A Donor’s Guide for Charitable Impact

Nonprofit organizations and donors are the world’s champions in advancing humanitarian and social justice causes. You, our donors, fuel the Atlanta Women’s Foundation, and we are grateful for how you support our mission! As a donor, you know what it feels like to be fueled by a passion for advancing equality, and you want to…

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Brooke Shields Headlines at the Atlanta Women’s Foundation 27th Annual Numbers Too Big To Ignore Luncheon

For her unique life experiences. For her challenges with mental health. For advocating on behalf of women everywhere, the Atlanta Women’s Foundation (AWF) is proud to name Brooke Shields as this year’s guest speaker for its Numbers Too Big To Ignore luncheon on Thursday, November 2, 2023, at the Georgia World Congress Center. In her…

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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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2022 Sue Wieland Embracing Possibility Award Honorees

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The Sue Wieland Embracing Possibility Award is a special grant of $20,000 given annually to one of our grantee partner organizations. The selected organization demonstrates an outstanding ability to make a significant impact in the lives of women and girls through their ongoing work and by using an example of one individual that the organization…

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Investing in Women and Girls

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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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Why Mental Health

An illustration of a woman's head made up of puzzle pieces against a blue background with the words Mental Health above her head.

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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Women Achieving Success Through Entrepreneurship

A young woman entrepreneur in a store with wooden display shelves and tables filled with home good items.

Since the start of the pandemic, most of the news reported gives us a bleak picture about economics, politics, and society, especially for women. However, one area of opportunity for women in the last two years has been in entrepreneurship. In 2020, almost fifty percent of people who started a new business were women, which…

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2021 Sue Wieland Embracing Possibility Award Honorees

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This summer, we lost beloved former AWF Board Member, Sue Wieland. She served on the board from 2000 to 2006, and remained an active supporter and donor to AWF long after her board serviced ended. Sue was known for her generous spirit and big smile and believed passionately in giving back to the community. She…

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We Need to Talk About Child Care

A young, female child care employee sitting at a table with a girl toddler coloring in a child care center classroom. In the background is a second employee playing with two toddlers.

When you consider the factors essential to a thriving, modern economy, does child care come to mind? If not, it should. Child care is not just an issue about children and families, but an economic issue that impacts us all. In 2015, AWF partnered with Georgia Budget and Policy Institute to develop a report that…

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Normalizing seeking support for mental health takes collective action

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As we are all aware, the pandemic has impacted all aspects of our lives, including on our mental health. That’s why this year it is more important than ever to recognize Mental Health Awareness Month in May. Guest contributor Asia Hadley, Director of Partnerships for Candid, writes about the mental health crisis the U.S. is…

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