EIN 58-1344646

The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

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To be The most trusted resource for growing philanthropy to improve communities throughout The Atlanta region. To strengthen our region by providing quality services to donors and innovative leadership on Community issues. To lead and inspire philanth...
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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.

Grants made by The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Bard CollegeGeneral Support$12,000,000
University of Chattanooga FoundationGeneral Support$8,000,000
Achieve AtlantaGeneral Support$5,567,141
...and 947 more grants made totalling $117,049,862

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.$15,000,042
Courts FoundationThe Foundation Deposits Funds for Grants for the Benefit of Various Publicly Supported Charities$1,300,000
Roi FundProgram Support$697,000
...and 34 more grants received totalling $20,178,023

Personnel at The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

Frank FernandezPresident and Chief Executive Officer
Mark KnowsExecutive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mark SuttonChief Financial Officer
Debbie Schumacher-JonesChief of Staff
Ayana GabrielVice President, Community Impact
...and 24 more key personnel

Financials for The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

RevenuesFYE 12/2019
Total grants, contributions, etc.$134,121,451
Program services$924,751
Investment income and dividends$17,589,343
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$30,472,262
Net income from fundraising events$-306,579
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$34,105
Total revenues$182,835,333

Form 990s for The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122021-04-05990View PDF
2018-122020-01-27990View PDF
2017-122019-02-21990View PDF
2016-122017-12-28990View PDF
2015-122017-03-30990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s

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Greater Washington Community FoundationWashington, DC$81,678,306
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Community Foundation of New JerseyMorristown, NJ$121,914,293
Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF)Newport Beach, CA$141,757,091
The Dallas FoundationDallas, TX$97,887,988
The Boston Foundation (TBF)Boston, MA$182,767,888
New York Community TrustNew York, NY$358,337,719
The Chicago Community TrustChicago, IL$862,303,171
The Greater Cincinnati FoundationCincinnati, OH$172,775,235
The Oregon Community FoundationPortland, OR$355,016,955
Data update history
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 8 new grant, including a grant for $15,000,042 from Joseph B Whitehead Foundation
July 15, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 22 new personnel
October 2, 2021
Received grants
Identified 21 new grant, including a grant for $1,300,000 from Courts Foundation
August 23, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
June 19, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 20 new personnel
Nonprofit Types
Grantmaking organizationsCommunity foundationsSocial advocacy organizationsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
Community improvement
Operates donor advised fundsProvides grantsConducts researchLobbyingFundraising eventsOperates internationallyState / local levelCommunity 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
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
T31: Community Foundations
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
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