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.
Congratulations Gene Jordan
Winner of the 2018 Spirit of Sandy Springs Award
Elizabeth Kelly, Society President and Award Recipient Gene Jordan. Find out more about Gene Jordan and the Spirit of Sandy Springs Award HERE.
Sandy Springs Welcomes the Newest Turtle!
Heards Ferry Class of 2017 Gift
Heards Ferry Class of 2017 dedicates the Sandy Springs Town Turtle to the school. The 5th grade raised over $3700 for the donation, an idea submitted by Audrey Klie and Ryan Nuefeld. Turtle created by artist family Chris, Stacee and Madeleine Schwab.
Elegant Elf Marketplace 2018
Friday and Saturday, November 9 & 10, 9am – 5pm
Evening of Elegance
Thursday, November 8, 6-10pm
New venue and dates!
City Springs Civic and
237 Johnson Ferry Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
In the heart of new downtown Sandy Springs
Thank You to Our 2017-2018 Sponsors:
2017 Bronze Sponsors
Bank of North Georgia
Children’s Dentistry of Atlanta-Dr. Janice Lee and Dr. Amanda Stengel
Donna and Jim Squire
H.M. Patterson &Son-Arlington Chapel
Jenny Pruitt-Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty
Knoxie and Med Walstad
Powers Ferry Animal Hospital
Carole Campbell-Etcetera Stylist
Denmark The Agency
Etta Raye Hirsch
Financial Development Systems
Kay Quigley-Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty