Year-round, GivingTuesday inspires people to come together through cause- and culture-based coalitions and in towns, cities, and regions of all sizes to spark civic engagement, organize community care efforts, uplift nonprofit capacity, and coalesce support and activism to break down systemic inequity. Leading up to and during this year’s GivingTuesday celebration, these collective efforts around the world showed tremendous amounts of generosity, kindness, passion, and creativity.
- GivingTuesday Philippines distributed more than one million pieces of bread through the “Pass the Bread” campaign that tackled hunger directly and inspired Filipinos to share kindness and get involved in their communities together.
- Giving circles (where groups of individuals donate their own money or time to a pooled fund) were launched for GivingTuesday in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and Spain, with many circles being led by women, youth, and marginalized communities.
- National campaigns in Brazil, Finland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Ukraine, and more collaborated with schools and youth groups to inspire more young people to give back and create their own projects focused on generosity.
- Coalition campaigns in the U.S. tapped into the community spirit of GivingTuesday to host conversations on important issues like supporting domestic violence survivors, combating loneliness in teens, advancing equity in philanthropy, conservation of oceans and bays, and reaching across differences to find common ground.
- In Nepal, doctors and volunteers gave free eye and ear screenings and checkups in rural areas in the week leading up to GivingTuesday.
- #CryptoGivingTuesday reported a 5x increase in cryptocurrency giving on GivingTuesday, compared to the previous year.
Created in 2012 at New York’s 92nd Street Y and incubated in its Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact as a day to do good, GivingTuesday has grown into a year-round global generosity movement that drives an increase in giving through its leadership network and programs. GivingTuesday’s 10-year celebration will happen throughout 2022 and will feature events, expanded content, and additional data reports that expand understanding of a full range of giving and generous behaviors.
GivingTuesday is generously supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Craig Newmark Philanthropies, Fidelity Charitable, the Ford Foundation, Ford Motor Company, LinkedIn for Nonprofits, and the National Philanthropic Trust.
For access to photos and videos of giving stories shared from around the world, visit the GivingTuesday 2021 press kit. Logos and additional resources can be found on https://www.givingtuesday.org/logos or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.