Georgia;s Own Foundation

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Join Us in Providing Tornado Relief to Western Kentucky

Donate today and double your impact

The news from our neighbors in Kentucky has been devastating. With so much destruction and loss, it’s hard to know where or how to help—but together as a Georgia’s Own community, we’re going to try. Now through Sunday, December 19th, the Georgia’s Own Foundation will be collecting donations for the Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund to assist those who were impacted by the tornadoes and severe weather system that moved through the state last weekend.

If you’re able to give, please click here. Any amount will make a tremendous difference in the lives of affected Kentuckians. All donations received will be matched by the Georgia’s Own Foundation up to $5,000 and sent to Team Western Kentucky on Monday, December 20th.

Thank you for helping us improve what matters, especially in the toughest times.



Support Children’s Miracle Network and Double Your Impact!

Now through December 23, we will be selling ornaments in our branches and online to support the work of Children’s Miracle Network in our community, specifically at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. To provide the best care for kids, children’s hospitals rely on donations and community support, as Medicaid and insurance programs do not fully cover the cost of care. Since 1983, CMN has raised over $7 billion to help fill those funding gaps, most of it through programs just like this.

If you’d like to chip in with an ornament purchase to be displayed at your local branch, please click here! We’re asking for a suggested $5 donation, but any amount is greatly appreciated. The Georgia’s Own Foundation will match all donations made up to $5,000! When checking out, please mention ‘ornament’ and the branch in which you’d like your ornament to be hung in the notes section.

Thank you for helping us improve what matters!



Georgia’s Own Golf Challenge raises $130,000 for L.E.A.D.

The 12th annual Georgia’s Own Golf Challenge was our most successful outing to date thanks to the incredible generosity of our sponsors, participants, and volunteers! We raised an event-record $130,000 for L.E.A.D., who works daily to empower young men in the city of Atlanta through their Ambassador program. Funds from the Golf Challenge will allow them to reach more young men, deepen their programming, and continue to enhance their new ‘home’, the L.E.A.D. Center for Youth. Sponsorship registration for our 13th annual event is now open and we currently have a wide selection of packages available. Click here to view the event page and secure your spot today!



#GoldTogether For Childhood Cancer: Double Your Impact!

Did you know that one in 266 children will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of twenty? September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month, and we have partnered with the American Cancer Society’s Gold Together initiative to help raise funds that will fuel critical research, education, advocacy, and vital services for children battling cancer.

Will you help us join the fight? Now through September 30, the Georgia’s Own Foundation will match all donations made up to $5,000, so you can have double the impact! For more information on what it means to #GoldTogether, click here, and to donate today, click here!



Smart Lunch, Smart Kid is back!

We are excited to announce that this June we are once again partnering with Hope Atlanta (formerly Action Ministries) to raise money for the Smart Lunch, Smart Kid initiative. Each year, over one million children in Georgia lose access to lunch when school lets out for the summer, and this program seeks to close that hunger gap.

A $5 donation will feed a child lunch for two days and will be delivered directly to the neighborhoods in need; avoiding the very real transportation barrier. Our goal is to raise $15,000 for SLSK -enough to provide 6,000 lunches to children in our community- and we would love your help in making that a reality! If you’re able to give, please click here.

This is one of the most impactful initiatives we do throughout the year and we couldn’t do it without your support, so thank you!



Help Us Support Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta


This year, approximately 440 children will spend their holidays in the hospital at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Will you join us in brightening their spirits and ensuring they have the healthcare they need during this time? You can donate now through December 11th by logging into online or mobile banking or by clicking here.



Georgia’s Own Foundation Teams Up With Action Ministries For Summer Lunch Program

Each year, one million children in Georgia lose access to meals when school lets out for the summer. Of course, this environment presents even greater demands as these affected students have been out of school since March, and many parents in our community are struggling with job security as well. Our friends at Action Ministries are especially equipped to serve those in need right now, delivering food directly to their neighborhoods and removing at least one stressor for these families during this difficult time.

A $5 donation will feed a child lunch for two days, and any amount will go a long way to help our neighbors fight hunger. If you’re able to give, please click here. Thank you for helping us improve what matters!



Help us feed the frontline!

We’re all searching for ways to help our community right now, whether it’s championing our heroes fighting on the frontlines of the pandemic or supporting our local businesses who need us now more than ever. Georgia’s Own Foundation is striving to do both by delivering meals to healthcare workers in Northeast, Metro, and Southwest Georgia- prepared by some of our favorite local restaurants. To help us lift up both of these hard-hit industries, please consider making a donation in any amount here. Thank you!



Georgia’s Own Foundation + City of Atlanta team up to provide relief

As part of Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ $7 million relief package for COVID-19, the City of Atlanta will be donating up to $1.5 million to Georgia’s Own Foundation for distribution of grants to contract city employees. The grants of $2,000 each are designed to provide a cushion to individuals who have lost hours or have been laid off in the wake of the pandemic until further relief from the CARES Act arrives. We are thrilled to be partnering with the City on this important initiative, using our talent and resources to provide help where it is most needed. For more information, please check out our press release announcing the initiative!



Action Ministries receives $21,242 Donation For Food-Insecure Children


In just one week, our community raised $11,242 for Action Ministries’ initiative to deliver much-needed meals to children during the school closures due to COVID-19. The Georgia’s Own Foundation provided a $10,000 match and together we were able to donate a total of $21,242 to help these efforts! This funding will help Action Ministries extend support to families that are especially struggling at this time as their work meets the needs of communities that are not being served by others, are more remote in nature or have very limited access to available school meals. The gap is especially large and untenable for many kids whose parents must work. With many parents working in the service industry – grocery, fast food– that are still operating, it is not safe for these kids to travel such distances to find food. Action Ministries removes the barrier of transportation by delivering meals and resources where kids live. A humongous, heartfelt thank you to everyone who contributed to this cause and helped make this possible!



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