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Program areas at The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Philanthropic services - see schedule o for complete description.philanthropic servicesthe Foundation provides a philanthropic officer to every donor to consult on their unique philanthropic needs as a part of our concierge-style personalized services. Our philanthropic services staff provides one-on-one support in creating a philanthropic strategy, connecting donors with organizations and trends that may interest them and engaging family members. We offer regular events and workshops on various philanthropic topics, as well as tours of nonprofits doing great work. Our greatest number of grants are awarded through these non-competitive channels. See further discussion under program titled grantmaking below. The small amount of revenue seen under philanthropic services is mainly fees received from our supporting organizations for professional services, such as consultation on their philanthropic needs.
Community partnerships and initiatives - see schedule o for complete description.community partnerships and initiativesat The Community Foundation, we believe in The power and potential of individuals and organizations to change communities, whether those communities are physical neighborhoods, a group of individuals with a common interest or a cohort of organizations focused on similar issues. We play a variety of roles, but our key goal is to be The connecting point for The various partners, nonprofit organizations and Community leaders working together toward The common vision of a stronger Greater region for all atlantans. In 2019, our work focused on: The implementation of nonprofit effectiveness programs like catchafire and general operating support grants; scaling our new impact investing program, The goatl fund; deep research and focus groups to shape our equity of opportunity architecture; and partnerships with corporations like harry norman realtors, mailchimp and state farm to give back to The Community.
Competitive grants - see schedule o for complete descriptiongrantmaking servicesthe 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. The total expense related to these donor-advised grants are included under The program heading philanthropic services. The grants awarded by The Foundation through competitive channels, for which The costs are included under this grantmaking program heading, occur where prospective grantees submit proposals that are reviewed by staff and/or members of a designated grant making committee and trustees. These grants are made to address critical issues in The 23-county Atlanta region. All grants, both competitive and non-competitive, receive an in-depth review by The Community committee and are then reviewed and approved by our board of directors.