Welcome Friends!

The Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia assists individuals, families, and businesses in Northwest Georgia with their charitable giving while providing tremendous flexibility and tax benefits. We hold more than 185 different charitable funds allowing us to award grants and participate in other charitable endeavors.

We also work with professional advisers to help their clients achieve their charitable goals and make their giving more strategic.

We host competitive grant cycles and award Foundation Community Grants in the spring and fall each year. Plus, we help the North Georgia EMC Foundation with their Operation Round Up (ORU) grant-making process in the winter and summer.

We proudly meet the stringent standards for Community Foundations, as set forth by the Council on Foundations.

What We Do

Keep scrolling down to read our success stories and learn more about what the
Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia can do for you.

Offset Your
Capital Gains

When Tommy and Mary Lynn
Crider sold their
floral business…

…they considered offsetting some
of their capital gains by making
a charitable gift.

Their decision to create a Donor Advised Fund at the Community Foundation established a safe, temporary place to park these charitable assets, offered them the greatest possible tax advantage, and gave them more time to choose a beneficiary or project.

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Honor a
Loved One

TO COMMEMORATE HIS FATHER’S LIFE AND RECOGNIZE HIS PASSING…

…Tom Durkan and his children planted a ginkgo tree in Civitan Park and established a permanent endowment at the Community Foundation.

The Forever Green Dalton Fund will provide annual grants to the city of Dalton to help plant trees in city parks and greenspaces.

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Leave a Legacy
of Giving

WHEN RANDY AND JACKIE THOMPSON
SOLD THOMPSON HONDA IN 2006…

…they were able to offset a portion of their capital gains tax liability by establishing the Thompson Family Donor Advised Fund. Since then, the Thompsons have awarded thousands of dollars in grants to charities and programs that inspire them. “The best way to teach our granddaughter the importance of giving back is for her to see us being charitable with our time and money.”

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