Year In Review
Top 15 Stories From

In 2015, you and the GlobalGiving community made incredible things happen.
Here are 15 of our favorite stories you made possible this past year.

Story 1

landmines sniffed out by APOPO's HeroRATs in Mozambique

The HeroRATs played a vital role in Mozambique being declared landmine-free in 2015.

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Photo: APOPO vzw
Story 2

awarded to the best failure of the year

Sumando Manos, a nonprofit providing pediatric care to children in remote areas of Argentina, won our 2015 Fail Forward contest with their story of learning from failure.

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Photo: Sumando Manos Foundation
Story 3

faster webpage load times around the world after we redesigned

60% of our pages are now optimized for mobile devices, and we're not done yet!

Photo: The Muse
Story 4

more countries where FGM is illegal

Nigeria and The Gambia banned female genital mutilation after important work by NGOs like Safe Hands for Girls.

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Photo: Kakenya's Dream
Story 5

raised by Ebola survivors in West Point, Liberia for Nepal Earthquake relief

These powerful Liberians joined 37,961 individuals and 35 companies to raise $5.8 million for 79 locally-driven NGOs in Nepal.

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Photo: Gavin Gough
Story 6

of our nonprofit partners reported that GlobalGiving helps them become more effective—and not just in fundraising

We launched GG Rewards to drive more support to organizations most committed to learning and becoming more effective.

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Photo: Agros International
Story 7

vetted, high-impact NGOs working tirelessly to support Syrian refugees

Ten-year-old Abdul traveled alone more than 1,500 miles on foot from Damascus to reach safety in Belgrade. There he was helped by Pomoc Deci, a Serbian NGO supporting refugees like him.

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Photo: Reuters
Story 8

sloths and other animals rescued by Monique Pool and Green Heritage Fund Suriname

Monique was recognized as a CNN Hero in 2015 for her organization's ongoing efforts to protect Suriname's wildlife.

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Photo: Stg Green Heritage Fund Suriname
Story 9

remaining Ebola cases in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone

42 organizations in West Africa are still working to support survivors and prevent this kind of outbreak from happening again.

Photo: Develop Africa, Inc.
Story 10
$8 million

raised for youth technology projects through our three-year Microsoft YouthSpark partnership

Microsoft supported 1,800+ education, employment & entrepreneurship projects on GlobalGiving, reaching more than 300,000 youth.

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Photo: YouthSpark Tech Fund
Story 11

new team members (and 3 new babies!) joined the GlobalGiving family

On June 1st, we welcomed seven new team members in one day — our inaugural class of GlobalGiving Fellows.

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Photo: Emily Collins
Story 12

girls in Vietnam now have bikes to get to school safely, thanks to employees of EMC, a GlobalGiving corporate partner

GlobalGiving's corporate partner gift card programs generated $1.77 million last year, benefitting nearly all of our nonprofit partners, including Rock-Paper-Scissors Children's Fund in Vietnam.

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Photo: Rock-Paper-Scissors Children's Fund
Story 13

miles traveled

GlobalGiving team members (including Alex, pictured in Australia) traveled distances equivalent to circling the globe nearly 17 times to visit 242 projects on six continents.

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Photo: Alex Clayton
Story 14
48.7 million

words in nonprofit applications reviewed as part of our vetting process

That's like reading the entire Harry Potter series 45 times! And it's just a fraction of the work that we do vetting every nonprofit on GlobalGiving so you can be sure your donation makes an impact.

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Photo: Seva Mandir
Story 15
$207 million

given since 2002

$41 million was raised in 2015 alone, making it our best year yet!

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Photo: Opportunity International
Thank you
for believing that anyone, anywhere, has the power to change the world.
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