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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 […]

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 […]

Arthur M. Blank foundation grows its Montana roots

02/23/2019

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.

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

01/24/2019

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.

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How Atlanta Is Turning Ex-Cons Into Urban Farmers

12/06/2018

On a 4-acre farm a few miles south of the Fulton County Jail, Abiodun Henderson swung a pickax into the soil at her feet. She kept at it until she was winded and sweating on this brisk October morning.

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Working Dogs: A Nose for Conservation

09/24/2018

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 […]

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A potential plan for the mayor’s $1 billion affordable housing promise

08/31/2018

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.

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City Announces $2M Park Renovations Ahead Of Super Bowl

08/22/2018

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 […]

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Inside the program that’s giving people on Atlanta’s Westside a chance to rise up

08/12/2018

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.

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Gwinnett schools to start girls flag football program

08/01/2018

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 […]

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Left Behind: How Can Philanthropy Help Make This Prosperous City More Inclusive?

03/12/2018

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.

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Westside initiatives take root, ‘but there’s a long way to go’

02/27/2018

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.

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Arthur Blank’s for-profit buys 6,300-acre ranch in Montana

08/17/2017

Atlanta’s economic development agency is helping an investment capital firm restore a historic downtown building that has been vacant since the mid-1990s.  

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Next Stop: Atlanta

08/16/2017

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. […]

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