Welcome to the Foundation Center-Atlanta, one of five library/learning centers operated by the Foundation Center, a national nonprofit organization headquartered in New York. The Center's mission to strengthen the social sector by advancing knowledge about philanthropy in the U.S. and around the world is accomplished in part through the free information and grantseeker training offered to the public at our Atlanta library/learning center. We've been serving the nonprofit community of Georgia and the Southeast since 1994.
Regional Training Specialist
For questions about Atlanta area training or to arrange something for your metro Atlanta group, contact:
Elyse Klova, Training Specialist
For questions about Southeast training or to arrange something for your Southeast group, contact:
Louise Milone, Regional Training Specialist
For administrative or donation information contact:
Val Porter, Director
Our Advisory Board
In 1994, members of the Atlanta community were asked to serve on an advisory committee to ensure that the new library was responsive to the needs and interests of the community. The committee currently includes foundation executives, directors of large and small nonprofits, corporate giving managers, fundraising executives and consultants.
Ms. Lizzy Smith (Chair)
Robert W. Woodruff Foundation
Mr. Joe Arnold
Senior Vice President
Ms. Miranda P. Austin
Vice President of Programs
Georgia Center for Nonprofits
Ms. Donna Buchanan
Chief Operating Officer
United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta
Ms. Susan Carter
Georgia Power Foundation
Ms. Kristina Christy
Director, Corporate Responsibility
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Ms. Kathryn H. Dennis
Community Foundation of Central Georgia
Ms. Nikki Estes
Program Director, Presenting and Touring
Mr. Len Al Haas
Haas Consulting LLC
Ms. Jane Hardesty
John H. and Wilhelmina D. Harland Charitable Foundation
Ms. Deva Hirsch
Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation
Mr. Joseph Iarocci
Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership
Ms. Lisa Kennedy, CFRE
Director of Stakeholder Relations
Bobby Dodd Institute
Ms. Janine Lee
Southeastern Council of Foundations
Mr. Donovan Lee-Sin
Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
Ms. M. Catherine (Cathy) Ramos
Community Affairs Manager, Global Community Connections
The Coca-Cola Company
Ms. Deborah Ryan
Vice President of Philanthropy
Atlanta Women's Foundation
Ms. Jocelyn Schiedel
Mr. Robert Smulian
Vice President, Philanthropic Services
The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Ms. Rachel Epps Spears
Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta
Mr. David D. Weitnauer
R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation
Ms. Joyce Yamaato
Vice President and Philanthropic Consultant
Wells Fargo Nonprofit and Philanthropic Services
Dr. Dennis R. Young
Ramsey Professor of Private Enterprise
Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
Georgia State University
We are grateful to the following donors for their annual support that makes our free library/learning center services possible.
Atlanta Donors 2010
J. Bulow Campbell Foundation
R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation, Inc.
Betty and Davis Fitzgerald Foundation
John and Mary Franklin Foundation, Inc.
J. B. Fuqua Foundation, Inc.
John H. and Wilhelmina D. Harland Charitable Foundation, Inc.
The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation, Inc.
The Ray M. and Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation, Inc.
The Marcus Foundation, Inc.
The Pittulloch Foundation
The Rich Foundation, Inc.
The Springs Close Foundation, Inc.
Tull Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Frances Wood Wilson Foundation, Inc.
Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, Inc.
The Zeist Foundation, Inc.
Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.
Kaiser Permanente of Georgia
The Rockdale Foundation, Inc.
The UPS Foundation
The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc.
Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation*
The Halle Foundation
Ms. Joyce Yamaato*
*Denotes new donor
Please see also a complete list of campaign donors for our national and regional capacity-building initiatives.