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Every cause has its believers

By Giive staff

During this season of good vibes, young volunteers are looking to make a charitable difference in Santa Monica and communities all across the U.S. But with hundreds of nonprofits that just call our city home, competing to attract the best and brightest can seem like stringing up yet another row of holiday lights.

 

Enter the Giive Directory, where donors and volunteers can search through more than 11,000 nonprofits to find the one that fits them like LED icicle lights. Just because every house on the block is decorated doesn’t mean each won’t have its own cheering section. Guide them to the light that is your nonprofit by signing up with Giive, or signing in and adding all the latest information about your awesome organization!

 

Making a charitable difference has never been easier, for donors and volunteers alike, with Giive’s listing of vetted, highly effective nonprofits. We only serve the best of the best — those that contribute 70 percent of funding to their causes — and take the guesswork out of giving.

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Schools rule among Santa Monica nonprofits

By Giive staff

Santa Monicans may lay on three miles of pristine beaches, but they don’t lay there without a care in the world. In fact, there are hundreds of nonprofits that call the city by the sea home. So does Giive, which celebrates the very best of them.

 

page-0 copyMore than 200 Giive Recognized Nonprofits — those that contribute 70 percent of funding to their causes — raised well over a quarter of billion dollars for their local causes, according to the most current IRS Form 990EZ. That’s a lot of Hot Dogs on a Stick. Especially for a city with less than 100,000 people.

 

Giive nonprofits fall under one of seven cause types: Activism, animals, arts, community, education, environment and health. In Santa Monica, Education nonprofits led the pack (raising a whopping $98 million in donations), followed by Community ($77M) and Health ($75M) nonprofits, respectively. (see infographic)

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Help wanted: Create a better world

By Giive staff

Hey you, yeah you, with the creative gleam in your eye. We see you watching, wondering, dreaming of bylines and photo credits and turkey-infused yams. You look like you give a (bleep) about things, so why aren’t you using your superpowers for good? Giive a (bleep) is looking for talented writers, photographers, bloggers, vloggers and artists with a passion for giving back.

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Anti-war activist is pro-peace filmmaking

Cause Celeb with by Colin Newton

Admit it, it would be kinda cool if Tom Cruise played you in a movie. Ask Ron Kovic, an anti-war activist who was portrayed by Cruise in Oliver Stone’s epic Born on the Fourth of July. The film depicted Kovic’s long struggle with being paralyzed during the Vietnam War and the indifference toward veterans’ healthcare.

 

Vietnam was a long time ago, but its lessons remain. That’s why Kovic works with MY HERO, an organization that honors the world’s unsung heroes.

 

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Saturday night’s alright for Heroes

By Giive staff

For 20 years, teachers have trusted MY HERO as a safe, curated and family friendly Internet oasis, shining a light on everyday heroes working to create positive change in the world. This month, the nonprofit is celebrating two decades of inspiration with a live multimedia festival featuring stories, art, music and film. If you’re in the Los Angeles area, Giive‘s got your ticket to the party!

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