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].

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.

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.

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.