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Athens Area Community Foundation

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Purpose and Activities

The purpose of the foundation is to promote and facilitate strategic philanthropy by connecting donors with what they care about through charitable giving and by serving as a well-informed and effective grantmaker to meet needs and identify opportunities that improve quality of life and economic well-being of Clarke, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Barrow, Jackson, and Madison counties. The foundation fulfills its mission by encouraging private giving for the public good; providing a flexible and cost effective vehicle for donors with varied charitable interests and abilities to give; helping to enhance the capacity of service delivery providers in the greater Athens area; and serving as a catalyst, convener and partner in shaping effective responses to problems and opportunities of all local communities.


Established in 2008 in GA as an affiliate fund of the North Georgia Community Foundation; became a separate community foundation in 2009


Athens Area Community Foundation

Community foundation




P.O. Box 1543 Athens, GA United States 30603-1543

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