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AACF Special Project Fund
Donate Spencer Bradley Foundation for Mental Health Fund
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The Spencer Bradley Foundation for Mental Health supports families, communities, schools, and individuals with mental health awareness, education, and counseling opportunities. The Foundation was established in memory of Spencer Bradley who lost his own mental health battle in 2022. Spencer's life was marked by an incredible compassion for others who shared their struggles with him. The Foundation will continue Spencer's legacy through awareness and support of mental health programs for teens and young adults.

You can pay by credit card or mail a check to: Athens Area Community Foundation PO Box 1543 Athens, GA 30603
Donate Athens Area Community Foundation General Operations
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.
Donate Steve Jones and Lillian Kincey Community Impact Fund
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.
Donate COVID-19 Community Response Fund
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
Donate ABH Empty Stocking Fund
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
Donate Accountability Courts Foundation of Athens-Clarke County
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.
Donate ACF Compassion Network Project
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.
Donate Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services P.L.A.Y. Fund
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.
Donate Athens-Clarke County Police Department - Summer Youth Camp
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.
Donate Athens Community Career Academy Fund
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.
Donate Bracewell Family Fund for David C. Barrow Media Center
The mission of the David C. Barrow Elementary Media Center is to offer forward-thinking instruction, space, and programming that develops innovative leaders who create content that reaches a global audience. This fund is designated for the purchase of books for the David C. Barrow Elementary School Library.
Donate Clarke County Mentor Program Designated Fund
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.
Donate Clarke County School District Fund
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.
Donate Food to CCSD Community Fund
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.
Donate Justice is on the Agenda Fund
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.
Donate Neighborhood Education Program Fund
This fund was established to strengthen the Neighborhood Leaders Program and engage parents in their children’s education.
  Donate The Alps Road School Library Fund
The mission of the Alps Road Elementary School Media Center is to develop and foster a lifelong love of reading in our student body. The goals of this fund are to support the Media Center in assisting students in discovering the joy of reading, providing them with information-based tools and fundamentals necessary for learning and personal development, and instilling in them the confidence of actively engaging in the world of ideas.
Donor Advised
Donate Athens 100% Renewable Energy Fund
Support for weatherization, energy-efficient appliances, and solar panels for low-income privately owned housing in Athens.
Donate Athens Resonates Fund
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.
Donate Athens Wellbeing Project
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.
Donate Brew for One Fund
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.
Donate Creature Comforts Get Artistic Fund
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
Donate Creature Comforts Get Comfortable Fund
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 Do Good. Give Back. Get Comfortable.
Donate DGD Fund
The DGD Fund will provide Georgia fans across the country a unique opportunity to change the game of giving by supporting causes in our community one dawg at a time. As a group of hard-working, dedicated, and determined young men we believe the creation of the DGD Fund will inspire generations of dedicated Georgia fans to raise money for five incredibly important causes that we have personally chosen. Once the money is raised it will be split equally between our causes and donated directly to our selected organizations.
  Donate Martha (Marti) Elizabeth Schimmel Fund
The Martha (Marti) Elizabeth Schimmel Fund is established to fund an annual culinary scholarship to an Athens-Clarke County high school student at the Athens Community Career Academy in Marti's honor. It is intended that this annual award will continue in perpetuity as a long-term, impactful way to honor Marti.
Donate Marti Schimmel Memorial Fund
The Marti Schimmel Memorial Fund was created by Ed and Carol Schimmel to honor their daughter Marti Schimmel who tragically died in April 2020. In life, Marti was successful and giving and was known in the community as owner of Marti’s at Midday in Normaltown on Prince Avenue. Ed and Carol Schimmel created the fund to extend Marti’s giving nature to the identified charities that she supported during her extraordinary life.
Donate The Kirby Smart Family Foundation
The mission of the Kirby Smart Family Foundation is to be champions in our community by supporting and giving back to needy children and families facing adversity.
  Donate The Realtor Jared Fund
Donate The Remarkable Foundation
The mission of The Remarkable Foundation aligns with the mission of Oconee State Bank. The Remarkable Foundation will provide financial assistance to nonprofit organizations in the communities we are proud to serve. This will enhance and mark the quality of life for all people in the communities served by Oconee State Bank.
Donate Think Locally. Act Neighborly. Fund
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.
Donate Western Circuit Bar Association Fund
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.
Scholarship Fund
Donate Beta Zeta Scholarship Endowment Fund
The Beta Zeta Scholarship Endowment Fund is in support of three scholarships:

1. Tood Wooten 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.
Donate Carrie Fischer Siegmund Grant for Classroom Innovation Fund
The Carrie Fischer Siegmund Grant for Classroom Innovation was established in 2021 and was funded by Carrie's loving family, friends, and colleagues. #TEAMSIEGMUND

The Carrie Fischer Siegmund Grant will be awarded to an educator who seeks to inspire through innovative, interdisciplinary, and meaningful learning that results in a long-lasting impact on students.

If you would like to make a planned gift to support this fund at your death, you can use this language in your will:

"I give, devise, and bequeath to the Carrie Fischer Siegmund Grant for Classroom Innovation Fund at the Athens Area Community Foundation (insert percentage amount) percent of the residue of my estate to be used for its general purposes."
Donate Horvat Family Scholarship Fund
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.
Donate Hugh Milton Mills III Auto Tech Scholarship Fund
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.
Donate REACH Scholarship Fund
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.
Donate Step Up Scholarship Project Fund
The StepUp scholarship recognizes students who have overcome significant obstacles to pursue their education and awards $500 scholarships to these deserving students.
Donate The Dale Allen Memorial Success Scholarship
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.
Other Funds