Alicia Philipp

Atlanta, GA • The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta enhances the quality of life in Atlanta by providing expert philanthropic services to the community.

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Alicia Philipp is a foundation community foundation. With $207m in revenue and 68 employees, it is a relatively large organization. Founded in 1977, Alicia Philipp is headquartered in Atlanta, GA. The organization is notable for its healthy financials, spending 92% directly on its programs. In recent tax filings, the organization reported expenses of $122m.

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Mission and Work


To strengthen our region by providing quality services to donors and innovative leadership on community issues.

Philanthropic Services

$87.8m annual program spend • Our professional philanthropic services staff provides one-on-one support in creating a philanthropic strategy, connecting donors with organizations and trends that may interest them, and engaging family members. We also offer regular events and workshops on various philanthropy related topics. As a result of these services, our greatest number of grants are awarded through these non-competitive channels. See further discussion under program titled grantmaking below.the small amount of revenue seen under philanthropic services is mainly fees received from our supporting organizations for professional services which may include consulation on their philanthropic needs.

Competitive Grants

$19.0m annual program spend • The greatest number of grants are awarded through non-competitive channels, such as donor-advised funds, where grant investments are recommended by the donor or fund advisor often with the guidance of his or her philanthropic officer. The total expense related to these donor-advised grants are included under the program heading philanthropic services. The grants awarded by the foundation through competitive channels, for which the costs are included under this grantmaking program heading, occur where prospective grantees submit proposals that are reviewed by staff and/or members of a designated grantmaking committee and trustees. These grants prioritize general operating support and nonprofit effectiveness and are made to address critical issues in the 23-county Atlanta region. All grants, both competitive and non-competitive, are reviewed and approved by our board of directors.

Community Partnerships and Initiatives

$5.0m annual program spend • To create meaningful change, we are driven by "impact areas" with focused, measureable objectives: arts, community development, education, nonprofit effectiveness, and well-being. These five impact areas are our promise to the 23-county region that, hand-in-hand with our donors, nonprofits, philanthropic and civic partners, we will make Atlanta a place where all residents can thrive and prosper. The issues represented by impact areas are complex and multi-faceted and require cross-sector, regional collaboration. The community foundation's extensive base of knowledge and relationships across the region, spanning diverse communities, populations and both challenges and opportunities, make us uniquely poised to serve as a hub for philanthropic action. In 2017, specific initiatives included (but were not limited to): the neighborhood fund, grants to green, the metropolitan Atlanta arts fund, the Atlanta aids fund and neighborhood nexus.

From Alicia Philipp's website

In their words

Since we first opened our doors in 1951, the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta has made it our mission to connect the passions of donors with the nonprofits fulfilling that purpose. We keep our finger on the pulse of the issues and organizations that make a difference in our region. We’ve developed expertise not only in philanthropy, but also in strengthening the region’s nonprofits and in identifying opportunities to inspire positive change throughout the metro Atlanta region.

Of the nearly 750 grantmaking community foundations across the country, the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta is one of the nation’s top 20 by asset size. We’re also accredited by the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations, have a four-star rating from Charity Navigator (the highest possible) and continue to receive national recognition for our financial health, accountability and transparency.

Above all else, the Community Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life right here in the 23-county Atlanta metro area. And nothing brings us more joy—or reason to celebrate—than that.

Our 23-County region of impact: Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Morgan, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, Rockdale, Spalding, Walton. Visualize it

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Grants made

These are some of the grants Alicia Philipp has made in recent years to other charities.


Atlanta Botanical Garden

Atlanta, GAThe mission of the Atlanta Botanical Garden is to develop and maintain plant collections for display, education, research, conservation and enjoyment.
3 grant(s) totaling $2.8m


Vox Teen Communications

Atlanta, GAVox Teen Communications is a nonprofit focused on printing and publishing. With $620k in revenue and 0 employees, it is a relatively small organization.
1 grant(s) totaling $3.3m


KIPP Metro Atlanta

Atlanta, GAKIPP Metro Atlanta is network of tuition-free public schools offering a college-preparatory education to students in Atlanta’s under served communities.
2 grant(s) totaling $3.1m



Atlanta, GAFernbank Museum of Natural History - Where Science, Nature and Fun Make History.
2 grant(s) totaling $3.8m


Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta

Atlanta, GABGCMA provides children and teens with a safe, positive and engaging after school environment. Our programs serve 25 clubs in 10 metro Atlanta counties.
2 grant(s) totaling $3.3m


Orphan Prevention Community

Marietta, GAOrphan Prevention Community is a nonprofit focused on international relief. With $204k in revenue and 3 employees, it is a relatively small organization.
1 grant(s) totaling $3.0m


Grady Health System

Atlanta, GAAtlanta’s only ACS-verified Level I trauma center, only ABA-verified burn center and advanced comprehensive stroke center. Grady Hospital offers essential services, expert physicians and delivers care with kindness.
2 grant(s) totaling $49.3m


Robert W Woodruff Arts Center

Atlanta, GARobert W Woodruff Arts Center is a nonprofit focused on arts, culture and humanities. With $87.6m in revenue and 1154 employees, it is a relatively large organization.
3 grant(s) totaling $10.1m


Achieve Atlanta

Atlanta, GAAchieve Atlanta is a nonprofit focused on education. With $4.2m in revenue and 6 employees, it is a mid-sized organization.
3 grant(s) totaling $9.3m

Educational Organization

Emory University

Atlanta, GAEmory University is one of the world's leading research universities. Its mission is to create, preserve, teach and apply knowledge in the service of humanity.
2 grant(s) totaling $4.0m

Educational Organization

UGA Alumni

Athens, GAThe University of Georgia Foundation enriches the quality of education at the university by supporting scholarships, endowed chairs and professorships and other programs that rely on private funds.
2 grant(s) totaling $4.7m


Atlanta History Center

Atlanta, GAAtlanta History Center is a nonprofit historical society. With $19.2m in revenue and 178 employees, it is a relatively large organization.
3 grant(s) totaling $3.0m

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