Today is #GivingTuesday, the day when nonprofits around the world encourage their supporters to donate via the power of social media.
We’ve collected the responses from organizations that sent us information about their efforts, and combed through the Twitter #GivingTuesday hashtag to identify local nonprofits, big and small, that were actively doing outreach via that social media platform.
So, of course, this listing will, by its very nature, be woefully incomplete. We encourage you to explore the hashtag on your favorite social media platform to see other organizations participating in #GivingTuesday. But more, we encourage you to give generously to our local nonprofits that work so hard to make life in Philadelphia better in every way.
And, while Generocity is not a nonprofit, if you believe there is value in our journalism and events centered on social impact, we’d love to see some contributions to our journalism fund. We’re lucky to have a small but spirited corps of volunteers — nearly as diverse as our city — and a contribution to the journalism fund enables us to continue to deploy them to do even more wide-ranging and in-depth work of interest to the nonprofit, mission-driven and social impact folks who are our community.
Without further delay, then, here are the 60 nonprofits that made our round-up this year:
From our Partners
— Jay (@wordywheelie) November 22, 2019
“All online donations to ALSF on Giving Tuesday will be matched by Power Home Remodeling for twice the impact! Donations to ALSF support much needed childhood cancer research.”
Happy Thanksgiving Philadelphia! We thank all who have supported AVP to date! If you want to partner with us and #OfferHope to the community of #Philadelphia, consider donating to our #GivingTuesday Campaign. Stay tuned for updates!
— Anti-Violence Partnership (@AVPPhila) November 28, 2019
Share the magic of The Snow Queen with more kids in our community!
Now through Giving Tuesday, all new or increased gifts will be matched to share the magic of live theatre. For only $14 you can send two students to The Snow Queen thanks to a generous matching gift challenge by the Hamilton Family Charitable Trust. Share the magic of live theatre with more kids than ever before with a donation.”
Here at the @buildingbok Artphere
will be participating in #GivingTuesday!!!!
save the date 11/28,
everyone can make a difference 🎨💖
Give back to your community this coming Tuesday.
:https://t.co/A8uqIae2UH#givingback #greatgiving #philanthropy #generosity #Philly #art pic.twitter.com/dxAqoyeieX
— Art Sphere Inc. (@artsphereinc) September 11, 2019
“As a part of #GivingTuesday, Bethesda Project is raising money to support our guests and residents experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia and to find and care for the abandoned poor and to be family with those who have none.
“Your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps. Thank you for your support. I’ve included information about Bethesda Project below.
“At 8:00 am EST (5:00 am PST) on December 3, 2019, Facebook will match donations (up to 100K! per org) and $7 million dollars total. Their match will go live, matching dollar for dollar on a first-come, first-served basis until $7M in eligible donations are matched. If you make your donation on that day, early in the day (starting at 8am), your donation will DOUBLE thanks to Facebook!”
#GivingTuesday is tomorrow. With one gift to Bread & Roses, you support 60+ grassroots groups confronting inequality and creating change in the Philadelphia region. Will you pitch in to catalyze movements for justice & equity in 2020?https://t.co/Nfm79srfLN#givingtuesdayphl pic.twitter.com/ptXxJtFG3u
— Bread & Roses Community Fund (@breadrosesfund) December 2, 2019
“Our vision is for young adults to be financially empowered, active in society, socially engaged and emotionally healthy as they pursue their highest potential.”
What is Giving Tuesday? This international day of charity on December 3rd encourages everyone, everywhere to select a charity to support. We are excited to announce that we have teamed up with The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia to expand our #GivingTuesday effort! pic.twitter.com/8ULcxC92qn
— catholicappeal (@catholicappeal) November 6, 2019
Dec. 3rd is #GivingTuesday, a global giving movement to support the causes you love… like us! Mark your calendars to help empower girls in our GAB & GirlGov Chester County programs who are passionate and ready to take on the world. #ChescoGives #CCFWGLiftsUp pic.twitter.com/zPbe6qoRUu
— ChesCo Women & Girls (@ccwomenandgirls) November 21, 2019
“CSFP provides children from underserved Philadelphia families with access to quality, safe K-8th grade tuition-based schools to increase their long-term economic and social success by awarding scholarships through a random lottery. With the help of volunteers, Young Friends, and CSFP Parent Ambassadors, our goal this year is to raise $3,800 on Giving Tuesday — enough for two scholarships for next school year. We are fortunate to have a donor willing to match these funds for one more scholarship, so if we reach our goal, CSFP can surprise three additional families with scholarships at Lottery Day on Thursday, December 5.”
“We are raising funds for cinéSPEAK to launch a weekly film and community-rooted conversation series in West Philadelphia in Spring 2020. I hope that you will take a moment to learn more about our past/present/future work and what your contribution, whether $5 or $500, directly impacts this vital mission.
“cinéSPEAK is a Philadelphia-based organization that engages diverse audiences through our independent, repertory and foreign film programming, creating space and centering the stories of individuals and communities that are often underrepresented in mainstream cinema. cinéSPEAK promotes community togetherness and global understanding by engaging film enthusiasts while cultivating the next generation of discerning moviegoers, encouraging people to demand social justice both on-screen and throughout society.
“After six + years as a mobile cinema, in Spring 2020, we will begin the first phase of our long-term goal of operating a year-round independent microcinema, through the launch of a weekly film series in the soon-to-be-renovated black box arts space in the basement of the historic Calvary Center for Culture and Community, located at 48th Street on the bustling commercial corridor of Baltimore Avenue in West Philadelphia. We will use any/all funds raised to cover our rental fees and film licensing fees associated with this new and exciting initiative. Throughout 2020, we will be working to raise enough money to honor the labor of our currently all-volunteer team, as well as, individual and institutional program collaborators and future projects.
“We are actively seeking to engage individuals, businesses and institutional partners that would like to participate deeper in our vision through financial and labor contributions.”
“City Year Philadelphia partners with schools in communities challenged by persistent inequities in our education system to create learning environments where students can build on their strengths and fully engage in learning. At City Year Philly, we’re striving to raise $6,000 to support our work in schools. As alumni, board members, and supporters donate, five fearless staffers have volunteered to get pied in the face (live on social media!) when we reach different giving levels along the way! Donate today to #pieforprogress and follow us on Instagram to catch all the pie action.”
This year for #GivingTuesday help us reach our goal of $6000, so that we can continue doing great work in Philadelphia schools and to see CYP staff members get pied in the process.
— CityYearPhilly (@CityYearPhilly) November 22, 2019
Getting a jump on #GivingTuesday! Whether your traveling or welcoming loved ones into your home this holiday, please support @WeClarifi helping Philadelphia families reach their goal of homeownership https://t.co/4YalDiJyV4 https://t.co/m12gTx19qR
— Dana LeGrand (@DYLG) November 26, 2019
15. College Possible
College Possible Philadelphia has so much to be thankful for this holiday season, in particular our wonderful student community! Please consider making a #GivingTuesday gift to support our incredible students on their college journeys on December 3rd!#MakeItPossible pic.twitter.com/90CuG27vLh
— College Possible PHL (@CollPossiblePHL) November 28, 2019
“70 years ago, iron lungs lined hospital wards at the height of polio outbreaks and provided temporary and permanent breathing support for people suffering paralysis of the diaphragm and intercostal muscles.
‘This Giving Tüesday the Mütter Museum needs your help to get one of our largest objects in our collection restored and back on display for visitors to see! Gifts will be doubled thanks to a generous match from our generous Board of Trustees!”
A New Home for Southwest Philly's Concrete Cowboys https://t.co/X3MXIshEJf
— Caitlin Brown (@Caitlin_C_Brown) November 9, 2019
📅 Save the date! #GivingTUesday is December 3. It’s an opportunity to join the global movement and give back to the causes you care about. A gift to DonCARES can provide opportunity, advance knowledge, and enhance a high school student's life in North Philadelphia. pic.twitter.com/duukKjqXSy
— DonCARES of Philadelphia, Inc. (@doncaresphila) November 27, 2019
“This #GivingTuesday, we’re rising to the challenge of matching a generous $120,000 donation by the end of 2019. Last month, Eastern State broke ground on phase one of construction on our planned visitor center. We’re upgrading our infrastructure (plumbing, electricity, and storm water management) to set the stage for future construction in the years to come. We also hope to build a new tour launch point. But to get there, we need to raise an additional $120,000 by December 31. If we succeed, come spring 2020, we’ll have a new sheltered area for visitors at the start of the tour route, with seating, a water bottle refilling station, and protection from inclement weather.”
20. ExCITE Center
While Black Friday deals are nice, we invite our community to support their favorite projects + organizations this upcoming #GivingTuesday.
— ExCITe Center (@excitecenter) November 29, 2019
— Fairmount Park Conservancy (@myphillypark) November 24, 2019
22. Food Moxie
This #GivingTuesday, donate to Food Moxie to support our work of bringing fun and experiential food and farming programs to underserved communities in Philadelphia.
— Food Moxie (@foodmoxie) November 1, 2019
23. Fred’s Footsteps
— Fred's Footsteps (@FredsFootsteps) December 2, 2019
Did you know the Free Library of Philadelphia is participating in Giving Tuesday? We’re only 1 week away!
— Free Library of Philadelphia (@FreeLibrary) November 26, 2019
#GivingTuesday 2019 | December 3
The Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival is more than just a place to see a movie. #GPJFF is a shared experience that nurtures the exploration of Jewish culture, heritage, and values through film.https://t.co/xGxV3fYtYS pic.twitter.com/lkmNN6KHvI
— Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival (@GershmanPJFF) October 31, 2019
TUES 12/3 |The Greater Philadelphia Film Office is participating in #GivingTuesday. Please help support our mission of driving & engaging a robust film industry in #SePA, while keeping media professionals working in our area. Donate today: https://t.co/rFp6y5mT1r #PhillyFilm pic.twitter.com/Nl465q1UC8
— Philly Film Office (@GPFO) November 27, 2019
“With your financial support, families can build strength, stability and independence with Habitat for Humanity by building a safe and secure place to call home.
Families who partner with Habitat build their own homes alongside volunteers, pay an affordable mortgage and are grateful for your help.”
Happy #Thanksgiving! We are grateful for your support and hope we can count on you this #GivingTuesday to #STOPHammerTime and donate and provide more families in Philadelphia with a decent place to live! #HappyThanksgiving2019#HappyThanksgiving2019 pic.twitter.com/SBVxhBWMnB
— Habitat Philadelphia (@HabitatPhilly) November 29, 2019
28. HIAS PA
This #GivingTuesday, support @HIASPA for its work serving immigrants in the #Philadelphia area. Our 2018 Community Champion Awardee, HIAS Pennsylvania offers #immigration legal services & #refugee resettlement. https://t.co/LDIEwygWGc pic.twitter.com/SYJTeP91Yz
— ReinvestmentFund (@reinvestfund) December 3, 2019
This #GivingTuesday, Facebook is matching donations starting at 8:00 AM Eastern Time. If you donate to Historic Philadelphia right at 8:00 AM, your donation could be doubled! That’s twice the support for authentic, educational and free programming! https://t.co/VvCAuSoHqY pic.twitter.com/71OwPUhmSx
— Historic Philly (@HistoricPhilly) December 2, 2019
#GivingTuesday is just one week away! Every dollar helps make it possible for our families to choose to send their children to one of our 15 Catholic schools in #Philadelphia and receive a transformative #education that delivers rigorous academics with #Catholic values. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/8sOsPsHY1S
— IMS Schools Phila (@imschoolsphila) November 26, 2019
— IDAAY, Inc. (@idaayinc) November 8, 2019
“All donations over $50 to Juntos on Giving Tuesday (Dec. 3) will receive a gift from us. Consider it our way of saying “Thank You” for supporting Juntos’ fight against unjust immigration laws and deportations as well as our long-standing leadership development work that allows our community, those most impacted, to be in the lead of the fight for our liberation.”
In just 24hrs the biggest online giving day of the year will start! Please donate to @Vamos_juntos_ this #GivingTuesday & help support the powerful organizing that happens in our community. Donate tomorrow at https://t.co/vS1nel7Ddy & get a “thank you gift” from us! #ThankYou pic.twitter.com/i6iZxLZCCz
— Juntos (@Vamos_Juntos_) December 2, 2019
33. Kimmel Center
Remember @KimmelCenter on #GivingTuesday, Dec. 3! More than great performances, we’re a
FREE education hub for students of all ages in the #Philly area. Your generous donation can transform lives daily through the arts and help to impact even more students! #ArtHappensHere pic.twitter.com/KJdJWbrJLs
— Kimmel Center (@KimmelCenter) November 20, 2019
34. Mazzoni Center
Support Mazzoni Center on Tuesday, December 3 as we kick off 40 Days of Giving in honor of our 40 years of services to Philly’s LGBTQ community. As part of the 40 Days of Giving, our Board of Directors has offered to match donations made on #GivingTuesday, doubling your gift. pic.twitter.com/XNCwdseE0e
— Mazzoni Center (@MazzoniCenter) November 22, 2019
Did you know we offer nationwide training and technical assistance for organizations at local, state, and federal levels?
— Mental Health Partnerships (@MHPHope) November 19, 2019
#GivingTuesday is a week away! Let's get ready to donate to Moonstone's fundraiser for our New Voices Scholarship Fund. Give back this holiday season so the next generation of Philly high school writers can enroll in a creative writing course. #PassThePen #December3 #PhillyPoets pic.twitter.com/0CUKzQ9Wlh
— Moonstone ArtsCenter (@moonstonearts) November 26, 2019
It’s almost #GivingTUNESday! This year, we aim to raise $4.5k towards another 45 years of Musicopia! Every donation of $20+ made through @coinupapp by the end of the day on 12/3 will earn an additional $10 match. Follow the link: https://t.co/JxVQFMraTH. #GivingTuesday #45Years pic.twitter.com/7aweoRWSxY
— Musicopia (@musicopia1974) December 2, 2019
“New Leash on Life USA is a Pennsylvania 501(c) (3) non-profit, prison-dog training program, dedicated to improving the life of inmates and saving the lives of dogs.
“New Leash On Life USA is one of the country’s most unique prison-dog training programs. We save the lives of at-risk shelter dogs by training prison inmates to care for, and socialize them to enhance their adoptability. Inmates attend workshops on life skills and job readiness, and many receive opportunities for paid internships in the animal care field when they are paroled.
“Previously ‘unadoptable’ shelter dogs, many at the brink of death, now find loving forever homes. Additionally, inmates who have been in and out of prison most of their adulthood now have a skill they can use to gain productive employment.
“Improving the life of inmates and saving the lives of dogs. New Leash on Life USA believes everyone deserves a second chance.”
We are so excited to share that we have a very generous sponsor who will donate $3K on #GivingTuesday if 100 of you donate. You can donate $1, $10, or $100 – the challenge is just to give! The more support we receive the closer we are to an incredible gift. pic.twitter.com/8xKwhIWvxB
— NewLeashonLifeUSA (@NewLeashUSA) November 26, 2019
39. PathWays PA
“Make a difference in the lives of 4,300 homeless and low-income children, women and families from throughout Greater Philadelphia by donating to PathWays PA!
“Your donation this Giving Tuesday will help provide shelter services for homeless mothers, children, and teen girls; help families get back on their feet through education and job placement assistance; and help children stay out of the foster care system during the holidays and throughout the year.
“The holidays are often a time of celebration with families. But, for homeless families, the holidays can be a stark reminder of the challenges they face as they try to make the holidays special for their children. With your help, PathWays PA can give the families in our care a warm and welcoming holiday season, a safe place to call home and hope for the future.”
🌿 Join the PHS community this #GivingTuesday by becoming a PHS Contributing Member. For just $35, you can help support PHS initiatives such as increasing access to fresh food and creating healthy neighborhoods in the Greater #Philly region. ➡️ https://t.co/sdu3bX06vM pic.twitter.com/sVRJSKa7Fv
— Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (@PHSgardening) November 26, 2019
“The Philadelphia Bar Foundation is the only foundation in our city that is dedicated to strengthening the delivery of civil legal aid. We sustain and support our legal services community by providing unrestricted grants and other support to nearly 40 legal aid nonprofits in Philadelphia. Our nonprofit partners represent the full range of vital services for people in need, and the unrestricted grants are critical in their ability to sustain their operations and daily work. You can find more information about the Bar Foundation here.”
“PCA will join other nonprofits this year with its annual GivingTuesday campaign. Donors can contribute to PCA’s Philadelphia Fund for Seniors, which helps PCA continue the tradition of serving older adults in their homes and communities. Donors also have the option to contribute to the Emergency Fund for Older Philadelphians ahead of its busiest season — winter. The Fund helps to alleviate extreme hardship felt by seniors who may struggle to pay rent, utilities, buy food or life-saving medication. Last year, assistance with heating oil made up the majority of the requests, accounting for 55% of the nearly $190,000 total funds distributed.”
“Our recent independent financial review confirmed that over 86% of our funding is spent on client and program service, and we have long had a Gold Seal rating from GuideStar. We count on your support to continue the work that we do.”
“This year, between now and December 31, 2019, JPMorgan Chase & Co. will match all gifts to PYN up to $15,000. On Giving Tuesday we’re setting up a phone back in the afternoon with our board members to call people who have donated and just personally thank them for their support.
“Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN) is a solutions-builder forging together significant players to alleviate a root cause of poverty by preparing 12-24-year-olds to become productive working adults. Our work is grounded in the understanding that young people need access to both education and employment, proven factors in being prepared for a career. With a track record of increasing impact, PYN funds and brokers action with the right partners to collectively address barriers. PYN constructs systems to create change, while innovating to meet evolving needs. Together with our partners, PYN dramatically changes the trajectory of individuals’ lives by giving voice to underserved youth, and ultimately creating a pipeline for an educated, engaged workforce.”
— PGiM (@PGiM1) November 26, 2019
Apparently, there is this thing called #GivingTuesday, which means I get to talk about our Slam Poetry League for Philadelphia-Area Youth! This spring will mark our 10th season showing youth the power of their voices!
Last Year, for the first time we took students to the Brave…
— Philly Slam League (@PSL215) November 26, 2019
“This #GivingTuesday, help ensure kids get the childhood they deserve. Playworks is building a culture of play that enables kids to find their voice, make friends, feel included, and learn to lead. Join our #GivingTuesday challenge, lend your support and double your investment. We have a group of supporters who will match every donation up to $7,500!”
48. Project HOME
— Project HOME (@ProjectHOME) November 27, 2018
“For 50 years, we have used the law to make sure that people facing discrimination and poverty can obtain the fundamental resources they need to build their lives, resources like a quality public education. We are currently preparing for a trial set for next year in a lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania’s school funding system, which skews the resources schools receive based on local wealth. In support of this lawsuit, the first $25,000 raised on GivingTuesday will be matched dollar-for-dollar by an anonymous donor.”
50. Rebel Ventures
“Rebel Ventures is a youth-run nonprofit that creates healthy deliciousness with and for kids in Philadelphia. Our core objectives are to increase access to healthy and nutritious food for children in inner-city communities and to engage high school students in meaningful job experiences, using entrepreneurship as a strategy for positive youth development. We are the creators of ‘Rebel Crumbles,’ a whole grain and fruit-filled breakfast product served to all schools in the School District of Philadelphia, which was created and developed by high school students.
“Currently, we are actively raising funds for the start-up of Philadelphia’s first youth powered and fresh food-filled corner store. The corner store will have a variety of healthy foods created by high school students. We are working to raise $25,000 by December 31st to apply toward the store’s expenses. We have launched a Gofundme campaign, dedicated ourselves to contacting partners, friends, and family, and our entire crew has committed to donating one hour’s wage to this project. [Your donation on #GivingTuesday] will help us achieve our goal of $25,000 for the market.”
The Salus Vision Van (aka Big Red Bus) needs your help! Please consider making a gift this #GivingTuesday. Read more about the unit that makes it possible for us to provide vision and hearing screenings to more than 6,000 youth per year in the Philly area: https://t.co/0ONHnJ7WAy pic.twitter.com/84cbqDl47o
— Salus Univ Alumni (@Salusalumni) November 28, 2019
Give the gift of education on this upcoming Giving Tuesday! Donations will help us to support the education of underserved children in the Philadelphia area. Our goal is to raise $2500! Will you help us? Learn more at https://t.co/obfuRxLBn0. #SkyCP #GivingTuesday pic.twitter.com/VASezPtrl1
— SkyCommunityPartners (@_SkyCP) November 26, 2019
“This school year, Spark is engaging 400 Philadelphia middle-school students in career exploration and self-discovery opportunities. Each fall, students visit a variety of professional spaces and participate in workshops alongside company volunteers. In the spring, each student is matched with a mentor and over the course of 13 weeks they create a Career Interest Project together. This program model works: 86% of Spark students grew in social emotional skills and 91% of Spark students agree that they learned about jobs & careers they didn’t know about before Spark. So far, Spark has reached over 1,000 students with this impactful programming.”
“SVdP’s mission is to help neighbors in need, regardless of religious affiliation — and without any proselytizing — with whatever they may need including housing, home visitation, food, clothing, transportation or emotional support.”
“The Spruce Foundation is an all-volunteer, next-gen led organization redefining philanthropy through community giving and grant-making in support of Philadelphia’s youth. Spruce promotes giving and engagement among millennial Philadelphians, and leverage the collective power of these young philanthropists to award grants to local nonprofits in four program areas: Education, Arts, Health & Wellness, and LGBTQ Youth. Keeping their focus locally on Philadelphia ensures that they are consistent with their main goal: supporting programs that empower, educate, and enrich the city’s best resource — its kids.”
The global day of giving is coming this Tuesday, Dec 3rd! Your gift will provide meals and hope and help us impact more lives this holiday season!
— Sunday Breakfast (@phillyhomeless) November 29, 2019
“Support Center for Child Advocates (aka Child Advocates) is the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit agency providing legal and social services advocacy for children who have experienced abuse or neglect. On #GivingTuesday, Child Advocates staff, board members, donors and friends will gather to kick off toy drive season of giving. Guests are encouraged to bring a toy and join us for refreshments throughout the day. Child Advocates has set a lofty goal for #GivingTuesday – hoping to raise $20,000 for Philadelphia children who have been abused or neglected.”
This #GivingTuesday, we’re partnering with @wxpnfm & @subaru_usa. For every gift to WXPN from 12/1-12/3, Subaru & WXPN will donate five books to help start at-home libraries for kids in our community. Learn more: https://t.co/J4yaUrDKuQ
— United Way GPSNJ (@PhillySJUnited) December 2, 2019
Calling all VU PHL supporters! We’re taking part in @GivingTuesday on Dec 3rd to increase our supplies for our monthly volunteering events. Please consider buying an item on our Amazon Wishlist or sharing with your friends and fam! #GivingTuesday https://t.co/b5FFpHAD4i
— VU_PHL (@vu_phl) November 27, 2019
“The mission of Women Against Abuse is to provide quality, compassionate, and nonjudgmental services in a manner that fosters self-respect and independence in persons experiencing intimate partner violence and to lead the struggle to end domestic violence through advocacy and community education.”-30-
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