The Home Depot

The Home Depot was founded in Atlanta in 1979 and the city remains our hometown today. With 60 stores and almost 20,000 associates who live and work in Metro Atlanta, we care deeply about the success of the city and its residents.

Through strategic grant making and numerous volunteer activities, we work daily to make a positive impact on our hometown.

Over the last six years, The Home Depot Foundation has donated more than $35 Million to 1000 nonprofit organizations in Atlanta.

Team Depot

In addition to financial contributions, our associates are very involved in volunteering through our Team Depot program, whether it’s building homes for Habitat for Humanity, renovating facilities for veterans, or refurbishing outdoor spaces and playgrounds.
  • Atlanta Habitat for Humanity – Our IT Department just celebrated their 20th anniversary of partnership with Atlanta Habitat by beginning construction on their 23rd home.
  • Veterans Empowerment Organization of Georgia – SSC volunteers have worked on various renovation projects with VEO to provide safe, comfortable and beautiful transitional housing for veterans.
  • USO of Georgia - Since May 2011, each month, 20 associates volunteer with the USO to greet troops as they travel through Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
  • We also have more than 30 of our executives serving on more than 47 boards of community organizations in Atlanta, including the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, the Metro Atlanta YMCA, Atlanta Children's Shelter, Boys & Girls Clubs, Atlanta Botanical Garden and the High Museum of Art.

2012 Atlanta Grants

In 2012, The Home Depot Foundation is investing grant dollars in Atlanta to support veterans and their families as well as to continue longstanding partnerships with key local nonprofits. Learn more >

Atlanta Investments – 2012 Recap

Cash Grants: $5.5 million

Product Donations: $2 million

Team Depot: 35 projects by more than 1,000 associate volunteers

The Homer Fund

The Homer Fund is a nonprofit charity specifically devoted to assisting Home Depot associates in need. It is funded by Home Depot associates for Home Depot associates. Since the program started in 1999, it has provided $6.5 million in grants to associates in the Metro Atlanta area. The Homer Fund provides assistance to associates who are unable to pay their basic living expenses as a result of an unforeseen circumstance. Situations vary and may include: homes destroyed in a natural disaster; a spouse losing his or her job; and severe illness and mounting medical bills. In addition, the Fund provides scholarships to children of associates to help them deal with the ever-increasing cost of sending kids to college.

King Papers & CCHR

We donated $1.15 million to fund the acquisition of the King historic papers for Morehouse College and to have them stored at the Woodruff Library.

Additionally, we’ve contributed $1 million to the construction of the National Center for Civil & Human Rights.

Disaster Relief

$100,000 +

commitment in the wake of the September 2009 floods that caused significant damage throughout the Metro Atlanta area.

$300,000 +

commitment to help with the clean-up and rebuilding after the March 2008 tornado that struck Atlanta.