Seattle, WA, January 17, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- GreaterGood.org announced grants totaling more than $2.6 million were given to more than 130 charities in 2012. Funding for these grants came from the Gifts That Give More™ and other programs found at the GreaterGood Network websites as well as direct donations to GreaterGood.org.
Grants focused on eight major cause areas: hunger and poverty relief, breast cancer research and programs helping women receive free mammograms, animal rescue, aid for families coping with autism, help for homeless veterans, children’s health programs, literacy, and rainforest preservation.
Those organizations receiving grants totaling $100,000 or more in 2012 included: Petfinder.com Foundation, National Breast Cancer Foundation, Rescue Bank, Mercy Corps, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), and Mayo Clinic. Those groups receiving grants greater than $25,000 were: The Fund for Animals, Feed Our Veterans, Feeding America, Partners in Health, Soles4Souls, Millennium Village, and Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation.
GreaterGood.org also responded to a number of national disasters throughout the year, providing support for humanitarian relief and animal rescue efforts following wildfires in Colorado, tornadoes in Kentucky and Indiana, hurricanes striking the Gulf Coast, and Superstorm Sandy.
“GreaterGood.org makes it a priority to respond immediately when disaster strikes.” said Liz Baker, GreaterGood.org’s director. “When funds are needed critically, we work to collect donations quickly and distribute them as soon as possible to support immediate relief efforts.”
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Since 1999, the GreaterGood Network has raised almost $30 million to charity worldwide. The Network began with the Internet’s first “Click To Give” website in 1999: The Hunger Site (www.thehungersite.com).
Between 2000 and 2002, the “Click Here To Give” program expanded to include The Animal Rescue Site (www.theanimalrescuesite.com), The Breast Cancer Site (www.thebreastcancersite.com), The Child Health Site (www.thechildhealthsite.com), The Literacy Site (www.theliteracysite.com), and The Rainforest Site (www.therainforestsite.com). In 2011, two more “Click Here To Give” websites were added: The Veterans Site (www.theveteranssite.com) and The Autism Site (www.theautismsite.com). Each of these websites also has a corresponding ecommerce website that contributes to charity as well.