Courtesy Philanthropitch
Courtesy Philanthropitch

In partnership with the Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN) and the Center for Civic Innovation (CCI), ChooseATL is bringing Philanthropitch, the social impact fast-pitch, to Atlanta for the first time. The competition, which has given nonprofits over $500,000 in funding since 2013, will take place on Thursday, June 9, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Georgia World Congress Center.

Philanthropitch will provide seven of Atlanta’s most promising nonprofits a platform to share and pitch their vision for impacting the community. The finalists will be competing for cash grants of up to $50,000. The seven organizations will present a three-minute pitch to a panel of judges, comprised of successful entrepreneurs, business leaders and philanthropists who will provide instant feedback and award personal funding to the finalist(s) of their choice. The audience will also have the opportunity to vote on the coveted Audience Choice Award.

The finalists are:

Community Farmers Markets: A unique approach to farmers market management: Developing for long term sustainability & community impact.

Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential:
Works with young people to give them the knowledge, skills and motivation they need to make good, healthy choices.

Moving in the Spirit: A nationally-recognized youth development program that uses the art of dance to positively transform the lives of children and teens in Atlanta.

Next Generation Men: An organization built by teachers dedicated to inspiring young men of color to success through professional exposure, leadership development, community service, and ongoing support.

re:Imagine/ATL: Equips youth from all backgrounds to share their stories through multimedia production.

STE(A)M Truck: Focuses on delivering an innovative, gap-closing approach to education through its mobile makerspace targeting elementary and middle school students.

The Scholarship Academy: A comprehensive scholarship preparatory program that teaches low-income, first generation college students to navigate the maze of financial aid in order to fund their college education.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.