Global Impact Expands Growfund Connecting Donors to 800,000-Plus Charities
Enhanced Search Capabilities and Charity Reports Powered by GuideStar Help Donors Make Informed Investment Decisions
ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 13, 2016 – Global Impact, whose mission is to build partnerships and resources for the world’s most vulnerable people, today announced new search capabilities for Growfund users to find current information about more than 800,000 charities, which greatly expands and informs donation opportunities. Donors can search by local or international needs, high-impact areas and among different categories to determine which causes they want to support, such as, Arts Education and Research, Environment and Animals, Health & Human Services, International, and Religion to name a few.
For a more advanced search, a list of the National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities codes, which the IRS and National Center for Charitable Statistics use to classify charities, can be referenced. Users can then retrieve reports powered by GuideStar to find more information about a nonprofit’s financial or organizational structure.
“Our goal for Growfund is to democratize philanthropy. So, whether you are a seasoned philanthropist or just beginning to invest in causes, Growfund now provides even more depth for different research needs,” said Scott Jackson, president and CEO of Global Impact. “This latest enhancement of more than 800,000 searchable U.S. charity profiles from GuideStar complements our global network of charities. Users can now diversify their giving and uncover lesser-known charities that are making a difference in people’s lives.”
“By integrating GuideStar tools and resources into Growfund, Global Impact is providing up-to-date, accurate, and comprehensive information on U.S. charities, which improves the intelligence that drives effective donor engagement,” said Adrian Bordone, vice president, Strategic Partnerships of GuideStar.
Growfund is a donor-advised fund (DAF) that operates like a personal foundation or a 401(k) plan. Contributions can be saved or invested, grown over time and granted to the charities and causes that matter most to the donor. Unlike other DAFs that require sizeable contributions before the funds are invested, Growfund contributions can be invested starting with the first dollar.
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About Global Impact
Global Impact is a leader in growing global philanthropy. The organization builds partnerships and raises resources that help the world’s most vulnerable people by providing integrated, partner-specific advisory and backbone services; campaign design, marketing and implementation for workplace and signature fundraising campaigns; and fiscal agency, technology services and integrated giving platforms. Global Impact works with nearly 450 public and private sector workplace giving campaigns to generate funding for an alliance of nearly 130 international charities. Through strategic council and implementation support, Global Impact equips private sector and nonprofit organizations to achieve their philanthropic goals. The organization also serves as administrator for four of the world’s largest workplace giving campaigns, including the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFCNCA) and the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas (CFC-O). Since 1956, Global Impact has generated more than $1.7 billion to help the world’s most vulnerable people.
GuideStar, www.guidestar.org, is the world’s largest hub of nonprofit information, connecting people and organizations with data on 2.4 million current and formerly IRS-recognized nonprofits. Each year, more than 7 million people, including individual donors, nonprofit leaders, grantmakers, government officials, academic researchers, and the media, use GuideStar data to make intelligent decisions about the social sector. GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles are populated with information directly from nonprofits, from the IRS, and via other partners in the nonprofit sector. In addition, users see GuideStar data on more than 190 philanthropic websites and applications. GuideStar is itself a 501(c)(3) public charity.