Giving Tuesday is an international day of charitable giving that normally takes place on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the United States. Recognizing the enormous need caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Giving Tuesday organizers are responding with #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020. The day is designed to inspire grassroots generosity, citizen engagement, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world.
Many nonprofit organizations are serving on the frontlines of this pandemic, providing food, shelter, healthcare services and other essential resources to the most vulnerable residents in our communities. The social sector is mobilizing to respond to an unprecedented demand for services with limited resources and other barriers to their operations. These organizations need our support now more than ever, and #GivingTuesdayNow aims to rally that support around the globe.
On May 5, join us by participating in #GivingTuesdayNow. You can show your generosity in many ways: by helping a neighbor, advocating for an issue or organization you care about, or making a gift to support frontline workers and organizations. Greater Clevelanders who are in a position to give are encouraged to join the 65 different corporate, civic and philanthropic partners – as well as individuals and families across the region – who have contributed to the Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund. The Rapid Response Fund supports frontline nonprofits serving the basic needs of Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga county residents during this crisis. In its first five weeks of grantmaking, the fund has awarded nearly $3.3 million to support 50 nonprofit groups and organizations providing vital services across Northeast Ohio. You can learn more about the fund and make a gift online here.
Together, we can tap into the power of human connection and generosity to make a difference for good. That’s what #GivingTuesdayNow is all about.
Please note: the Cleveland Foundation will never directly solicit you for donations. If you receive a phone call or email from someone claiming to represent the Cleveland Foundation and asking for personal financial or payment information, do not provide it. Please call us at 216.861.3810, and be sure to report fraudulent activity to your state attorney general’s office.