News & Press Releases

Global Impact reacts quickly to the evolving priorities of donors. Our expertise, business acumen and efficiency ensure that charitable gifts are used to address the most pressing problems facing the poorest and most disadvantaged people. For the latest information on the work we are doing to meet critical humanitarian needs around the world, see our current and archived press releases and news stories below.

Please direct all media inquiries to the attention of Global Impact Director, Marketing & Communications, Micaela Vivero at 703.717.5265 or email [email protected].

Indonesian Earthquake Relief Efforts

On Sunday, Aug. 5, a magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Lombok, shaking the neighboring island of Bali as well. There have been over 200 aftershocks in the following days. Over 430 deaths have been reported with another 1,500 people hospitalized with serious injuries. More than 150,000 people have been displaced. Our charity partners are providing emergency response teams and supplies.

Global Impact honored with 2018 Board Leadership Award

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 23, 2018Global Impact has been recognized by the Center for Nonprofit Advancement as a recipient of their 2018 Board Leadership Award. The award recognizes outstanding leadership of nonprofit Boards of Directors in the Greater Washington area, including the role boards play in building and sustaining successful organizations.

Growfund: Donor-Advised Funds For Everyday Donors

This article first appeared on Giving Compass on July 15, 2018.

In 2016, Global Impact “democratized giving” with the launch of a donor-advised fund (DAF) called Growfund, but it wasn’t like any other DAF on the market. Growfund boasted zero brokerage fees, a low grant requirement ($25) and no account minimum to get started.

Can donor-advised funds help people give more thoughtfully?

This article first appeared on Nonprofit Chronicles on February 7, 2018.

“Most donors don’t think their way into giving to charity.”

So writes Al Cantor, a smart guy and a veteran of the nonprofit world.

AIDF Global Summit

Hosted by Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF), the 10th anniversary Global Disaster Relief & Development Summit will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center in Washington D.C. on the 5-6th of September 2018.

Active Disaster Relief Efforts

From hurricanes Irma and Maria to the growing Rohingya refugee crisis, this is a devastating time for global disasters. Global Impact’s charity alliance includes leading disaster response organizations like Americares, International Medical Corps, and Save the Children. Our charity partners have long-standing programs in many of the locations around the world where both manmade and natural disasters occur, providing immediate and long-term relief for the world’s most vulnerable people.

Guatemala Volcano Relief

On June 3, the Fuego volcano in Guatemala violently erupted without warning, covering nearby communities with a dangerous mix of hot ash, rock and gases. A second eruption occurred the following Tuesday, pushing the death toll to more than 75 with hundreds of people still missing. Learn more.