The Peyton Anderson Foundation is an independent, place-based foundation investing in the good works of people in Central Georgia and improving their quality of life through community development, education, health, human services and arts and culture.

About PAF


The Peyton Anderson Foundation serves as a lasting memorial to a man whose goodwill lives on long after his lifetime. Peyton Anderson, owner in the 1950s and 60s of the Macon Telegraph and the Macon News, was a highly successful businessman, family man, civic leader and philanthropist. He assigned the bulk of his estate for charitable purposes to benefit his hometown of Macon, Georgia.

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The cornerstone of Macon’s growth and development, supporting the Bibb County School District and local major institutions of higher education is an essential focus of the Foundation.

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Community Development

The Trustees support economic development of Central Georgia through opportunities that strengthen community vitality, engage residents and encourage philanthropy.

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Arts & Culture

Macon-Bibb County’s diverse arts community incorporates creative expression, historic preservation, theatre, local tradition, museums and music to ensure an active community and stronger economic development.

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Human Services

The Foundation works diligently to improve the quality of life for the people of Macon, Georgia.

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The Foundation is dedicated to strengthening the health system of Central Georgia, including infrastructure, needs-based services, research, education, and improving health access and outcomes for all populations.

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