For over 13 years, Barrow Community Foundation has served as a positive force for giving in Barrow
Barrow Community Foundation was formed in 2006 following a countywide gathering of business, educational, elected and spiritual leaders. Through an intense two day session, guidance was created for three distinct paths that we needed to on-board: Economic Development, Community Development, and Workforce Development.
As a part of Community Development, it was recommended that a community foundation was needed, as an outlet and as a community support vehicle. Many times, residents looked for a place to contribute to their community, but had no recourse. Many times, there were needs within the community that couldn’t be met. The Foundation was the way to accomplish both requirements. The Foundation was established and approved through the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c) 3 Tax Exempt organization.
The Foundation has grown over the years, mostly through directed holdings given to be used as scholarships. More recently however, the Foundation’s growth has accelerated through a renewed interest in giving across Barrow County, as well as generous donations from private donors, businesses and organizations.
A vibrant, inclusive, and sustainable Barrow County where all residents have equitable access to opportunities and resources, resulting in an enhanced quality of life, fostering a sense of belonging and empowering them to shape the future of their community.