The Rich Foundation, Inc.


Mission and History


The Rich Foundation is a private Atlanta, Georgia foundation whose purpose is to benefit non-profit organizations in the field of arts, civic, education, health, environment and social welfare in the metropolitan Atlanta area. While the Foundation supports all of these areas, its primary focus has been in the field of health and education with an emphasis on early learning and programs that benefit people with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Established in 1943, the Foundation was created to distribute a share of the profits of Rich’s, Inc., the Atlanta department store. Through the years, the Foundation has been a major supporter of Atlanta’s charitable and educational life. Grants may be requested no more than once in a 12-month period.