Community foundations comprise one of the fastest growing sectors of philanthropy. These independent, tax-exempt public charities raise funds from a broad pool of donors that will begranted primarily to recipients in a defined geographic area. Unlike other types of public foundations that may focus their giving on a particular field or population within a defined geographic area, such as the Atlanta Women's Foundation, community foundations do notlimit their grantmaking to specific fields or populations. Key Facts on Georgia Community Foundations provides a snapshot of growth and giving trends of Georgia's communityfoundations. It was prepared by the Foundation Center and the Nonprofit Studies Program of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University at the request of the GeorgiaCouncil of Community Foundations.