The Arthur M. Blank Foundation believes that young people, families, and entire communities need healthy, green, inspiring places to grow and develop. We seek partners with a passion for parks and green space.
Through these partners, we aim to preserve and enhance a new generation of safe, clean, accessible parks and community green spaces. Parks and community green spaces offer social, ecological, and economic benefits to residents and visitors alike.
Through our investment in inspiring spaces, we aim to make communities livable and sustainable.
In 2016, the Blank Family Foundation awarded a three-year, $1.8 million grant to PATH Foundation to build trails connecting the Vine City neighborhood to Centennial Olympic Park. The trails will create the final critical points of connection between Washington Park, which intersects with the Atlanta BeltLine, and the array of downtown cultural attractions located in and around Centennial Olympic Park. The trails will transform access for residents of the Historic Westside Neighborhoods as well as for the millions of visitors and Metro Atlanta residents walking, biking and jogging on the BeltLine and its trails. In addition, PATH Foundation will build a trail spur on Boone Boulevard that connects Rodney Mims Cook, Sr. Park into the network.