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Support Oakland

Current restoration efforts and future endeavors are possible with the continued help of our supporters.

In 1976, when the organization that became Historic Oakland Foundation was founded, the cemetery was a weedy mess. Decades of neglect had left crumbling sidewalks, overgrown shrubs, and cracked monuments. Today, thanks entirely to the support and hard work of donors, volunteers, members, sponsors, and staff, historic Oakland Cemetery welcomes more than 105,000 visitors each year to enjoy guided tours, concerts, award-winning art exhibits, and colorful, serene gardens. Join us as we continue to preserve, protect, share, and enhance Oakland Cemetery well into the future.

Ways To Financially Support Us

Become A Member

Become a member of an energized community of supporters who help sustain Atlanta’s most tangible link to the past. Enjoy great benefits, too. Find out more.


Donations of any amount help us complete preservation and restoration projects and ongoing maintenance to ensure that this beautiful park is available for future generations to enjoy.
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Bell Tower Society

Join a select group of supporters whose investment in our mission allows us to protect, preserve, enhance, and share historic Oakland Cemetery with the public.
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Gift Matching

Does your company participate in a matching gift program? Consider applying your donation to Historic Oakland Foundation. Check with your company’s human resources department to see if your company matches donations.


Gifts of stock, especially long-term appreciated stock, can provide tax benefits to you and funding for Historic Oakland Foundation’s programs and restoration efforts.
Instructions for donating.

Planned Gifts

Including Historic Oakland Foundation in your estate plan can allow your generosity to extend past your reach today and into the future.
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We invite you to join our energetic group of volunteers. Oakland volunteers help maintain the gardens, staff the Visitors Center, lead tours, lend a hand at our many events, and more. Visit the volunteer page for more information.

Sponsor An Event

Oakland Cemetery’s special events are many visitors’ first experience with these historic and beautiful 48-acres and are also the Foundation’s main fundraising activities throughout the year. Sponsoring these events helps offset their cost allowing more funds to be directed to the preservation, restoration, and enhancement of Oakland Cemetery for all visitors to enjoy. Please contact Melissa Bauer at for more information on sponsoring an event.

2023 Annual Report

Our 2023 annual report highlights Historic Oakland Foundation’s accomplishments last year and lists the donors to whom we are grateful for helping us meet our goals.

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