A CATALYST FOR CHANGE IN THE LIVES OF WOMEN AND GIRLS.

Who We Are

As the only public foundation in Georgia dedicated solely to women and girls, The Atlanta Women’s Foundation’s mission is to be a catalyst for change in the lives of women and girls. We strive to ensure that all women and girls in metro Atlanta live safe, economically self-sufficient, successful lives.

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What We Do

The Atlanta Women's Foundation provides funding, resources, and evaluation support to nonprofits that provide programs to low-income women and girls to help them break the cycle of poverty. We also provide leadership development through our Women on Board nonprofit training workshops and Inspire Atlanta. Lastly, we build awareness and support through our issue area reports on barriers impeding low-income women and girls.

What You Can Do

You can help break barriers and build women in our community. Join our movement to ensure that all women and girls in Atlanta live safe and successful lives. From events, donor societies, leadership programs and more, there are several ways you can transform the lives of women and girls.

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News & Events

Inspiring Women to Lead

In the U.S., March is Women’s History Month and it is an opportunity to celebrate the inspiring women who have contributed to and shaped our country and the world. At AWF, we not only recognize past and present contributions of women, but look to the future as well. Today we launch the 2019 class of…
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Building Better Futures Through Education

This month we’re hearing from Kerry McArdle, Executive Director of Literacy Action, on the importance of adult education and literacy. Literacy Action is a part of the grantee cohort for our Breaking Barriers, Building Women: Economic Empowerment Program and is this year’s recipient of our annual Sue Wieland Embracing Possibility Award. Literacy Action is this…
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Why Women on Board

High-Functioning Nonprofit Board Members Learn What Works – and Utilize Knowledge & Leadership Skills to Make an Impact by Terri Theisen, Theisen Consulting   Eighteen years ago, the forward-thinking leadership of The Atlanta Women’s Foundation launched the Women on Board initiative as a way to expand women’s leadership and influence in community organizations. The special…
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