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partners  //  august — september pilot

August is a beta launch for GiveDaily. We've chosen 31 partner programs, built a bare-bones site and sent the idea out into the world to see if it has legs. For now, there are no recurring payments, no apps, no bells and whistles...just you--the ground-floor founding community. Get ready for an amazing ride!

WorldReader

Ghana
Worldreader is the global leader in innovation for mobile learning. We provide children, teachers, and families in the developing world with instantaneous access to every book they need to improve their lives.
$47
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We Are Not For Sale

Thailand
Not For Sale fights Modern Day Slavery around the world by creating enterprise for vulnerable communities, offering social services to survivors and those at-risk to human trafficking, and evaluating the use of forced labor in mainstream supply chains. Not For Sale works to make sure no one is for sale.
$52
16

World Toilet Organization

Indonesia
Improving sanitation conditions for people globally through powerful advocacy, inventive technology, education and building marketplace opportunities.
$52
17

Kaboom!

United States
Since 1996, KaBOOM! has built, opened or improved over 15,000 playgrounds, mobilizing 1 million volunteers to bring play to over 6.5 million children in need.
$53
18

Ashoka Fellow : Catavento

Brazil
Ashoka supports social entrepreneurs, nurtures collaborative communities and builds infrasctructure in the citizen sector to promote an "Everyone a Changemaker" world
$53
19

Barefoot College

India
The Barefoot College brings education, livelihoods and activism for the rural poor using the knowledge, skill and wisdom found in their own villages.
$67
20

Water for People

Bolivia
Water For People brings together local entrepreneurs, civil society, governments, and communities to establish creative, collaborative solutions that allow people to build and maintain their own reliable safe water systems.
$69
21

Landesa

Afghanistan
Landesa's work gives women like Rita a new status in her village and in her home. She has control over the income from her land, and can now provide three meals a day for her children. Even better, Rita can now afford to send her children to school and give them a brighter future of opportunity.
$70
22

APOPO

Mozambique
Apopo is a social enterprise that researches, develops and implements detection rat technology for humanitarian puposes like clearing minefields and tuberculosis detection. In short: we train rats to save lives.
$70
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BRAC

Bangladesh
BRAC's holistic development approach (using tools like microfinance, education, healthcare, legal services, community empowerment and more) now touches the lives of an estimated 126 million people in 11 countries.
$70
24

SHE Sustainable Health Enterprises

Rwanda
Sustainable Health Enterprises manufactures low-cost feminine hygiene supplies from local materials and distributes them through public schools--because a girl’s life shouldn’t stop every 28 days.
$71
25

Ashoka Fellow : Here and Now Collective

Colombia
Ashoka supports social entrepreneurs, nurtures collaborative communities and builds infrasctructure in the citizen sector to promote an "Everyone a Changemaker" world
$73
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Ashoka Fellow : Estufas Patsasi

Mexico
Ashoka supports social entrepreneurs, nurtures collaborative communities and builds infrasctructure in the citizen sector to promote an "Everyone a Changemaker" world
$74
27

Harlem RBI

United States
Harlem RBI is a youth development program that serves more than 1,500 boys and girls, ages 5-22, providing them with year-round sports, educational and enrichment activities. Since 2005, 97% of Harlem RBI seniors have graduated from high school and 94% of seniors have gained acceptance to college.
$74
28

Box Girls

South Africa
Strong girls become strong women. And strong women transform their communities. So BoxGirls uses boxing sport and leadership programs as a catalyst for social change in at-risk communities.
$75
29

Ashoka Fellow : Souk el Tayeb

Lebanon
Ashoka supports social entrepreneurs, nurtures collaborative communities and builds infrasctructure in the citizen sector to promote an "Everyone a Changemaker" world
$75
30

Ashoka Fellow : Ecological Alert and Recovery Thailand EARTH

Thailand
Ashoka supports social entrepreneurs, nurtures collaborative communities and builds infrasctructure in the citizen sector to promote an "Everyone a Changemaker" world
$75
31

Slow Food USA

United States
Slow Food envisions a world where all people can eat food that is good for them, good for those who grow it, and good for the planet. They work to preserve biodiversity, influence public policy and educate the rising generation
$75
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Funcacion Paraguaya

Paraguay
Fundacion Paraguaya is committed to an entrepreneurial approach to poverty elimination--promoting practical, sustainable solutions that start with education and elevate whole communities.
$76
2

micro Home Solutions

India
micro Home Solutions' mission is to develop a portfolio of financially viable housing solutions (like self-construction and incremental housing) that offer choices to the urban poor and meet their diverse housing needs
$76
3

Red Fred Project

United States
The Red Fred Project is a magical collaboration where an author co-creates original storybooks with 50 children with critical illnesses across the 50 states. The books use photography, graphic design, story-telling techniques and star a likable group of birds made from commas and exclamation marks called The Jolly Troop.
$76
4

Peace Care

Senegal
Peace Care cultivates sustainable global health solutions by creating enduring links between communities of need and entities of resource. Peace Care currently is addressing cervical cancer in Senegal, obstetrical emergencies in Ethiopia, and is developing a project in the Dominican Republic
$76
5

WISER (Women's Institute of Secondary Education and Research)

Kenya
WISER emphasizes community education and capacity building for teachers to help girls get a great education that prepares them to contribute in the community and lead physically, emotionally and sexually healthy lives.
$76
6

La Bastilla (FEER)

Nicaragua
Teach A Man To Fish supports thousands of schools worldwide to set up school businesses ranging from bee-keeping to egg production to carpentry shops. These businesses are both education and profitable so our students graduate prepared to succeed in work, higher ed, and life!
$76
7

mothers2mothers

Malawi
mothers2mothers currently employs 1,000 mentor mothers living with HIV to educate and assist overworked and under-resourced medical staff in eliminating almost entirely preventable mother-to-child HIV transmission at 400 sites in 7 Sub-Saharan countries.
$76
8

Handicap International

Cambodia
Handicap International is the world's most comprehensive mine action charity. Victim assistance is the heart of this work, while we also prevent new injuries through weapons clearance, risk education, and advocacy to ban landmines and cluster bombs. For this work and more, we’ve been honored with numerous prizes, including the Nobel Peace Prize.
$76
9

Schistosomiasis Control Initiative

Burundi
SCI works to improve the health and development of the world’s poorest populations by eradicating the poverty sustaining and life-threatening effects of schistosomiasis (bilharzia) and intestinal worms (hookworm, whipworm and roundworm). Over 200 million people in Africa, need regular treatment with praziquantel (for schistosomiasis), and 400 million need an annual treatment with albendazole (for STH), to eliminate these parasitic worms. For just $0.50 per person per year, we facilitate delivery of these treatments across Africa.
$76
10

Wounded Warrior Project

United States
The Wounded Warrior project works to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members; to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other; and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs
$76
11

Acumen Fund

Pakistan
A bold new way of tackling poverty that's about dignity not dependence and choice not charity, Acumen is a non-profit that raises charitable donations to invest in companies, leaders, and ideas.
$76
12

Global Citizen Year

United States
Global Citizen Year is a non-profit social enterprise that is building the next generation of American leaders through an immersive "bridge year" in the developing world.
$76
13

how it works

GiveDaily lets anyone pledge as little as $1/day to make social progress part of their everyday lives. Daily grants fund the work of the best social problem solvers in the world; training Thai villagers to use their cell phones to monitor industrial pollutants, medical care and counselling for sex trafficking victims intercepted in Romania, rats to detect and disarm landmines in Mozambique, and abandoned baseball fields re-opened in inner-city Detroit.


With every grant come texts, photos and video updates for the funders; where the money went, the difference it made, what more they could do to get involved.


And, as the word spreads, the grants grow.

Crowdfunding is changing the landscape of entrepreneurship, it’s breaking barriers in entertainment and shaking up venture capital. And we think it’s time to bring that freshness, transparency, innova-
tion and potential for scale to philanthropy.


With GiveDaily, you make the choice and effort to give once, but feel the benefits every day. And partners get support based on the merit of their work, not the size of their Twitter following; and they can focus on that work instead of sweating the deadline of an all-or-nothing fundraising campaign. These departures from typical crowdfunding make it more suited for impactful philanthropy.


It’s simpler. It’s more sustainable. And it will do a lot more good a lot faster.

faq

Who are you?  We are a group of young professionals who believe there is an entire generation (and an entire generation’s worth of capital) ready and tired of waiting for a philanthropic revolution.

Are you a nonprofit?  Yes, we are a registered 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible in the US. You can request a copy of our IRS determination letter by emailing legal@givedaily.org.

How do you support yourselves?   It takes resources to run any great organization, so 10% of donations stay with GiveDaily as a reinvestment. We use those resources to scout and vet new partners, maintain and improve the website, and support our partners with value-adds like media and training.

Who are the partners?  We mean it when we say we fund the best problem-solvers in the world. Some of our partners are non-profits, some are social businesses, some are individuals and informal community organizations, but all of them are doing quality work to address meaningful problems in their communities.

How do you choose them?  Our most important criteria have to do with impact, innovation, transparency and community investment. Partners we choose to work with are deeply connected to their communities—and these communities are deeply invested in partner programs. They have demonstrated that the model produces sustainable positive impact. Our partners feel accountable for resource use/management and are committed to understanding (and openly sharing) the successes and failures of their undertaking with the community.


Many of our partners come through leading incubators, fellowships and award programs like Ashoka, Skoll Foundation, Acumen Fund and Draper-Richards. Our relationships with these organizations are crucial not only because they meticulously vet candidates but because they provide a community of on-going mentorship, support and accountability.

Can I suggest a partner?  We love to learn about great work going on around the world! Just send an email with the name of the individual or organization, their contact information, a link to their website if they have one and a short explanation of why they belong on GiveDaily (hint: the criteria are above) to partners@givedaily.org. We have exceptionally high standards, but we do consider every suggestion that comes in.

What makes this different than other crowdfunding sites?   Donors make the choice and effort to buy in once, but feel the benefits every day. Partners get support based on the merit of their work, not the size of their Twitter following; and they can focus on that work instead of sweating the deadline of an all-or-nothing fundraising campaign. These departures from the typical crowdfunding model make it more suited for impactful philanthropy. It’s simpler. It’s more sustainable. And it will do a lot more good a lot faster.

What makes it different than other foundations or grant-making organizations?  The biggest difference is that our grants are “unrestricted” (the grantees don’t have to spend the money on certain programs or in certain areas of the world or on certain kinds of goods or services) because we trust our partners to know how best to use the resources.

What types of payment do you accept?  We accept all major credit cards.

What about international donors?  During the pilot, we can only accept donations from within the US. Please sign up to be notified of our full-scale launch, though, when we plan to support more than 20 foreign currencies.

How do partners receive funds?  We work with each partner to determine the most secure, convenient way to make their funds available as soon as possible. Whether the grant is made by bank transfer, money order or check, the funds are on their way within 5 business days of their funding day.

Why just 30 days?  The pilot is a beta launch for us—to make sure there is a “market” for this kind of organization before we bite off more than we can chew. We’re pretty sure there is, but we want to be as user-driven in building the site, apps, staff etc. as we can, so we’re gathering feedback and testing assumptions a little at a time.

Then what?  We’re planning another test period in the Fall (with a more developed site and a mobile app) and a full-scale launch Jan 1, 2014.