The Georgia Cities Foundation

The Georgia Cities Foundation was established in 1999 by the Georgia Municipal Association as a 501(c)(3) organization.   In December 2010, the Foundation was designated as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) by the United States Department of the Treasury’s CDFI Fund.

In 2008, the Foundation was awarded the Main Street Ally Award from the National Trust Main Street Center.


The mission of the Foundation is to assist cities in their community development efforts to revitalize and enhance underserved downtown areas, by serving as a partner and facilitator in funding capital projects, and by providing training and technical assistance.

What We Do

  • Downtown Financing Programs
  • Heart & Soul Downtown Workshop (with GMA)
  • Georgia Downtown Renaissance Partnership Programs (with GMA & UGA)
  • DDA Basic Training (with GMA & UGA)
  • Renaissance Award