East Lake Foundation


The East Lake Foundation was founded in 1995 in Atlanta, Georgia. The foundation’s origins can be traced back to the revitalization efforts initiated in the East Lake Meadows public housing development, which had a reputation for being one of the most violent and impoverished developments in Atlanta. Recognizing the interconnected challenges of housing, education, and community wellness, civic leaders set out to create a holistic and collaborative approach to community redevelopment. The foundation’s model utilized public-private partnerships to address the multifaceted issues facing those underserved communities.