Thank You GlobalGiving Donors

Thank you for your generous support for the projects on GlobalGiving. This year we've raised over $22 million for over 1,700 projects from over 53,000 donors like you.

Numbers and statistics are great, but we think a heart-felt thanks means a lot more. So we asked a few projects to record a short thank you for you and the result is the video above.

We hope you'll join us in 2011 and help us reach even greater heights. Together, we're changing the world, one little earth-changing idea at a time.

Below are some of the great projects that took the time to help us record the footage in the video above. This is meant as a thank you message and not a chance for us to ask you for money. We're adding the links here to recognize the time and effort these projects put in for the video and in case you want to learn more about the great work that they are doing.

Provide Education to AIDS Orphans in Rural Uganda
The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project (NAOP) is working to free orphans from the cycle of poverty by providing a high-quality, free education, both formal and informal, to children who have been orphaned due to HIV/AIDS in order to counteract pervasive hunger, poverty, and systemic deprivation. Your donation will help provide a student with a uniform, meals, medicine, and supplies for one school year. For your secondary students, your donation will also include transportation to their school. project reportread updates from the field
Transform Lives of African Youth by Making Films
In East Africa, millions live in crowded slums. Youth survive but don't thrive. At Hot Sun Film School youth develop talents, tell their stories on film, become role models for peace and transform their communities. project reportread updates from the field
Educate girls and fight poverty in Senegal
By providing access to education, our project empowers girls to fight the causes and effects of poverty in their lives and to build a brighter future for themselves, their families and their communities. We work to reduce poverty levels in remote, rural areas of Senegal and help the most marginalized girls and families. project reportread updates from the field
Feed 200 Zimbabwean Orphans Mind, Body & Soul
We're not only keeping 200 Zimbabwean orphans alive, with food, sports, arts, medical programs and individual attention, we're helping them to thrive even as their country crumples. Our pre-school program serves 50 3-7 year old orphans; We tutor our school age orphans and provide vocational, educational and life skills that include welding, sewing, construction skills, and for those who qualify we pay for further A level studies. project reportread updates from the field
Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation - Sierra Leone
This project supports girls in Sierra Leone who are at risk of dropping out of school by providing scholarships and books / school supplies. The project also provides vocational training and business development opportunities. Traditionally, girls have been offered less educational opportunities than boys. Where family funds are limited, preference has been given to boys. This project is helping to level the playing field by promoting and supporting the education of girls. project reportread updates from the field
Free Bonded Nepali Girls
In rural Nepal, impoverished families have been selling their daughters to be bonded servants. The Nepal Youth Foundation (NYF) provides the family with a goat or piglet as substitution for the daughter's wages, brings the girl home and ensures her access to education. Now that NYF has freed more than12,000 girls and has nearly eradicated the bonding practice, it has shifted its focus to empowering girls to be leaders of the movement against bonding. project reportread updates from the field

Impact To Date

  • $191.6 million in donations since 2002
  • 12,700 projects have received funding
  • 479,700 donors have given

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