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Causes: Philanthropy, Public Foundations

Mission: Launched in March 2008 by students at the University of Pennsylvania, Givology is an Internet online giving marketplace for education that leverages small dollar donations to support grassroots projects and student scholarships in the developing world. As a P2P community at the forefront of the internet microphilanthropy revolution, Givology partners with NGOs and schools throughout the world and connects internet donors to grassroots causes. Through donor message functions, open blogging, and frequent student updates, Givology democratizes philanthropy by introducing choice, transparency, and information sharing in education philanthropy. In particular, we aspire to do the following: * Create an online community for giving - to connect our donors to high-impact investments in education * Serve as an online hub for grassroots education organizations that do transformational work in the community * Leverage small dollar donations to improve access to quality education in developing countries * Raise funding and support to enable our global partners to scale and expand their impact * Spread awareness and generate research about problems in education delivery * Share information and promote cross-cultural relationships through blogging, messaging, and social media

Geographic areas served: Africa, Latin America, Asia

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Philip G.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been lucky enough to join the Givology team through my close friend, Jenn Chen. She introduced me to this organization and I immediately felt close to the cause. It has been an absolute honor to work with a team that is so passionate about truly moving a needle that needs to be moved. Seeing what can be done with only the strength of volunteers has been an eye-opening experience that I cherish each and every day.

In a world where it can seem easy to lose faith in humanity, it is organizations and people such as Givology and its team that are shining lights of hope for us all.


Board Member

Rating: 5

Givology is still able to maintain its grassroots mission to serve the organizations with no voice in the most remote parts of the world - it's ability to do this on a 100% volunteer base is admirable in this day and age!

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Rating: 5

Givology prides itself on offering complete transparency to donors on where their money is going. Its partnerships with amazing grassroots nonprofits are all personally vetted, diligenced, and carefully chosen. When reading through the student and project profiles, I cannot help but feel like I'm immersed in the stories of those thousands of miles away. Getting involved in Givology is the best decision anyone of any age could make in their volunteering lives.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Givology is truly an outlier among its peers. Its ability to be able to not only succeed but thrive in the niche market it has carved out shows just how well positioned it is going forward. Givology's approach to alleviating poverty through online giving and directly connecting donors to students and grassroots projects around the world is a shining example of altruism in practice.

Kylie L.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Givology is probably one of the best non profit organzation out there. We are an organized, hardworking and 100 percent volunteered organzation. Out mission is to help students all over the world to achieve an education. Being part of the core team of Givology, I can truly say that Givology is something that I am tremendously proud of.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Having been with Givology with inception, I've seen how this organization mobilizes volunteers to make a difference. They pioneer the concept of microphilanthropy - of small dollar donations making a difference and creating a personal connection between the donor and the beneficiary, from letter writing to frequent updates.