Charitable Connections, Inc. (Atlanta, GA)


  • Name:Michelle Uchiyama
  • Title:President

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Charitable Connections, Inc.
  • Address:900 Wendell Court, Suite A
    Atlanta, GA 30336
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:4047889750

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  • Mission:
  • We train, educate and develop non-profit leaders. Charitable Connections, Inc. (CCI) works with leaders to get them to think differently about how to improve the human condition and how to support life in a new direction; to create innovative collaborations to support the well-being of communities, families and individuals; innovative solutions to sustainable growth through caring about one another; and educate people on their state of well-being and viable sustainability.

  • Overview:
  • In 2007, Charitable Connections began working with a team of leaders to develop the Fuller Center for Housing of Greater Atlanta. Through the development of that non-profit CCI and the Fuller Center uncovered an environmental issue that developed into a community transformation project called Reclaim It Atlanta.

    Co-founded by Mark Galey and Michelle Uchiyama, Reclaim It Atlanta has become a stable income resource to support the work of Charitable Connections. Through Reclaim It Atlanta's environmental mission, Charitable Connections has diverted hundreds of tons of waste from landfills in the metro Atlanta area, created partnerships with the National Association of Remodeling Industry Atlanta, the Atlanta Home Show, the Atlanta Chapter of the National Kitchen and Bath Association, The Association of Black Contractors, the Atlanta Real Estate Investors Association, The Fulton County Fire Department, the Atlanta Fire Department, Atlanta Recycles, and the Georgia Real Estate Investors Association and created an awareness of how to divert and repurpose building materials.

    CCI has also partnered with local transitional facilities to identify and train men and women in the operation of a warehouse, sales and marketing of materials, inventory management practices, moving and delivery services, donor management, customer service, volunteer management, project management, deconstruction, and bookkeeping. In the past three years Reclaim It Atlanta has provided training to over 40 individuals and permanent employment opportunities to 20 individuals. Reclaim It Atlanta has worked with Hands On Atlanta to facilitate volunteer opportunities for over 150 community service workers/volunteers at the Reclaim It Atlanta warehouse and or worked in collaboration with Goodwill North Georgia through their fatherhood initiative to provide temporary employment in electronics recycling and permanent job placement for men who have been unable to pay child support.

    The Reclaim It Atlanta community transformation project has provided roofing material for over 13 homeless and mental housing organizations this last year and provided furniture from hotel deconstruction projects that have supported over 20 housing and health related non-profit organizations.

    The Reclaim It Atlanta community transformation project has also trained 10 non-profits on utilizing barter and trade to convert unusable inventory into trade dollars that purchase things the non-profits need to reduce the need for cash to support their operational budgets.

    CCI has developed the Reclaim It Atlanta community transformation project into a vital community resource. It has gathered the community to rehabilitate the 50 year old Fire Station in the community. Reclaim It Atlanta has been a deterrent to crime. The warehouse is located in a formerly vacant property that has attracted other businesses to the community and has attracted tenants to create 100% occupancy in the office park in which it is located.

    Reclaim It Atlanta has been an inspiration to the local community improvement district to expand its boundaries to include the businesses in its area for redevelopment.

    In 2012, Reclaim It Atlanta added a second facility that has a greater retail traffic in DeKalb County, Georgia. Reclaim It Atlanta added this facility on a consignment sale basis to see how traffic patterns would be. After a year of research Reclaim It Atlanta is interested in acquiring the facility. It would provide Charitable Connections with 60,000 square feet of space of which 40,000 would be used by Reclaim It Atlanta and 20,000 square feet would be used by Charitable Connections, Inc. for its leadership programs.

    The building is located across from the largest farmers market in the state of Georgia. The farmers market has just received approval from the Atlanta Regional Commission to add an additional 1,000,000 square feet of building space which means a significant increase in traffic coming to the area. This is great for a retail location in this area. The City of Decatur is one of the most progressive green cities in the state. People have a mind set for re-purpose and re-use. The site has significant potential but only makes sense if CCI owns the facility. CCI is requesting that the Lawrence Foundation make a donation to support the acquisition of this facility.

  • History:
  • In the last 17 years, CCI has started over 270 non-profit organizations with visionary leaders. Each organization was started to address needs for specific populations in the areas of health, housing or the environment. CCI has also provided technical assistance and capacity building services on a larger scale to 10 organizations over a period of 7 years. CCI has worked with the Fuller Center for Housing of Greater Atlanta on financial capacity building, board development and program development. No Longer Bound, a drug and alcohol recovery program received financial capacity building support from CCI and developed a series of micro enterprises to support the long term employment of their 9 month residents and create revenue streams to support their programming. The Lifecycle Building Center was supported by CCI in connections to initial resources that led to board development and fundraising strategies. NAMI Northside received strategic planning and board development technical assistance from CCI to grow their programs, marketing and fundraising. The Community Health Interfaith Project (CHIP) was assisted by CCI to grow their US Department of Health and Human Services SAHMSA support, expand their relations with the Atlanta Regional Council of Churches, and their relationship to the Carter Center.

    The connections, strategic insight and resources from CCI have provided a springboard of opportunity for these non-profits to be effective and expand their capacity.

    CCI has provided office space, warehouse space and personnel resources to several non-profits. CCI has found that by hosting several non-profits in contiguous office space, there has been great synergy in performance of the leaders of the non-profits and their organizations. CCI has also found that the retail warehouse utilized by Reclaim It Atlanta has brought in and connected organizations with resources that they would not otherwise have access to. Corporate executives remodel their homes. Owners of local businesses decorate their spaces and come to Reclaim It Atlanta and shop. Conversations begin, volunteers are born and investments are made through conversations at Reclaim It Atlanta and product donations support the work of the non-profits grown through CCI capacity building. These are all capacity building activities under one roof.

    We are requesting support of the acquisition of a 60,000 square foot building so CCI can expand all of its activities to support a greater number of non-profits, expand product donation space, increase potential volunteers and donors (building its own capacity) and training space.

  • Year established:1997
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:7
  • Advisory board size:10
  • Staff size:6


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:509(a)(1)
  • Tax ID:58-2370635

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:582370635
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% JEFF MITCHELL
  • Organization Address:3522 ASHFORD DUNWOODY RD NE STE 413
  • Organization City:BROOKHAVEN
  • Organization State:GA
  • Organization Zip:30319-2002
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:June, 1998
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general publicĀ 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):994, 603
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code, Nonfinancial services of facilities to other organizations
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2015
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:S50
  • Asset Amount:$292,865
  • Asset Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • Income Amount:$787,834
  • Income Code:5 ($500,000 - $999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$-2,168,029
  • Last Updated:2/25/2018 7:32:35 pm

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