Monday, December 17, 2018


About the GIVE Atlanta Challenge

Atlanta magazine’s GIVE Atlanta Challenge gives Georgia-based charities the opportunity raise funds (and awareness) while also competing to win additional grants and prizes. Each year, the participating nonprofits keep the money they raised through each donation and competed to win additional cash grants.

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!

Participation is closed for the 2018 GIVE Atlanta Challenge period. For more information on how to become a participating nonprofit in 2019’s challenge, please contact

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.


December 7-9, 2018 — The Nutcracker
For over 37 years, Atlanta Dance Theatre has presented memorable holiday performances. This year, they are proud to once again present the premiere full length performance of The Nutcracker. Based on the traditional storyline, our creative ballet rendition is masterfully choreographed by Shelley Grames, Atlanta Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director. It is the performance that your family will love this holiday season.

Performances are:
Friday, December 7 at 7:30
Saturday, December 8 at 2:00 and 7:30
Sunday, December 9 at 2:00

Learn more about the event and purchase your tickets here!

December 14, 2018 — CiDrep SickKids 2018 Black-Tie Dinner and Ball
One of CiDrep SickKids largest fundraisers for the foundation, this black-tie dinner and ball is not to be missed. The evening begins with music, cocktails, an hors-d\’oeuvre reception, and a silent auction; followed by appetizers and dinner, a special guest speaker, a live auction, and dancing!

Supporters and special guests of the black-tie dinner and ball will give hope to thousands of children and their families by supporting CiDrep SickKids\’ mission to make every child get well and feel comfortable through difficult times. Proceeds will help fund equipment, medications, therapy, medical devices, and surgeries for treating critically ill and injured children. Join the fight for the care and well-being of sick children!

Learn more about the event and purchase your tickets here!

January 19, 2019 — The Starfish Ball
The 14th Annual Starfish Ball benefits The nsoro Educational Foundation’s Scholarship Program.
The mission of nsoro provides access to and attainment of post secondary education for all youth aging out of foster care.

Learn more about the event and purchase your tickets here!

March 23, 2019 — 18th Annual Pink Affair
This signature fundraiser benefits the unique nonprofit, TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation, and features a sit-down dinner, silent and live auctions, a live band, and complimentary wine and beer. The cost is $150 per ticket, and once again will be held at the Grand Hyatt in Buckhead. We are anticipating a record attendance in 2019, with 500 people coming. Net proceeds from the evening support TurningPoint\’s financial assistance program and complimentary services for breast cancer patients.

For the past 15 years, TurningPoint has supported male and female breast cancer patients on their road to feeling better and reaching full recovery through services such as physical therapy, massage therapy, counseling, exercise classes, and educational programs. Patients represent all ethnic, socioeconomic, and religious backgrounds throughout metro Atlanta. More than 4,000 patients have been seen to date.

Learn more about the event here!

April 27, 2019 — Drive & Dine
This exciting, elegant, and sleek evening will be filled with thrill rides with professional drivers, gourmet food, a live auction, and inspirational stories. The event benefits the children and families services of Christian City which includes: The Children\’s Village, Safe Place, Thrive, and the Crossroads Foster Care and Adoption Program. Christian City offers life-changing hope through faith, community, and care. Your support can make a difference in the lives of the children that we serve.

Learn more about the event 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!