It was a year that required collective action—and reflection. With broken social systems exposed in stark ways, you helped GlobalGiving raise $95 million for the most impacted communities around the world. Thank you!
These cause areas received the most donations on GlobalGiving in 2021.
“People need to understand that there is a big need out there, and it doesn't take much to make a difference.”
Conducted an internal audit with help from Race, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion experts. We recognized that our Accelerator, a virtual training program and crowdfunding campaign, made it difficult for under-resourced and non-English speaking nonprofit leaders to successfully join the GlobalGiving community. That had to change.
“We hope to address the needs of community-led organizations and prioritize the inclusion of organizations often blocked from traditional funding sources.”
Brought 2,000+ nonprofit leaders representing 112 countries together for peer learning and free training opportunities. Advancements in training, including DIY tools designed for leaders across many time zones, helped more partners access the tools needed to keep working toward their mission.
Launched Ethos, a free suite of tools to help decision-makers reach more empathetic and creative resolutions to ethical dilemmas. GlobalGiving and more than 100 other collaborators co-created Ethos over the past two years.
“Our decisions are much better because we've found a way to bring people who disagree together in a safe, creative, and respectful way.”
Advanced community-led grantmaking practices through our partnerships and research. The Human Rights Funder Network included our multi-country research on what it means to be community led in their new grantmaking principles. Their network includes 450 funders in 70 countries.
Helped communities recover from crises and disasters. Local leaders spent the past year navigating steep obstacles: deepening poverty, political instability, and extreme weather conditions. Thousands of people like you directly supported community-led recovery through GlobalGiving by raising $17.4 million in the aftermath of disasters and supporting relief and recovery efforts for 230 disasters in 117 countries.
Airbnb and its Hosts
3M, Airbnb, Benevity, Bright Funds, Christian Louboutin, Corteva, Cummins, Fidelity Charitable, Ford Motor Company Fund, ImpactAssets, Meta, Riot Games
Airbnb, Avery Dennison, Twitch, Workhuman, Christian Louboutin, Zendesk, Zoom, Last Week Tonight, Fortive Foundation, Johnson & Johnson
Reflection is never easy, but it is always necessary. And as we approach our 20th anniversary in 2022, we have the perfect opportunity to look back at what the past two decades have meant for us.
Rigorous introspection has strengthened, not wavered, our founding purpose. To transform the world, we must become ever more community led—beginning with ourselves. Read more about our journey and join us as we celebrate 20 years of change.
— Donna Callejon, Interim CEO
For powering two decades of giving and world-changing around the globe. Be a part of the change you want to see in 2022.