The Atlanta Women’s Foundation’s goal is to support organizations that improve the lives of economically vulnerable women and girls in Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties. The absence of economic self-sufficiency is at the heart of critical issues faced by women and girls in our community. Access to resources play a major role in determining the choices women and girls make. The Atlanta Women’s Foundation supports organizations that lift women and girls up and out of poverty by increasing their access to services and opportunities for advancement. We accomplish this through strategic grantmaking, leadership programs, and community education. We seek to target mental and physical health services, education and life skills as our areas of focus.

AWF will support organizations providing services in the areas of mental and physical health, education and life skills. Priority will be given to organizations serving girls and women in Clayton County, and to organizations providing wraparound services. Based upon AWF research findings, organizations that provide wraparound services are effective in combating multiple interrelated issues. Our goal is to strengthen the network of nonprofits providing effective comprehensive services and eliminating systemic barriers impacting economically vulnerable girls and women.

The Atlanta Women’s Foundation is committed to breaking the generational cycle of poverty for women and girls in Atlanta. Ultimately, it is The Atlanta Women’s Foundation’s goal to create healthier communities by ensuring barriers affecting women and girls are removed, and that women and girls are utilized to their fullest potential.

Grants outcomes


Applying for a Grant

The Atlanta Women’s Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant proposals at this time. Within the scope of our specific funding initiatives, AWF identifies and invites potential partners to apply for grants. Our program areas include:

  • Women’s Pathway to Success – focuses on eliminating barriers to employment for women in metro Atlanta, which will result in job creation and a reduction in poverty.
  • Promoting Women’s Mental Health & Wellbeing – provides critical support to nonprofits in their efforts to enhance or expand mental health services to women living at or below 200% of federal poverty guidelines.



For a list of the Women’s Pathway to Success grantees and a brief description of each project funded, click here.

For a list of the Promoting Women’s Mental Health & Wellbeing grantees and a brief description of each project funded, click here.


Sue Wieland Embracing Possibility Award

Thanks to the generosity of Sue Wieland and her husband John, every year we are able to award $10,000 one of our recent grantee recipients that demonstrates outstanding ability to make significant change in the lives of women and girls through its ongoing work and by using an example of one individual that the organization sees as a shining example of their program. For more information and to learn about the 2017 winner Jewish Family & Career Services, click here.