AMB WEST PHILANTHROPIES ADDS PETER BROWN FROM GALLATIN VALLEY LAND TRUST AS SR. PROGRAM OFFICER

11/19/2020

Brown to lead AMB West Conservation Fund Starting January 2021 AMB West Philanthropies, which comprises the nonprofit interests of The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation in the Western United States, today announced Peter Brown, currently Stewardship Director at the Gallatin Valley Land Trust (GVLT), as Sr. Program Officer for AMB West Philanthropies. Brown will specifically […]

THE ARTHUR M. BLANK FAMILY FOUNDATION NAMES FAY TWERSKY NEW FOUNDATION PRESIDENT

11/10/2020

Leader in Philanthropic Strategy, Social Impact and Systems Change Starts February 2021 The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation today announced Fay Twersky, currently vice president at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, as its incoming president. Twersky will lead all strategy, operations and grantmaking efforts for the Foundation, serve on the Blank Family of Businesses […]

Why It’s Ok to Stutter

10/22/2020

By Dr. Courtney Byrd, Executive and Founding Director of the new Arthur M. Blank Center for Stuttering Education   A little over 25 years ago, when I was an undergraduate student majoring in speech-language pathology, I had my first clinical experience with a person who stutters. His name was Kevin. He was 13 years old. […]

The University of Texas at Austin, Moody College of Communication announce The Arthur M. Blank Center for Stuttering Education and Research

10/19/2020

$20 million grant from the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation propels holistic model for treatment, training The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, through the awarding of a $20 million legacy grant, is establishing the Arthur M. Blank Center for Stuttering Education and Research, which will be an overarching center to expand the vision and work […]

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Announces the Arthur M. Blank Hospital

10/12/2020

Construction has begun on largest healthcare project in Georgia’s history with $200 million donation from The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation today announced the naming of the newest hospital within the healthcare system. Made possible through a generous $200 million donation from the Arthur […]

ATLANTA UNITED FOUNDATION LAUNCHES GA 100 CAMPAIGN TO BUILD UP TO 100 MINI-SOCCER PITCHES THROUGHOUT GEORGIA

09/30/2020

Four Georgia neighborhoods awarded pitches in first phase, applications now open for second round September 30, 2020 – The Atlanta United Foundation and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) have launched GA 100, a campaign to create 100 mini-pitches across Georgia before the 2026 FIFA World Cup. The first four sites have been chosen, and the […]

PGA TOUR Superstore and The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Invest $9.5 Million in Next Generation Through First Tee

09/23/2020

  First Tee to Launch Leadership Summit for 40 Teens in 2021 ST. AUGUSTINE and ATLANTA, September 23, 2020 – First Tee, a youth development organization that helps kids and teens build their strength of character through golf, is expanding its relationship with PGA TOUR Superstore, thanks to a $9.5 million grant from PGA TOUR […]

AMB Sports and Entertainment Partners with When We All Vote and Wondaland for Fuel The Vote AND Wondalaunch Event Sept. 26

09/21/2020

When We All Vote and AMB Sports and Entertainment Host Voter Registration and Food Distribution Drive at The Home Depot Backyard at Mercedes-Benz Stadium AMB Sports and Entertainment (AMBSE) today announced they are joining forces with When We All Vote and Janelle Monae’s Wondaland to host Fuel the Vote and Wondalunch, a drive-thru voter registration […]

Girls Empowerment Movement: By Girls, For Girls

08/25/2020

The Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation (AFYF) is focused on finding innovative approaches to increase time kids spend in physical activity, especially for children who are most likely to miss out or opt out of being active. Introducing GEM (Girls Empowering Movement), an initiative to improve physical activity and aerobic capacity for almost 200,000 middle school […]

Representing My Family and Community Through My Vote

08/14/2020

By Jacoria Borders I am a woman. I am a Black American. I am a millennial. I am a native of Marianna, Florida, “The City of Southern Charm,” and a proud alum of Florida A&M University. My mother always raised me to believe that when I leave home, I represent my family and my community, […]

Statement by Arthur M. Blank on the loss of two legendary civil rights leaders

07/18/2020

“It’s a tough day for our country and for me personally in losing the influential voices of Rev. C.T. Vivian and Congressman John Lewis. Both were legendary trailblazers during the 1960s civil rights movement, bravely confronting injustice without violence. Both courageously worked alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to create a transformative legacy of justice […]

Statement by Arthur M. Blank on the passing of Congressman John Lewis

07/18/2020

At the passing of a true American icon, I join his family, the city of Atlanta, the state of Georgia and our country in mourning the loss of my dear friend Congressman John Lewis. Freedom fighter are words that were rightly associated with John all his life. It was one of the great honors of […]

School’s Out for Summer. Here’s Why That’s a Problem for Some of Atlanta’s Kids.

07/09/2020

July 9, 2020 The past several weeks have seen Atlanta’s youth take to the streets to demand an end to police brutality and over-policing of Black communities. If you listen close, or speak with a youth, they will quickly expand the conversation to the injustices they see in their everyday life. The lack of economic […]

THE ARTHUR M. BLANK FAMILY FOUNDATION FURTHERS ONGOING COMMITMENT TO END SYSTEMIC RACISM WITH $470,000 IN NEW GRANTS

06/18/2020

Seven Nonprofits in Georgia and Montana Receive Immediate Funding to Address the American Racial Equity Crisis The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation continues its long-term commitment for racial justice and supporting democracy by investing $470,000 in new grants to seven organizations that are focused on creating systemic change and ending the disenfranchisement of Blacks, Indigenous […]

Message from Arthur M. Blank – Quest for Equal Justice, Civility and Unity

05/30/2020

  Statement from Arthur M. Blank, Owner and Chairman of Blank Family of Businesses “A number of events over the last couple of weeks have reminded us again that the long, worthy quest for equal justice, civility and unity in America is far from over. People are scared and in pain. Their frustration is real, […]

McPhee To Retire from Blank Foundation in 2020

03/11/2020

Penelope (Penny) McPhee, who has served as president of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation (AMBFF) since 2004, today announced that she will retire from the foundation at the end of 2020. McPhee will remain president until her successor is selected and assumes the leadership role. A nationwide search, overseen by Blank and members of […]

Arthur Blank Statement on Passing of Anne Cox Chambers

01/31/2020

Arthur Blank, Chairman, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, released the following statement after the passing of Atlanta philanthropist Anne Cox Chambers: “Anne Cox Chambers was an extraordinary woman and philanthropist who made a meaningful impact. She shared similar philanthropic interests with our Family Foundation, especially the arts and education.  Her generous spirit was an […]

AMB WEST COMMUNITY FUND ACCEPTING GRANT APPLICATIONS FOR 2020

12/19/2019

PARADISE VALLEY, MONTANA – Dec. 19, 2019 – AMB West Philanthropies is now accepting applications to the AMB West Community Fund (“the Fund”) for 2020 grants. The Fund encourages grant proposals from nonprofits working to improve the lives of children and families in Park and Gallatin counties specific to the issues of early childhood development, […]

AMB WEST PHILANTHROPIES HELPS EXPAND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR PARK COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND FAMILIES

12/10/2019

Clinical psychologist to be co-located at high school and Livingston HealthCare PARADISE VALLEY, MONTANA – Dec. 10, 2019 – AMB West Philanthropies has awarded a two-year $180,000 grant to Livingston HealthCare Foundation to integrate mental health services at Park High School by expanding the in-school Ranger Clinic and hiring a school-based clinical psychologist. Recognizing the […]

Mount Sinai Receives $1 Million Grant for Prostate Cancer Research

12/06/2019

Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United owner Arthur Blank’s gift is his second to Mount Sinai’s Department of Urology (New York – December 5, 2019)  The Milton and Carroll Petrie Department of Urology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has received a $1 million grant from The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. This […]

Babson College Receives $50 Million from The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

11/19/2019

Largest-ever grant awarded by Blank Family Foundation will establish Arthur M. Blank School for Entrepreneurial Leadership (Wellesley, Mass., and Atlanta) November 19, 2019 – Babson College, the recognized world leader in entrepreneurship education, and The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation today announced a new collaboration to advance and amplify values-driven entrepreneurial leadership on a global […]

CARE Receives Commitment of Nearly $7M from The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

11/14/2019

The organization dedicated to fighting global poverty by empowering women and girls partners with Atlanta family foundation to invest in communities and save lives Atlanta, GA (November 14, 2019) — Today, CARE announced a three-year $6.8M grant from The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation to support international programs that foster economic development, influence policy change, […]

BLANK FAMILY OF BUSINESSES CLOSES ON PURCHASE OF PARADISE VALLEY RANCH

11/13/2019

PARADISE VALLEY, MONTANA – The Arthur M. Blank Family of Businesses announced today it has closed on the purchase of Paradise Valley Ranch.  Located between the city of Livingston and an entrance to Yellowstone Park, the approximately 9,300-acre Paradise Valley Ranch is near Mountain Sky Guest Ranch and West Creek Ranch, two interdependent properties belonging […]

The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Grants $3 Million to Preserve the Legacy of the Medal of Honor

11/11/2019

Largest Grant in the History of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation awarded a five-year $3 million dollar grant to the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation – the largest grant ever received – to perpetuate the legacy of the Medal of Honor and promote the American values embodied in […]

THE ARTHUR M. BLANK FAMILY FOUNDATION GRANTS NEARLY $600,000 TO VETERANS SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS IN GEORGIA

11/07/2019

Grants designed to improve veterans’ conditions related to mental health, homelessness and successful transition from service ATLANTA – Nov. 7, 2019 – The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation is announcing a total of $587,800 in grants made in 2019 to nonprofit organizations in Georgia that support veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. The ten grants […]

Atlanta United Foundation Gives $280,570 to Expand ‘Mentoring through Soccer’ Program

11/04/2019

Community Grant Supports College and Career Readiness for Latino Youth along Buford Highway Corridor Atlanta, Georgia (11/2/19)-  The Atlanta United Foundation, an affiliate of The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, announces a grant of $280,570 over three years in support of ‘Mentoring through Soccer,’ a joint youth program of the Latin American Association (LAA) and […]

Atlanta Community Schoolyards Program Pilot Schools Announced

10/16/2019

The Trust for Public Land, Atlanta Public Schools, Urban Land Institute Atlanta and Park Pride Bring Access to School Playgrounds During Non-school Hours ATLANTA – The Trust for Public Land, Urban Land Institute Atlanta, Park Pride and Atlanta Public Schools are excited to announce the Atlanta Community Schoolyards program pilot sites: John Wesley Dobbs Elementary […]

ADL and Aspen Institute Announce Inaugural Class of the Civil Society Fellowship

09/27/2019

ADL (Anti-Defamation League) and the Aspen Institute today announced the inaugural class of the Civil Society Fellowship: A Partnership of ADL and the Aspen Institute. This new Fellowship, part of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, aims to prepare and engage the next generation of community and civic leaders, activists and problem solvers from across the […]

The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Provides $500,000 In Relief Efforts In The Wake Of Hurricane Dorian

09/05/2019

Commitments to World Central Kitchen and Direct Relief to aid in immediate disaster relief and assistance with longer term recovery for Bahamians on the Great Abaco and Grand Bahama Islands ATLANTA – September 5, 2019 – In response to the devastating impact of Hurricane Dorian on The Bahamas, Arthur Blank, owner of the NFL’s Atlanta […]

The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Announces $17.5 Million Grant to Support Westside Park

08/27/2019

Lead gift launches Atlanta BeltLine Partnership’s expanded capital campaign to accelerate development of Atlanta BeltLine parks and trails The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation has awarded a $17.5 million grant to Atlanta BeltLine Partnership to support development of Westside Park. With the first phase anticipated to open in 2020, Westside Park will eventually become the […]

Memorial Day Letter from The Overwatch Fund

05/27/2019

Today is Memorial Day. It’s the unofficial start to summer and a day that many families across the U.S. take off for barbecue, swimming and family fun. For us, who are either former or active members of the U.S. Armed Forces, or have a strong personal connection to the military, this day has a deeper […]

AMB WEST PHILANTHROPIES CONTRIBUTES $1.1 MILLION TO NONPROFITS IN PARK AND GALLATIN COUNTIES

05/23/2019

PARADISE VALLEY, MONTANA – May 23, 2019 – AMB West Philanthropies has awarded 32 grants totaling $1.1 million to nonprofit organizations working to improve the lives of children and families in Park and Gallatin counties. The grants were awarded by the AMB West Community Fund (“the Fund”), which is comprised of volunteer associates from Mountain […]

New DREAM to STEAM Teacher Fellowship Program Launches in Atlanta

03/20/2019

Kicked off today with a science event at Mercedes-Benz Stadium including stadium tour and screening of the film SCIENCE FAIR Program aims to increase science fair participation of high school students in Atlanta   March 20, 2019 (ATLANTA) – DREAM to STEAM – a 12-month Teacher Fellowship Program for twenty-four Atlanta-area high school science and […]

Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation & Good Sports Donate More Than $50,000 in Sports and Fitness Gear to Louisville Middle School

03/01/2019

Louisville, Ga., March 1, 2019 – The Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation (AFYF), an affiliate of The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, and Good Sports, a national nonprofit, are extending their partnership to keep Georgia kids active through a new round of equipment donations to middle schools across the state.   In 2018, 32 middle schools […]

The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Expands Philanthropy in Montana

12/03/2018

Newly-formed AMB West Philanthropies introduces West Creek Ranch along with wellness and suicide-prevention grant-making programs LIVINGSTON, MONTANA – December 3, 2018 – The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation is building on its 17 years of philanthropy in Montana, introducing new grant-making and programming to its portfolio of charitable activities. AMB West Philanthropies encompasses West Creek […]

Arthur Blank, Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United Pledge $1 Million To Storm Relief

09/13/2018

ATLANTA – September 13, 2018 – Arthur M. Blank, the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United today announced a $1 million pledge toward storm relief efforts. The grant will be split between the American Red Cross of Georgia and Greater Carolinas Region, as well as the United Way, to assist rebuilding and recovery efforts during hurricane […]

America’s Leading Employers and Foundations to Host Atlanta’s Largest Job Fair for Youth on May 3

04/06/2018

Coalition of 55 Top U.S. Companies and Foundations Set to Launch Region’s Largest Long-Term Effort to Bring Jobs to Opportunity Youth – 16- to 24-Year-Olds Who Are Not in School or Employed Registration Now Open for May 3 Job and Resource Fair; More than 1,800 Interviews and Hundreds of On-the-Spot Job Offers Expected at Free […]

NFL/LISC Grassroots Program and Atlanta Falcons Grant $250,000 for Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Greater Atlanta

03/06/2018

Award is Part of More than $3 Million in New Grants to Athletic Fields Nationwide March 6, 2018 A new synthetic turf field will be installed at the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Atlanta – Bellwood Club in the English Avenue neighborhood, thanks in part to a $250,000 grant from the Atlanta […]

Top U.S. Companies and Foundations Announce Initiative to Connect Atlanta’s Youth to Jobs

02/01/2018

The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative™ – a coalition of more than 50 U.S. companies including FedEx, HMSHost, Starbucks, Yum! Brands, Walmart and more – has picked Atlanta for its next Opportunity Hiring Fair on May 3 to connect thousands of youth to jobs Job and resource fair will kick off a long-term effort with the City, […]

Mountain Sky Guest Ranch Places Conservation Easement on Paradise Valley Property

01/30/2018

January 18, 2018 Livingston, MT – Mountain Sky Guest Ranch has partnered with the Montana Land Reliance (MLR) to permanently protect an historic property in the Paradise Valley. The donated easement, signed by both parties on January 5, 2018, protects 6,294 acres of rural, working lands stretching from Highway 89 on its east side to […]

The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation and the City of Atlanta Commit an Additional $32 Million To Atlanta’s Historic Westside Neighborhoods

10/30/2017

ATLANTA (September 14, 2017) – During an event on Friday evening that welcomed 1,500 Westside residents, stakeholders and nonprofits to Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Arthur Blank and Mayor Kasim Reed each made additional investments in Atlanta’s historic Westside neighborhoods. Through his family foundation, Blank committed an additional $15 million, bringing the total of the Westside Neighborhood Prosperity […]