5 For Fairness

Rating: 4.95 stars   39 reviews

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Location: PO Box 491623 Los Angeles CA 90049 USA

Mission: We support organizations making the world fair for women and girls.
Results: We've given 7 $5000 grants to wonderful organizations making the world fair for girls.
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Rating: 5 stars  

5forfairness is filled with passion. The orginization is reletively small but has an incredible community of people who are profoundly interested in fostering fairness for girls both locally and internationally. 5forfairness allows for the fullest spectrum of recipients in the fairest way possible. it may not have any sort of groundbreaking new aspect of fairness for girls which it seeks to resolve, but rather it helps support all aspects of fairness for girls in a way that really makes a difference. 5forfairness is a groundbreaking idea in and of itself that helps heal an ongoing crises through the opinions of passionate members of the 5forfairness community. nobody is excluded from 5forfairness, it gets people who care involved who otherwise would not have the opportunity. it opens up worlds for its own community while helping open up new worlds for girls everywhere. This orginization is a beautiful thing filled with beautiful people and should be supported at any cost.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have watched this orginization bring in people from around the world who would normally have no interest or time for the subject of women's fairness and transform them into devout members of the community.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

figure out a way to make it easier to access. it is reletively difficult to navigate the site.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I recently became a Board Member of 5 For Fairness. I love this organization because it is an extremely effective way to give to groups that help under-served women and girls all over the world. The membership cost is low and because there are virtually no administration costs for 5 For Fairness, the donations go straight to the group that wins the grant. Because of the "competition" to win the grant, members get to learn about many other organizations and can donate or become active in them too.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My team for the Panzi Hospital won the first $5,000 grant from 5 For Fairness, which allowed the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative to send another doctor over to the Democratic Republic of Congo to help the women who have been brutally raped and mutilated in the horrendous war crimes over there.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I hope to help spread the word and get more members so we can give away money more often.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Inspired by a heartfelt desire to "give back", a recognition of the disadvantaged role young women play in many parts of the world, and inspired by the belief of many working as one, 5 for Fairness is the opportunity...not only to contribute, but to participate in a meaningful way in making the world a better place.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've participated in the awarding of two grants, as well as the selection of the grant recipients.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Set aside a small percentage of contributions for the purpose of outreach...more outreach, more members...more members, more grants.

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Rating: 3 stars  

I have been a board member since the creaton of this on-line grant-making non-profit. It was the idea of a friend of mine, who wanted to be active in reaching out to help those with projects for improving girls' circumstances in one's own neighborhood or on the other side of the world. The world is made small by the internet and 5 For Fairness is bridging the geographical gap. Also, the value of this effort is not just to attract and distribute fund to worthy projects, but to educate 5 For Fairness participants about worthy efforts on behalf of girls that, hopefully, will have the ripple effect of linking those with resources to those with needs in areas of interest for the participants.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

As a member of 5 For Fairness, i've personally observed the delight of grant recipients.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I always look for ways to expand the reach of the website to others who may find it of benefit.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've never been an active member of a charitable organization before, though I have worked in many capacities, including fundraising, at my childrens' schools. At 5 for Fairness I've felt empowered to do so much. The concept that underlies the organization -- each member gives $5 and then we decide as a group where to give each $5000 that accumulates -- is both educational for me and inspiring. I have learned so much about the many worthy organizations that help women all over the world. I have felt as if my donation is part of a bigger thing. It has been an extraordinary experience and I'm so glad I joined.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The grants we've given already have inspired me. One, to Panzi Hospital in the Congo, and one to MOSTE, a group that is based here in Los Angeles.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I think the more members, the better! And it's happening.

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Rating: 5 stars  

It is amazing that through 5 for Fairness every member can be involved in helping girls and women across the globe. This site and organization really acts as a cohesive board. As members discuss the various groups, a certain synergy is formed as different experiences and ways of thought fuse to make this site as great as it is. Through this synergy, we have our amazing Teams and incredible discussions all in the process of helping those in need around the world.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I loved the day when the MOSTE girls came to receive their grant. It was amazing to see first-hand how much of a difference this money can make. I know that whenever I write about an organization for Friday Fairness or vote for a grant, I am making a difference somewhere in the world.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I can't think of any!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I'm an intern at 5 for fairness and have found it to be such a wonderful experience. Each grant has gone to help people who are truly in need.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I attended the party where the check was to be given the MOSTE team. I have also read the posts by the board president detailing how they used our grant.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I'd have more people join the community!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a member of 5 For Fairness and have enjoyed every moment of my experience on the site. It's not just that the site is well managed and populated by engaged intelligent people, or even that it raises money for incredibly worthy causes. What separates this site from others is that it its members and administrators seem to have a very personal, emotional investment to the causes that are brought to the site. Women of the world couldn't be in better hands.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Watching various groups receive funds.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wouldn't change a thing.

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I started working with 5 for Fairness last year and recently taken on a larger role. I think the power of this organization is not in the numbers (well not yet at least), but rather in the fact that it uses social networking to create equality for women internationally. Someone can spend as little as 5 minutes on the site and learn something new about an organization while connecting with other activists across the globe. The world is changing and the internet has become an important tool for promoting causes and raising money. I hope that more people will join the site soon and help us create equality for all!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I voted for the last grant and got to take a part in sending money to a worthy cause.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing i can think of...

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

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