Grantees’ work focuses on addressing disparities in housing and neighborhoods, income and wealth and power and leadership
(Black PR Wire) ATLANTA – The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta announces its first round of grantmaking under TogetherATL, the organization’s five-year strategic plan that centers equity and shared prosperity for all residents of the metro Atlanta region. Six organizations focused on systems change – a key focus of TogetherATL – will receive grants totaling $645,000. Systems change involves transforming the institutions that underpin the arts, civic engagement, housing and income and wealth gaps.
“In order to create equitable communities, we must first acknowledge the historic, systemic disinvestment of communities inhabited primarily by people of color,” said the Foundation’s Vice President of Community Impact Ayana Gabriel. “Our TogetherATL strategy, in general, and these grants that focus on income and wealth, specifically, are an important first step in our commitment to investing in BIPOC communities and working to ensure everyone who calls our region home has access to opportunity and prosperity.”
Grants awarded for Housing and Neighborhoods include:
Aerotropolis Atlanta Alliance: $30,000 to support the Southern Cities Initiative Cohort
Neighborhood Nexus: $200,000 to support development of a set of community indicators aligned to the TogetherATL Strategy
Grants awarded for Income and Wealth include:
Atlanta Civic Circle: $50,000 for general operating support
Canopy Atlanta, Inc.: $50,000 for general operating support
The Georgia Resilience and Opportunity (GRO) Fund: $300,000 to support the In Her Hands program in College Park
A grant for Power and Leadership:
NAACP Atlanta Branch: $15,000 to support voter mobilization throughout fifty counties in Georgia
About the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta inspires and leads the Atlanta region toward equity and shared prosperity for all who call it home. TogetherATL is the Foundation’s strategic ethos, working through a collaborative approach with community stakeholders, donors, nonprofits and others to examine complex challenges the region faces and create solutions that build a thriving region. Started in 1951, the Community Foundation shepherds approximately $1.4 billion in current assets through its 1,000+ donor funds, while simultaneously raising and deploying more than $120 million annually to thousands of nonprofit organizations. It is Georgia’s second largest foundation. For more information visit: cfgreateratlanta.org or connect with the Foundation via Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.