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].

Growfund: Donor-Advised Funds For Everyday Donors

This article first appeared on Giving Compass on June 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.

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.

Ebola in the DRC

Just two years after the Ebola Crisis in West Africa officially ended, the disease has emerged again in the Democratic Republic of Congo, killing 25 people and infecting more than 30 others. As it spreads into more populous cities, the risk of it evolving into a massive outbreak increases. Our charity partners are working to provide relief to the infected and survivors, and to halt the spread of the disease.

KPMG Employees Participate in Red Nose Day to Support Children in Need

In a blog for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Global Impact’s Amanda Meyer and Catherine Kahl write:

"It’s Red Nose Day! And, today, workplaces, families and communities across the U.S. are coming together to have fun and make a difference, raising money and awareness for children in need.

For corporations, running an employee engagement campaign for Red Nose Day is uniquely positioned to bring fun and creativity into the workplace, a huge appeal for employees to kick off the summer.

Igniting Employee Activism and Demonstrating Impact Take Precedence at 17th Annual Employee Engagement Summit

Leaders from American Express, Campbell Soup Company, the Coca-Cola Company, Johnson & Johnson and more to Drive Greater Employee Engagement and Social Impact at 2018 [email protected] Employee Engagement Summit in NYC

Supporting the Global Goals during Do More 24, May 17-18

Global Impact is excited to announce its role as a Community Partner for Do More 24 for the third year running. Do More 24 is an annual 24-hour online fundraiser taking place from noon, May 17, to noon, May 18, in the Washington metro area. As a nonprofit headquartered in northern Virginia, Global Impact is dedicated to supporting our community and world through this 24-hour giving initiative.