Alice Huffard Richards Fund Leadership Development Grants

AHR Fund’s Leadership Development Impact Intentions: We believe in honoring the legacy of Alice Huffard Richards by investing in the development of strong leaders in our West Georgia communities.

Participants from West Georgia nonprofits developed critical leadership skills in the 2016 Up & Coming Leaders program, funded by an AHR Leadership grant, delivered locally by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits.


I. Nonprofit Leadership Development: AHR Fund funding makes it possible for West Georgia, 501c3 nonprofits to participate in high demand, top of trend, professional development programming delivered locally. Topics are selected in response to local demand, sector best practices and trends.  Examples of past trainings offered for nonprofit staff or board members are:

  • The twelve-week Nonprofit Leadership Intensive for senior staff leaders
  • Board Boot Camp for board volunteers
  • The UP & Comers Leadership Development program for rising junior leaders.

       Program descriptions and dates are posted here as they become available. 

II. Nonprofit Community Capacity Building: AHR makes grants that help strengthen the local community of nonprofits, through the sharing of ideas and best practices, networking and informal mentoring.

  • West GA Nonprofit Network: Currently,AHR’s focus on Nonprofit Community Capacity-Building provides support for the newly-developing West Georgia Nonprofit Network.  For more information about The Network, contact:  Amanda Wright at:

III.  Junior Leadership:  In 2017, AHR has also funded a special youth leadership program, in partnership with Carroll Tomorrow.

The Carroll Junior Chamber of Commerce received a 2017 Alice H. Richards Grant from the Community Foundation of West Georgia. The purpose of the AHR Grant is to invest in the development of strong leaders in our West Georgia Communities. This grant helped the Junior Chamber achieve their goals of maximizing every opportunity for these students of becoming effective leaders for our community now and in the future.

 WE MEASURE:  Improvements in leadership effectiveness of participants, as measured in pre-and post testing and with surveys from our training partners Georgia Center for Nonprofits and from The West Georgia Nonprofit Network.


CLICK HERE for the 2017 Schedule of training offerings for west Georgia nonprofits