James M. Cox Foundation Donates $30 Million to Complete BeltLine Trail Corridor

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., and the PATH Foundation are excited to announce a $30 million donation from the James M. Cox Foundation that will provide the remaining philanthropic funding needed to complete the Northwest BeltLine trails.  When combined with an earlier gift from the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, philanthropic funding is now in place to complete the full 22-mile BeltLine trail corridor by 2030.  With its mission to build trails in metro Atlanta, PATH has been a critical partner and is working closely with Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. on the project.

The James M. Cox Foundation and Jim Kennedy, chairman of the Foundation, have been actively engaged in building Atlanta’s trail network through the PATH Foundation since 1991. Kennedy helped launch the BeltLine by co-chairing its first fundraising campaign in 2007 and made an early gift that funded the development of the Eastside Trail. With the newest gift, Kennedy and the Foundation have given $44 million to help fund the BeltLine.

More than a redevelopment project that will ultimately connect 45 neighborhoods within Atlanta, the Atlanta BeltLine is working to create a more inclusive and equitable community through the creation of trails and parks. The project is bringing jobs, affordable housing, and an improved quality of life for the people surrounding the corridor

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