VISIT The Foundation Center Atlanta
Have you ever sat around thinking, “How and where do I get funding for my idea to make Atlanta better?”- then the Foundation Center Atlanta is the place to go. Located in the first floor of the Hurt Building (with pay parking available across the street and easy access via MARTA’s Five Points Station), the Foundation Center houses a plethora of resources and information to help you get started and stay sustainable. From an extensive library of how-to books to a large online database of grant making organizations and their requirements, the Foundation Center has what you need. The staff is well equipped to answer questions- whether you need to know if you qualify for a grant or need to find out who else might be doing work like yours.
In addition to funding resources, the Foundation Center also offers free weekly classes and seminars on anything from how to write a great proposal and make your organization financially sustainable, to the best use of social media. In a revolving door of guest experts and consultants, some of the best names in fundraising and nonprofit management can provide you with guidance and expertise. In a tough economy, any organization could use some extra guidance when it comes to finding funding, especially when that guidance comes at no cost.
Due to the economic downturn and fewer funding options available to organizations, the Foundation Center has encouraged organizations to seek more sustainable funding, even branching out to assist social enterprises working in Atlanta. Although not traditionally in the nonprofit grant space, the Center has recognized that social enterprise groups are working towards a goal that is similar to traditional nonprofits but also have a focus on earning revenue that can help them weather the current economy.
Even if you don’t need immediate funding, this space is a great place to meet colleagues, get some knowledge, and get to work doing good. After all, who doesn’t need some good advice on how to use Facebook (like really use it) or how to better manage their organizations board? So go ahead, visit the Foundation Center Atlanta. You won’t be disappointed.
50 Hurt Plaza, Suite 150
Atlanta, GA 30308
Open Tuesday-Friday 10:00am-5:00pm
Open 10:00am-8:00pm on the first Tuesday and last Thursday of each month.
Got a quick question? Call the reference desk at 404-880-0095!