Here's what you + the GlobalGiving community achieved in
Finding Forever Families for Youth in LA County by Kidsave International

Thank you.

Hope for a better world was your answer to relentless wars, entrenched inequality, and intensifying disasters.

Let's look back on the inspiring stories that you helped make possible.

Save Elephants: Grow the Communities They Live In by The Elephant Project

Our mission is to transform aid and philanthropy to accelerate community-led change.

You were a force for good in 2023.

Together, we raised more than
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Impact on a grand scale

The world’s largest music venue—the Great Strahov Stadium in Prague—would be needed to hold everyone who gave through GlobalGiving.

Like stars on a clear night

If the charitable projects you supported filled the sky, they’d twinkle on a scale similar to the stars you can see on a clear night.

From ocean to ocean

Your generous gifts stretched from ocean to ocean, reducing pollution, protecting coral reefs, and reaching 85% of the world’s countries.

Top Causes

These causes received the most donations on GlobalGiving in 2023.

Education, Disaster Response, Physical Health, Gender Equality, Child Protection Education, Disaster Response, Physical Health, Gender Equality, Child Protection

Community voices are breaking through because of your support.

The GlobalGiving Community Voices Fellowship elevated vital, yet underrepresented viewpoints.

Bidhya, Hassina, Manee, Paloma, Sia and Sarah shared powerful stories and solutions from Afghanistan, Nepal, Nigeria, Peru, Pakistan, and Tanzania.

Read their stories
Natasha and Yana by Life Quality Fund

Ordinary people in Ukraine and neighboring countries illuminate the human capacity to do extraordinary things in the most dire of circumstances. Read the inspiring stories you helped make possible in our Portraits of Hope photo series.

​​“When you are a refugee yourself you know the needs because you have felt it in your own skin. I can’t go without compassion.”

- Natasha, Life Quality Fund, Ukraine

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You supported a thriving community of local leaders.

328 world-changing organizations joined our community in 2023 through Pathway to GlobalGiving.

Pathway is enabling us to be more equitable. For example, more than 40% of our newest partners are from sub-Saharan Africa—almost double the representation from this region in prior years.

Pathway to GlobalGiving was co-created by change leaders for change leaders like Johanssen Obanda. The fundraising threshold that was part of GlobalGiving’s previous welcome journey, the Accelerator, stopped Executive Director Johanssen Obanda and the Jabulani Youths for Transformation team in Kenya from joining GlobalGiving—not once, but twice. Johanssen shared his experiences to help craft a more equitable route for grassroots change leaders to join GlobalGiving.

Learn more about Pathway

Educate Indigenous Women Leaders to Defeat Poverty by Psicologia y Derechos Humanos PSYDEH A.C.

Relief Assistance for Tohoku Earthquake Affected by Japan Emergency NGO (JEN)

Improving HIV Treatment with Nutrition Support by Alive Medical Services

Old age home for 300 abandoned elderly women by Maitri India

Get a closer look at inspirational stories of 2023.

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Connecting 1,768 change leaders across 111 countries in 24 time zones is no small feat. It is a job that Megan DeSisti, GlobalGiving Community Manager, feels privileged to hold. This year, Megan and her team supported change leaders via Zoom gatherings, fundraising inspiration panels, and peer-led workshops. Learn more about how we support fellow nonprofits.

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Creating a better world, faster, requires challenging the status quo in philanthropy. Our partnerships with 93 companies in 2023 did just that. More than 3/4 of corporate partners who responded to our annual survey said GlobalGiving's community-led commitments influenced their philanthropic approach, inspiring them to share decision-making power, reduce grantee reporting requirements, and more. Learn more about our community-led commitments.

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Transforming power dynamics in philanthropy is a deeply held GlobalGiving goal. One corporate partner, Riot Games, and their GlobalGiving Grants Manager, Jessica Benz-Ipock, showed how a little flexibility can go a long way. When Academy Camp in Japan couldn’t meet the annual spend-down term of a grant, the trio found a creative, five-year solution to help children affected by the disaster in Fukushima. Learn more about their flexible grantmaking.

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Living and giving by values is easy for artist Cristy West thanks to GlobalGiving’s vast network of art advocates. The vibrant Nafasi Art Space in Tanzania is one of many initiatives that Cristy supports through GlobalGiving. “I have a deep conviction that the arts really matter—to heal, reveal, transform, connect people, bring joy, celebrate what it means to be human,” Cristy shared. Learn more about Cristy’s giving journey.

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Dismantling inequality isn’t a goal that can be achieved alone. That’s one reason why GlobalGiving joined forces with top giving platforms for Back Black, a movement to celebrate the impact of Black-led philanthropy and address the chronic underfunding of Black-led nonprofits. Back Black raised more than $1M for 770+ Black-led or serving nonprofits. Learn more about the power of the collective to address inequality.

When disasters strike, GlobalGiving stands as a trusted partner.

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Clean Diapers for Refugee Babies in Greece by Carry the Future

Together, we:

  • Responded to 134 new disasters and crises around the world in 2023, raising $32M and partnering with 354 vetted organizations to provide life-saving and long-term assistance to survivors of war, wildfires, hurricanes, and other hardships.
  • Launched a practical toolkit for donors to deepen their responses to the intensifying threat of disasters.
  • Prioritized support for unmet, long-term recovery needs in Maui, Morocco, and beyond.
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Earthquake Relief for Moroccan Communities by High Atlas Foundation

Our focus on sharing power, eliminating barriers to equitable disaster recovery, fostering strong relationships, and providing long-lasting support so communities are better prepared for future disasters is what makes us different. Read two stories of impact.

  • Help for Historic Lahaina

    After an apocalyptic fire devastated the historic town of Lahaina in August, GlobalGiving’s ongoing response efforts includes support for the life-saving efforts of 15 organizations with long histories of serving the people of Hawai’i, including the Arc of Maui, Hawai’i People’s Fund, and the Aloha Diaper Bank.

    “Your belief in our mission, your empathy for the families in Maui, and your embodiment of the Aloha spirit, which defines Hawaii, have been truly a blessing. Mahalo nui loa for your kindness and generosity.”
    Cathy Kerch, Aloha Diaper Bank Director of Programs and Operations

    Among some 6,000 donors who stepped up to support recovery efforts were five teenage bandmates from New Jersey. They donated proceeds from one of their concerts to GlobalGiving’s Hawaii Wildfire Relief Fund. Thousands of acts of care like these constitute the power of the GlobalGiving community.

  • Aid for Moroccan Mountain Communities

    After a night-time earthquake struck Morocco in September, killing thousands of people and injuring many more, GlobalGiving served the most impacted, often hard-to-reach communities thanks to partnerships with trusted nonprofits, such as the High Atlas Foundation.

    The foundation swiftly delivered life-saving aid to more than 1,000 families in more than a dozen villages. High Atlas project leader Houria Chouhab set aside the horror of surviving the earthquake herself to help others.

    “The moment I said hello to the first community in Ijoukak, I knew that I had to set aside my worries and prepare myself for the work ahead… As we continued our work in these areas, I was filled with a sense of hope and purpose. The support we are providing extends beyond immediate relief; it is about empowering these communities to regain a sense of self-sufficiency.”
    Houria Chouhab, High Atlas Foundation Project Leader

Learn more about what makes our approach to disaster recovery different:

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Special thanks to:

  • Thanks to our biggest corporate contributors of 2023:

    Airbnb, Corteva, Cummins, Fidelity Charitable, Ford Motor Company Fund, ImpactAssets, KPMG Foundation, L'Oréal, Meta, Riot Games, and Simón Bolívar Foundation

  • Thanks to giving platform and donor-advised fund partners including:

    Benevity, Blackbaud, Bright Funds, Fidelity Charitable, and ImpactAssets

  • Thanks also to new partners including:

    Cotopaxi Foundation, Energy Recovery, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, MoneyGram, and The Pokémon Company International

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Help build the next generation of generosity.

Throughout 2023, the power of the GlobalGiving community shined as an example of what is possible when generosity and humanity come first. Thank you for proving that its power cannot be extinguished.

Ensuring more stories of generosity can be written, for many more years to come, is my most pressing priority as GlobalGiving’s CEO. I am proud to report that we now have a clear, five-year strategy to build the next generation of generosity.

We will need your help to build it.

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Read Victoria Vrana’s full letter to the GlobalGiving community:

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Thank You

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 2024.

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