The Aprio Foundation Awards $37,000 to Nonprofit Organizations in First Quarter 2022

June 14, 2022

ATLANTA – June 14, 2022 – Aprio, LLP is proud to share that the firm’s charitable arm, The Aprio Foundation, has awarded eight grants to community partners totaling $37,000. Creating Connected Communities, IT Girls Foundation, Jewish Family & Career Services, Next Generation Men & Women, North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC), Spruill Center for the Arts, The HOPE Program, and Zoo Atlanta are the first to be named as the Aprio Foundation’s quarterly community impact grant recipients for 2022.

“The Aprio Foundation was created to inspire civic engagement and involvement and empower our team members to live our fundamental of making a difference,” said Michele Blondheim, Executive Director of The Aprio Foundation. “The community impact grant recipients are developing impactful programs and we’re honored to celebrate and support their meaningful work for our communities.”

The community impact grants aim to propel each of the nonprofits’ annual programs, new strategic initiatives, special projects, and overall mission.

  • Creating Connected Communities: Founded in 2010, the mission of Creating Connected Communities is to provide life-enhancing programs for children and teens experiencing hardship.
  • IT Girls Foundation: As part of its ongoing focus on STEM disciplines, IT Girls empowers young female students to explore and develop their interests and talents in STEM studies through its structured extra-curricular program.
  • Jewish Family & Career Services: Jewish Family & Career Services offers programs and resources to transform the lives of individuals and families through career counseling, mental health, dentistry, and need-based support services.
  • Next Generation Men & Women: Next Generation provides Atlanta youth with regular exposure to career pathways, business professionals, and personalized support services in the form of mentorship.
  • NFCC: Since 1883, NFCC has incubated neighboring cities near or around North Fulton County, Atlanta, to address homelessness and hunger in the community.
  • Spruill Center for the Arts: The Spruill Center for the Arts fosters creativity and social connections through the arts by offering over 800 visual arts programs annually to students of all ages and skill levels.
  • The HOPE Program: The HOPE Program empowers individuals to build sustainable futures through comprehensive training, adult basic education, industry certifications, and lifelong career support.
  • Zoo Atlanta: Since opening its doors in 1889, Zoo Atlanta’s mission has been to save wildlife and their habitats through conservation, education, research, and engaging experiences.

The Aprio Foundation exists to fund and support employee-driven initiatives and nonprofits with a focus on education, entrepreneurship, the environment and the economically-disadvantaged. The vision is to provide opportunities for every Aprio employee to positively impact their local community. Since inception, the Aprio Foundation has supported local and national nonprofit organizations through financial contributions, community impact grants and in-kind donations, raising over $6,000 and volunteering 2,200+.

To learn more about The Aprio Foundation or to apply for a grant, visit

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