprofit Types
Grantmaking organizationsCommunity foundationsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
Community improvement
Operates donor advised fundsProvides grantsLobbyingOperates internationallyState / local levelReceives government fundingCommunity engagement / volunteeringProvides scholarshipsGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
191 Peachtree St Ne Suite 1000
Atlanta, GA 30303
Metro area
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
Fulton County, GA
Website URL
(404) 688-5525
Facebook page
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
T31: Community Foundations
NAICS code, primary
813211: Grantmaking Foundations
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