Atlanta magazine’s Give Atlanta program is an opportunity for philanthropic organizations to engage with the community and share their story with an affluent audience.  Atlanta magazine will publish a stand-alone magazine titled Give Atlanta and will polybag it with 50,000 copies of the November issue. The magazine will feature stories on Atlanta’s non-profit community, profile people who give, and inspire our readers to support many of Atlanta’s philanthropic initiatives. Atlanta magazine is committed to providing nonprofit organizations with a platform to connect with the most influential members of the Atlanta community by producing this custom print publication, along with an online fundraising challenge.


Atlanta magazine is proud to bring back the GIVE Atlanta Challenge in 2019, giving local charities the opportunity to raise funds and compete for cash grants and other prizes from the $40,000 challenge fund. The GIVE Atlanta Challenge is a friendly online fundraising competition between charitable organizations and their supporters.

Beginning October 15, we are asking you, our loyal readers, to make a donation—no matter how large or small—to one or more of the participating nonprofit causes. The nonprofits keep the money they raise through your donations and compete to win additional cash grants totaling to $40,000!


Want to learn how your non-profit can join in? Please contact your account executive or email for more information!



After distributing over $234,000 in 2017 to the participating nonprofits in our inaugural first year, Atlanta magazine is thrilled to have more than doubled that amount for 2018! In just one month, the 2018 GIVE Atlanta Challenge raised $442,194 and Atlanta magazine gifted an additional $40,000 in cash grants—bringing total impact in our nonprofit community to $482,194! Check out the final 2018 leaderboard here!

Meet Our 2018 Give Atlanta Nonprofits

Give Atlanta 2018 Stories

Trees Atlanta

Saving the city in the forest

Lush greenery softens the edges of Atlanta when viewing the city from a plane, from the upper floors of its many new high-rises, and even on the big screen in the many films for which Atlanta serves as the backdrop. On the ground, the reality of Atlanta’s unbounded development comes sharply into focus.

Big names, big giving

One of Atlanta’s most famous sons, Martin Luther King Jr., once said, “Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.” Decades later, thousands of Atlantans volunteer, raise funds, and donate to causes. You don’t have to look far to find local celebrities—from rock star chefs and business moguls—who leverage their fame for good.

How Furkids makes a difference in the lives of cats, dogs, and the community

In the fall of 2001, Samantha Shelton looked out her kitchen window and realized she had houseguests. The visitors—a gray mother cat and her three small kittens—trekked through the yard and settled on the deck of her Buckhead home.
Hugh Acheson

Products with Purpose: Make a difference when you purchase these local goods

Meet needs across the city—and around the globe—with these handmade and hot items.

Breaking the chain

An eclectic and energetic mix of groups are joining forces to combat a common opponent: sex trafficking in metro Atlanta. Nonprofits, faith-based organizations, elected officials, government agencies, law enforcement, and volunteers are using the buildup to next year’s Super Bowl to boost awareness and attack a problem that plagues the area.


Community Champion Awards – Benefiting Christian City Children and Family Programs
Thursday, September 19th 2019, 7:00 PM

This exceptional dinner recognizes 3 honorees for their incredible impact on our community: Stephanie Blank, Westside Futures Fund, and Delta Air Lines. Proceeds support Christian City’s SafePlace program to rescue runaway and homeless youth before they fall victim to sex traffickers.

Learn more here.

Meaningful Miles 5K – Benefiting Back on My Feet
Saturday, September 21st 2019, 8:00 AM

Join the 2019 Meaningful Miles 5K race event to support the Back on My Feet mission. Family-friendly for strollers and small trikes/scooters. Run or walk…it’s not about speed, it’s about moving forward!

Back on My Feet combats homelessness through the power of running, community support, essential housing, and employment resources.

Register here.

Paradise Blue | Written by Dominique Morisseau – Benefiting Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre
Tuesday, September 24th, 7:30 PM

It’s 1949, and the new mayor of Detroit is working to get rid of the blight of the city—and to move African Americans out of Detroit’s Black Bottom. Blue, a gifted trumpeter, considers selling his once thriving family jazz club, leaving his beloved Pumpkin and her dreams aside. As Blue fights personal demons to better his life and maintain his sanity, his fellow band members, Corn and P-Sam, are stuck wondering where they fit into the plan to benefit from the changes in their neighborhood. Silver, a mysterious woman with a history, enters the scene with her own plans, turning the lives of everyone upside down.

Set against a backdrop of gentrification and displacement, Paradise Blue encompasses the pain and suffering that accompany the erasure of Black history.

Learn more here.

Paws For Cocktails – Benefiting Furkids Animal Rescue and Shelters
Saturday, November 2nd 2019, 5:30 PM

Get your tickets for Furkids Paws For Cocktails 2019! This year’s event will be held at Anderby Brewing in Peachtree Corners. Your $50 ticket includes an open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, live music from the Lance Price band, and a great time with all your Furkids friends. All proceeds from the event benefit Furkids’ live saving work!

Purchase tickets here.

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As part of our GIVE Atlanta campaign, Atlanta magazine publishes Give Atlanta magazine, a guide to charitable giving in Atlanta. Check out our 2018 issue!