GlobalGiving is a nonprofit that supports other nonprofits by connecting them to donors and companies. Since 2002, they have helped trusted, community-led organizations from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe (and hundreds of places in between) access the tools, training and support they need to make our world a better place. GlobalGiving is a top-rated nonprofit that accelerates community-led change around the world. GlobalGiving has more than a decade of experience making grants to organizations large and small in 170+ countries around the globe. Each of the nonprofits on GlobalGiving.org has been rigorously vetted and has committed to providing donors regular updates about how donations are put to work.
Minimums, fee schedule and timing
Fidelity Charitable donors can utilize GlobalGiving to support international charitable causes and disaster response. Fidelity Charitable donors can recommend grants to GlobalGiving to further support vetted GlobalGiving partners for an additional fee. Available nonprofits can be found on GlobalGiving.org via their search.
Minimum Grant Amount = $50
Minimum Fee: $0
Grants made to organizations already within the GlobalGiving database typically take 4-8 weeks, while grants for newly-established organizations may take 12+ weeks. Timelines may vary depending upon the time of year and the responsiveness of the organization.
Direct donations to projects run by US- or UK-registered organizations
8% (5% nonprofit support fee + 3% third-party transaction fee)
Direct donations to projects run by organizations registered in all other countries
10% (7% nonprofit support fee + 3% third-party transaction fee)
Donations managed by GlobalGiving (gift cards, corporate grants, GlobalGiving disaster funds)
15% (12% nonprofit support fee + 3% third-party transaction fee)
Additional details about fees can be found on the GlobalGiving Fee page.
If you would like to support a foreign organization using your Fidelity Charitable Giving Account, you may submit a grant recommendation to Fidelity Charitable to be made to GlobalGiving. When entering the dollar amount of the grant, select “Use” and then “Create Your Own” to specify the organization as a designated purpose. If you have any questions, please call Fidelity Charitable at 800-262-6039.