Good companies are good citizens, but not all corporate philanthropy channels its resources where they matter the most. The Get Comfortable campaign, therefore, works to make serving simple: to align the business community to resource the agencies meeting our city’s greatest needs.
The win? Altruistic businesses can feel confident their philanthropic dollars are concentrated around the community’s greatest disparities, and the agencies doing the heavy lifting can go further faster.
4 years and $1 million later, we are beginning to see the data points shift in the right direction. DIY philanthropy is admirable—crucial, even—but aligning the strategies of local organizations is better.
Click here to read the Get Comfortable Athens program brief, which provides a historical program overview as well as highlighting 2020 revisions.
If you represent a local nonprofit agency seeking 2020 Get Comfortable funding, the 2020 Request For Proposals (RFP) closed on October 20, 2019. Agency partner selections were announced November 14, and the 2020 program officially launched on February 5, 2020 at our downtown Tasting Room.