Why the Westside?
A great city is the sum of its parts. And neighborhoods all over Atlanta are experiencing an exciting infusion of energy. Consider what’s happening in neighborhoods in Midtown, the Old Fourth Ward, East Atlanta, Buckhead and around the Beltline. For all of Atlanta to truly thrive, we first need to restore the strength of our Westside neighborhoods. That’s where we come in.
Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly ... I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be, and you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be.
A number of people and organizations are making a positive difference throughout the Westside neighborhoods. Our role is to coordinate those efforts in order to maximize their impact and ensure the Westside’s long-term success.
The WFF was established in December 2014 by the Atlanta Committee for Progress (ACP), a coalition of top CEOs and leaders from Atlanta's private sector, universities and nonprofits in partnership with Mayor Kasim Reed, as part of the ACP’s economic development mission. Significant support was provided by The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation and the Chick-fil-A Foundation.
Browse our resources, formulated by us and others, to see plans created as we collaborate with residents and experts on the right approach.
The Westside Future Fund brings together community leaders from all areas of Atlanta – business, government, and philanthropy – who believe in the future of these historic neighborhoods and are committed to helping restore their strength.
Board of Directors
We’re committed to helping Westside neighborhoods revitalize and grow. It will take all of us, together, to make that happen. As we collaborate with residents and experts on the right approach, we share our plans here.