Groundwork Atlanta was established in 2015 as one of the local Trusts in the Groundwork USA network. Groundwork Trusts create and nurture productive community partnerships that engage local residents, youth and other stakeholders in all aspects of the work to improve quality of life on the ground in their host communities.

Mission:  To bring about the sustained regeneration, improvement and management of the physical environment by developing community-based partnerships which empower people, businesses and organizations to promote environmental, economic and social well-being.

Groundwork Atlanta is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with two staff members and a Board of Directors, as well as an Advisory Committee made up of local leaders, practitioners, and experts with skills and experience relevant to Groundwork Atlanta’s mission and goals.

To support the launch of the new Groundwork Trust, seed funding is provided through Groundwork USA by the National Parks Service and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Brownfields Program, as well as the City of Atlanta. As is true for any nonprofit, local and national philanthropic grant funding and private donations need to be secured on an ongoing basis to ensure long-term viability of the organization.