AthFest Educates Is A Non Profit Organization Committed To Sustaining And Advancing Music And Arts Education For Youth In Athens-Clarke County. To Fulfill Our Mission, We Produce Two Annual Fundraisers, The AthFest Music & Arts Festival And The AthHalf Half Marathon. The Proceeds From These Events Fund The Organization’s Annual Grant-Making Efforts.

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AthFest Educates director, jill helme describes the impact created by our non-profit.

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2020 - 2021 AthFest Educates Grants at a Glance

Your contributions really do make a difference.

Multi-Year Grant Awarded for Youth Orchestra

AthFest Educates awarded a $35,000 grant to launch a free, after school orchestra program for 3rd – 5th graders at Stroud Elementary

AthFest Educates Awards Over $40,000 in Grants!

AthFest Educates has awarded over $40,000 in grants to local teachers and community educators in the ’20 – ’21 School Year.

2019 - 2020:

Announcing the 2020 - 2021 Grant Recipients

Congratulations to the following programs and schools who qualified for AthFest Educates grants:

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We Produce Two Annual Events as the Key Fundraisers for our Programs.