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GlobalGiving Foundation


Headquarter: 1023 15th Street, Washington, DC 20005, United States

GlobalGiving was founded by two former World Bank executives who are using the Internet to create a highly efficient marketplace that enables more funding to reach projects throughout the globe and, at the same time, provides a more transparent, engaging way for donors to give.

GlobalGiving's mission is to build an efficient, open, thriving marketplace that connects people who have community and world-changing ideas with people who can support them. GlobalGiving connects individual and institutional donors directly to social, economic development, and environmental projects around the world. GlobalGiving has a public website where anyone can browse projects in thematic or geographic areas.

The Projects

  • Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund (2011)
    The north coast of Japan was hit by a horrible tsunami after a 9.0 magnitude earthquake that occurred 80 miles offshore. This fund is supporting organizations providing relief and aid to victims.
  • Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund (2010)
    The GlobalGiving Relief Fund is working with 18 partner organizations to support comprehensive emergency relief and recovery efforts for victims and survivors of the devastating January earthquake.
  • New Zealand Earthquake Relief Fund (2011)
    On February 22, 2011, Christchurch and the surrounding area were struck by an earthquake that caused severe damage and tragic casualties. The NZ Government has launched a global appeal for support.
  • China Yushu Earthquake Relief Fund (2010)
    The Fund provides emergency shelter, food, and medical care for children orphaned or separated from their families, also temporary or long-term foster care or, if needed, temporary institutional care.
  • Pakistan Floods Relief Project (2010)
    As Pakistan battles an unprecedented catastrophe, funds are desperately needed to rehabilitate destroyed healthcare infrastructure and bring medical services back on line to stave off further loss of life due to disease and malnutrition.