In 2019 we’re giving $50k to Charities and Not-for-Profits
This grants round we’re giving $24,000 to the #40 Charities with the most votes and $1,000 to the #10 most active supporters.
All you need to do is vote or donate to your Favourite Charities and the Top #40 will share in $24,000. Or chip in a few dollars to make them a featured charity and we’ll get them more votes and supporters – guaranteed!
$50 one-off donation = 50 Votes.
$50 regular giving = 250 votes (50 votes x 5) + 50 extra votes every month.
Help us find the Top #10 Animal Charities
There are #10 Grants and Awards for the most loved Animal Charities as voted by you. Vote or donate now for the Animal Charities you love or chip in a few dollars and we’ll feature them to get more votes – guaranteed.
Help us find the Top #10 Community Charities
There are #10 Grants and Awards for the most loved Community Charities as voted by you. Vote or donate now for the Community Charities you love or chip in a few dollars and we’ll feature them to get more votes – guaranteed.
Help us find the Top #10 Medical Charities
There are #10 Grants and Awards for the most loved Medical Charities as voted by you. Vote or donate now for the Medical Charities you love or chip in a few dollars and we’ll feature them to get more votes – guaranteed.
Help us find the Top #10 New Zealand Charities
There are #10 Grants and Awards for the most loved New Zealand Charities as voted by you. Vote or donate now for the New Zealand Charities you love or chip in a few dollars and we’ll feature them to get more votes – guaranteed.
Are you a Charity, not-for-profit or community group?
Register for free here. Once you’re registered, ask your supporters to vote for you and you could be sharing in $50k this year, plus raising donations, finding new supporters and gaining valuable exposure. And it doesn’t matter how big or small you are, we’ve set aside grants for grassroots charities.
$24,000 shared between the #40 Charities with the most votes
1st overall = $4k
In each category • 1st = $2k • 2nd & 3rd= $1k • 4th & 5th = $500 • 6th-10th = $100
Top #10 Supporters – $100 each
The votes shown are a preliminary count and may be adjusted up or down. A final count is done before we award the grants. If you work for a charity listed above and are concerned that the votes are not accurate please contact us
Only registered charities appear in our leaderboard and are eligible for grants. If you wish to register your Charity for free, please click here
To receive a grant a Charity must have a minimum of 2,000 votes. Click on the FAQ tab for full Terms and Conditions for all Grants.
Before each grants round (we do several throughout the year) we'll announce the amount and how it will be distributed.
Our current round closes at 7:00pm Sydney, Australia (AEST or AEDT ), December 20th 2019 and the grants will be distributed as follows:
$24,000 shared between the #40 Charities with the most votes.
The Charity with the most votes overall will receive a $4,000 grant*
The charity with the most votes in each category will receive a $2,000 grant
2nd and 3rd in each category will receive $1,000 each
4th and 5th in each category will receive $500 each
6th - 10th in each category will receive $100 each
The categories for this round are
Each category must have had at least 15,000 people vote before the grants round closes. If a category does not receive 15,000 votes MyGivingCircle reserves the right to extend the end date for that category or merge it with another category to ensure sufficient votes.
To receive a grant a Charity must have at least 2,000 votes by the end of the grants round. Any grants not distributed will be carried over into the next grants round.
* The charity with the most votes overall (which will also have won their individual category) will receive $4,000 in total, not $4,000 + $2,000.
The minimum donation amount is set at $20. If you're not in a position to donate, you can can still vote for your favourite charity for free once a week and share the Giving Circle with your friends and ask them to vote as well.
We charge a platform fee of between 0% - 6.5% on donations received to allow us to maintain and improve the website for the benefit of all our amazing charities.
All donations are processed securely via stripe and sent to your charity of choice each month.
If you make a one-off donation we add 1 Vote for every $ you give. For example if you donate $50 we add 50 Votes.
If you sign up for monthly giving we add 5 x Votes for every $ you commit to in the first month and then 1 vote per $ each month thereafter until cancelled.
For example if you commit to $50 a month we add 50 x 5 votes = 250 votes immediately and then 50 votes a month thereafter.
You can make a donation here, when you vote, or via our leaderboard at anytime.
We understand peoples financial circumstances change, and you are free to cancel your regular giving at any time by logging into your account. Please note however that we add extra votes for regular giving (we love regular giving!). If you cancel your regular giving within 3 months the votes added are deducted from your charities total.
You can vote once a week for your favourite Charities and choose up to 3 each time. Votes cast more often than once a week are disregarded.
You can donate as often as you want, and we add 1 Vote for every $ you give as a one-off donation and more if you commit to monthly giving.
Please be aware that if you vote using fake email addresses or multiple email addresses your vote will not count. Even if you see the vote count go up, all fake votes are scrubbed before the grants are awarded.
When you vote or donate to a Charity they may wish to contact you to thank-you for your support and keep you up-to-date with the work they're doing. When it occurs, contact will usually be via email, and in some instances telephone. When a Charity wishes to contact a supporter we have strict guidelines in place that include:
Only Charities that you have voted for, donated to, or indicated as one of your favourites can make contact. We do not share your details with any Charity you have not indicated as one of your favourites.
If making contact by telephone, they are only able to contact you once unless you ask for more information or consent to be contacted again. Your contact details are not stored for future contact.
If making contact by email there must be a clear and easy way for your to unsubscribe from future emails
They must be courteous, professional and polite. We hope you'll be interested in hearing from them, but if you're not, no further contact is made
They must abide by the Fundraising Institute of Australia's guidelines regarding contacting you, which can be found here
If you believe any Charity is not abiding by these guidelines we want to hear from you and you can send an email with the details to [email protected]
When you vote in a Giving Circle the grants sponsor may wish to email you to thank you for voting, let you know which charities received the grants and/or introduce themselves and their product(s) to you. By voting you are giving express consent to be contacted via email only by the grants sponsor on the basis that:
contact can only be via email unless you are informed otherwise
you will always have the option to unsubscribe from any further communications from the sponsor
If you have any concerns about being contacted by a grants sponsor via email you can opt-out by emailing your details to [email protected]
When you donate to a charity we add an extra vote for every $ you give – even more for regular giving – and the money is remitted to your nominated charity each month less our platform and credit card fees.
When you pay to feature a charity we use the money to feature your nominated charity on our website, via email and social media to get them more votes, find them new supporters and ultimately new donors. This money is not remitted to the charity and we guarantee to get them at least 1 additional vote or more for every $ you chip in to feature them. The money we earn from featuring charities is reinvested back into the business and into growing our grants pool