America’s Charities Announces New Cause Funds This Giving Season
Donors Provided Charitable Choice and Ability to Amplify Their Impact with a Single Donation
By Sarah Ford on December 21, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington, D.C. – December 21, 2015 – Just in time for the peak giving season, America’s Charities, a mission-driven organization that drives collective impact by connecting nonprofits with companies and donors for 35 years, today announced new Cause Funds that enable donors to invest in an entire cause with a single donation. The new Cause Funds are the latest in America’s Charities offerings to individual donors who want to make a significant difference both inside and outside of the workplace. The four new Cause Funds are:
- America’s Charities Animals Cause Fund: https://www.charities.org/funds/animals
- America’s Charities Cancer Research and Advocacy Cause Fund: https://www.charities.org/funds/cancer
- America’s Charities Children Cause Fund: https://www.charities.org/funds/children
- America’s Charities Hunger Relief Cause Fund: https://www.charities.org/funds/hunger
“Our new Cause Funds help people contribute to real and meaningful work that improves our world,” said Jim Starr, America’s Charities COO and chief of business development. “People can give with confidence because they know their hard-earned dollars are supporting America’s Charities members, each high-performing, diverse in its program and service offerings and thoroughly vetted.”
America’s Charities new Cause Funds were designed for those individual philanthropists who want to support effective, reputable charities who are tackling major issues of critical importance, including cancer research and advocacy, hunger relief, children health and advocacy, and animal rights and research. Each donation to a Cause Fund is divided evenly among the nonprofits that comprise the Fund, so donors can amplify their impact by supporting an entire cause with a single contribution. America’s Charities Cause Funds also provide participating nonprofits with an additional platform to gain visibility and increase their fundraising potential.
“America’s Charities new Children Cause Fund gives Ronald McDonald House Charities an additional opportunity to connect with people who want to make a significant difference in the lives of children,” stated Jennifer Smith, senior director, marketing & communications, Ronald McDonald House Charities. “Each donation helps us enable families to stay close to the care their sick children need, and to each other, and we’re thrilled that America’s Charities has provided another way for us to connect with the people who care about this critical issue.”
The new Cause Funds are just in time for the charitable giving season. According to Network for Good, in 2014 nearly 30 percent of digital giving occurred during the month of December, with 12 percent in the last three days of the year. America’s Charities new Cause Funds support donors with their impact investments, particularly Millennials, who are more inclined to support a particular cause as opposed to an individual organization, according to the 2014 Millennial Impact Report.
For more information or to donate, visit new Cause Funds: https://www.charities.org/funds For more information about the benefits of becoming an America’s Charities nonprofit member, visit https://www.charities.org/become-member.
About America’s Charities
America’s Charities is a national mission-driven nonprofit that connects public and private sector employers with charities to engage employees in greater giving. The organization operates as a strategic consulting partner for philanthropic organizations, nonprofits and the business community to increase social impact, and has been at the forefront of employee giving since 1980. America’s Charities’ experience combined with an accountable and transparent process has resulted in raising more than $650 million for more than 10,000 charities addressing a range of causes including education, human rights, hunger, poverty, research, animals, veterans, disaster relief and health services. Information about America’s Charities can be found at www.charities.org, as well as on our social media networks.