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GlobalGiving to Expand Charity Work In China

Shanghai, China, June 15, 2018 - GlobalGiving announced today its China Office was officially registered in Shanghai, in accordance with the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Administration of Activities of Overseas Nongovernmental Organizations in the Mainland China that came into effect on January 1, 2017. The registration will allow GlobalGiving’s grantmaking and other charity work to continue in China under the supervision of the Shanghai Public Security Bureau (PSB) and its Professional Supervisory Unit (PSU)—Shanghai People’s Association of Friendship.

In May, the administrative office of overseas NGOs of Shanghai Public Security Bureau welcomed Mari Kuraishi, co-founder and President of GlobalGiving, along with Rui Wang, GlobalGiving’s China Office Representative. The PSB confirmed support of GlobalGiving’s operation in Shanghai together with the PSU. “We are very pleased to have the opportunity to work in China. This will allow us to support more nonprofit organizations in the world’s second largest economy,” said Kuraishi.

Since GlobalGiving first began facilitating donations in China in 2008, GlobalGiving has disbursed 185 grants totaling $10,666,415 supporting 68 Chinese organizations in the municipalities of Beijing, Chongqing, Shanghai, and Tianjin and in the provinces of Hubei, Yunnan, Jiangsu, Sichuan, Guangdong, and Shaanxi. GlobalGiving’s role takes on additional urgency in times of natural disaster, as exemplified after the 2008 Sichuan earthquake when GlobalGiving facilitated several hundred thousand dollars in relief funding. GlobalGiving has pioneered a model of effective, community-led recovery through locally focused grants, advocacy, and training programs in China and around the world.

By registering a representative office in China, GlobalGiving hopes to continue its partnership with funders in China, to find new ways to engage companies in corporate social responsibility, and to support the Chinese social sector. GlobalGiving acts as an intermediary, ensuring that recipient organizations comply with local registration requirements and meet international grantmaking standards.

In Shanghai, GlobalGiving’s largest partner is Ford Motor Company Fund, which supports nonprofits like the local NGO the Non-Profit Incubator (NPI). GlobalGiving provides a critical financial link between Non-Profit Incubator and the Ford Motor Company’s United States-based charitable foundation. GlobalGiving has facilitated $6.3M in funding for Non-Profit Incubator’s work to help Chinese charitable organizations work more effectively and professionally over the last five years.

“GlobalGiving’s recent registration in China is great news, allowing them to continue to enable Ford Fund’s global programs and move forward our shared goal of having a positive, transformational impact on individuals and communities across China, empowering them to innovate, create, and prosper,” said Mike Schmidt, Director, Education and Global Community Development, Ford Motor Company Fund.

GlobalGiving welcomes more corporate, institutional, and individual donors with a desire to work in China to join the GlobalGiving community. To learn more about supporting organizations or projects in China with a GlobalGiving grant, contact Courtney Eskew ceskew@globalgiving.org in the United States, Rachel Smith rsmith@globalgiving.org in the UK, or Rui Wang rwang@globalgiving.org in China.

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GlobalGiving is the first and largest global crowdfunding community for nonprofits. GlobalGiving makes it safe and easy for people and companies to give to local projects anywhere in the world, providing nonprofits with the tools, training, and support they need to become more effective. Since 2002, GlobalGiving has helped raise more than $332 million from more than 780,000 donors for nearly 20,000 projects in 170 countries. Each of the nonprofits on GlobalGiving.org has been vetted, and has committed to providing donors regular updates about how donations are put to work. Find out more at www.globalgiving.org.

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