The Atlanta Women’s Foundation Invests $1.1 Million in the Community

ATLANTA, Aug. 29, 2023 – Living up to its mission to be a catalyst for change in the lives of women and girls, Atlanta Women’s Foundation (AWF) is providing $1.14 million to 21 nonprofits serving women and girls in Clayton, Cobb, Dekalb, Gwinnett, and Fulton Counties.The funds were distributed at a check presentation event held…

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Atlanta Women’s Foundation ‘Inspire Atlanta’ Celebrates 2023 Grads

Record $454,000 Raised to Support Programs for Women and Girls ATLANTA, Ga. – It was a record-breaking year for empowering women. Twenty-eight women were invited to take this year’s Atlanta Women’s Foundation Inspire Atlanta challenge, with a goal of raising $10,000  each  for programs to enhance and enrich the lives of women and girls impacted…

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Inspiring Impact

Success isn’t just about what you accomplish in your life; it’s about what you inspire others to do. Since the inception of our Inspire Atlanta program in 2018, we have seen more than 180 women through this program. Over the course of the five-month initiative, Inspire Atlanta participants attend several required sessions and have the option to…

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The Six women who make the A-Team ROCK!

In 1986, a group of visionary women business owners founded The Atlanta Women’s Fund as part of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. In 1998, that fund had grown in importance and credibility, becoming independent as The Atlanta Women’s Foundation (AWF). As the only public foundation in Georgia dedicated solely to women and girls, the…

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2022 A Year in Review

Before we leap into the New Year, we want to take some moments to reflect on what your support made possible in 2022. The Atlanta Women’s Foundation strives to break barriers for women and girls in metro Atlanta so they can live economically self-sufficient, successful, safe, and healthy lives.  AWF supports organizations that improve the…

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Investing in Women and Girls

AWF Check Presentation Collage

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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Proud to Be in a Position to Give Back

Kristin Anunson

AWF’s Inspire Atlanta program strives to develop women leaders who will help affect real change for women and girls in our community. And it does. Over the course of five Inspire classes, participants have become volunteer leaders with AWF, joined nonprofit boards, led fundraising campaigns, and become stronger leaders at work. We’ve also been moved…

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Career Opportunities in Technology for Single Mothers

Andrianna Hamwright

This month’s guest contributor is Andrianna E. Hamwright, a graduate of AWF grantee Women in Technology’s technology training program for single mothers. Andrianna shares her story of how, during a period of instability, she found WIT’s Single Mothers Program and how it provided her the opportunity to find not only employment, but a career. Women…

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Economically Empowering Refugee and Immigrant Women

Middle aged woman in a headscarf standing next to her tall, adult son in a home kitchen.

Guest contributor Marjan Nadir, Women’s Economic Empowerment Manager at Refugee Women’s Network (RWN), shares the story of Sahar, an Egyptian asylee who came to RWN at the beginning of the pandemic for assistance and how RWN’s program helped her to become a flourishing business owner. RWN is part of AWF’s Women’s Pathway to Success grantee…

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A New Way to Support Mothers

A new addition to AWF’s Women’s Pathway to Success grantee cohort is Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta and we’re incredibly excited about their two generational program that is helping girls to continue their education while allowing their mothers to continue to work during the pandemic, even with school closings. Guest contributor Shanita Miller, Director of…

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