Charity Navigator launches a directory of thousands of collective giving circles
Charity Navigator will now feature the Global Giving Circle Directory – a listing of thousands of collective giving opportunities from Grapevine and Philanthropy Together
SADDLE BROOK, NJ, January 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Charity Navigator, the world’s largest and most widely used independent nonprofit evaluator, today announced its partnership with Vine and Philanthropy Together give access to their Global Giving Circles Directory — a list of 2,500 independent groups of individuals (“giving circles”) collaborating financially to support philanthropic causes and charities.
Charity Navigator users can search and connect with donor groups to collectively support nonprofit causes and organizations.
give circles are part of a growing movement that has tripled over the past decade. Since 2000, Donor Circles have mobilized at least 150,000 people and donated up to $1.29 billion to nonprofit organizations, and are expected to engage 350,000 donors by 2025, giving another $1 billion or more to causes around the world.
Individuals can now use the Global Giving Circle Directory on Charity Navigator to discover groups of like-minded donors to connect with to give back to communities in need.
“Each year, more than 9.5 million donors come to Charity Navigator to find and support impactful nonprofits,” said Michael Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator. “Now, not only can donors find nonprofits that match their interests, but they can also connect with groups of donors who share those interests and together collectively support causes and charities. “
Through the directory on Charity Navigator, individuals can research and find a circle of donors that matches their interests by specifying:
Cause area including racial justice, climate change, women’s rights, education and much more
Specific member demographics, many groups are made up of a unique demographic
Expected donation amount
“Our goal is to help grow the global giving circle movement,” said Emilie Rasmussen, Founder and CEO of Grapevine. “Through this new partnership with Charity Navigator, we are thrilled to share this incredible way of giving back with a whole new audience of engaged donors.”
Since its launch in March 2020, Grapevine helped give circles on its platform to move more than $9 million to more than 1,200 nonprofit organizations in communities across the United States and around the world.
Philanthropy Together was launched in April 2020 with the aim of democratizing and diversifying philanthropy in order to strengthen and expand the giving circles movement. In 2021, the organization has trained more than 200 Donor Circle Leaders to prepare to launch their own Circles, and aims to grow the movement to 3,000 active Donor Circles, including 350,000 people by 2025 .
About Charity Navigator
Charity Navigator, the world’s largest and most widely used independent nonprofit evaluator, gives donors of all sizes free access to data, tools and resources to guide philanthropic decision-making. With Charity Navigator’s ratings, nonprofits are equipped with the nonprofit industry’s first indicator of confidence and a powerful platform to raise awareness and funds. Charity Navigator does not charge the organizations it assesses, ensuring unbiased assessments, nor does it charge the public for this reliable data. As a result, Charity Navigator, a 501(c)(3) public charity, depends on the support of individuals, corporations and foundations who believe it provides a much-needed service to American donors.
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