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“We very often fail to think as carefully about helping others as we could, mistakenly believing
that applying data and rationality to a charitable endeavor
robs the act of virtue.”
-William MacAskill, Doing Good Better


 

Starting With Why

 

1 In 4 children in Athens-Clarke County grows up in poverty.

1 In 4 children in Athens-Clarke County grows up in poverty.

The poverty rate in Athens (32%) is double the state of GA.

The poverty rate in Athens (32%) is double the state of GA.

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ACC given "Persistent Poverty" designation by U.S. Census.

1 in 5 people in Athens-Clarke County is food insecure.

1 in 5 people in Athens-Clarke County is food insecure.

Aligning Resources

Good companies are good citizens. They determine how they are uniquely positioned to serve the community around them. Then they mobilize whatever that is for the benefit of others.

But not all good companies make the impact they intend. Without an understanding of community priorities or the local needs-assessment data, even well-meaning philanthropists fail to hit their intended target.

Therefore, the Get Comfortable campaign absorbs the complexity of social innovation to make serving simple for others, concentrating the generosity of many around the agencies doing the most pressing work.

The win? Generous businesses can feel confident their philanthropic dollars are channeled toward our city’s greatest disparities, and the agencies doing the heavy lifting can go further faster.

DIY philanthropy is admirable—crucial, even—but aligning the resources of many is better.


2020 Get Comfortable Athens Partner Map

Unlike many other corporate philanthropy strategies, Get Comfortable is:

2021 Campaign

Our 2021 Get Comfortable Request For Proposals (RFP) opened on October 1st and closed on October 23, 2020. Agency partners will be announced on December 10, 2020, and the 2021 program will officially launch on February 10, 2021 at our downtown taproom.

Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions, or if you wish to get involved. Businesses interested in learning more can click here.


 2021 Calendar