The Lettie Pate Evans Foundation believes strong educational institutions are vital to the quality of life in a community and are an important driver of economic development. Mrs. Evans was an ardent supporter of education and gave generously to many academic institutions in Georgia and Virginia during her life.

The Foundation’s investments in education make up a large part of our average grants portfolio (see graph). The Foundation makes grants for health education, higher education and select independent schools in Georgia. Institutions in Virginia are considered for grants only if they received support from Mrs. Evans during her life.


What We Fund

  • Select SACS-accredited private schools in Georgia with open admissions, respected academic programs, stable enrollments and sound finances
  • Private colleges and universities in Georgia that promote regional development
  • Health education, primarily for Children’s and Emory’s pediatric residency program
  • Organizations in Virginia that were supported by Mrs. Evans during her life

What We Do Not Fund

  • Organizations in Virginia that were not supported by Mrs. Evans during her life
  • Endowments
  • Fundraising events
  • Individuals
  • Public schools, colleges or universities