GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. GivingTuesday was born and incubated at the 92nd Street Y and its Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact in New York City. GivingTuesday is now an independent nonprofit and a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts, and everyone has something to give.
In an era of global crisis and disconnection, we need new rituals to connect us. As the world’s largest giving movement, we believe we can go further, faster when we unleash generosity together.
GivingTuesday strives to build a world in which the catalytic power of generosity is at the heart of the society we build together, unlocking dignity, opportunity and equity around the globe. We believe that generosity leads to greater civic participation and other pro-social behaviors.
Our mission is to build a more just and generous world.
In more than 70+ country movements, leaders around the world share the values of GivingTuesday, centered on generosity, citizen participation, and collective action across diverse cultures of philanthropy.
At a local and cause level, GivingTuesday is led by hand-raisers in towns, cities, states, and countries. This distributed leadership model has created an interconnected network of leaders driving toward a common goal.Explore community campaigns
The Starling Collective is a new form of fellowship, launched to both rapidly deploy funds, and to build a learning community to strengthen the movement-building skills and the support networks of grassroots leaders.Learn more about the Starling Collective
The GivingTuesday Data Commons works with partners across sectors and borders to understand the drivers and impacts of generosity, explore giving behaviors and patterns, and use data to inspire more giving around the world.Discover the Data Commons
Young people are rallying their peers and communities, recognizing their power to make change. GivingTuesday Spark is a robust and inclusive youth- and young adult-led community focused on inspiring and connecting leaders from 8-22 years old.