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: Telemetry collars and receivers and night vision scopes ($4,868)

Zoo Atlanta aims to inspire all of its visitors to value our planet’s diverse wildlife and achieves this goal by educating patrons. To assist in its hands-on educational experiences, Zoo Atlanta requested equipment including telemetry collars and receivers and night vision scopes. This equipment will allow children to observe wildlife movement in the dark and enrich their educational experience at the zoo.

Wish come true: Tandem axle cargo trailer ($4,860)

The Atlanta Community Toolbank is the only organization that lends tools to fellow nonprofits in Metro Atlanta, equipping volunteers to do more. With the right equipment, volunteers have build homes, planted gardens and repaired communities. In 2017, the organization requested a cargo trailer, which would allow them to easily transport vital tools for larger projects.


2018 Grant Cycle Timeline

  • Application Deadline is Friday, June 29 at noon
  • Organizations notified of selection by September 1
  • 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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