Get Started

It’s easy to get started with a fund at the North Georgia Community Foundation. All you need is a simple fund agreement and an initial tax-deductible gift to begin to your philanthropic journey. And, our dedicated staff works with you every step of the way to ensure you meet your unique goals.


Contact us

Our team will meet with you to discuss your charitable goals and help you design a charitable giving plan that’s right for you.


Decide what to give

Contribute cash, stock or other assets to create your fund. The Community Foundation offers a variety of giving options to meet your circumstances, and we do not require a minimum balance for the fund.


Decide when to give

Do you want to start a fund for your current charitable giving? Or do you want to defer your gift through a will or planned gift? We can help you do either or both.


Create your gift

Complete a simple fund agreement to name your fund, appoint advisors and outline your charitable intentions. Or work with your financial advisor to create an estate or future gift.


Get ready to give

We’ll help you transfer your tax-deductible gift and then you are ready to start making an impact with your giving. Recommend grants to your favorite charities, invest alongside us through funding partnerships or support causes important to you beyond your lifetime.

Have a Question?

If you are ready to get started on your philanthropic journey, contact Michelle Prater at or 770-535-7880.

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