As people survived through war, rebuilt after storms, or forged a better future amid crippling costs and the pandemic’s lingering effects, the GlobalGiving community came together like never before to offer support.
Local leaders like Lisa, Sagal, and Mariia.
our partners provided relief from Kyiv to Kherson and Romania to Poland.
Donations for Ukraine relief provided families with food, first-aid, and other essentials from the early days of the war through brave frontline organizations such as Dzherelo Children's Rehabilitation Centre.
Around the world, other conflicts and humanitarian crises continued—and so did our work to put communities at the center of disaster recovery. In response to inequities across disasters, we launched the Hope in Crisis Fund. Every person, family, and country affected by a crisis deserves our attention and support, even if they’re overlooked in the headlines.
These causes received the most donations on GlobalGiving in 2022.
As an artists’ collective in Canada watched Russia invade Ukraine, they felt helpless—until they came together to help. Studio 201 chose a date in August to coincide with the sunflower’s cycle and brought together artists of all kinds for the Sunflower Fundraiser to support the Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund.
“In the macro scale, it was a drop in the bucket. At a micro scale, it kept all of us holding the people of Ukraine in our minds throughout the summer, paying attention like we might not have otherwise.”
After fleeing Afghanistan, one woman supported Afghans who didn’t leave. When the Taliban returned to power, Khadija donated proceeds from the food she sold at a farmers market in Virginia to help people struggling through a tumultuous time in Afghanistan. One year later, donations like hers are still providing nutritious meals, psychosocial support, and long-term assistance for Afghans through GlobalGiving’s Afghanistan Emergency Fund.
“The past year has been nothing but crises; innocent Afghans facing the most severe consequences of war and disaster. You must know what a profound impact your support allows us to make.”
Support for social justice turned an idea into an intervention. Women Inspiration Development Center, one of the gender advocacy organizations in the GlobalGiving Girl Fund cohort, had ideas to create shelters for survivors of violence and spaces where they could find support and connection. What they didn’t have was the funds to implement the ideas. Thanks to a corporate partner’s donation in 2022, now they do.
“My dream of having Confident Girls Ambassadors as response teams to violence against women and girls in 20 states in Nigeria this year hereby fulfilled—just like that!”
In a time of compounding disasters, a button fuels the response. Since 2017, Meta’s crisis donate button has given Facebook users around the world a way to support disaster relief and recovery. When users donate after a disaster, GlobalGiving grants the funds to vetted, local nonprofit partner organizations in impacted areas, shifting decision-making power to those communities. In five years of partnership, GlobalGiving and Meta have provided flexible funding to local nonprofit organizations in more than 115 countries in response to nearly 900 disasters and crises.
“We’re proud to partner with GlobalGiving to help communities recover and rebuild following disasters. Since launching our donation tools, people have raised over $7 billion for causes they care about, including during disasters using the Crisis Donate Button.”
3M, Cummins, Ford Motor Company Fund, KPMG Foundation, L'Oréal, and Meta
Benevity, Bright Funds, Fidelity Charitable, and Impact Assets
Ball Corporation, Global Citizen, US Tennis Association, and Women's Tennis Association
Our community’s incredible generosity started in 2002—before "crowdfunding" was a word in the dictionary, before social media existed. After two decades, we still believe that the world’s most pressing problems can only be solved if local communities are in the lead. Communities like Grace’s that are uprooting harmful practices and cultivating change.
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The GlobalGiving community was challenged like never before in 2022. We saw war, famine, floods, and financial and political pressures building for people in every country where our partners work. But we also saw our community show up like never before.
This is how we supported changemakers in 175+ countries in our 20th year and how we’ll continue our work in 2023. Read more.
For believing in community-led change that brought solutions, support, and hope in a trying year. Join us on our journey to fuel even more good around the globe in 2023.