Overview

Capital Giving Supports Transformative Projects

The Atlanta BeltLine is the most comprehensive economic development project ever undertaken in Atlanta. Our capital campaign raises critical funds to take the next steps into the future, and your contributions help keep the momentum going as we transform the City and the region.

Significant early philanthropic investments were secured when when Atlanta BeltLine Partnership launched the inaugural capital campaign in 2006. A broad coalition of public, private and nonprofit partners have helped the Partnership and Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. achieve major milestones to push the project forward.

Investment milestones include:

  • The Trust for Public Land was instrumental in acquiring dozens of key parcels, and the PATH Foundation provided expertise in trail design and construction.
  • The project has received local, state and federal government support, most notably an $18 million TIGER V grant awarded in 2014 by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
  • The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership has raised more than $77 million from capital campaigns and other revenue to invest in Atlanta BeltLine projects and programs. Approximately $49.7 million has been invested with the balance already committed to projects underway.

The next stage of build-out is perhaps the most exciting yet — join us as we blaze new trails and begin this thrilling new chapter! Learn more about how you can get involved with the current campaign.

Highlights

  • More than 12 miles of trails
  • 315 acres of parkland opened for the public to enjoy
  • 2,682 affordable housing units
  • $4.6 billion in economic development

Capital Projects Funded through the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership

Completed Trails

  • Eastside
  • Eastside Southern Extension
  • Gateway
  • Hiking
  • Northside
  • Southwest Connector (Phase 1)
  • Southside Interim
  • West End
  • Westside

Parks and Greenspace

  • Atlanta BeltLine Urban Farm
  • Boulevard Crossing
  • D.H. Stanton Park
  • Gordon White Park
  • Historic Fourth Ward Park
  • Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark
  • Lang-Carson Park
  • Arthur Langford, Jr. Skatepark
  • Westside Park

Parks to be Developed

  • Enota Park
  • Intrenchment Creek
  • Murphy Crossing
Current Campaign

Advancing the Vision

In 2019, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation generously awarded a $17.5 million grant to the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABP) toward the planning and development of Westside Park. ABP is very grateful for the Blank Foundation’s leadership, generosity, and ongoing partnership. The initial 50 acres of the planned 280-acre urban greenspace will open in phases in 2020 and 2021.

The Blank Foundation’s contribution is the lead gift in ABP’s next campaign, Advancing the Vision, an initiative to activate shovel-shovel ready parks and trails, including: Westside Park, Enota Park, Northeast Trail, Southside Trail, and the Westside BeltLine Connector. The expanded capital campaign will build on the $4.1 million raised to date in ABP’s Opening the Corridor campaign to support the construction and activation of interim trails along the Atlanta BeltLine, including the recently opened 4.5-mile Southside Interim Trail.

Regarding this partnership, Arthur M. Blank, chairman of the Blank Foundation, stated: “Everything we do through our family foundation and family of businesses is meant to instill a sense of community.  The Atlanta BeltLine has connected our city in unprecedented ways.  We’re excited to partner with the BeltLine and the City to create a new space for bringing people together through Westside Park. We want these Westside communities to feel like this is their park where residents, neighbors and visitors from throughout our city and beyond are connecting and gathering because that is when Atlanta is at its very best.”

The Future Starts Now: Opening the Corridor

In twenty years, the Atlanta BeltLine has grown from an inspiring idea to an emerging reality. To date, the project has created:

  • more than 12 miles of trails
  • 315 acres of parks
  • 2,682 affordable housing units
  • $4.6 billion in economic development

Now it is time for the critical next steps, and we need your help! Atlanta BeltLine leaders recognize the extraordinary opportunity at hand, and have developed a cost-effective, high-impact plan for immediate activation of new segments as soon as they are acquired— by creating interim trails.

The Opening the Corridor campaign will allow us to achieve this goal by making the full 22-mile Atlanta BeltLine loop accessible via interim trails that connect completed trail sections. This $5.75 million capital campaign will allow for safe pedestrian access throughout the 22-mile loop, even as work to build out the corridor continues over the next decade.

Private charitable dollars are critical to the Atlanta BeltLine’s funding for greenspace acquisition and development, as well as trail construction. This private support ensures the city can take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, now and for years to come.

The timing is crucial. The project received a well-timed infusion of $56.9 million through the 2016 T-SPLOST referendum supported by City of Atlanta voters. Private sector investments are vitally important to leverage T-SPLOST dollars, establish connectivity for all 45 Atlanta BeltLine neighborhoods, and set the stage for the continued development of one of our city’s greatest amenities.

Pledge Today

Download our Capital Campaign Brochure for pledge form or call us at (404) 446-4404.

Contributions to the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (EIN: 56-2464486) are fully tax-deductible as provided by the law.

Download our Capital Campaign Brochure to pledge today and for more details!

Leadership Team

Dedicated Leadership Drives the Capital Campaign

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership is grateful for the civic and corporate leaders who have dedicated their time and talent to the fundraising efforts to drive progress for the Atlanta BeltLine.

Mr. Dallas Clement, Chairman, ABP
Campaign Co-Chair
Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer
Cox Enterprises, Inc.

Mr. Matt M. Bronfman
Campaign Co-Chair
Chief Executive Officer
Jamestown Properties

Mr. Michael S. Donnelly
Former Chairman, Board of Directors
President, Atlanta Region
Wells Fargo Bank

Mr. Curley Dossman
Board of Directors
President
Georgia-Pacific Foundation

Mr. Michael B. Russell
Board of Directors
Chief Executive Officer
H. J. Russell & Company

Mr. John Somerhalder, Chairman, ABI 
Board of Directors

Mr. Charlie Shufeldt
Former Chairman, Board of Directors
Senior Advisor & Head of Corporate Advisory
Brown Brothers Harriman & Company

Our Donors

Thank You to All Our Donors!

Private support of the Atlanta BeltLine will ensure that the city can take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity now and in the years to come. Thank you to these amazing donors that provide support to the Atlanta BeltLine!

Advancing the Vision Capital Campaign

  • Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

Opening the Corridor Capital Campaign

  • The Coca-Cola Foundation
  • Rebecca and John Somerhalder
  • The Home Depot Foundation
  • The Delta Air Lines Foundation
  • Morgens West Foundation
  • Tull Charitable Foundation
  • Wells Fargo Foundation
  • Anna and Dallas Clement
  • Ponce City Market
  • J.B. Fuqua Foundation
  • The Georgia-Pacific Foundation
  • KELIN Foundation
  • Sartain Lanier Family Foundation
  • SunTrust Trusteed Foundations: Harriet McDaniel Marshall Trust
  • MAA
  • AMLI Residential
  • Anonymous
  • Camden Property Trust
  • North American Properties
  • Waterfall Foundation
  • Perennial Properties, Inc.
  • TriBridge Residential
  • Ken Richards and Elizabeth Correll Richards
  • Alexan on Krog Community
  • Katherine John Murphy Foundation
  • REI
  • 10th & Monroe, LLC
  • Asana Partners
  • Stephanie and Austin Stephens
  • Piedmont Healthcare
  • Margaret and Charlie Shufeldt
  • Dave Stockert and Cammie Ives
  • Antonio and Bentina Terry
  • Gay and Mike Donnelly
  • Jennifer and Graham Dorian
  • Gables Residential
  • Lincoln Property Group
  • Lovette and Michael Russell
  • Alta Dairies
  • Piedmont House
  • Paul Zurawski and Rick Hengel
  • Raulet Property Partners
  • Mailing Avenue Stageworks
  • Sarah and Harvey Hill

  • Coro Realty:
    • JHH Midtown Fee Owner LLC
    • PLC Brookwood Square LP
    • Berkeley Heights LLC
    • 2200 Peachtree Associates LTDCoro Realty (gift to support retaining wall):
  • Pat and Timothy Tuff
  • Michelle and Brian Fisher
  • Janet and Jim Cumming
  • Third & Urban/Granite Partners
  • Althea Broughton
  • Ira Moreland
  • New City, LLC
  • Julie Seitz
  • Chandra Stephens-Albright
  • Avila Real Estate, LLC
  • Beth Brannen Chandler and Richard C. Chandler
  • Kerry Kohnen
  • Halpern Enterprises, Inc.
  • M. Austin Davis Foundation, Inc.
  • Stream Realty Partners
  • Raj Choudhury
  • Curley Dossman
  • Katie Kirkpatrick
  • Melissa Proctor
  • Matt Bronfman
  • Paramount Consulting Group, LLC
  • Scott Bohrer
  • Merrick Olives
  • Jerry Gonzalez
  • Jonathan Robinson
  • Rebecca Lynn-Crockford
  • Valarie Wilson
  • Bill Fowler
  • Starberg Fund
  • Scott Burton
  • Barkha and Sanjoy Malik
  • Portia Wills Lee
  • Markham & Ellen Smith
  • Gregor Turk

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  • The James M. Cox Foundation/Sarah and Jim Kennedy/PATH Foundation
  • Robert W. Woodruff Foundation
  • Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • The Home Depot Foundation
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Susan and Richard Anderson
  • Wells Fargo
  • Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.
  • Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
  • A. Ray Weeks, Jr. (The Weeks Foundation)
  • SunTrust Foundation and SunTrust Trusteed Foundations:
    • Florence C. and Harry L. English Memorial Fund
    • Harriet McDaniel Marshall Trust
    • Walter H. and Marjory M. Rich Memorial Fund
    • Thomas Guy Woolford Charitable Trust
    • Nell Warren Elkin and William Simpson Elkin Foundation
    • Greene-Sawtell Foundation
  • The Kendeda Fund
  • Mr. John C. Portman, Jr.
  • Porsche Cars North America
  • A Friend of the Atlanta BeltLine
  • In Memory of Herman J. Russell
  • Mr. Charlie Loudermilk
  • Tull Charitable Foundation
  • The UPS Foundation
  • AGL Resources
  • Fuqua Family Foundations
  • BB&T
  • Mr. James Morgens (Morgens West Foundation)
  • Georgia-Pacific LLC
  • R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation
  • Holder Construction Company/Mr. Tommy Holder
  • Cousins Properties, Incorporated
  • Richard and Susan Dugas Family Foundation/PulteGroup
  • Mr. Ralph G. Edwards
  • John N. Goddard Foundation
  • IDI Gazeley
  • Intercontinental Exchange
  • Norfolk Southern Foundation
  • Herman J. Russell Foundation
  • Rebecca and John Somerhalder
  • The David, Helen and Marian Woodward Fund
  • Waterfall Foundation
  • Vasser Woolley Foundation
  • Correll Family Foundation
  • Douglas J. Hertz Family Foundation, Inc.
  • Jamestown
  • Sartain Lanier Family Foundation
  • Turner Foundation
  • John H. & Wilhelmina D. Harland Charitable Foundation
  • Mr. Timothy Tuff
  • The Arnold Foundation
  • Mr. Philip I. Kent
  • AMLI
  • Bernard and Anne Howell Gray Advised Fund
  • Mr. J. Mack Robinson
  • Mark and Evelyn Trammell Foundation
  • Zaban Foundation, Inc.
  • Mr. R. Charles Shufeldt
  • John and Mary Franklin Foundation
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bickerton Cardwell
  • tvsdesign
  • L&C Wood Family Foundation
  • Mary Allen Lindsey Branan Foundation
  • Livingston Foundation, Inc.