Brighter DeKalb Foundation



Round Donate Button_smThe Brighter DeKalb Foundation is committed to supporting the needs of individuals living with mental illness, addiction and developmental disabilities.

Join us by supporting these services that bring hope and a brighter future to youth and adults in our community. Together, we can create a community in which disabilities no longer limit potential!


About the Foundation

Established in 2006, the Brighter DeKalb Foundation is a nonprofit organization in metro-Atlanta established to help youth and adults reclaim their lives by supporting the full continuum of behavioral health and developmental disability services provided by the DeKalb Community Service Board (DeKalb CSB).

The Brighter DeKalb Foundation’s mission is to promote, advance and support the services provided by DeKalb Community Service Board.

We accomplish this mission by:

  • Raising funds and charitable gifts for initiatives and services offered by DeKalb CSB.
  • Promoting awareness and support for DeKalb CSB.
  • Strengthening the link between DeKalb CSB, stakeholders and the community to enhance giving opportunities.
  • Developing partnerships and collaborations to advance the mission and vision of DeKalb CSB.

During the last 10 years, public providers of behavioral healthcare and developmental disabilities services in Georgia have been under tremendous pressure to meet the growing demand for these services while facing millions of dollars in State and local funding cuts.  Despite these challenges, the DeKalb CSB remains committed to striving to meet the needs of county residents by providing the highest quality of services, especially to those least able to afford them. Spurred by this lost funding, the Brighter DeKalb Foundation has increased its efforts to raise awareness and funding for services to individuals challenged with behavioral health and developmental disabilities in our community.

Your support can make a difference!


Who We Serve

The Brighter DeKalb Foundation supports the services provided by DeKalb CSB.  Annually, DeKalb CSB serves more than 11,000 children, adolescents and adults, 47% of which are uninsured.  With nearly 500 staff members, DeKalb CSB provides a full range of community-based public mental health, developmental disability and substance use services.11951375_927533383985510_334363375000977604_n

Each year,the Foundation is fortunate to witness countless individuals reclaim their lives once fractured by depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia; families rebuild trust and stability; severely emotionally disturbed children reclaim their childhood; as well as numerous men and women gain victory over addiction.


More Ways To Donate and Make a Difference

The Brighter DeKalb Foundation Celebrates the Opening of DD Residential Home

DeKalb CSB presented the Brighter DeKalb Foundation with keys to their sixth residential home for developmentally disabled individuals in DeKalb County. Presentation 2_resized

Grand opened in November 2016, the Summit Hill Residential Home extends DeKalb CSB’s vision to create a community in which disabilities no longer limit potential. The home will allow residents to fully integrate into the Tucker community by offering living and work options designed to meet their needs, foster independence, and enhance skill development.

View the pictures from the event.


Brighter DeKalb Foundation Board

Empty Conference RoomThe Brighter DeKalb Foundation Board of Directors is comprised of board members from the DeKalb Community Service Board and other community leaders who have an interest in raising support and awareness for behavioral health and developmental disability services. View the current board members here.


Our Sponsors & Partners

The Brighter DeKalb Foundation exists because of generous support from our donors, partners, and sponsors. Their support helps to ensure brighter tomorrows for the children and adults that we serve.

Mailing: PO Box 1648, Decatur, GA 30031
General information: 404.294.3834
Appointments, referrals and crisis support: 404.892.4646

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