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Extra Wish Grant Program

Grants to Georgia Nonprofits to
Enhance Services to the Community

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

Conf. Date:

07/13/21

Deadline Date:

07/30/21 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $5,000 to Georgia nonprofit organizations in eligible locations to enhance services to the community. Grant requests may be made for services, capital items, and resources for organizations or program participants. Priority will be given to organizations or requests that are tied to or further racial equity, and organizations that are led by or serving Black, Indigenous or people of color (BIPOC) communities. Applicants must be located and providing services within the Foundation’s 23-county service area. This includes the counties of Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Morgan, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, Rockdale, Spalding, and Walton.

The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta publishes Extra Wish to share unfulfilled needs of nonprofit organizations in the metro Atlanta region. Since its inception 20 years ago, Extra Wish has connected donors to nonprofits that have “extra” funding needs to enhance their daily or programmatic work. Extra Wish funding is intended to support unique and tangible items beyond an organization’s operating budget, those “hard to fund” things that will enhance the organization’s work. Through this program, organizations have received funds for everything from backpacks to snakes, and baby monitors to washing machines. Extra Wish is shared with all of the Community Foundation’s current and planned giving donors, more than 1,000 philanthropists.

Extra Wish provides monetary contributions for specific expenses (not staff or general operations) that contribute in a clear way to the success of organizations and the populations they serve. 

Eligible Wish List Requests:

  • Resources for program participants or organizations: expendable and nonexpendable items that will help program participants succeed, such as clothing, MARTA fares, toys, age-appropriate reading material, tickets/participation fees for program participants and equipment for people with disabilities. Program-related resources such as reference books, videos or training materials that will remain with the organization. Requests for grocery store and gas station gift cards are eligible.
  • Capital items: office equipment including laptops, tablets, furniture, kitchen appliances and items needed to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Services: consultant, contract or labor expenses for specific, time bound projects.

Applicants may apply for funding for up to three unique items. The Community Foundation considers the following example to be three unique items: 10 chairs, two laptop computers and two laptop cases. The Community Foundation would consider the following to be five unique items: 10 chairs and tables, two laptop computers with two laptop cases, and five reference books. 

The Foundation seeks to continue to support strong, sustainable organizations. In addition, the Foundation is eager to support smaller or newer nonprofits that hold great promise. Priority for inclusion will be given to organizations or requests that are tied to or further racial equity, and organizations that are led by or serving Black, Indigenous or people of color (BIPOC) communities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 156430

Estimated Size of Grant:

Extra Wish requests cannot exceed $5,000. Most Extra Wish grants from the Community Foundation's donor-advised funds fall between $500 and $3,500.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofits that meet the following requirements are eligible to apply for a grant from Extra Wish:
- Must not have not been featured in Extra Wish last year (2020). Organizations will NOT be selected to be included in consecutive (back-to-back) Extra Wish catalogs.
- Must be located and providing services within the Foundation’s 23-county service area;
- Must be classified by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)(3) of the I.R.S. code as a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, donations to which are deductible as charitable contributions under Section 170 (c)(2) and the I.R.S. determination must be current;
- Must be registered with the Georgia Secretary of State as a nonprofit (click here to verify: https://ecorp.sos.ga.gov/BusinessSearch);
- Must have a minimum one-year operating history after the date of receipt of its 501(c)(3) classification;
- Must have annual operating expenses greater than $25,000 as reflected in the most recently filed I.R.S. Form 990 (click here for more information on Form 990: https://www.irs.gov/Charities-&-Non-Profits/Form-990-Resources-and-Tools)
- While applicants may provide a wide array of programs and/or services to the community, priority will be given to organizations or wishes that are tied to or further racial equity, or are BIPOC led/serving.

Ineligible Wish List Requests:
- Items that have already been purchased or services that have been contracted prior to application
- Items where the total cost exceeds $5,000 (including shipping costs)
- Vehicles
- Gasoline for organizational fleets
- Subscriptions for magazines and trade publications
- Memberships and fees
- Attendance at conferences or training sessions for staff members
- Stipends for staff, volunteers, interns or program participants
- General operating expenses
- Support for organizational or program endowments

Requests for food and gasoline are not eligible requests.

Organizations that submit requests for more than three unique items will be automatically declined.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Community Foundation staff will provide an online orientation on Tuesday, July 13 at 10 am.

Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_n0gQznoVRmCm0bFE9rJRcw.

A recording of the webinar will be made available on the URL for Full Text below by July 15.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant Cycle Timeline
- Tuesday, July 13: Online Orientation
- By Friday, July 30 at 5 p.m.: Deadline for nonprofits to submit their Organizational Profile and Extra Wish application
- By Monday, August 30: Applicants notified
- By Wednesday, November 3: Community Foundation will distribute Extra Wish to all current donors. The issue will be available on the website as well.

Please keep in mind the timeliness of your funding requests. Although the application process is happening now, your organization will not potentially receive funding for its wishes for another three to four months (the catalog will be mailed in mid-November) so funding may trickle in for several months thereafter. The most compelling wishes are those that have factored this into their requests.

About the Foundation: https://cfgreateratlanta.org/about/

Webinar recording: https://youtu.be/zEdrte18cD0

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Organizational Profile: https://jlweb.co/prod1/portal/portal.jsp?c=8693710&p=8699963&g=8699983

Application: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6405400/2021-Extra-Wish-Grant-Application

If you have any questions, email grants@cfgreateratlanta.org.

For more information about receiving an Extra Wish for your nonprofit, please contact:
Sybil Elie
Philanthropy Administrative Assistant
404.333.0103
selie@cfgreateratlanta.org

URL for Full Text (RFP):

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USA: Georgia: Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Morgan, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, Rockdale, Spalding, and Walton counties

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