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The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

Profile

Last profile update: 05/23/2017
Last grant data update: 09/30/2017

At A Glance

The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

3223 Howell Mill Rd. N.W.

Atlanta, GA United States 30327-4105

Telephone: (404) 367-2100

URL: www.blankfoundation.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business; Sports
  • Family foundation

EIN

586292769

BRIDGE Number

7614358097

Background

Established in 1995 in GA - Founded by Arthur M. Blank, co-founder of The Home Depot and owner of the NFL's Atlanta Falcons and AFL's Georgia Force. Blank also owns the Mountain Sky Guest Ranch in Montana Arthur Blank has committed to The Giving Pledge, and has pledged to give away at least half of his wealth to philanthropy

Purpose and Activities

The mission going forward is to promote positive change in people's lives and to build and enhance the communities in which they live. The foundation has an especially strong interest in supporting innovative endeavors leading to better circumstances for low-income youth and their families. The foundation seeks to learn from their investments, share what they have learned, and inspire others in the public and private sectors to make similar commitments. The foundation has established two primary initiatives: 1) Fostering Opportunity - to support efforts that help create access to opportunity and improve life chances for low-income young people and their families; and 2) Enhancing Quality of Life - to preserve green space and parks, and sustain a vibrant arts community.