The Chestnut Family Foundation invests in the lives of children through access to the arts. 

All children should have access to resources that enable them to be healthy, develop self-confidence, and enjoy life. We seek to partner with nonprofits that have demonstrated compassion and creativity in improving access and choice for children in the areas of health and the performing arts, and ultimately, help build confidence in children.

Organizations We Support

Teresa + Ben Chestnut

About Us

The Chestnut Family Foundation was started in 2017 by Teresa and Ben Chestnut. Teresa grew up in Seoul, Korea, and as a teenager moved to Hephzibah, Georgia, where she met her husband Ben in high school. A former pediatric nurse at Hughes Spalding Hospital, Teresa’s personal and professional focus has always been on improving the lives of children. Ben is the co-founder and CEO of MailChimp, a global software company headquartered in Atlanta. Teresa and Ben live in Atlanta with their two sons.

Our Approach

We look for organizations in Georgia that have demonstrated compassion and creativity in their efforts to improve the lives of children. We’re drawn to small and medium sized organizations with deep community knowledge, dynamic leadership, and an entrepreneurial spirit with a bias toward access.

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