Corporate Citizenship

In the company’s 64-year history, Carter has dedicated a tremendous amount of time and resources to bettering both Atlanta and surrounding communities. Through our hands-on partnerships with residents, key stakeholders, and local organizations, Carter strives to foster communities of care in and around Atlanta.

Direct Impact: The Highlights

ATLANTA POLICE FOUNDATION

Carter is pleased to provide multiple levels of service to an organization tasked with crime reduction and prevention. From project managing APF’s flagship initiative of building At Promise Youth Centers for Atlanta’s youth to having Carter employees serve on the Atlanta Police Foundation’s Board, Carter looks forward to continuing this longstanding partnership for years to come.  

YMCA OF METRO ATLANTA

Carter enjoys a close relationship with the YMCA of Metro Atlanta, which serves over 153,000 members. Carter involvement has included project management services for a new YMCA Leadership and Learning Center, along with assisting the organization in strategic growth planning across the region. 

@PROMISE CENTER

At-Promise Youth and Community Centers in Atlanta are state-of-the-art learning and community facilities with specialized services for youth and a gathering place for residents, group activities and other purposes. The first At-Promise Center was completed in 2017 in historic English Avenue, and is an opportunity to participate in the revitalization efforts of this community. This center is the cornerstone of the Atlanta Police Foundation’s youth crime reduction initiative. This initiative enrolled 347 youth in its first year, providing specialized programming for youth and young adults ages 12 to 24 who reside on Atlanta’s Westside. The success of the first project prompted the Police Foundation to work with Carter on three more At-Promise centers: one in the Pittsburgh neighborhood (opened in Spring 2021), one at the Andrew Young YMCA on Campbellton Road (opened in Spring 2022), and a fourth center on MLK Jr. Drive scheduled to be delivered in 2024.

ATLANTA FIRE RESCUE FOUNDATION

Carter is proud to support the Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation’s Adopt a Fire Station Program. Carter proudly sponsors Atlanta Fire Rescue Stations 10 and 26. Read more here.

PARK PRIDE COMMUNITY BUILDING GRANT

Carter was proud to partner with the Organized Neighbors of Summerhill, Park Pride, and the City of Atlanta Parks and Recreation to make playground improvements to Phoenix II Park in Summerhill. Carter donated funds to the project and program-managed the installation of the playground at no cost to the neighborhood. The playground officially opened to the public in June of 2018.

PARK PRIDE LEGACY GRANT

Carter worked with the Organized Neighbors of Summerhill to secure $100,000 worth of matching funds through the Atlanta Park Pride Legacy Grant. This award allowed improvements to Phoenix Park II and III along with Heritage Park. Improvements included enhanced landscaping, shade sails, and an amphitheater for Summerhill and surrounding neighborhoods to enjoy.

STADIUM NEIGHBORHOODS COMMUNITY TRUST FUND GRANT

Carter worked with the Organized Neighbors of Summerhill to secure $200,000 worth of funds through the Stadium Neighborhoods Community Trust Fund. $100,000 was used as the “match” for the $100,000 Park Pride Legacy Grant and an additional $100,000 was used for various public safety enhancements throughout the neighborhood.   

For more information on Carter’s philanthropy, please reach out to Adam Parker at [email protected] or Cathryn Houchins at [email protected].

June 2018 ribbon-cutting ceremony for new playground equipment in Summerhill’s Phoenix Park II, as part of the Park Pride Community Building Grant
The first At-Promise Center, completed in 2017, is located in the English Avenue neighborhood
Carter supports the Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation’s Adopt a Fire Station Program. Carter sponsors Atlanta Fire Rescue Station 10—located on Boulevard in Grant Park—who serves the Summerhill area.