Getting Started

With so much information out there, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. That’s where we come in. Giving Compass helps you learn about issues, get involved, and give with impact all in one place. Check out our Giving 101 Best Practices or use this page to navigate to the resources you need. And while you’re here, consider exploring something new. Happy giving!

Learn About Issues

Stay in the know on the issues. Curated and original articles, videos, podcasts, and research from trusted sources are reviewed and published daily by our team. See All articles
Tap into proven strategies for giving effectively. Experts share their knowledge on topics including racial equity, impact investing, women’s philanthropy, and more. See All collections
These overviews provide the who, what, where, and how of giving to your favorite cause. Use our topic pages as your launchpad to learn, connect, and take action. See All topics

Give to Causes

Learn about and support a cause through a portfolio approach versus direct to an individual organization. Funds have been vetted using this criteria. See All funds
Discover U.S.-based nonprofits focused on social justice across a range of issues. Sourced by funders who meet our values-aligned criteria. See All nonprofits
Explore domestic and international projects housed within organizations, addressing specific needs of community groups. Powered by GlobalGiving. See All projects
Search the Giving Circle Directory – developed by Grapevine and Philanthropy Together – to collaborate with other donors, learn about social issues, and effect community change. See All giving circles

Get Involved

Events, webinars, and conferences connect you to others and offer learning opportunities. Listings from a wide range of organizations are updated regularly. See All events
Don’t go it alone! Browse this easy-to-use directory to discover and connect with philanthropic advisors, peer networks, learning communities, and other supports. See All resources
Give your time to support your favorite cause near you and meet others along the way. Virtual and in-person listings and information are powered by VolunteerMatch. See All volunteering

Plan My Giving

Tell us a little about yourself. We’ll show you how your giving compares to other donors like you and you’ll learn what it takes to be a giving leader! Benchmark My Giving
Select your focus areas and make a plan to maximize your giving impact around the issues that matter most to you. Edit and update your plan at any time to stay on track. Giving Planner

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