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Fund Name   Description
Donor Advised
Holland Blackmon Fund for Children Donate
Athens Wellbeing Project Donate The Athens Wellbeing Project seeks to empower the Athens community with meaningful data that will lead to more informed decision-making, improvements in service delivery, and greater quality of life for our citizens.
Creature Comforts Get Artistic Fund Donate Place attachment is a proper field of inquiry describing the emotional bond between a person and a place. The literature suggests that the more an individual loves their community, the more civically engaged they become. In short, we want Athenians to love Athens. And one way to foster place attachment is through investing in the local art community. More access. More artists. More art. Learn more at GetCurious.com.
Creature Comforts Get Comfortable Fund Donate The Get Comfortable Fund was established to concentrate the generosity of many around our city's most pressing needs. It is seldom that the public, private, and nonprofit sectors come together, compare notes, and execute a unified strategy. But we need one another: we need both the guidance of local leadership and generous businesses to propel social innovation. To learn more about the businesses and the beneficiaries who have aligned their philanthropy to address our community's greatest disparities, visit GetCurious.com. Do Good. Give Back. Get Comfortable.
Athens Resonates Fund Donate Athens Resonates is comprised of Athens based creative businesses who have come together to raise money for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Athens and Nuci’s Space and shine a light on the diverse artistic community in Athens.
Think Locally. Act Neighborly. Fund Donate This grant program is designed to support neighborhood and community-led efforts to improve connectivity at the street-level. It is a goal to help groups fund small projects that could have a big impact in the neighborhood level.
The Remarkable Foundation Donate
Western Circuit Bar Association Fund Donate Please join the WCBA to build our community fund. This fund will support our mission to engage in legal reform, to collaborate on ways to improve public access to the judicial system and to serve others in our community while promoting camaraderie among the membership of the WCBA. Examples of ongoing community projects are law library self-help desk resources, judicial portraits and legal pop-up clinics staffed by members of the WCBA.
Athens 100% Renewable Energy Fund Donate Support for weatherization, energy-efficient appliances, and solar panels for low-income privately owned housing in Athens.
Brew for One Fund Donate We wish we could meet every local need. Support every cause. We wish we could say ‘yes’ to every request. We can’t. But we can do for one what we wish we could do for everyone. Creature Comforts' Brew For One initiative, therefore, seeks to come alongside an individual every year to tell their story and, we hope, change their life.
AACF Special Project Fund
Steve Jones and Lillian Kincey Community Impact Fund Donate A gift to this fund gives back to the community at large rather than to a particular organization or cause by allowing AACF to identify opportunities and target dollars where they will be most effective.
COVID-19 Community Response Fund Donate The COVID-19 Community Response Fund hosted by the Athens Area Community Foundation in partnership with United Way of Northeast Georgia has been established to support local nonprofit organizations as they work to respond to the spread of COVID-19. For more information visit www.athensareacf.org/covid-19.
Athens Area Community Foundation General Operations Donate The Athens Area Community Foundation employs one full time and two part time staff. General operating support is critical to our ability to hire, retain, and grow great staff. When you invest in our operations, our community leadership shines.
ABH Empty Stocking Fund Donate Funds raised through the Empty Stocking campaign are used to help families at risk of eviction pay rent and take care of many other necessary expenses, including medical, power and water bills.
Designated Fund
Accountability Courts Foundation of Athens-Clarke County Donate The Fund is established to advance the work of the Felony Drug Court, Treatment and Accountability Court, Veterans Court, DUI/Drug Court, and Family Dependency Treatment Court of the Western Judicial Circuit. Grants from the Fund will address participant needs, treatment, drug testing, monitoring, meetings, training, operating expenses, projects, and other needs identified by the Accountability Courts of the Western Judicial Circuit.
Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services P.L.A.Y. Fund Donate The Partners Leading Athens Youth, or P.L.A.Y. Fund gives every child in Athens the opportunity to learn, create, and play by providing programs from the Department of Leisure Services. This fund serves to bridging the gap between the cost and the department’s scholarship program and the cost of the activity.
Athens-Clarke County Police Department - Summer Youth Camp Donate This camp exists to build positive relationships between police and youth in the Athens-Clarke County communities and to make a contribution to the effort of preventing criminal behavior while also instilling our community’s youth with life skills through lessons on character building, anger management, and safety. Grants from this fund will address operational expenses of the camp (food, t-shirts, transportation, marketing, supplies, and other needs identified by organizers of the Police Summer Youth Camp.
Athens Community Council on Aging Field Fund Donate The Athens Community Council on Aging Field Fund was established to access planned gift expertise, expand agency capacity to accept complex gifts, increase exposure to the philanthropic community, and access professional independent investment management to raise, invest, grow, and distribute capital to finance and sustain programs.
Athens Resource Center for Hope Village Apartments Donate Since its opening in 2016, the ARCH Village Apartments have been home to hundreds of children and their families on their journey to stable housing from experiencing homelessness. A true collaborative effort, the ARCH Village comprises multiple organizations (Athens Area Homeless Shelter, Advantage, and Lydia's Place) all providing stable housing within a community setting. This fund supports the community atmosphere and healthy environment of the village. From tutoring rooms to laundry centers to playground equipment, all funds are put toward projects that enrich the lives of children and their parents living on site.
Clarke County Mentor Program Designated Fund Donate The Clarke County Mentor Program recruits, trains, and supports community volunteers to mentor children in the Clarke County School District in order to make a positive difference in their lives and to help them reach their full potential. Donations to our fund help to finance, sustain, and expand our programs and outreach.
Food to CCSD Community Fund Donate The Food to CCSD (Clarke County School District) Community Fund has been set up to accept donations. All donations will be directed for the benefit of all food related efforts conducted by CCSD during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.
Neighborhood Education Program Fund Donate This fund was established to strengthen the Neighborhood Leaders Program and engage parents in their children’s education.
REACH Scholarship Fund Donate The Athens REACH Scholarship Program is part of Georgia’s first public-private, needs-based mentorship and scholarship program, the Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen (REACH) Georgia, launched by Governor Nathan Deal in 2012. With support from private donors and the state of Georgia, the Clarke County School District partners with the Clarke County Mentor Program to provide Athens REACH Scholars with mentoring, coaching, and financial scholarships.
Step Up Scholarship Project Fund Donate The StepUp scholarship recognizes students who have overcome significant obstacles to pursue their education and awards $500 scholarships to these deserving students.
Athens Community Career Academy Fund Donate The mission of the agency is to provide expansive opportunities for students to achieve educational and career goals while meeting local and regional workforce needs.
The Douglas Carithers Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate The Douglas Carithers Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Athens Area Community Foundation is a scholarship fund that will honor the life and legacy of Mr. Douglas Carithers.
The Dale Allen Memorial Success Scholarship Donate The The Dale Allen Memorial Success Scholarship Fund at the Athens Area Community Foundation is a scholarship fund that will honor the life and legacy of Mr. Dale Allen.
Clarke County School District Fund Donate Thank you for your generous donation, please take the time to provide in the description field any specific instructions that will help expedite routing your donation to the appropriate school. (i.e. school / program / sports team/ school club). If specific instructions are not provided the donations will benefit the CCSD general account.
Horvat Family Scholarship Fund Donate A senior at Cedar Shoals High School is selected each year by the staff to receive a $1000 scholarship that is renewable for four years. The Horvat Family Scholarship is awarded to a student who exhibits a love of learning and a drive for excellence, demonstrates a respect and value for different backgrounds and points of view, displays a positive attitude while serving others as a mentor and role model, enthusiastically participates in school activities and shows compassion and a friendly rapport with peers and faculty.
Hugh Milton Mills III Auto Tech Scholarship Fund Donate Established to support students enrolled in the Auto Tech program at Cedar Shoals High School. Self-reliance and a passion for learning are two qualities of a great scholarship recipient. The Hugh Milton Mills III Auto Tech Scholarship will provide at least one (1) scholarship annually, with the potential to renew, to a graduate of Cedar Shoals High School who is an active participant in the Auto Tech program.
ACF Compassion Network Project Donate The goal of the Compassion Network Project to build stronger communities by bringing agencies, churches, and faith-based organizations together to lower rates situational and generational poverty in Athens. This program helps mobilize resources to allow people to move from crisis to stability and into a state of self-sustainability.
Justice is on the Agenda Fund Donate The Justice is on the Agenda fund is designed to bridge the gap between the resources needed for criminal justice reform and available dollars. Donations will used for training, community outreach, and other activities the District Attorney's office could not fund on its own, but which are necessary to criminal justice reform here in Athens-Clarke & Oconee Counties.
Scholarship Fund
Beta Zeta Scholarship Endowment Fund Donate The Beta Zeta Scholarship Endowment Fund is in support of three scholarships:

1. Beta Zeta Outstanding Senior Scholarship to partner with Clarke County High School and Cedar Shoals High School to award three scholarships per school to outstanding graduating seniors.

2. Beta Zeta University of Georgia Outstanding Senior Scholarship to honor an outstanding Athens-Clarke County senior that is attending the University of Georgia.

3. The Derrick Floyd Boys & Girls Club Memorial Scholarship that in is honor of Floyd to be presented to one outstanding senior who graduated out of the Boys & Girls Club of Athens.

If you'd like to donate to a specific scholarship, please note the scholarship name in the "Description" box of your donation.
Other Funds