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Police officers and children play at the Washington Park Jamboree, a fundraiser for the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership.

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Capital Campaign

Capital Giving Supports Transformative Projects

More than a decade into the Atlanta BeltLine’s 25-year build-out, we can now see the tangible results of early investments. Critical to the Atlanta BeltLine's early success is a significant commitment of private charitable dollars to fund greenspace acquisition and development as well as trail construction. Private support of the Atlanta BeltLine ensures the city can take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity now and for years to come.

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership has raised more than $55 million to invest in Atlanta BeltLine projects and programs. Our current Opening the Corridor campaign will make the full 22-mile Atlanta BeltLine loop accessible via interim trails connecting completed trail sections.

The Future Starts Now: Opening the Corridor

$5.75 Million Capital Campaign to Activate the 22-Mile Loop

From its legendary start as the graduate thesis of Georgia Tech student Ryan Gravel, the Atlanta BeltLine has grown from an inspiring idea to an emerging reality.

To date, 8.7 miles of the Atlanta BeltLine’s paved trail loop have been completed, 1.5 miles of interim trails are in place, and 205 acres of parkland have been opened for the public to enjoy.
2017 brought the community significant milestones with two major ribbon cuttings: the Eastside Trail Extension and the Westside Trail. Together these projects total 4.5 miles of the completed trail for people of all ages to stroll, skate, bike, and run.

Residents and visitors alike are now reaping the many benefits of the Atlanta BeltLine. As the largest urban redevelopment initiative currently underway in the United States, this project demonstrates what can happen when public and private partners join forces to achieve something truly extraordinary.

In November 2016, the Atlanta BeltLine received a tremendous boost when City of Atlanta voters approved a T-SPLOST referendum for a 0.4-cent sales tax to support critical infrastructure improvements, including the acquisition of the remaining right of way necessary to complete the entire 22-mile Atlanta BeltLine corridor.

This infusion of public funding couldn’t have come at a better time, providing $56.9 million to “close the loop” and protect the Atlanta BeltLine corridor for build-out over the next decade and a half.

Although completion of the entire corridor may run through 2030, there is no reason to let $56.9 million in T-SPLOST acquisitions sit idle. Atlanta BeltLine leaders recognize that we have an extraordinary opportunity at hand, and they 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 Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABP) has launched OPENING THE CORRIDOR, a $5.75 million capital campaign that will allow for safe pedestrian access throughout the 22-mile ring.
At this time, vitally important private sector investments are needed 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.

Download the current capital campaign brochure to learn more.


Past Capital Campaigns: History of the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Capital Efforts

In 2006, ABP launched its inaugural capital campaign with the exceptional corporate leadership team of Jim Kennedy, Phil Kent, Herman Russell and Ray Weeks serving as Campaign Co-Chairs, and significant early philanthropic investments were secured. The Trust for Public Land was instrumental in acquiring dozens of key parcels of land along the Atlanta BeltLine corridor, and the PATH Foundation provided expertise in trail design and construction.

The first one-mile segment of Atlanta BeltLine trail was constructed in the West End in 2008, and that same year, a ribbon-cutting took place at the 1.7-acre Gordon White Park, the first official Atlanta BeltLine park. Working with a broad coalition of public, private and nonprofit partners, ABP and ABI began focusing on the Atlanta BeltLine’s next major initiatives — Historic Fourth Ward Park and the Eastside Trail.

In 2014, ABP embarked on an additional fundraising campaign to support the creation of the Westside Trail in the southwest quadrant of the City in partnership with local, state and federal government supporters, most notably leveraging an $18 million TIGER V grant awarded to the Atlanta BeltLine by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The completion of this segment will open 44 acres of greenspace along 2.5 miles of corridor three years ahead of schedule, and it will bring much-needed revitalization and access to the many health benefits of the Atlanta BeltLine to the City’s southwest neighbors.

These early milestones created the foundation from which the Atlanta BeltLine would rise, setting leadership and partnership standards which now successfully channel Atlanta’s energy into this ambitious project. Today, 7.9 miles of Atlanta BeltLine trail and 203 acres of parkland are open for public enjoyment, and the Eastside Trail welcomed more than 1.3 million visitors in 2015 alone. We are now at a critical moment in Atlanta BeltLine development when new public funding sources, ever-increasing community involvement, and a major new capital campaign are joining forces to close the 22-mile loop and secure the inevitability of the project’s future, forever changing the face of greater Atlanta.

Thank you to our donors.

 

Capital Projects Funded through the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership has raised $55.8 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, including the Westside Trail and the Eastside Trail Southern Extension.

  • Eastside Trail After
    Construction

    Visit the Eastside Trail to learn more.

  • Westside Trail
    Groundbreaking

    The groundbreaking of the Westside Trail was marked with the ceremonial breaking of ground at the Allene Avenue trailhead. Photo: Christopher T. Martin

  • Historic Old Fourth Ward
    After Construction

    Visit Historic Old Fourth Ward Park to learn more.

  • Westside Trail
    Construction

    Concrete pouring.

  • Westside Trail
    Construction

    Pouring concrete on the Westside Trail.

  • Eastside Trail Southern Extension
    Construction

    Krog Tunnel sidewalk pavers construction.

Key projects funded with private investments facilitated by the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership include:

Parks and Greenspace

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

Completed Trails

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

Parks to be Developed

  • Enota
  • Intrenchment Creek
  • Murphy Crossing

Stay Informed About Progress Around the Atlanta BeltLine

Keep up-to-date on current construction projects around the Atlanta BeltLine, visit the construction progress page.

Capital Fundraising Leadership

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.

Campaign Co-Chairs

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

Mr. Matt M. Bronfman
Chief Executive Officer
Jamestown Properties

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

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

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

Mr. John Somerhalder, Chairman, ABI
Board of Directors

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

Capital 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!

2017-2019 $5.75M 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
  • SunTrust Trusteed Foundations: Harriet McDaniel Marshall Trust
  • MAA
  • AMLI Residential
  • Anonymous
  • Waterfall Foundation
  • Perennial Properties, Inc.
  • TriBridge Residential
  • Ken Richards and Elizabeth Correll Richards
  • Alexan on Krog Community
  • Katherine John Murphy Foundation
  • 10th & Monroe, LLC
  • Asana Partners
  • Piedmont Healthcare
  • Margaret and Charlie Shufeldt
  • Dave Stockert and Cammie Ives
  • Antonio and Bentina Terry
  • Gay and Mike Donnelly
  • Jennifer and Graham Dorian
  • 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
  • Althea Broughton
  • Ira Moreland
  • New City, LLC
  • Julie Seitz
  • Chandra Stephens-Albright
  • Kerry Kohnen
  • Halpern Enterprises, Inc.
  • M. Austin Davis Foundation, Inc.
  • Stream Realty Partners
  • Raj Choudhury
  • Curley Dossman
  • Katie Kirkpatrick
  • Melissa Proctor
  • Matt Bronfman
  • 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
  • Gregor Turk

View 2006-2015 (10k+) Donors+-

  • 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.

Current Capital Campaign Details
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Contact Us

To receive more information about specific Atlanta BeltLine projects requiring private funding or for general inquiries, please contact:

Rob Brawner
Executive Director
Atlanta BeltLine Partnership
(404) 446-4405
rob@atlblp.org

112 Krog Street NE, Suite 14
Atlanta, Georgia 30307