World class higher educational institutions. Home to some of the biggest corporations and hottest start-ups in the U.S. A cultural and entertainment scene to envy. Access to some of the best urban parks, hiking and biking trails. Great neighborhoods and a high quality of life for an urban area its size. There is so much to love about this city that is on the move and future focused.

There’s also broad agreement and concern that Atlanta children born into poverty have very limited prospects of escaping. In fact, the area ranks 48 for upward economic mobility among the country’s 50 largest metro areas*, and health and life outcomes for too many are not good.

Launched with more than 50 local philanthropic investors, GreenLight Atlanta represents the city’s extraordinary philanthropic spirit and ambition to find innovative approaches created and proven elsewhere to help make significant, measurable progress toward a brighter and more equitable future.

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We search from coast to coast to bring promising, ground-breaking answers to some of metro Atlanta’s most persistent poverty-related challenges. Organizations in our portfolio represent the best in their fields – in innovation, measurable results and ability to scale.

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