Every day nonprofit organizations are working hard to be of service and make a difference in people’s lives. National Nonprofit Day (NND) is celebrated every year on August 17th to recognize the meaningful contributions that nonprofit organizations make for the common good. There are so many incredible Atlanta nonprofits providing shelter, education, and necessities for those in need. These nonprofits depend on volunteers, donors, and partners’ help and support to further their cause. In honor of NND, discover some of the remarkable organizations that provide guidance, grants, and partnerships enabling Atlanta nonprofits to continue to impact the lives of people in their communities and beyond.
Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs
Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs (ACE) is a Georgia-based nonprofit organization specializing in growing small businesses with capital, coaching, and connections providing community economic development to underserved people and communities. ACE helps businesses that may be considered high risk and less profitable by traditional financial institutions. ACE recently received a $4 million Grown with Google Small Business Fund loan from Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) and will deploy the loan to small businesses in metro Atlanta and North Georgia hurt by the economic impact of COVID-19. Learn more about ACE and how to get involved with this incredible organization HERE.
Atlanta Women’s Foundation
The mission of the Atlanta Women’s Foundation (AWF) is to be a catalyst for change in the lives of women and girls. Since 1998, the Foundation has invested over $17 million in Atlanta area nonprofit organizations that have successfully moved women and girls from poverty to economic self-sufficiency. In addition to strategic grantmaking, AWF provides leadership and philanthropic training to a diverse group of professional women to empower themselves and their communities. Find out how you can support the Atlanta Women’s Foundation HERE.
Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Since 1951, the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta has made it their mission to connect donors’ passions with nonprofits fulfilling that purpose. The Community Foundation strengthens the region’s nonprofits, engages philanthropists, and advances public will by leading and participating in collaborative efforts to provide solutions to community problems. Read the Community Foundation’s blog to learn about the Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund, a joint effort between the Community Foundation and the United Way of Greater Atlanta HERE.
Coxe Curry & Associates
Coxe Curry & Associates provides professional counsel to help nonprofit organizations attract resources, accomplish their missions, and serve the community. Founded in 1954, Coxe Curry and Associates has a history of serving Georgia’s most established nonprofits as well as its most exciting new causes. This incredible organization offers a comprehensive range of services, from feasibility testing and pre-campaign planning to end-game strategies to reach and surpass ambitious campaign goals. Cox Curry & Associates’ specialized consulting services include development assessments, board training, donor records database support, and expert assistance with various other institutional advancement needs. Learn more about Coxe Curry & Associates HERE.
Georgia Center for Nonprofits
The Georgia Center for Nonprofits builds thriving communities by helping nonprofits succeed through a powerful mix of advocacy, solutions for nonprofit effectiveness, and insight-building tools. With a community of over 1,100 organizations and 4,500 individuals dedicated to making a difference in our communities, the Georgia Center for Nonprofits delivers critical tools, resources, services, and expertise to boost nonprofit performance and maximize impact. Find out more about the Georgia Center for Nonprofits HERE and their August 2020 Funding and Resource Opportunities HERE.
Hands On Atlanta
Hands On Atlanta connects changemakers to nonprofits and schools in need while engaging socially responsible companies to help make a difference in our community. They help individuals, families, corporate and community groups strengthen Greater Atlanta through service at more than 400 nonprofit organizations and schools. Hands On Atlanta is an affiliate of the HandsOn Network, an association of 250 volunteer service organizations across 16 countries. Find out how you can lend a hand HERE and support Hands On Atlanta’s COVID Relief Relief Efforts HERE.
Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta: Jewish Atlanta Innovation
The Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta (JFGA) is Atlanta’s premier Jewish fundraising organization, offering community members the best opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of Jews everywhere. Founded in 1906, Federation creates and supports programs that transform Jewish values into tangible deeds, aiding the most vulnerable, ensuring that Jewish culture and traditions live on, and strengthening the critical link between our local community and Jews in Israel and overseas.
JFGA’s Jewish Atlanta Innovation Initiatives ignite a bold new culture of experimentation, learning, and collaboration throughout Jewish Atlanta. Read Metro Atlanta CEO’s recent article about Federation’s Propel Innovation Grants, an innovation fund for organizations, ideas, and people reimagining Jewish life in Atlanta and learn more about this remarkable initiative HERE.
Pebble Tossers is a youth development nonprofit with a mission to empower and equip youth to lead through service. By partnering with 60+ vetted nonprofit partners across Metro Atlanta, Pebble Tossers creates pathways for youth to engage in age-appropriate volunteer service opportunities to learn selflessness and empathy and hone leadership skills. In its first ten years, Pebble Tossers has engaged youth in over 34,000 volunteer service hours and mobilized 14,605 volunteers in Metro Atlanta. Learn more about Pebble Tossers HERE and volunteer opportunities HERE.
Think and Ink – Grant Writing Consulting
Think and Ink Grant Consulting was founded in 2016 by MBA Certified Grant Writer, Shavonn Richardson, to provide grant research and writing services to nonprofit organizations and website development and content creation to engage potential donors and funders better. Think and Ink Grant Consulting is a certified Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) firm that assists nonprofits across the country from start-ups to seasoned organizations. Read Think and Ink’s blog post How to Create COVID-19 Adaptive Programs and find out more about this incredible organization HERE.
United Way of Greater Atlanta
The United Way of Greater Atlanta’s mission is to engage and bring together people and resources to drive sustainable improvements in the well-being of children, families, and individuals in the community. Their vision is a community where all individuals and families thrive – a community where everyone has the opportunity to live a healthy life, acquire the education and skills they need to earn a good living and have a roof over their heads. The United Way of Greater Atlanta invests in more than 200 programs in 13 counties through the United Way Child Well-Being Impact Fund. Read the recent AJC article by United Way of Greater Atlanta President & CEO, Milton J. Little, Jr., and find volunteer opportunities with the United Way of Greater Atlanta HERE.