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 cycles 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

The (Mental) Weight of Poverty

“One of the most consistently replicated findings in the social sciences has been the negative relationship of socioeconomic status with mental illness: the lower the socioeconomic status of an individual, the higher the risk of mental illness” (Hudson 2005, 1). The lives of women in generational poverty are filled with many challenges, often compounding each…
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Asset Building Key to Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

As April is National Financial Literacy Month, we want to talk asset building, as an aspect of financial literacy, and the critical role it plays in helping low-income women become economically self-sufficient. In the five-country metro Atlanta area, there are 320,000 women and girls living in poverty, who lack sufficient resources to avoid living paycheck…
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Activate in April!

April is National Volunteer Month and we are bringing to you opportunities to get involved and volunteer with several of our current grantees. Being involved in your community will not only connect you closer to your neighborhood, but can also help you transform your own life through uplifting others. Volunteering can help you develop new…
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