The original founders began with a little over $348,000 in assets and a dream—build a Community Foundation that would truly touch every corner of this city. Until now, individuals of means had created private foundations. Those of all financial means, including individuals and businesses, had no way to combine their contributions into one pool where they could have real impact on making the community and those who live here greater.
From that initial dream, the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga was formed. Today, that $348,000 has grown to over $60 million, but so has the community’s needs. There are more organizations and more people who could benefit from the Foundation’s help. And the Foundation is working to make sure they do, making Greater Chattanooga, greater yet.
One of the ways in which that support is being realized is a partnership between the school district and the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga. Teachers in Opportunity Zones schools have...more
Cox had posted her "project" and request for funding on DonorsChoose.org, a crowd-sourced fundraising site that is part of a larger campaign partnership between Hamilton County Schools and...more
The Donors Choose matching campaign is a new opportunity to support children that was announced Thursday by the Opportunity Zone in Hamilton County Schools and the Community Foundation of Greater...more
It also has partnered with, among other agencies, banks (for offering money management education and developing Family Empowerment Plans), the United Way of Greater Chattanooga and the Community...more
The fund is housed at the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga. Members commit to making an annual gift to the fund, using their social networks to empower local African America communities,...more
United Way of Greater Chattanooga announced this morning that almost $500,000 was raised for Chattanooga organizations during the #CHAgives and Giving Tuesday initiatives in November. According to a...more