Giving back to the Sandy Springs Community since 1988
The Sandy Springs Society is a charitable organization of women that was founded in March 1988 to support programs that improve the quality of life for the residents of Sandy Springs. Through its yearly grant process, the organization supports Heritage Sandy Springs and other non-profits in the community that promote the arts, heritage, education, the environment and social services.
- The Sandy Springs Society raises money for its grants through fundraisers, corporate and foundation sponsorships, membership dues and other contributions.
- To date, the Society has awarded grants of over $3 million.
- The Sandy Springs Society is a 501(c)(3) organization.
Supporting the Community
For our current fiscal year (July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018), the Sandy Springs Society has awarded $206,500 in grants to 22 nonprofit organizations serving our community. Our grants process is competitive, and our all-volunteer Philanthropy Committee conducts site visits to all applicants and reviews applications and supporting materials. Annually we receive requests that total more than 150% of available funds.
This process, which is entirely done electronically, has allowed the SSS to touch lives young and old with philanthropic distributions ranging from as little as $800 to over $74,000 dollars. The Society is proud of the local impact we have with grants to a variety of notable Sandy Springs organizations that contribute a tremendous amount of good work every year. Funds from the Society have supported Riverwood & Ridgeview Charter Schools along with North Springs High School Foundation, Sandy Springs Mission as well as Everywoman Works, Horizons Atlanta, Watershed Alliance & Chattahoochee Riverkeepers to name a few. Each year the Philanthropic Committee reviews applications that have a significant impact on the quality of life of the residents of Sandy Springs.
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Recent News from the
Elegant Elf Marketplace
2017 Marketplace Chair Announced
The Elegant Elf Marketplace is pleased to announce the 2017 Honorary Chair: Peter Kaiser, award-winning chef and and owner of Kaiser’s Chophouse in Sandy Springs.
The Marketplace also welcomes artist Steve Penley, well-known for his bold impressions of history, patriotism and iconic images. He will be signing his book, Reagan and the American Ideal, at 2pm at the Sunday Marketplace.
We’re excited to announce that the Polar Express Cafe returns to provide lunch and snacks for shoppers.
When you arrive at the marketplace, don’t forget to buy your raffle tickets to win packages of beauty, home, apparel and other exciting items.
Get your holiday shopping done early and
beat the crowds!
When: November 4 and 5
Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 10am – 5pm
Where: Lake Forest Elementary School
5920 Sandy Springs Circle
Admission: $5, free for children 10 and under
Free easy access parking
In its 7th year, the Elegant Elf Holiday Marketplace is an upscale gift market featuring more than 85 local and regional artists, craftsmen, gourmet food purveyors and unique gift vendors.
Categories include jewelry, handcrafted fashions, fine crafts, items for home and garden, handbags, toys and more.
Click here to view the 2017 Elegant Elf Brochure
All proceeds are reinvested in the local community. To date, the Sandy Springs Society has raised over $3.5 million for its philanthropic grants program. This year we finded 22 non-profit organizations in the local community.