GGA at a Glance


The Georgia Grantmakers Alliance is a nonpartisan initiative founded in 2010 to build stronger statewide connections in philanthropy and explore areas of common interest and concern. GGA is open to all private grantmakers in the state, regardless of SECF membership, and is supported by grants and fees for programs. 

Core Functions

  • Convene. Bring private grantmakers in Georgia together to strengthen connections.
  • Learn. Explore together statewide issues, connections to public policy, and the implications for grantmaking.
  • Educate. Share our learning within and beyond the grantmaking community to promote sound public policy.
  • Connect. Expand our reach by connecting with partners who share common interests.

For questions regarding GGA, please contact GGA staff liaison, Will Kauffman.
Stay connected with GGA by joining their online community HERE.


GGA's 2016 Annual Meeting


Food for Thought: The Role of Philanthropy in Georgia's Food System

Thursday · September 1, 2016
Cox Enterprises, Central Park Campus · Governor's Hall Conference Center
(6205 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30328)


GGA Links & Resources


· Georgia Grantmakers 2014 Survey
· Committees & Leadership
· Program & Events Archive
· Policy Updates Archive


GGA Member Reviews



Public Policy Engagement

"We in community philanthropy are increasingly engaged in catalyzing and sustaining programs and services which seek to 'fill the gaps' and improve the human condition. Public policy, from the state budget to administrative regulations, has a profound effect on our work – and the work of our nonprofit and governmental partners. GGA provides us with insights, perspective and, as warranted, the voice of advocacy to help grantmakers understand the ever-changing and increasingly complex public policy landscape. For those us located far away from our state capital, GGA provides us with an essential set of 'eyes and ears.’”

Valerie Hepburn,
President & CEO, Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation


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, Inc. 


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