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Gift for a Child engages in mutually beneficial partnerships with companies and other nonprofit organization. Partnerships can be formal or informal, and are customized to help achieve our mission. 

We believe that it takes more than one organization to provide hope for the diverse group of children in foster care. Since 2005, Gift for a Child has partnered with many community-based organizations, businesses, corporations, and collaborative groups to help improve the lives of foster youth.

Business Community

Gift for a Child  works closely with the business community and entrepreneurs to bring attention to the needs of children separated from families. These individuals are helping Gift for a Child develop programs and deliver serives integral to our mission to help improve the outcomes and self-sufficiency of foster youth.

Signature Corporate and Business Sponsors:

  • Elavon
  • U.S. Bank
  • Bryan Cave Legal/Powell Goldstein
  • Unica

Georgia Independent Living Unit: Since 2006, Gift for a Child has supported the state of Georgia's independent living program by developing initiatives to support and oversee programs to help older youth in care and those aging out with real life preparation and career planning. We were honored to participate in the state's first Empowerment Summit in 2006. Every year since that first date we have been actively involved in the lives of foster youth helping guide their career decisions, recognizing their academic achievement and providing care packages and a financial lifeline during critical stages of their lives.

Georgia State Adoptions Unit: Our founders are adoptive parents and as a result our organization is very committed to helping children in foster care find their forever family. In 2005, we launched the Heart Gallery Southeast to raise awareness across the state about the needs of children in foster care. Our first event included an exhibit of 83 children waiting to be adopted. Over 80% of these children now have a forever family.

Celebration of Excellence Partners (COEP)*: COEP is a collaboration of six organizations working together to support and recognize the educational achievements of foster youth graduating from high school, vocational school or college.  The six participating COEP organizations include juvenal lawyers, business community, faith-based organizations, advocay groups and child welfare leaders representing foster youth. The are responsible for organizing and hosting the annual Celebration of Excellence graduation event.

*COEP Partners (all partners have been in business for a minimum of three years):

Real Life Preparation Partners and Sponsors

  • RIM
  • Visa
  • Discover
  • American Express
  • Georgia's Own Credit Union
  • Insphere
  • Primerica
  • Walton Communities
  • Best Buy
  • MetroBrokers
  • Georgia State School of Nursing
  • Georgia Independent Living Program
  • Georgia Empowerment
  • Social Security Administration
  • U.S. Bank
  • Elavon

Event Sponsors

  • Imagine It Children's Museum
  • Discovery Children's Museum
  • Cousins Properties
  • Trinity Gallery

Printing Sponsors

  • SoHo Myriad
  • Color Genesis
  • Imaging Technologies
  • Offset Atlanta
  • American Colorgraphics


Gift for a Child began working with the state of Georgia in 2005 to help raise awareness in faith-based communities about the needs of foster youth. Our Heart Gallery and Picture Adoption exhibits are used by faith-based organizations to educate and generate interest in U.S. adoption by their members. Each year in November, our faith-based organizations rely on Gift for a Child to produce and set up a Heart Gallery display to find families among their members to adopt children in foster care. Our first program with faith-based organizations was launched in 2005 with One Church/One Child. 

  • Interfaith Children's Movement
  • Bethany Christian Services
  • Perimeter Church
  • Greater Traveler's Rest
  • Focus on the Family
  • Victory World Church


Gift for a Child partners with child welfare organizations responsible for a broad range of  ssues and services on behalf of foster youth.  We work with foster care agencies, adoption agencies  and parent associatons from across the United States, carefully selecting our partners based on the strength of work for children, clarity of their mission, and their historical commitment to help foster youth succeed in and out of foster care. Our work for these organizations is focused on connecting the business community to support programs, campaigns and events that are not typically funded by these organizations goverment contracts.

  • Georgia Association of Licensed Adoption Agencies
  • MAAC
  • Melodical Hearts
  • Freddie Mac


  • Georgia State School of Nursing


  • Gordon College
  • University of Georgia
  • Kennesaw State
  • Emory University
  • Art Institute of Atlanta
  • Georgia State


Gift for a Child enjoys partnering with child welfare organizations to develop community awareness programs to help educate communities about the needs of abandoned and neglected children. We work with our government agency partners to develop strategic advocacy campaigns that educate communities, 

attract the attention of national and international news outlets, and activate the 

public to invest in the lives of childrne in foster care.

  • Georgia Human Services
  • Georgia Independent Living Program
  • Georgia Adoption Unit
  • Tennessee Department of Children and Services
  • Mecklenberg....

Design Community

Gift for a Child is fortunate to have the support of the design community to assist us developing our brand, collateral and website. The following organization dedicated resources to help with materials to support our programs on behalf of foster youth 

  • Soloflight Design

  • RobertsTrousdell
  • Trent Cox Design

  • Voyage Communications 

  • Big Head Studios

  • Kate Holcutt

  • MyPhotoPipe