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Our Vision

Unleash the potential of people around the world to make positive change happen.

Our Mission

Build an efficient, open, thriving marketplace that connects people who have community and world-changing ideas with people who can support them.
About GlobalGiving

All donations go through the GlobalGiving Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 organization, which receives a nominal 10% fee. This helps cover the cost of operating the marketplace - finding and researching projects, attracting donors, and building our website.

We also provide businesses and other organizations with custom giving services and help them with their specific giving needs. Some of our corporate partners include eBay, Ford, the Gap, HP, Nike, and Yahoo! Learn more about custom giving (PDF).
Why give through GlobalGiving?

GlobalGiving is changing the way people give, offering donors a transparent, high-impact giving experience. You choose where you want your money to go, and we get it there, quickly and efficiently. Locally-run projects with creative ideas that would never be funded through traditional structures also have access to new sources of funds. And finally, we make sure donors get feedback about how their contributions have been put to work and the results achieved - with satisfaction guaranteed through the GlobalGiving Guarantee.

The projects on GlobalGiving go through a rigorous due diligence review, satisfy IRS guidelines for international grant-making and tax deductibility, and follow national guidelines for anti-terrorism.
Listing projects on GlobalGiving

Projects are referred to GlobalGiving through our network of Project Sponsors, reputable organizations that vet projects for eligibility and provide references for their work. In addition, GlobalGiving periodically offers competitive opportunities for anyone to submit their projects for consideration. If you are interested in being notified of these "open access" opportunities, please fill out the GlobalGiving Expression of Interest form.

Our history

In 1997, World Bank executives Mari Kuraishi and Dennis Whittle were asked to develop innovative ways to combat poverty. They created the Bank’s Development Marketplace, a first-of-its-kind event where people from around the world competed for World Bank funds. The event’s success unveiled the enormous potential of a global marketplace for philanthropy, and participants asked for a real marketplace that was open year round and operated virtually. Mari and Dennis saw the brilliance of this idea, left the World Bank and launched GlobalGiving.

GlobalGiving was launched as unique collaboration between two entities: the GlobalGiving Foundation (GGF), a US 501(c)3 registered non-profit and a Delaware corporation, ManyFutures, Inc (MFI). In December 2008, GGF acquired over 98% of outstanding shares in ManyFutures, making MFI a formal subsidiary of GGF. To streamline operations and prepare for future growth, GGF has consolidated all operations under direct Foundation management.


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  • Globalgiving 5 October 2012 at 04:42 , by Chen Yue

    I am quite inspired by Globalgiving. It is a revolutionary change for people to give their kindness. More and more people can involve in philanthropy and they can help the people not only close to them but also far from them. That’s the best ethics to encourage more people to care for others and offer their help.

    It provides a platform to connect a wide offering of projects, ideas which are organized by locations or themes such as environment, education, disease control and so on with the potential donors. It also has three advantages.

    It changes the way of investing or contribution to the developing countries which is more convenient and easy to follow.

    It raises donations for each project through its transparent online marketplace from all over the world.

    The project leaders will send regular updates to their donors regarding the progress and impact of the project and comments are also welcomed. So it creates an interactive relationship between the projects and the donors.

    Since the entry level of donation is fairly low, it raises the possibility of more participation.The motivation of give back to social will be an injection to add vitality of the community.

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