The world is full of problems. GlobalGiving is full of solutions. Solutions run by innovative, grassroots projects and organizations that are working to educate children, feed the hungry, build houses, train women (and men) with job skills, and hundreds of other amazing things.
GlobalGiving is a charity fundraising web site that gives social entrepreneurs and non-profits from anywhere in the world a chance to raise the money that they need to improve their communities. Since 2002, GlobalGiving has raised $86,539,260 from 327,597 donors who have supported 8,043 projects.
Unleashed potential of people to make positive change happen.
To catalyze a global market for ideas, information, and money that democratizes aid and philanthropy.
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.
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, mobile giving, wire transfers, and other fees charged by financial institutions.
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.
We work with registered organizations to raise money and organize donors for specific projects in communities all over the world. Unlike a traditional foundation, GlobalGiving does not provide grants. Instead, we offer organizations an easy-to-use fundraising and donor management system, fundraising tools and training, and access to our corporate partners and media outreach. Learn more about the benefits of joining GlobalGiving.
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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.
Want to learn more about our history? Watch Dennis Whittle's TEDxYSE talk on the history of 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.