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How aerobics changed the life of Arthur Blank long before he bought the Atlanta Falcons

Arthur Blank was in his 30s when a doctor gave him essentially a mandate, changing his life.


Arthur Blank funds Atlanta program to help people who stutter: It’s personal

Arthur Blank never let his stutter be a hindrance to his success. That was thanks in large part to his determination and the support of his mother, who always told him that his words mattered. Now Blank wants to help others who have the speech disorder.


Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation awards nearly $10 million in democracy grants

The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation announced today it is giving $10 million in grants to a dozen civil and voting rights advocacy groups.


Flavors: Westside Works Culinary Program Comes to Mountain Sky Guest Ranch

At the Mountain Sky Guest Ranch tucked into the Paradise Valley in Emigrant, Eastern spirits met Big Sky flavors. Two Westside Works Culinary Academy graduates from Atlanta received hands on training under the leadership of Executive Chef Mason Zeglen this summer.


Arthur Blank’s mission to give away his wealth

At 77, the Home Depot founder, who has a net worth of about 4.7 billion, decides the best way he can spend his time is by giving away his fortune.


Arthur Blank Foundation gives Civil and Human Rights Center $17M grant

The Arthur Blank Family Foundation announced a $17 million grant to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights on Thursday, a sum that is likely to be transformative for the downtown Atlanta landmark.


The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Announces Nearly $5.4 Million In Funding For COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Commitments Made to Nonprofits in Atlanta and Montana to Help with Immediate and Long-Term Support  ATLANTA – March 20, 2020 – In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation today announced nearly $5.4 million in funding for immediate and long-term recovery assistance to organizations providing critical support throughout Georgia and […]


Arthur M. Blank foundation grows its Montana roots

A Georgia-based foundation is building on its 17 years of philanthropy in Montana with new grant-making and programming to its portfolio of charitable activities.


The Power Of Purpose: The Servant Leadership Philosophy Of Arthur M. Blank

Soft-spoken, introspective and thoughtful aren’t usually qualities you associate with successful entrepreneurs–let alone someone like Arthur M. Blank, the billionaire co-founder of the Home Depot, and the owner of the Atlanta Falcons NFL team and the Major League Soccer team Atlanta United.