This year’s Giving Tuesday, the largest single day of giving in the US, saw what has become a familiar trend: more and more donors looking to give back anonymously. Whether it was through matching gifts or single donations, anonymous donors again proved that the desire to give back, and also the desire for privacy, remain two very important ideals for philanthropic-minded people and institutions.
We wanted to highlight some of the efforts of anonymous donors that made it into the news for their generosity. You can see that these anonymous donations went to a wide-range of institutions and had a tremendous impact on Giving Tuesday campaigns. From very large, to more modest donations – everything went to a great cause.
- An anonymous donor gave $30,000 to a nonprofit, volunteer organization that advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the Juvenile Court system.
- Hospice Northwest received an anonymous matching grant of $3,000 for Giving Tuesday
- An anonymous $200,000 donation was given to support arts and cultural institutions in Maine
- An anonymous YMCA donor pledged to match up to $6,000 of donations on Giving Tuesday
- The Wichita Falls Area Food Bank received an anonymous $10,000 matching gift
- William Osler Health System Foundation also received an anonymous matching gift of $10,000
- The University of Wisconsin-Madison received two different anonymous matching gifts for $10,000, and $5,000, respectfully
This tiny sampling above represent millions and millions of dollars every year that are donated anonymously. The impact of anonymous donations, within the landscape of philanthropy in the US and abroad, has become nothing short of unmistakable. This #GivingTuesday further showed that privacy has revealed itself to be a cherished ideal among donors. If you want to give back (to a charity, nonprofit, university, and more) and also remain private, please click “Donate Now” below to fill out our easy donation form! Also, if you are an institution that collects donations and you want to appeal to these growing privacy-minded donors, contact us today to find out how we work with organizations to quickly set them up to accept anonymous donations through our platform (email: [email protected]).