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About Us

We believe that everyone has a meaningful and important role to play, and by leading with courage and compassion, we can change the world one person, one family, one community at a time.

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Our Roots

The foundation has historically invested in education, parks and green space, youth development, and community redevelopment, and leads giving programs for each of the Blank Family of Businesses, including the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Mountain Sky Guest Ranch, West Creek Ranch, and Paradise Valley Ranch.

Arthur M. Blank, chairman of the foundation, co-founded The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, in 1978 and retired from the company as co-chairman in 2001. Through the foundation and his family’s personal giving, Blank has granted more than $1 billion to various charitable organizations, primarily in Georgia and Montana.

What Defines Us: Our Core Values

As the Blank Family of Businesses, we leverage and connect all our assets to drive deep, meaningful impact that aligns with our enduring commitment to a values-based approach to philanthropy and business and is grounded in people and place. In living our values, we believe we can change the world one person, one family, one community at a time.

Put people first

Demonstrate an understanding that people are the center, the heartbeat of a successful enterprise. Build rapport and trust by demonstrating sensitivity and respect for others. Empower and listen to associates because they are our number-one source for information and ideas. Invest time and resources in developing associates’ skills and assisting them in managing their careers.

Listen & respond

Listen to internal and external customers (fans, grantees, players, associates, vendors, partners) to understand what they need. View customer needs as golden opportunities that, when creatively addressed, will enhance our competitive edge and the environment in which we all work and professionally grow. Dedicate the needed resources, time, and energy to creating lasting value for all customers.

Include everyone

Our individual differences make our organization more valuable. Value diverse ideas, experiences, skills, work styles, and backgrounds. Harness individual differences to create a competitive advantage and better support our partners. Encourage others to accept and capitalize on diversity.


Constantly seek new ways to improve results and move above and beyond what seems possible. Demonstrate non-stop reinvention. Do not let unnecessary bureaucracy kill innovation. Implement high-quality, new processes, products, services, or solutions that meet or exceed the needs and expectations of our customers.

Lead By example

Demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit that supports our culture and vision. Take full advantage of our empowerment philosophy by offering suggestions, making decisions, and taking responsibility for actions. Stand up for your convictions and vocalize your opinions.

Give back to others

Recognize that the well-being of business cannot be separated from the well-being of society. Join in our ongoing efforts to give back through time, talent, labor, and financial commitment.

Financial Reports

2022 Financial Statement

2021 Financial Statement

2020 Financial Statement

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