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Lisa Halstead, board president of GreaterGood.org, announced that grants totaling more than $2.9 million have gone to 109 charities and nonprofits operating in the United States and around the world between January and October 2011. Most of these grants began as free clicks by visitors who come to the GreaterGood Network's suite of cause-related websites daily or quick online donations of $10 to $50 through GreaterGood’s Gifts That Give More [tm] program.
“We’re delighted that we’ve been able to help so many this year,” said Lisa Halstead, board president of GreaterGood.org. “In particular, visitors to the GreaterGood Network have been outstanding in supporting disaster relief efforts in 2011. But the fourth quarter of the year, October through December, is when we usually see the most activity on our websites and we hope to be able to do even more.”
Following the Queensland floods and Cyclone Yasi in Australia, GreaterGood.org donated more than $84,000 to International Fund for Animal Welfare to help Australian wildlife rescue. Throughout the year, GreaterGood.org grants have been used by conservation groups to save habitat and preserve wildlife from Africa to Nepal.
Other grants have gone to longterm efforts to alleviate hunger and poverty, to provide health services to those suffering from cancer and to vulnerable children, to support education and literacy programs, and to fund protection and care for animals living in shelters and sanctuaries.
From clicking on a website’s homepage button to playing a game to sending an e-card, these free actions added up to significant donations for GreaterGood’s charitable partners. Other grants were made possible by the Gifts That Give More [tm] program (100% of all donations received through this online program go to the nonprofit or project selected by the donor) and purchases of products sold at the GreaterGood Network stores (a portion of all sales goes to the cause selected by the shopper).
Photo from El Paujil Nature Reserve which covers 6,935 acres and provides permanent protection for hundreds of endangered species with help from GreaterGood.org.