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].

Global Impact and KPMG LLP release new report examining tax, fiduciary and philanthropic requirements in 60 countries

Giving Global Matrix cover

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 11, 2018 – Global Impact and KPMG LLP have released a new report, the 2018 Giving Global Matrix: Tax, Fiduciary and Philanthropic Requirements, which provides a snapshot of the complex and varied tax laws that incentivize, or disincentivize, philanthropic giving in 60 countries across North America, Latin America, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Indonesian Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Efforts

Indonesia earthquake

On Friday, Sept. 28 a 7.5-magnitude earthquake hit Palu on Sulawesi island in Indonesia causing a massive tsunami and killing more than 1,500 people. Thousands of buildings have been destroyed and more than 70,000 people have been displaced in Palu alone. This disaster is the second major earthquake to hit Indonesia in just two months. 

Global Impact launches “Why #GiveGlobal?” campaign to inspire people and companies to give and engage globally

Why #GiveGlobal
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 4, 2018 – Today, Global Impact, a leader in growing global philanthropy, launched its “Why #GiveGlobal?” campaign to encourage individuals and businesses to engage globally through donating, advocating and volunteering. The campaign runs through Nov. 30, 2018 and the campaign website is

Hurricane Florence

Direct Relief
Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina on Friday, Sept. 14, as a Category 1 storm with sustained wind speeds of 90 mph. In the first eight hours after reaching land, it dumped more than 14 inches of rain across the state, causing massive flooding. More than 200,000 people in North and South Carolina are currently without electricity, while more than 1,000 have been rescued and 15,000 are staying at emergency shelters. At least 37 deaths have been reported. The hurricane has been downgraded to a tropical depression but still brings with it a risk of heavy rainfall, flash floods and landslides as it continues to move its way north.
Our charity partners are working to provide relief to those affected by the storm.

Typhoon Mangkhut

Typhoon Mangkhut
Super Typhoon Mangkhut (or Ompong) made landfall on the island of Luzon in the Philippines early Saturday morning, before moving into the Chinese province of Guangdong late Sunday afternoon. With sustained winds of up to 107 mph, the typhoon downed trees and caused extensive damage across Guangdong; on Luzon, it brought dangerous storm surge and landslides that have blocked roads, destroyed homes and buried communities. Search and rescue operations are still underway.

Philanthropy University online learning: enroll now

Philanthropy University
Our partner Philanthropy University is an online learning website that provides local nonprofits leaders in the Global South with access to a world-class collection of free online courses and knowledge-sharing communities. 
Evidence suggests that building competencies in local leaders leads to increased capacity in their organizations. Through education, Philanthropy University helps build the capacity of these local organizations, amplifies their impact. This improved reach and effectiveness leads to improvements in the lives of their beneficiaries. 

Kerala, India Flooding

Heavy rain that began on Aug. 8 has triggered ongoing flooding and landslides across the Kerala state in southern India. Rainfall in some areas came in at well over double that of a typical monsoon season, resulting in the worst flooding that the area has seen in a century. Currently, an estimated 32 million people have been affected, with more one million displaced and 400 dead. The floods have taken homes and crops, disrupted roads and transportation and have caused devastating landslides across the region, causing nearly $3 billion in damage.

Active Disaster Relief Efforts

From the earthquakes in Indonesia 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.

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.