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 the largest 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.


  • Development of the pediatric residency program conducted by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University School of Medicine
  • Capital projects of Georgia’s private colleges and universities
  • Select SACS-accredited private schools in Georgia with open admissions, strong academic programs, stable enrollments and sound finances
  • 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