The Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation is a charity dedicated to supporting organizations that provide a full range of basic human services to citizens of metropolitan Atlanta. The Foundation has a particular interest in organizations and programs that benefit children and youth.
Joseph B. Whitehead was one of the original bottlers of Coca-Cola. He moved from Chattanooga to Atlanta with his family in 1903. Mr. Whitehead died at the age of 42 in 1906. His son, Joseph B. Whitehead, Jr., established the Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation in 1937 as a memorial to his father. He specified that the Foundation's giving should benefit citizens of Atlanta, with a special interest in children.
The Foundation is governed by a self-perpetuating board of trustees under the laws of the State of Georgia. Grants are limited to specified public charities in metropolitan Atlanta.
Financial Data (year ended 12/31/12)
Grants paid in 2012: $35,675,000 for 24 grants
(General range: $100,000 - $1,000,000)
Most recent tax return:
James B. Williams, Chairman
James M. Sibley, Vice Chairman
Charles H. McTier
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