Community Service Award

To show ACG Atlanta's commitment to our business community by providing civic leadership through educational scholarships and member-directed initiatives aimed at improving Atlanta's social and community development.

ACG Atlanta believes that a strong local educational and civic system is critical and helps develop and promote business growth. Assisting students with financial aid and access to the Atlanta business community strengthens our local graduates, provides exposure to local leaders, incentivizes them to remain in Atlanta, and provides for a better educated work force and pro-Atlanta development.

We also believe that businesses are enhanced by improving the communities in which they operate, and allows the success of their business efforts to be re-invested in their community where it improves the lives of employees, customers, vendors, and shareholders. Improving and developing our local resources via significant educational and civic investment provides for a more attractive business community and improves Atlanta's business competitiveness and commercial attractiveness.

Award Components

  • 1 grant of $10,000 awarded annually 1 grant of $5,000 awarded to Junior Achievement to fund their Youth Entrepreneur of the Year scholarship

Grant Criteria

  • Programs must impact education, entrepreneurship and/or employment in the metro Atlanta area.
  • Minimum annual budget of $250,000; maximum annual budget of $5,000,000.
  • Thought will be given to the level of impact an ACG grant of $10,000 will have on the organization.
  • Have been in operation for at least 3 years.
  • Have not received an ACG Atlanta grant in the last 12 months.
  • Organization must be inclusive in their outreach. They must not exclude any individual based on his/her religious or political beliefs.
  • Must agree to provide semi-annual program updates to an ACG Atlanta representative.

Nominations for the 2017-2018 Award will officially open at the ACG Atlanta Wine Tasting Event and will be open until November 1st.

All nominated organizations will have until November 15th to respond to the RFI.

Voting for the top 3 finalists will be open to the ACG Atlanta membership in Late November.