America's Charities

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America's Charities
Formation 1980
Type 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
54-1517707[1]
Purpose Inspires employees and organizations to support causes they care about.[1]
Headquarters Chantilly, Virginia
Region served
United States
Jim Starr[1]
George Weiner[1]
Revenue (2014)
$24,694,949[1]
Expenses (2014) $24,791,912[1]
Employees
44[1]
Volunteers
362[1]
Website www.charities.org

America's Charities inspires employees and organizations to support causes they care about. They do this to bring more resources to the nonprofits that are changing our world.

America's Charities focuses on employee giving and engagement, also known as workplace giving. They provide a wide range of fundraising solutions to help nonprofits expand their reach and diversify their revenue streams. They help employers maximize community impact and employee engagement through seamless integration of workplace giving, volunteering, social responsibility, and other philanthropic initiatives.

America's Charities' 35+ years of experience combined with an accountable and transparent process has resulted in raising more than $650 million of sustainable funds for more than 10,000 nonprofits addressing a range of causes including education, human rights, hunger, poverty, research, animals, veterans, disaster relief and health services. America's Charities' national headquarters office is located in Chantilly, Virginia, near Dulles Airport, in the Washington, D.C. area, and has regional offices in Illinois, Pennsylvania and Texas.

Background[edit]

Historically, most workplace giving campaigns in the United States were managed by a different group of charitable federations under the United Way name.

Since 1980, America's Charities has represented such charities as Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, Give Kids The World Village, NAACP Special Contributions Fund, Ronald McDonald House Charities, and The Humane Society of the United States in workplace giving campaigns.

In 2002, after a scandal at United Way of the National Capital Area (Washington, D.C.), America's Charities was selected by numerous major employers to help them administer their workplace giving campaigns. These employers included Lockheed Martin, ExxonMobil, AARP, National Geographic and some 15 others. By 2008, America's Charities was distributing over $8 million annually from employee/donors in the Washington, D.C. area to hundreds of local and national charities.

In 2004, the United Way of the National Capital Area suspended America's Charities from that fall's United Way campaign, stating that America's Charities had "violated the terms of agreement".[2]

By 2008, America's Charities was raising over $34 million for its members and over 5,000 other charities in the U.S. from workplace giving campaigns.

America's Charities offers employers a suite of employee giving and engagement tools, including easy-to-use workplace giving technology platforms ranging from a straightforward, out-of-the-box option, to a comprehensive platform that integrates social media, crowdfunding, team volunteering and more. Each of their solutions are tailored to fit an employer's specific needs and social impact goals, and deliver personalized, highly social online giving experiences.

Their solutions are used by leading employers such as Lockheed Martin, AARP, the Maryland Charity Campaign, and Legal and General America.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Form 990: Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax". America's Charities. Guidestar. December 31, 2014.
  2. ^ Salmon, Jacqueline L. "United Way Suspends Nonprofit: America's Charities' Role Is Questioned". The Washington Post. July 14, 2004. B1.