OUR ROOTS

Formed in 1995, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation promotes innovative solutions to transform the lives of youth and their families, seeking results that move communities beyond what seems possible today.

The Foundation invests in education, parks and greenspace, youth development, community redevelopment, and the arts, and leads giving programs for each of the Blank Family of Businesses, including the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, PGA TOUR Superstore, Mountain Sky Guest Ranch, and West Creek Ranch.

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. Through the foundation and his family’s personal giving, Mr. Blank has granted more than $300 million to various charitable organizations.

What Defines Us: Our Core Values

In living our values we are taking an aspirational approach to our philanthropy in pushing ourselves, our partners, and the communities we serve to be better than we currently are.

In living our values, we believe we can change the world one person, one family, one community at a time.

Put People First

Put People First

Demonstrate understanding that people are the center, the heartbeat of an successful enterprise. Build rapport and trust by demonstrating sensitivity and respect for others. Empower and listen to associates because they are our number-one source for information and ideas. Invest time and resources in developing associates’ skills and assisting them in managing their careers.

Listen & Respond

Listen & Respond

Listen to internal and external customers (fans, grantees, players, associates, vendors, partners) to understand what they need. View customer needs as golden opportunities that, when creatively addressed, will enhance our competitive edge and the environment in which we all work and professionally grow. Dedicate the needed resources, time and energy to creating lasting value for all customers.

Include Everyone

Include Everyone

Our individual differences make our organization more valuable. Value diverse ideas, experiences, skills, work styles and backgrounds. Harness individual differences to create a competitive advantage and better support our partners. Encourage others to accept and capitalize on diversity.

Innovate Continuosly

Innovate Continuosly

Constantly seek new ways to improve results and move above and beyond what seems possible. Demonstrate non-stop reinvention. Do not let unnecessary bureaucracy kill innovation. Implement high quality, new processes, products, services, or solutions that meet or exceed the needs and expectation of our customers.

Lead By Example

Lead By Example

Demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit that supports our culture and vision. Take full advantage of our empowerment philosophy by offering suggestions, making decisions and taking responsibility for actions. Stand up for your convictions and vocalize your opinions.

Give Back to Others

Give Back to Others

Recognize that the well-being of business cannot be separated from the well-being of society. Join in our ongoing efforts to give back through time, talents, labor and financial commitment.

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