Results, Relationships and Respect – A Letter From Fay


For those of you who don’t know Arthur M. Blank, the founder and chairman of our foundation, you should know that in addition to being a successful businessman many times over, he is a values-driven person. He has conveyed his values to his children and to the associates who work in his businesses. Six Core […]

Innovating Continuously at Spelman College


In 2022, the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation provided a $10 million grant to Spelman College to support an on-campus creative hub for young entrepreneurs and innovators. The funding established the Arthur M. Blank Innovation Lab, a campus-wide resource for entrepreneurial ideation and unconventional research. The current Innovation Lab is located in Spelman’s Science Center […]

Kate’s Club: A Safe Space


In January 2023, the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation provided $5 million in grants to 15 different nonprofit organizations that focus on mental health and well-being. The portfolio of organizations included Kate’s Club, which received a $250,000 grant. The mission of Kate’s Club is to empower children and teens, their families and young adults facing […]

Westside Works: Providing Culinary Opportunities


Westside Works is a neighborhood-based workforce collaborative, looking to transform the Westside community and Greater Metro Atlanta through increased access to job training, education services and good jobs. Westside Works offers multiple areas of programming for Westside residents who want to learn a skill or trade, including training in child development, construction, nursing, education, information […]

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta: Honorary Construction Managers


In 2020, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta announced construction had begun on the largest healthcare project in Georgia’s history, the Arthur M. Blank Hospital. Opening in the fall of 2024, and made possible through a $200 million donation from the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, the hospital will improve quality of care, patient experience and access […]

Investing in Veterans


The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation strongly believes that U.S. military veterans offer tremendous value to our communities. We also believe in helping veterans and their families realize their full potential. It was in that spirit that the Veterans Community Fund (formerly the Overwatch Fund) was formed in 2018. The mission of the Veterans Community […]

The Ray: Let’s Drive the Future Of Renewable Energy


In December 2022, the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation announced a new energy strategy to accelerate the development of renewable energy and its positive impact on people’s lives. The primary goal of this grant strategy, totaling more than $11.6 million, is to expand clean energy access in regional energy markets, focused on the geographic areas […]

GEM: Encouraging and Empowering Girls


  The associate-led giving committees of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation exist to make a difference by living our Core Values every day. The Atlanta Falcons Youth Fund (AFYF) invests in organizations that focus on innovative ways to increase the amount of time kids spend in physical activity – especially those that change the […]

Associate-Led Giving Committees – 2022 Recap


Started in 2001 at the Mountain Sky Guest Ranch in Montana, the associate-led giving committees of the Blank Family of Businesses (BFOB) are designed to inspire associates to live our Core Values and to weave philanthropy into the fabric of everything we do. Associates who serve on committees have the opportunity to research organizations and […]

Affordable Housing Made Possible in Westside Atlanta


  In November 2022, the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation announced our refreshed Westside Atlanta grant strategy, designed to increase the economic mobility of legacy residents. The foundation will focus our investments on supporting residents in their ability to choose to stay in the thriving historic neighborhoods of Vine City and English Avenue. Atlanta’s Westside has […]

Get in the Game: the Black Sports Business Symposium


AMB Sports and Entertainment and the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation are proud to support the second annual Black Sports Business Symposium (BlackSportsBiz) taking place April 13-15, 2023, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Launched in 2022, BlackSportsBiz is an event that unites, cultivates, illuminates and celebrates Black professionals and students in the sports business industry. […]

The Love of Man’s Best Friend


    On Valentine’s Day, let’s celebrate our love for the animals in our lives. Our pets can provide us with emotional support and physical support. They can be trusted listeners and loyal friends. And they love us unconditionally. The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation is proud to support the Atlanta Humane Society and its […]

The Family Fund


          Why is the Family Fund Important? At the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, our actions are driven by the Core Values shared across the entire Blank Family of Businesses (BFOB) that guide how we serve people, our communities and our country. The BFOB Core Values are: Listen and Respond Lead […]

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2023


“True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As the world celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we honor the past while remaining dedicated to the present and the ongoing struggle for justice and equity for all […]

The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation + Atlanta’s Westside


Hello to our Westside partners, I am writing to share a few updates about The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation’s work in Atlanta’s Westside neighborhoods of English Avenue and Vine City. In particular, I want to underscore our enduring commitment, an exciting new staffing development and some lessons from a recent evaluation of our work. […]

A Year in Reflection


Friends, I knew this job would be different from any other when I received my offer letter.  It was October 2020. My wife, Jill, and I had dinner with Arthur Blank and members of his family – a dinner for which he barbequed in the backyard.  At the end of the meal – after lively […]