Our Mission

Inspiring charitable giving, building resources for the future and connecting donors who care with causes that matter

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25th Anniversary Event

Tribute to our Founders

April 5, 2019

Each year since Jim Rhoden was named Cobb’s first Visionary Philanthropist, Cobb Community Foundation has recognized and honored a Cobb business and community leader who makes significant contributions to the community through gifts of time, talent and treasure. The individuals named have all exhibited visionary leadership and have utilized their influence in ways that have truly… Read more »

Our Stories
April 8, 2019

Eight years ago, when former University of Georgia Football standout and Super Bowl XL MVP with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Hines Ward, was getting ready to retire, Cobb-County businessman Scott Pederson approached him about a unique idea. The concept was awarding student-athletes differently than the traditional “performance-based” model that only 2% of student-athletes were capable of… Read more »

April 23, 2019

A big thank you to all 76 non-profits who took the time to apply for the 2019 Cobb Community Impact Grants! We will be awarding a total of $100,000 in $5,000 to $10,000 increments for those programs our Selection Committee finds to have the greatest impact on our community.  On April 26, 2019 at our Partners… Read more »