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

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Investing in Women and Girls

By DiShonda Hughes, Chief Mission Officer for The Atlanta Women’s Foundation When I started at The Atlanta Women’s Foundation 22 years ago, I had no idea I’d be granting out $1 million annually! All I can say is I have the best job in the world. I am so honored to work with the AWF…
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Top row: Nancy Halwig and Becky Schmitt. Bottom row: Michele Sims and Mark Wasserman

Board Service and Beyond

This year we continue our annual tradition of recognizing and thanking the AWF Board Members whose terms have come to an end. The four amazing Board Members we’re highlighting this year have served for six years, but have been AWF supporters long before their board service. Nancy Halwig An engaged and dedicated board member, one…
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An illustration of a woman's head made up of puzzle pieces against a blue background with the words Mental Health above her head.

Why Mental Health

In 2011, The Atlanta Women’s Foundation undertook a proprietary research project entitled Breaking the Cycle of Generational Poverty in Metro Atlanta to understand how women and girls experience poverty in AWF’s five-county service area. The results of this research deepened AWF’s understanding of the issues impacting women and girls in our community. The research findings…
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