GlobalGiving connects you to the causes and countries you care about. You select projects you want to support, make a tax-deductible contribution, and get regular progress updates – so you can see how your gift is making a difference.
Our Vision Unleash the potential of people around the world to make positive change happen.
Our Mission Build an efficient, open, thriving marketplace that connects people who have community and world-changing ideas with people who can support them.
Why give through GlobalGiving? GlobalGiving is changing the way people give, offering donors a transparent, high-impact giving experience. You choose where you want your money to go, and we get it there, quickly and efficiently.
GlobalGiving enables you to fund the underdog. We give access to new sources of funds to creative ideas and projects that might never be funded through traditional structures and development and philanthropy approaches.
But just because you can fund the underdog, doesn’t mean you’re taking undue risk. We have a tested due diligence process, and make sure donors get feedback about how their contributions have been put to work and the results achieved – with satisfaction guaranteed through the GlobalGiving Guarantee.
The projects on GlobalGiving go through a rigorous due diligence review, satisfy IRS guidelines for international grant-making and tax deductibility, and follow Treasury Department guidelines for anti-terrorism.
About GlobalGiving All donations go through the GlobalGiving Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 organization, which receives a nominal 15% fulfillment fee. This helps cover the cost of operating GlobalGiving – finding and vetting projects, providing training and support to project leaders, attracting donors, and maintaining an innovative, informative web presence. It also includes the fees assessed by vendors for credit card processing, wires, etc.
Most donors choose to make an incremental contribution at checkout to cover this fee and ensure that 100% of their donation goes to the project(s) that they have selected to support. This results in an average of 90% of all funds donated getting to the grassroots project(s) selected.
We also provide businesses and other organizations with custom giving services and help them with their specific giving needs. Some of our corporate partners include Dell, Gap, Pepsi, Nike, and Neutrogena. Learn more.
How can I get my project on GlobalGiving?When you work with GlobalGiving, we help your organization raise money to implement specific projects. You may be building a school or providing medical services to women or doing any number of activities.
Because GlobalGiving donors cover the costs of a specific project, the funds they give do not support your organization’s overhead and administrative fees.
There are many benefits to becoming part of the GlobalGiving community. We provide our partners with access to new donors, online fundraising training, media exposure and a cost-effective online fundraising platform, just to name a few.
If you are interested in listing a project on GlobalGiving, learn more at our project nomination page . Join us! We’d love to have you.
Our history In 1997, World Bank executives Mari Kuraishi and Dennis Whittle were asked to develop innovative ways to combat poverty. They created the World Bank’s Development Marketplace, a first-of-its-kind event where people from around the world competed for World Bank funds. The event’s success unveiled the enormous potential of a global marketplace for philanthropy, and participants asked for a real marketplace that was open year round and operated virtually. Mari and Dennis saw the brilliance of this idea, left the World Bank and launched GlobalGiving.
GlobalGiving was launched as unique collaboration between two entities: the GlobalGiving Foundation (GGF), a US 501(c)3 registered non-profit and a Delaware corporation, ManyFutures, Inc (MFI). In December 2008, GGF acquired over 98% of outstanding shares in MFI, making MFI a formal subsidiary of GGF. To streamline operations and prepare for future growth, GGF has consolidated all operations under direct Foundation management.
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