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Wonder whether your charitable contributions are making a difference?

Overwhelmed by the number of nonprofits out there or the diversity of issues they address?

Want to learn more before you invest in a nonprofit?

Consider joining The Greater Sum’s Champions of Change Giving Circle.

  • Fund early-stage organizations tackling big problems in new ways.

  • Support ideas with the potential for broad impact.

  • Help move teams toward fiscal and organizational excellence.

  • Besides dollars, help provide networking, professional development, and mentoring.

As a member, contribute $500 or more annually. Funds help provide grants to The Greater Sum’s annual cohort — nonprofits whose work is demonstrably innovative, feasible, measurable, and scalable. During their year of participation, organizations receive a grant ($10-20k), mentoring, professional development, and network expansion. Learn more about our current cohort here.

With your investment, we’ll support even more worthy nonprofits in 2020.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of membership? Recognition on our website and annual report, donor education, accountable updates on our funded nonprofits, and confidence that your contribution is being invested in high trust teams doing quality work. (And lots of love and good wishes from the TGS team)

What if I already contribute $500 or more to The Greater Sum? First of all, THANK YOU! Unless your gift was anonymous, you’ll automatically be recognized as a founding member of the Giving Circle. You can update your 2019 gift now or later in the year.

I care about one issue passionately. Can I designate my contribution? We can’t promise that we’ll identify a high quality nonprofit in any one focus area, but we will work hard to cultivate a high quality field of applicants, review them rigorously, and select those with the most potential. You can help us by sharing our Request for Proposals with organizations in your area of interest! AND, if you’re interested in sponsoring an organization or a specialized cohort, you can contact Anna Taylor, Executive Director, to discuss!

Can groups join the giving circle? Absolutely. Friends, families, businesses, civic organizations — band together and maximize your impact! We’ll help you make it happen. Contact Anna Taylor, Executive Director, to discuss!

Can I make my contribution by check? Yes. Mail checks (payable to The Greater Sum Foundation) to our physical address, 1467 Challen Avenue, Jacksonville FL 32205

Is this a long-term commitment? Maybe. Once you know our organization, you can adjust your contribution annually. The easiest way to make your investment sustaining is to switch to MONTHLY GIVING.

Reminder: If your company matches employee giving, you can DOUBLE the impact of your donation! An estimated $4B in matching gifts go unclaimed per year - mostly because employees don’t realize their company matches gifts, or because the process isn’t user-friendly. Email us if you’d like help claiming your matching gift — we’ll figure it out.