GreaterGood.org executive director Elizabeth Baker announced today that grants and donations totaling more than $300,000 were sent to 105 charities in May and an additional $82,000 was sent in June to agencies dealing with the aftermath of the Oklahoma tornadoes and storms.
The Gifts That Give More grants focused on eight major cause areas: hunger and poverty relief, breast cancer research and programs helping women receive free mammograms, animal rescue, aid for families coping with autism, help for homeless veterans, children’s health programs, literacy, and rainforest preservation.
In addition, GreaterGood.org made a number of “disaster” grants to organizations helping with the clean-up of the damage caused by tornadoes in Oklahoma. These included Team Rubicon, Red Rover, Code 3, IFAW, and Moore Animal Shelter, among others. Grants totaling more than $82,000 in all have been sent to these agencies to assist with humanitarian aid and animal rescue in the aftermath of the storm.
By the end of 2013, GreaterGood will have surpassed more than $30 million in lifetime donations to charity. The GreaterGood network of cause-related websites began in 1999 with The Hunger Site.
New Website Launched in 2013: The Diabetes Site
In March, GreaterGood launched its newest Click-To-Give cause website: The Diabetes Site.
Visitors to the website can click on the red Click-To-Give button to contribute to diabetes research. As with other GreaterGood websites, click donations are free for visitors and are paid by supporting advertisers.
GreaterGood has long held a commitment to supporting nonprofit projects to improve people’s health, especially focusing on the needs of disadvantaged as well as women and children. As part of the launch of this new site, GreaterGood made a $20,000 donation earlier this spring to the University of Michigan to support research into the causes and treatment of diabetes.
More About GreaterGood
Since 1999, the GreaterGood family of cause related websites have given almost $30 million for charity. This network of charitable websites began with the Internet’s first “Click To Give” website in 1999: The Hunger Site (www.thehungersite.com).
Between 2000 and 2002, the “Click Here To Give” program expanded to include The Animal Rescue Site (www.theanimalrescuesite.com), The Breast Cancer Site (www.thebreastcancersite.com), The Literacy Site (www.theliteracysite.com), and The Rainforest Site (www.therainforestsite.com). In 2011, two more “Click Here To Give” websites were added: The Veterans Site (www.theveteranssite.com) and The Autism Site (www.theautismsite.com). The Diabetes Site is the latest addition and can be found athttp://diabetes.greatergood.com.
Visitors to GreaterGood can donate for free to their favorite causes by utilizing the “Click Here To Give” colored button located on each website’s homepage. Click donations are paid for by sponsoring advertisers. Approximately 750,000 visitors click daily at the cause website of their choice.
Other ways to help at the GreaterGood websites include making donations through the Gifts That Give More [tm] program or shopping at the cause-related online store.The Gifts That Give More [tm] program is free for participating charitable partners and provides increased exposure for many different types of projects. GreaterGood web stores feature more than 7,000 products and the corporation has a strong commitment to promoting fair trade items made by women artisans.
GreaterGood also reaches more than 40 million cause supporters through an active and effective social media presence including blogs, Facebook pages, Twitter, and more.
All contributions from the GreaterGood family of websites are distributed by GreaterGood.org, a 501(c)3 nonprofit. GreaterGood’s corporate headquarters are in Seattle, WA. GreaterGood.org’s offices are located in Tucson, AZ.