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!

For more information on how to become a participating nonprofit in the 2019 GIVE Atlanta 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

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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.


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!

May 16, 2019 — 40th Anniversary Celebration and Open House
This year, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Atlanta is celebrating their 40th anniversary. Since their opening in 1979—together with Georgians from all walks of life—they have welcomed more than 26,500 refugees from 67 countries to rebuild their lives in communities across the state. The IRC invites the entire community—current and past clients, staff, volunteers, donors, partners, and supporters—to join them on Thursday, May 16, from 6-8 pm at the IRC in Atlanta to celebrate 40 Years of Welcome!

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!