The Council was founded in 1988 by a group of visionary individuals who recognized the need for an organization to address urban forestry issues in Georgia.
Today, the Council is an active group offering educational programs and resources and supported by a growing and diverse membership.
The Georgia Urban Forest Council is committed to having an open line of communication between program participants and staff. All program participants are encouraged to bring issues or problems to the attention of the Executive Director or Board President as soon as possible. GUFC contact information is included on all printed materials and on the GUFC website. This grievance procedure statement is to be posted at all times on the GUFC website and periodically posted in the newsletter.
GUFC Inducted into 2013 Class of The Home Depot Foundation’s Building Community Network
On November 19, 2013, the Georgia Urban Forest Council (GUFC) attended The Home Depot Foundation and Georgia Center for Nonprofits’ annual Building Community Network Kick-Off Luncheon, held at Piedmont Park, where GUFC was inducted into the Building Community Network Class of 2013. GUFC was one of 20 Atlanta-area nonprofit organizations invited to join this year. At the end of the day, GUFC also received a surprise $20,000 donation from The Home Depot Foundation!
As part of Class of 2013, GUFC joins nearly 150 alumni that participated in prior years and will have the opportunity to build partnerships with these organizations to build a stronger Atlanta.
“Atlanta is a strong, vibrant community because of the nonprofit organizations that dedicate their work to improving the city and lives of its residents,” said Kelly Caffarelli, president of The Home Depot Foundation. “It takes great vision and a lot of hard work to create and sustain innovative, impactful programs, and we thank our 2013 Class for the meaningful impact they are making on our community. We hope their participation will foster new relationships that will enhance their work and welcome them to the Building Community Network family.”
The Home Depot was founded in Atlanta in 1979. With 60 stores and almost 20,000 associates who live and work in Metro Atlanta, The Home Depot Foundation works daily to make a positive impact on its hometown through strategic grant making and numerous volunteer activities. Over the last six years, The Home Depot Foundation has donated more than $35 Million to 1,000 Atlanta nonprofit organizations.