Seattle, WA, June 21, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- GreaterGood.org executive director Elizabeth Baker announced today that grants and donations totaling more than $300,000 were sent to 105 charities in May.
Funding for this round of grants came primarily from the “Gifts That Give More” program found on the GreaterGood websites.
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.
The largest single recipient was the animal rescue charity, Rescue Bank, which received approximately $58,000 for the distribution of donated pet food to groups throughout the United States.
Other groups receiving grants of $5,000 to $25,000 in May included: ASPCA, Petfinder Foundation, World Land Trust, Partners In Health, Mercy Corps, Razia's Ray of Hope Foundation, Feeding America, Home For Life, Nepalese Youth Foundation, VSPCA, Pacific Marine Mammal Center, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), and Food Recovery Network.
In early June, GreaterGood.org made a number of “disaster” grants to organizations helping with the clean-up of the damage caused by tornadoes in Oklahoma. These included Team Rubicon, Red Rover, Code 3, IFAW, and Moore Animal Shelter, among others. Grants totaling more than $82,000 in all have been sent to these agencies to assist with humanitarian aid and animal rescue in the aftermath of the storm.
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).
GreaterGood.org partners with and funds leading nonprofit organizations around the world in order to alleviate poverty and hunger, promote peace, address cancer and other widespread health problems, foster literacy and provide education, preserve vital habitats in peril, and provide protection and care to vulnerable animals.