Seattle, WA, March 27, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- GreaterGood.org executive director Elizabeth Baker announced today that grants totaling more than $445,000 have been given to thirty-eight charities so far in 2013.
Funding for this round of grants came primarily from the “Click to Give” programs found on the GreaterGood websites, with additional donations funded by sales of GreaterGood online stores.
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.
More than $185,000 went to National Breast Cancer Foundation in February to pay for free mammograms for women in need. A grant of $50,000 in March went to the University of Michigan for breast cancer research.
In conjunction with the launch of GreaterGood’s The Diabetes Site in March, an additional $20,000 grant was made to the University of Michigan for diabetes research.
Donations totaling approximately $190,000 were sent by GreaterGood.org in February to: Autism Speaks, Cincinnati Pet Food Pantry, Darfur Peace & Development Organization, Feed Our Veterans, Feeding America, First Book, First Coast Pet Food Banks, Greater New Orelans Foundation, Hand Eye Fund, Home For Life, IFAW, Institute for Marine Mammal Studies, Lekotek, Mercy Corps International, Millenium Village, National Autism Association, North Shore Animal League, Partners In Health, Paws With A Cause, Petfinder.com Foundation, Pets for Vets, Planet Care/ GHAP, Rescue Bank, Rolling Dog Ranch Animal Sanctuary, Room To Read, Sanctuary Evolucion, Save Our Pets, Seattle Humane Pet, Snow Leopard Trust, Soles4Souls, Inc., The Fund for Animals, Inc., The Nature Conservancy, Tibetan Nuns, Veteran Homestead, Veterans Village of San Diego, VSPCA, and World Land Trust.
More About GreaterGood
Since 1999, the GreaterGood family of cause related websites have raised almost $30 million for charity. This network of charitable websites 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 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). The Diabetes Site is the latest addition and can be found at http://diabetes.greatergood.com.
Visitors to GreaterGood can donate for free to their favorite causes by utilizing the “Click Here To Give” colored button located on each website’s homepage. Click donations are paid for by sponsoring advertisers and 100% of the fees from site sponsorships go to charity. There is also a GreaterGood.com website where visitors can fund a specific nonprofit project through the same method (projects change every three to four days).
Other ways to help at the GreaterGood websites include making donations through the Gifts That Give More [tm] program or shopping at the cause-related online store.
These contributions and other contributions from the GreaterGood family of websites are distributed by GreaterGood.org, a 501(c)3 nonprofit. In 2013, all websites in the GreaterGood Network were reorganized under the GreaterGood name.
GreaterGood.org also partnered with several corporations in 2012/13 to help their customers support their favorite causes (the cause/charity benefited is noted in parenthesis). These include Toland Home Garden (hunger relief, breast cancer, and homeless veterans), Rover.com (animal rescue), DIP Publishing House for Musiq Soulchild’s book sales (breast cancer), Pintofeed (animal rescue), and Dynamics (animal rescue, breast cancer, and hunger relief), among others.