Generational poverty is a deep-rooted and complex social issue. The absence of economic self-sufficiency is at the heart of critical issues faced by girls and women in our community. AWF exists because barriers to success continue to impede women and girls living in poverty.
The Atlanta Women’s Foundation’s mission is to be a catalyst for change in the lives of women and girls and to end generational poverty. The Foundation has invested $15 million in Atlanta area nonprofit organizations that have successfully moved women and girls from poverty to economic self-sufficiency. In addition to local grantmaking, AWF produces programs, builds awareness and supports public policy in order to leverage community resources to break the cycle of generational poverty.
AWF also commissioned a significant research study delving into the causes of generational poverty in Atlanta and is using that information to help our nonprofit partners and the community work more effectively to help all women and girls live lives filled with possibility and hope. If you are interested in learning more about AWF’s research report, Breaking the Cycle of Generational Poverty in Metro Atlanta, please click here.
For a fact sheet on the population we serve and the top 7 barriers women and girls living in poverty face, click here.