Enduring Community Impact

Our community faces a range of needs from pressing emergencies to opportunities for long-term growth and transformation. Ensuring that the Chattahoochee Valley thrives for generations to come via meaningful philanthropy is our foremost purpose.

Celebrating 20 Years of Philanthropy

In September 2018, the Community Foundation celebrated its 20th Anniversary with an Investors’ Luncheon, to celebrate and further inspire those throughout the community who have invested philanthropic assets, leadership and partnership in the Community Foundation. Click here to view the 20th Anniversary video and learn what our community is saying about philanthropy in this community!

The program that day was provided by David Dodson, president of MDC in Durham, NC, an organization that has worked for more than 50 years to expand equity and opportunity in the South. His challenging but inspiring remarks, Moving on Up: Building an Infrastructure of Opportunity in the Chattahoochee Valley, are well worth sharing.

Here is a link to the lunch program. Click here to view a list of the speakers who are noted with the times at which they appear in the video.

Connecting, Convening, and Collaborating for a Better Community

From our stewardship of hundreds of Donor Advised Funds (DAFs), to our responsive discretionary grantmaking, the Community Foundation brings together the people and resources that create meaningful impact for a multitude of individuals and organizations throughout our region. Since our inception we have:

  • Received

    $385 million

    in contributions

  • Stewarded
    more than

    300 Funds,

    some 200 Donor Advised Funds

  • Granted over

    $210 million

    to organizations around the Chattahoochee Valley and across the country

  • Added over
    105 Million
    in charitable value for the community 
    via our pooled instruments

  • Our Initiatives

    In addition to realizing the philanthropic dreams of our donors, the Community Foundation leads community conversations and makes strategic discretionary grants to respond to these key issues our area is facing.

  • Scholarships

    The future of Chattahoochee Valley communities relies on the promise of our youth and young adults. Enabling an education that helps them realize their full potential is one of the most important ways we help our area thrive:

  • Stories of Change

    On the other end of every grant we make, or gift we process, is one person, or many, whose lives are forever changed by the generous philanthropy propelled by CFCV. With each story, the larger picture of our impact unfolds.