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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


 

Why start in DeKalb?

 

59% of children in DeKalb reside in communities with a low Well-Being score.

59% of children in DeKalb reside in communities with a low Well-Being score.

Only 1% of the children of refugees can access post-secondary education.

Only 1% of the children of refugees can access post-secondary education.

Clarkston, Georgia is considered the most diverse square mile in the United States.

Clarkston, Georgia is considered the most diverse square mile in the United States.

More than 130,000 DeKalb County residents are currently food insecure.

More than 130,000 DeKalb County residents are currently 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 Atlanta Partner Map

Unlike many other corporate philanthropy strategies, Get Comfortable is:

2021 Campaign

If you represent a DeKalb-based nonprofit agency seeking 2021 Get Comfortable funding, the 2021 Request For Proposals (RFP) opens on October 1st and closes on October 23, 2020. Agency selections will be announced on December 10, 2020, and the 2021 program will officially launch on February 7, 2021.

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