Democratizing philanthropy and fostering impactful organizations.
GVNG.org was formed in 2016 with the goal of democratizing philanthropy by inviting all people to ‘do good’ in the world. In addition to our work advancing philanthropy at-large, we have helped fund a wide array of programs.
Education on Philanthropy
One of our primary initiatives here at GVNG.org is general education about the nonprofit sector. We understand that the barrier to entry for philanthropy is high; starting and running a nonprofit requires vast knowledge about compliance rules, fundraising and programming techniques, and general leadership expertise. A lack of knowledge in any of these areas shouldn’t prevent anyone from doing good in the world. As a result, we are dedicated to producing educational resources that are designed for the entire spectrum of nonprofit leaders — experienced and brand new.
Technology in the Nonprofit Sector
GVNG.org believes that technology has—and will continue to benefit the nonprofit sector. Our organization is dedicated to employing the latest technological resources to make philanthropy more understandable and accessible for individuals, businesses, charitable organizations, and communities.
GVNG.org believes in advancing philanthropy by supporting other nonprofit organizations doing important work. Some of the nonprofits we’ve supported include:
Alliance for a Healthier Generation
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation works with schools, companies, community organizations, healthcare professionals and families to transform the conditions and systems that lead to healthier kids. Their goal is to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity and to empower kids to develop lifelong, healthy habits.
Southern Poverty Law Center
The SPLC was founded in 1971 to ensure that the promise of the civil rights movement became a reality for all. Since then, they've won numerous landmark legal victories on behalf of the exploited, the powerless and the forgotten. Their lawsuits have toppled institutional racism and stamped out remnants of Jim Crow segregation; destroyed some of the nation’s most violent white supremacist groups; and protected the civil rights of children, women, the disabled, immigrants and migrant workers, the LGBT community, prisoners, and many others who faced discrimination, abuse or exploitation.
Heifer empowers families to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity – but their approach is more than just giving them a handout. Heifer links communities and helps bring sustainable agriculture and commerce to areas with a long history of poverty. Their animals provide partners with both food and reliable income, as agricultural products such as milk, eggs and honey can be traded or sold at market.
The Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI)
The Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI) develops an array of peacebuilding programs, initiatives and campaigns to foster peace and reconciliation in disadvantaged and fragile communities in the different regions of the world, including Africa, Latin America and the United States.