ChooseATL, the Georgia Center for Nonprofits and the Center for Civic Innovation handed out thousands of dollars in funding to promising local nonprofits during Philanthropitch. The event took place on June 9 at the Georgia World Congress Center.

1 - Audience Choice Winner - Scholarship Academy

Kate Atwood, vice president of ChooseATL, presents The Scholarship Academy with The Audience Choice Award at Philanthropitch Atlanta. From left, Kenneth Williams, Kate Atwood and Jessica Johnson.

2 - Emcee - Rohit Malhotra
Rohit Malhotra, founder and executive director of Center for Civic Innovation, emcees to a packed auditorium at Philanthropitch.

3 - judges and finalists
Philanthropitch judges present seven Atlanta nonprofits with cash grants totaling $61,500. Top row, from left: Joey Womack, Jason Martin, Matt Granados, Connie Certusi, Linnea Geiss, Hala Moddelmog, Heather Infantry, Dan Graham, Katie Hayes; Bottom row, from left: Susanna Spiccia, Ben Sperling, Ian Cohen, Kim Nolte, Jessica Johnson.

4 - judges panel

Judges listen to seven nonprofits pitch during Philanthropitch. From left, Dan Graham, Connie Certusi, Hala Moddelmog, Joey Womack and Matt Granados.

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.