Lillie’s Story

Lillie’s Foundation is a non-profit organization providing support to grandparents raising school aged children by providing educational enrichment programs for them and their grandchildren. Our slogan speaks to our work, “Empowering Families through Love!”

The foundation was developed in 2012 by the vision of Darryl G. Allen, Board of Directors and Founder. Both Mr. Allen and his wife Mrs. Cassandra Allen were both raised by “Lillie’s”.

Mr. and Mrs. Allen have experienced firsthand the impact of unconditional love, support and rearing from grandparents. They know the struggles and sacrifices it takes for retired and aging grandparents to raise grandchildren. Their direct testimony is what fuels the passion of Lillie’s Foundation.

Lillie Allen Young
Grandmother of Mr. Allen
Lillie Hurst
Grandmother of Mrs. Allen
Darryl and Cassandra Allen

Donate Today to Support Grandparents Who Raise Grand-children

Lillie’s Mission

Supporting and empowering grandparents raising school aged children.

Promoting the right and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do.

Supporting APS school programs for grandparents raising school aged children.

Focus on reaching the most vulnerable in our communities, our grandparents and seniors.

Our Causes

You can help us reach more grandparents raising school-aged children in Atlanta

Social Emotional Learning

Lillie's Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) provides mentoring and tutoring support for students.


Arts Education

Dr. Paulette Fleming AIM (Arts in Motion) Program. Provides a fine arts scholarship and STEAM Camp.


Family Engagement

Our Family Program. Provides family support through academic scholarship and services.


Lillie’s Slogan

Elevating Grandparent Voices in Public Schools


What Our Donors Over the World Are Saying

I, Betty Almond, am so grateful for the Lillie's Foundation. All the help and support they give to my grandchildren, husband and I is a blessing. We are thankful to be a part of the program.

Betty AlmondAPS/Lillie's Foundation Grandparent

The Lillie's Foundation is a family of caring people dedicated to caring for grandparents raising school aged children and seniors in need. They were there for the loss of my daughter and hospitalization of my husband. We had nothing to worry about from food to school supplies for my grandsons. I am and always will be grateful to the members of the Lillie's Foundation.

Carolyn BaileyAPS/Lillie's Foundation Grandparent

Lillie's Foundation has blessed me and my grandson so many times over the years. Raising my grandson at this time in my life can be challenging. Lillie's Foundation helps at Thanksgiving, Christmas and with school supplies to help me shoulder the responsibility with grace and gratefulness. Thank you Lillie's Foundation for your gifts of love.

Delphine McDonaldAPS/Lillie's Foundation Grandparent