About Us


It all started in 1998...

...when a few local philanthropists decided that Northwest Georgia needed a Community Foundation to help donors establish charitable funds and maximize the impact of their giving. Since then, we've grown. We now have three geographic affiliates led by local leadership in Dalton, Cartersville, and Calhoun. We manage over 189 charitable funds for individuals, families, and nonprofit organizations. We've made over $44 million in grants. Most of all, we've helped change the world one grant at a time.

Our mission is to promote and facilitate charitable giving. We magnify giving and make it easier for our donors to do good. We work with area charities so they can make a positive impact. We proudly support Northwest Georgia and that means healthier, happier, more successful people.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's our mission? When are the grant deadlines? What's the difference between a Community Foundation and a United Way? What if I have a complaint? Read our FAQs.

Boards of Directors

Wondering who leads our Foundation? Click the button below to review the many community leaders who lend their time and expertise to make our Foundation fabulous!

How many millions of dollars in grants have we awarded since 1998? What are our assets? How many endowments do we hold for our valued NPOs and Civic Groups? If you are a numbers person, you'll enjoy our "By the Numbers" graphic. click the button below to take a closer look.

By the Numbers