Commitment to CARE to assist with disaster relief

ATLANTA – September 30, 2022 – In response to the impacts of this hurricane season, the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation today announced a $100,000 grant to CARE to assist with emergency aid. CARE is partnering with local organizations to distribute emergency cash assistance to vulnerable women and families so they can address their most urgent needs.

“I’m troubled by the images of destruction that we’ve seen already this hurricane season, and we are grateful to be able to partner with CARE and provide support to those impacted,” said Arthur M. Blank, chairman, the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. “I know it’s a long road ahead, and I wish those affected by these storms peace and healing during these very difficult times.”

To support CARE’s efforts, please text CARE to 227387 or visit

CARE works around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice. The nonprofit seeks a world of hope, inclusion and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and all people live with dignity and security.

About The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

After more than 25 years and more than $950 million in giving, the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation is committed to significantly accelerating the impact of its philanthropy over the next 10+ years. The foundation is currently on a journey of deeper learning and strategy setting for its new priority areas: Youth Development, Democracy, Environment, Mental Health & Well-Being and Atlanta’s Westside.

Across these portfolios, the foundation will look for opportunities to address the growing crisis of disconnection in our nation. Geographically, much of the work will continue to prioritize Georgia (with a focus on Atlanta) and Montana, while also considering the potential for greater national impact and influence.

In addition to the priority areas of giving, the foundation will continue to oversee a large portfolio of grants including support of essential Atlanta nonprofit institutions, such as Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Shepherd Center, and enduring Founder-led initiatives, such as veterans and the military and stuttering, among others. The foundation will also continue to guide the seven associate-led giving committees operating across the Blank Family of Businesses.

Mr. 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.

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Media Contact: Caroline Huston, APR, Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation,