Extra Wish

Little wishes that make a big difference.

Practical Makes Perfect

While our focus is on investing in the long-term success of a nonprofit, the Community Foundation knows that sometimes organizations also need help with smaller items that don’t fit into a traditional funding stream. We understand. After all, we’re a nonprofit too.

Many of our donors are looking for a variety of ways to support and learn about nonprofits in the region. That’s where the Extra Wish program comes in. Extra Wish provides monetary contributions for tangible goods that contribute in a clear way to the success of organizations and the people served. Extra Wish matches these “wishes” of nonprofit organizations with donors interested in making a contribution through an annual opportunity catalog for our donors.

Click here to view the most recent Extra Wish opportunity catalog.

For more information about receiving an Extra Wish for your nonprofit, please contact:

Maria Najlis
Program Associate

Wishes Granted

Wish come true: 19 lavalier microphones ($4,850)

To provide the best theater experience, Theatrical Outfit needed a type of wireless microphone that allows performers to be free to move about, dance with abandon and make quick wardrobe changes. The right microphone can improve the impact of the action and emotion on stage, lifting the quality of the production and stirring souls.

Wish come true: Electric walkie pallet truck ($3,899)

The Atlanta Community Food Bank has been feeding hungry people since 1979 and in 2015 it distributed more than 61 million pounds of food to more than 755,000 people. By helping the Food Bank buy multiple electric pallet trucks, Community Foundation donors are helping the organization and its partners focus on the Food Bank’s reason for existing: feeding hungry people.


2018 Grant Cycle Timeline

  • Application Deadline is Friday, June 29th at Noon
  • Organizations notified of selection by September 1st
  • Extra Wish catalogs in hand by mid-November

Eligibility and Application Materials


The Journey Starts Here

Ready to get started? Just visit our Nonprofit Online Portal to complete your Organizational Profile, Common Grant Application and Grant Application Supplement.

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