Early investments focused primarily on the environment and civic life in Atlanta . Over time, Kendeda built seven formal programs (Atlanta Equity, Girls’ Rights, Gun Violence Prevention, Montana, People Place and Planet, Southeast Sustainability, and Veterans). A desire to invest in transformative leaders and ideas and to support individual dignity and community sustainability united these programs. When you enter the garden, select from the 10 ‘Giving Categories’ on the upper right side of your screen.
Within each program’s design and goals, strong themes existed. A belief in the power of storytelling yielded significant investments in media and communications. A lean operating model necessitated intermediaries as re-grantors. Diana’s environmental ethos meant a green building element for most capital investments. Kendeda’s comfort with risk led to investments in many startup endeavors. And responsibly spending out led to an innovative operating reserves program. Choose from these five cross-cutting ‘Topics’ on the lower right side of your screen.