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Georgia Grantmakers Alliance

The Georgia Grantmakers Alliance (GGA) is a nonpartisan group open to all private grantmakers, regardless of Philanthropy Southeast membership. GGA was founded in 2010 and is supported by generous grants and registration fees for programs. GGA was founded to:



Bring private grantmakers in Georgia together to strengthen our connections.


Explore together statewide issues, connections to public policy, and the implications for grantmaking.



Share our learning within and beyond the grantmaking community to promote sound public policy.


Expand our reach by connecting with partners who share common interests.

Build Connections With Colleagues

"The Georgia Grantmakers Alliance is the learning community for philanthropy in our state. The meetings provide us with an opportunity to meet with colleagues from the big and small places across Georgia - because our connections need to be deeper than virtual. Being together for a few hours like this allows us to connect in a lasting way."

Atiba Mbiwan
Associate Director, The Zeist Foundation

Expanding Impact Throughout Georgia

"The network and connections made through GGA are enduring and supportive, especially for those of us who work in rural communities. Our Foundation is able to have ‘outsized’ impact from practices and programs we hear about through our colleagues within the Georgia Grantmakers Alliance. In fact, we have brought effective programs to meet the needs of our community as a result of what we have learned."

Alston Watt
Executive Director, Williams Family Foundation of Georgia

Explore Statewide Issues

"The daylong program offered by GGA allows us to address a central theme and drill down deeper for a more thorough investigation. The discussion leads to a more thoughtful response to needs and opportunities and helps us ask more meaningful questions."

John Stephenson
Executive Director, J. Bulow Campbell Foundation

Events hosted by the Georgia Grantmakers Alliance are great way to learn about the issues confronting our state and connect with a network of grantmakers who share an interest in Georgia's people and communities. 


 Title  Date
GGA 2023 Annual Meeting: Safe, Stable, and Affordable Housing September 8 in Atlanta, GA


Strategic Blueprint

The GGA Blueprint was developed with deep engagement from our philanthropic community. As many as 120 Georgia grantmakers – all types and sizes, from around the state – contributed to this plan. Through this Blueprint, GGA will work with greater purpose and a clearer strategy to connect and educate grantmakers and leverage philanthropy's impact in Georgia.

If you are interested in increasing philanthropy’s impact in Georgia by making a gift to GGA, you can:

  · Send a check to Philanthropy Southeast: 100 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 2080, Atlanta, GA 30303, fbo GGA
  · Add funds specifically for GGA to your annual Philanthropy Southeast membership renewal

If you would like to provide a targeted grant or sponsorship, please contact S.E. Spencer at


Philanthropy Southeast
100 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 2080
Atlanta, GA 30303

Visiting Philanthropy Southeast:
All staff are working remotely at this time but can still be reached via email and by calling (404) 524-0911.

Monday-Thursday from 9:00am–6:00pm (ET)
Friday from 9:00am–12:00pm (ET)

Phone: (404) 524-0911
Fax: (404) 523-5116

Mission: Philanthropy Southeast strengthens Southern philanthropy, welcoming our members to listen, learn and collaborate on ideas and actions to help build an equitable, prosperous South.