In the fifth grade, 51 percent of girls in Georgia have healthy aerobic ability. By the 12th grade, the number plummets to 31 percent. What’s causing this drop? And what can be done about it? A group of nonprofits, led by the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation, have decided to focus on the issue — and on […]
There may not be a better moment than now to support junior golf. That’s exactly what PGA Superstore and Arthur Blank, co-founder of Home Depot and owner of the Atlanta Falcons, have done. Their $9.5 million grant will go towards bolstering The First Tee’s offerings for teenage golfers. The grant will fund a leadership summit […]
This week, Blank’s Atlanta United added to the initial financial commitment with its ‘United We Conquer’ initiative, which will serve as a platform for the club to give back to the community, acknowledge and support those on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis and offer resources for fans and community members who would like […]
Simms Fishing Products has stopped making outdoor equipment in its Bozeman plant and is now producing medical gowns for Bozeman Health. Simms, which delivered its first batch of reusable gowns on Friday, is one of several local businesses designing and manufacturing personal protective equipment in the face of a nationwide shortage stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.
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 […]
Atlanta United and Falcons owner Arthur Blank is donating $5.4 million to COVID-19 relief efforts in Georgia and Montana through his foundation. The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation plans to provide immediate and long-term assistance to multiple organizations in both states as the country grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.
In many cases, income inequality and the forces of gentrification have made Atlanta a virtually unaffordable place to live for working-class people such as fast food employees, teachers, and emergency responders. Thanks in part to a $4 million grant from the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, however, Atlanta Police Department recruits could soon have a […]
A multimillion-dollar grant is intended to address a pressing problem that the building boom across the county and especially in metro Atlanta has exacerbated — the lack of workers in the skilled construction trades.
Home Depot cofounder Arthur Blank has distributed hundreds of millions through grants from his family foundation since its formation in 1995. But none of the gifts were as large as this one.
As metro Atlanta counts down to the Super Bowl in February, a different significant gridiron match took place Thursday in the same venue.
Swaths of MARTA’s empty space are being turned into athletic fields for kids and adults. The goal is to build a transit-oriented soccer league.
On a cold, cloud-heavy spring day in Southwest Montana’s Paradise Valley, a Belgian malinois named Pepin trots from one pile of elk scat to the next, tongue lolling, nose glued to the ground, intent. Not far behind, his handler, Megan Parker, follows, providing words of encouragement when needed. A rubber ball sits in her pocket […]
Last October, a month before the mayoral election, then candidate Keisha Lance Bottoms pledged $1 billion toward affordable housing. Soon after, a group of stakeholders – researchers, housing developers, community advocates, city employees – quietly came together to try and come up with a plan.
The city broke ground Wednesday on the $2 million renovation project for John F. Kennedy Park. The project is part of the Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee’s Legacy 53 initiative and is made possible through contributions from the NFL Foundation, The Arthur M. Blank Foundation and ticket sales from the July 29 Atlanta Falcons pre-season […]
It’s a sleepy June morning on the Westside of Atlanta. But on this day, a dozen students are up, some before the sun, ready to start a new chapter of their lives.
Gwinnett County high school girls, are you ready for some football? School district officials believe the answer is yes. Gwinnett County high school girls, are you ready for some football? School district officials believe the answer is yes. Gwinnett County Public Schools have partnered with the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation to bring girls flag football teams […]
Not enough philanthropic support is going to communities left behind by Atlanta’s economy, fueled in part by the city’s reputation as progressive and welcoming.
In 1978, Arthur Blank and his business partner Bernie Marcus were running a successful chain of hardware stores called Handy Dan – but then, they were unexpectedly fired.
There are so many partners, initiatives and projects are underway in the communities west of the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, it’s impossible to mention them all.
Atlanta’s economic development agency is helping an investment capital firm restore a historic downtown building that has been vacant since the mid-1990s.
It’s 8:30 in the morning and already Frank Fernandez carries the energy of a man running behind schedule. Hovering over his laptop in a coffee shop he forgoes the available stool behind him, as if sitting might somehow slow him down. He’s on a call while he works his touch pad, awaiting his drip coffee. […]