Click to contribute using VENMO! Just specify GET COMFORTABLE, GET ARTISTIC, or BREW FOR ONE in the memo line. If Venmo requests a PIN, use 9273.

 

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 a Community

After 4 years and $1 million mobilized to meet Athens’ most pressing needs, we’re expanding this program to Atlanta in 2020 beginning in DeKalb County. Why? Because 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 community’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.

DIY philanthropy is admirable—crucial, even—but aligning the strategies of local organizations is better.


2020 Get Comfortable Atlanta Partner Map

Unlike many other corporate philanthropy strategies, Get Comfortable is:

2020 Campaign

Click here to read the Get Comfortable Atlanta program brief, which provides a historical program overview as well as highlighting 2020 revisions.

If you represent a DeKalb-based nonprofit agency seeking 2020 Get Comfortable funding, the 2020 Request For Proposals (RFP) closed on November 20, 2019. Agency selections were announced December 13, and the 2020 program officially launched on February 9, 2020 at the Kimball House in Decatur.

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


 2020 Calendar