GlobalGiving is funded by generous donations from donors like you and grants from corporations and foundations. GlobalGiving retains 15% of donations made
on our platform.. These contributions help us cover all of our expenses, from building our website, to providing informative training to project leaders,
to providing excellent customer service, and covering all of the financial costs and transfer fees involved with disbursing funds to projects located in
over 120 countries around the world. If you are interested, please take a minute to see how GlobalGiving helps nonprofits raise more money.
Currently, GlobalGiving is an opt-in platform. Any 501(c)3 or equivalent organization can apply. After an organization completes our nomination form and
passes our Application process, we ask that they participate in a Global Open Challenge. We host
them three to four times a year, and organizations need to raise $5,000 from 40 donors within one month. We help organizations develop a fundraising plan
and offer them tools, training, and other advice to support them during our Challenge. Once an
organization meets the thresholds, they get to become a permanent partner of GlobalGiving to continue fundraising. If they don't, they still receive the
funds raised and are invited to try again during our next Challenge.
Every month, we compile all the funds a project has raised and send them to the organization by their choice of disbursement - check, wire transfer,
FXecute, or carrier pigeon (just kidding about that last one!).
Often, the projects listed on GlobalGiving have other sources of funding. The donation options listed on every project page provide an idea of what each
organization can accomplish with many different levels of funding. All funds donated through GlobalGiving will be spent on the activities detailed on the
project page, and every organization takes responsibility for reporting on those activities, even if they haven't met their fundraising goal yet.
In very rare cases, the funds donated to a project are not enough for an organization to go forward with any part of their planned activities. If a project
cannot move forward with the funds they've received, the project will be removed from the web site and donors will be notified. Donors will receive a
GlobalGiving Gift Card in the amount of their original donation, and GlobalGiving will suggest similar projects already in implementation that donors could
choose to support with their Gift Card.
Each organization that applies to GlobalGiving is vetted by our team of skilled nonprofit investigators. They carefully review all financial and
organizational documents of each organization to ensure that they use the funds as they stated. Additionally, we send a member of our team to each
organization once every 2 years to check on them in person.
Don't believe us? See for yourself! Here at GlobalGiving, we believe it is important for donors to have real, human relationships with the people leading
the projects they are funding. We give donors the option to share their contact information with the project leader, or to remain anonymous. The
information shared may include their name, phone number,and possibly mailing address. In addition, every project on our site includes the contact
information of the project leader, giving donors the opportunity to establish a relationship with the people behind the project page.
Project leaders post project updates directly to GlobalGiving.org on average every 3 to 4 months. Project updates will be emailed to donors automatically,
unless they have unsubscribed from these emails.
The order in which projects appear on "Browse" and catalog pages is dynamic and changes every day. GlobalGiving ranks projects according to how close a
project is to its goal, when the project was posted, and how frequently project updates are posted. This encourages Project Leaders to promote their
projects actively and keep their project information up to date, which helps increase the overall visibility of their projects and helps them generate even
All projects on GlobalGiving are thoroughly vetted for eligibility to receive grants. This means that these projects have satisfied the IRS guidelines for
international grant making as well as the new voluntary guidelines for anti-terrorism set forth in the Patriot Act. Additionally, we send a member of our
team to each organization once every 2 years to check on them in person.
When you make a contribution to a project on GlobalGiving.org, your name, billing address, email address, and credit card information are collected by one
of our third-party credit card vendors (VeriSign or PayPal).While we encourage donors to share their name and address with the project leader in order to
foster long-term relationships, donors may prefer to remain anonymous. In that case, GlobalGiving promises to maintain your complete privacy.
All credit card donations are processed through USAePay, a secure third-party payment gateway for credit card
payments, or PayPal; both are highly secure third-party payment systems. Because all transactions go through third
parties, GlobalGiving does not store or retain credit card numbers. Further, we will never release your personal information to any outside party unless
authorized to do so. All donations made through GlobalGiving are kept private over USAePay or Paypal's secure networks.
All donations are tax-deductible for donors who are US taxpayers, and all projects on GlobalGiving.org have been pre-qualified for 501(c)3 equivalency
status. The GlobalGiving's tax-exempt ID number is 30-0108263. GlobalGiving issues you a tax receipt immediately after making a donation. Additionally, you
can access a copy of your complete donation history on GlobalGiving at any time.
For information on tax deductibility for Canadian citizens and Australian, click here. We recommend donors outside the US consult their own tax adviser
regarding the applicability of any state, local and foreign tax laws.
Unfortunately, GlobalGiving does not facilitate the donation of material goods; however, another organization called Good360 specializes in product donations. We recommend contacting them if you have materials you would like to give.
Of course! We understand your desire for privacy and take it very seriously. During the check-out process you may select to make your donation anonymously.
GlobalGiving will still ask for your name, billing address, and email for tax purposes, but we won't share any of this information with the project to
which you have donated. You will still receive thank you emails and project reports if you request them, but the people behind the project will not know
your name or any personal information.
In order for GlobalGiving to protect the donations made on our site, we have strong security measures in place to guard against fraudulent transactions.
Here are some common reasons that we might not have been able to process your donation:
The billing address you entered does not match the billing address associated with your credit card.
The security code entered does not match the one on your card.
The expiration date entered has either passed or does not match what your bank has on record.
Your bank has declined the charge.
Unfortunately, we are not able to reattempt a transaction once it has been declined. We encourage you to submit your donation again, double-checking that
your zip code, billing address, and credit card details are correct. If you continue to experience problems donating, please let us know, and we'd be happy
If you made a donation attempt and it was not successfully processed, your credit or debit account might show this transaction as a pending charge. Please
note that this is not an actual charge, and it should automatically fall off of your account within three to five business days. If you would like the hold
to be removed from your account prior to then, you may contact your bank directly to let them know the transaction did not go through. If the bank needs to
confirm that we will not settle this pending charge, we will happily speak with them on your behalf.
Yep! When you give through GlobalGiving, we'll you ask to share a few pieces of information with us, like your name and email address, so we can create a
profile for you. This profile will allow you to keep track of your giving history and access project updates. Additionally, we'll send you a receipt for
every donation you make to GlobalGiving.
We want you to be wildly, over-the-moon happy with your donation. If you're not, let us know! Through GlobalGiving Guaranteed, GlobalGiving promises donors
complete satisfaction with every facet of the donation process. If you aren't satisfied with your donation experience, GlobalGiving will provide money back
in the form of a gift card that can be used to support another project on GlobalGiving.org. Learn more about GlobalGiving Guaranteed.
In order for us to provide this fundraising platform for small charities around the world, GlobalGiving retains 15% of donations, covering the cost to run
our valuable programs to our partners and donors.
This fee covers all costs associated with transactions on our website, like credit card fees, bank transfer fees, and mobile giving fees that our projects
would otherwise pay for processing donations. It also covers other transaction costs like support issues for donations, and helps us maintain our website.
It also provides many services to our nonprofit partners like training, marketing and social media for projects, special opportunities like matching funds,
and access to employee donations and corporate partners.
Finally, GlobalGiving also provides a number of services to donors by identifying and vetting projects around the world, collecting reports from these
organizations, helping make international giving possible for donors outside the US, and allowing US donors to make tax-deductible donations to
To pay by credit/debit card or PayPal, click the big orange "Donate" button on any project page and enter your billing information accordingly through our
secure server. A PayPal account is not necessary for making a donation via PayPal, you can simply check out as a guest.
To make a donation via bank wire transfer, use the information below. For both domestic and international transfers, please indicate in the notes field
that this is a donation to the name of the project that you want to support.
US Electronic Transfers
To the account of:
c/o TD Bank
1753 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20009
Contact: Customer Service
Routing number: 054001725
Account number: 3980455921
SWIFT Code: NRTHUS33XXX
Address: TD BANKNORTH, N.A. ONE PORTLAND SQUARE, PORTLAND,ME 04112-9540
Routing number: 054001725
Account number: 3980455921
If your fund is sponsored by Fidelity Charitable, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, or Schwab Charitable, you can use the convenient DAF Direct Widget we have on each and every project page. If using another sponsoring organization, please
follow check instructions above.
Many people choose projects in places where they have traveled or where there is an issue important to them. GlobalGiving allows you to browse through a
wide range projects from around the world by country or in a variety of themes such as health, education, economic development, and environment. Go ahead, find your favorite project.
The GlobalGiving Fund provides support to all of the projects on GlobalGiving.org. Donations are used to provide incentives like matching funds and bonuses
during campaigns and Open Challenges for existing and new projects.
Donation options are the preselected donation amounts that project leaders have designated for their projects. For example, $20 can provide one day's worth of peanuts for 300 rats. Many donors find that donation
options help them get a tangible sense of how their contributions will be used. Please keep in mind that you aren't required to pick a donation option, as
we welcome any donation over $10; just enter the amount you'd like to contribute in the box labeled "Other Amount."
It's also important to know that when you donate to a project through GlobalGiving, your donation will always be directed to that project and its defined
activities but not necessarily the products or services outlined in the donation option chosen. You will receive updates at least every quarter sharing the
activities a project has completed using the funds they've raised.
We are so glad you'd like to set up a recurring donation! Recurring donations are monthly giving plans wherein you only need to check out once and your
selected donation will be debited from your account every month. In order to set up a recurring donation, please follow these instructions. Once you've
added a project to your Giving Cart, you will see a column labeled "Frequency." Underneath, you'll see a dropdown menu that says "One-time." Select this
and change it to "Monthly," and complete your donation as usual. Please note that setting up a recurring donation requires you to set up an account with
GlobalGiving. This is simply to allow you easy access to edit or cancel your donation.
If you need to cancel your monthly donations, simply login to GlobalGiving.org here.
You can then click "Stop/Cancel Recurring Donations" so that no more
donations will be processed on your card. You can always set up a new recurring donation at anytime if you change your mind.
If you need to update your billing information, simply login to GlobalGiving.org here
On the right hand side of the page, you'll see all of your billing
information. Click the button that says "Edit" underneath your credit card information, and you'll be able to enter your new billing details. Then, click
"Continue" to save your updates.
For security reasons, we are unable to access your password, but it's very easy for you to reset it yourself. Click the link in the top right hand corner
of our site that says "Login." When you do, enter your email address and click "Forgot your password?" Our system will then send you an email with a link
that will allow you choose a new password for your account.
Unfortunately, it normally takes several minutes for our system to generate a link and send it so you can reset your password. If you click the button
several times, it's still trying to generate new links for you. In this case, please be sure to use the most recent email we will have sent you, as the
other emails will no longer be valid. If you still do not see a password reset email in your inbox after several minutes, please check your SPAM filter as
some privacy settings restrict mail from unknown addresses.
To view your receipts, simply login to GlobalGiving.org here where you will be directed to the
tab that says "Donation History." Here, you can view a list of all the donations you've ever made through this account. You can then find
each donation you've made and click the link that says, "View original receipt."
Yes! Any project on GlobalGiving can be turned into a gift easily - you can choose either to email your gift or send a paper card.
Simply add a project to your Giving Cart and click the orange hyperlink that says "Make this donation a gift, in honor of, or in memory of someone." You
can then select whether you want to send the recipient an eCard, print a card at home, or have us mail them a paper card with information on the project
and a customized message from you.
You can send a GlobalGiving Gift Card in any amount, $10 and up, to a friend, family member, colleague or
another special person. The recipient can use it to donate to a project of their choice on GlobalGiving.org. You can also send Gift Cards by email,
standard mail, or print them at home from a PDF.
You can only redeem a portion of your Gift Card amount if the donation you're making is less than the amount on the Gift Card. The balance will be saved on
the card so that you can redeem it at another time. Please remember that the minimum donation amount is $10. Please leave at least $10 on your card in
order to be able to use it again.
You may not redeem a portion of the Gift Card if the amount in your Giving Cart meets or exceeds the amount on your Gift Card. For example, if you are
given a $100 gift card. You can make a $60 donation using the card and $40 worth of funds will remain on your card until the next time you use it.
Yes, you generous person you! If your donation exceeds the amount of your Gift Card by at least $10, you can pay for the balance using a credit card or
PayPal. If your donation is less than the amount of your Gift Card, the balance will be held on your card for the next time you donate through
GlobalGiving. Please remember that the minimum donation amount is $10. Please leave at least $10 on your card in order to be able to use it again.
Unless otherwise specified, Gift Cards are valid for one year from the day they were purchased. When the card expires, any remaining funds on the card will
be donated to the GlobalGiving Fund that will be used to provide matching funds and other grant incentives
for the projects on our site.
Yes. The recipient of a Gift Card can take advantage of the Guarantee, but not the person who originally purchased the card. In the case of a gift made "in
honor of" someone else, the donor can take advantage of the Guarantee. Learn more about GlobalGiving Guaranteed.
If you have any kind of event or gathering, or if you want to encourage support for one or more projects from friends, coworkers, or family, you can create
a registry. Once you create a registry, email guests a link to your registry using the social and email sharing buttons on your fundraiser page. You can
always access your own registry or fundraiser under "Fundraisers & Registries" on your GlobalGiving profile.
We're so glad you'd like to start a gift registry with GlobalGiving! Start by logging into to GlobalGiving.org, and clicking this link: https://www.globalgiving.org/givingtools/ Then, fill out all of the necessary details to create your
registry. Click "Continue," and congratulations - you've just created a new registry! You will also receive an email confirming your new registry with a
link to view it.
Now, you can start adding projects. Please start by browsing our site to find projects you'd like to support. When you select a project, click the "+
fundraiser" button on the right-hand side of the project page underneath the donation options and the big orange "Donate" button. You may have to scroll
down a bit to find it. The "+ fundraiser" button will be in between the "Tweet" and "Favorite" buttons. Once you click "+ fundraiser," you will be taken to
a page where you can preview your gift registry page and see your newly added project. You can repeat this process to add as many projects as you'd like.
If you would like further instruction in setting up your registry, please view
our step-by-step guide on how to start a fundraiser.
There you will be asked what you would like to title your fundraiser and choose the kind of fundraiser. Some types require some more information -
a spouse's name, title of an event, etc. You will be able to edit this later as well.
Be sure to check the box on whether or not you would like to share your information with the project you're supporting!
Once you submit you have a fundraiser page! You will see a big header at the top with a like to "edit your fundraiser" as well as a spot you can
upload a new photo.
Next you want to connect your fundraiser with the project you want to support! To do this search for your project in the search bar on the site.
Then click on the project to get to their page.
On the project's page scroll down to just below the second orange donate button. You will see a little green bubble that says "+ fundraiser". Click
on this and it will connect that project with your fundraiser!
Now your fundraiser will have a project with donation options and you can start spreading the word about the good you're doing!
You can always go back and edit your fundraiser! Just login to your GlobalGiving account here
where you will see the "Fundraisers & Registries" tab. From there you can go to your fundraiser, edit your fundraiser, or delete it.
Sharing your fundraiser is easy! When you create your fundraiser you will receive an email from GlobalGiving with a two links you can use to share your
fundraiser, a longer one and a shorter one. This way you'll be able to spread your passion with all your friends & family!
You can also always go to your fundraiser page and copy the URL in your web browser to share as well.
As many as your heart desires - You can help fund
education programs in Uganda and
wildlife rescue projects in Costa Rica
at the same time! Just keep in mind that the project that appears directly under your fundraiser photo will be the default if your donor does not choose another one of the projects available on
your fundraiser page.
When you create your fundraiser you are asked if you'd like to share your information with our partners you're supporting. If you choose to share your
information, our partners may reach out to you! We recommend this so they can help support your efforts! You can also choose to reach out to your partner
with the contact information provided on their project's page.
We know change is a part of life so it's also a part of our fundraisers! If you'd like to change your fundraising goal simply go to your page and choose
the "edit your fundraiser" link at the top of the page. This will take you to a page with options of things to edit and personalize on your fundraiser
Then you're a fundraising rock star! If you start to get close to your goal, never fear! You can choose to change your fundraising goal (see above
description) or simply let the donations come in. We don't shut down your fundraiser if you reach your goal, and we will let the donations continue.
Every month, we compile all the funds a project has raised and send them to the organization in what we call their "disbursement". An organization chooses
they way they get this disbursement - check, wire transfer, FXecute, or carrier pigeon (just kidding about that last one!).
We do accept checks, but we ask that you add several pieces of information in order to ensure your donation gets to the right project, and the right
fundraiser. Make checks payable to GlobalGiving. On the memo line, please write the Project ID or Name, the name of the fundraiser and your
email address so we can send you a receipt.
GlobalGiving accepts any check in US or Canadian dollars. Not in the US or Canada? No problem. GlobalGiving also accept checks in any currency for
donations equivalent to $100 USD or more.
Please mail the check to us at:
1110 Vermont Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20005
However, please note that during Fundraiser campaigns checks are not valid for bonuses, prizes, or other incentives.
Due to GlobalGiving's privacy settings, we cannot share donor's information with our fundraiser organizers. However, should they choose not to make their
donation anonymously, their name and the date they donated will appear in the "Previous Donors" section on your fundraiser page.
Whether you're looking for grants management, cause marketing, or employee giving programs, we are committed to helping your company develop a giving plan
that is right for you.
Here are ways we can work together:
International Vetting: GlobalGiving can help you find organizations and projects that match your corporate mission. We conduct
rigorous application reviews of organizations, process donations, disburse funds, and provide reporting. Learn more here.
Cause Marketing: GlobalGiving can power your cause marketing campaigns by identifying and coordinating among recipient
organizations of thematic and/or geographic interest to you and developing uniquely branded platforms, customized landing pages and other web-based
solutions. Learn more here.
Employee Engagement: We integrate with existing employee engagement programs, facilitate corporate matching, and provide gift
cards for employee recognition. Our solutions range from quick and easy to fully-customized. Learn more here.
Gift Cards: GlobalGiving gift cards are the perfect
solution for employee incentives and corporate gifts. They enable customers, employees, and partners to support the causes of their choice and receive
progress reports straight from the field. Learn more here.
Disaster Response: When a crisis occurs anywhere in the world and your company wants to make a difference, we'll help make it
happen. We immediately connect your stakeholders with fast, effective, practical ways to reach those in need. Learn more here.
API (Web Services): GlobalGiving's APIs can power giving options on your website or application. GlobalGiving project and
organization information can be displayed and updated in real-time on your platform, and GlobalGiving can process contributions for you, including sending
tax receipts and updates from the field. GlobalGiving can also find and vet additional organizations or projects to ensure that your website has the giving
options your users or employees want. Learn more here.
A GlobalGiving landing page is where you can direct your employees, clients, and/or partners to learn about your cause or campaign. Landing pages include
customized graphics and text, in addition to a list of recipient projects. Common uses include raising awareness around a particular theme or campaign,
facilitating corporate matching for donations made through a specific landing page, and directing gift card redemptions to a unique set of projects.
Landing pages can be simple (e.g. LivingSocial Japan) or complex (e.g. The Girl Effect), with varying implementation and customization fees. During times of natural
disaster, landing page set-up fees are waived.
Standard gift cards can be ordered either online ($10 minimum per card; $10,000 maximum online order) or by phone (unlimited). Customized gift card orders
must be placed by phone. Please contact Angela Wu at 202-232-5784. When you're ready to order, please have this information ready:
Desired gift card design
Number of cards
Recipient information ("to," "from," and a brief message, if desired)
Email subject line (for eCards)
Gift card design files (for customized cards)
Donation amount per card
Expiration date (if less than a year - otherwise one year is standard)
Need-by date (minimum turn-around time is 1-10 business days depending on card type and shipping)
GlobalGiving charges a standard 15% fulfillment fee on donation amounts. As a nonprofit, we use these funds to support our operations. If you want the face
amount of each card to reach the project(s) chosen by your recipients, you can elect to pay this 15% as a direct donation to GlobalGiving. For example, if
you want all of your recipient's $10 gift card to reach the recipient's chosen organization, you would pay $11.50 for a $10 gift card; $10 would go to the
project(s) of your gift card recipient's choice and $1.50 would be a direct donation to GlobalGiving.
Production and delivery costs:
Standard Physical Card
Printing costs are waived for online orders; $2 per card for phone orders
Standard shipping is free (7-10 day turnaround) for online orders; additional fees are charged for Priority (5-6 days) and Expedited (4-5 days)
Customized Physical Card
Printing costs are $7 per card for 0-99 cards; $5 per card for 200-250 cards; $4 per card for 250-499 cards; and $3 per card for 500 or more cards
There are no additional gift card-related fees for eCards purchased online
A $250 set-up fee will be charged for phone or email eCard orders
There is a $500 set-up fee each time a custom eCard or batch of custom eCards is sent and $250 for each subsequent change.
Prices vary depending upon the size of your organization and the level of customization desired. Please contact us.