Our Mission

GreaterGood.org works to protect people, pets, and the planet.

Give Where It Matters®


Our Full Mission Statement:

GreaterGood.org is an independent 501(c)(3) charitable organization devoted to improving the health and well-being of people, pets, and the planet. In addition to creating and operating 27 Signature Programs by our staff, all experts in their given field, GreaterGood has given over $100 million in cash and product grants to charity partners and programs worldwide that work toward our mission. We work mainly in the core areas of:

Alleviating and addressing the root causes of world hunger and food insecurity, and promoting peaceful co-existence

Early detection and treatment of breast cancer and other widespread health concerns, particularly in women

Preventing and treating childhood illness, disease and other children’s health and well-being concerns

Promoting children’s literacy and education

Protecting and restoring the environment

Providing care and feeding of rescued animals in shelters and sanctuaries and addressing the root causes of their conditions

Our Partnership with GreaterGood.com


GreaterGood strives to connect a passionate audience with simple online tools to make the world a better place. They turn your desire to make a difference into tangible, documented support for charities that help people, save pets, and improve the planet. By connecting millions of caring people like you, GreaterGood has created an online community with real power to change the world.

GreaterGood.com is proud to have given more than $50 million in cash grants to non-profit charities around the world through GreaterGood.org since 1999.

Millions have received help and assistance because of your efforts: hungry families fed, pets rescued, rainforests saved, breast cancer caught and treated, children helped to achieve a brighter future, and so much more.

With so many simple, easy ways to be involved – from a free click to a direct donation that funds a specific program – your smallest actions online matter.

Our Financials



We want you to know how your money is spent, and we only support projects that demonstrate impact. We are audited yearly by an independent firm, and we make our annual 990 statements public.

Download our most recent Audited Financials and IRS 990 forms here:

Spent on Programs in FY 2016
98.3%
Given in Grants in FY 2016
$33.7MM

Meet Our Staff


Liz Baker

Executive Director

Steve Minter

Director of Operations

Noah Horton

Director of Marketing and Development

Elizabeth Asher

Executive Director - Rescue Bank Program

John Kane

Development Director - Rescue Bank Program

Jemimah Okantey

Director of Finance and Administration/CFO

Jennifer Fermon

Director of Impact

Dafny Vogel

Director of Digital Donor Engagement

Patricia Cogley

Director of Girls' Voices

Jim Kober

Director of Content

Susan Rosenberg

Director of International Animal Programs

Denise Bash

Director of Special Projects

Tom Van Devender

Director of Biodiversity Programs

Mario Cirett

Madrean Discovery Expeditions Program Manager

Bryna Donnelly

Director of Safe Haven Program

Sue Vilsack

National Programs and Logistics Director - Rescue Bank Program

Melanie Meadows

Affiliates Manager - Rescue Bank Program

Brittany John

Health, Hunger, and Education Program Manager

Christie Rogero

Program Manager - The Jackson Galaxy Project

Melissa Vecera

Director of Shelter Outreach and Donation Programs

Zach Baker

Director of Rescue Rebuild Program

Karla Ball

Grants Administrator

Ashlee Marinez

Senior Email Marketing Manager

Jennifer Galeano

Affiliates Manager - Rescue Bank Program

Sean Cherry

Senior Digital Marketing Manager

Beth Mulligan

Director of Corporate Sponsorships

Kelsey Corley

Marketing Coordinator

Hannah Seaman

Media Marketing Manager

Marina Maskaykina

Marketing Coordinator

Danielle Bennett

Administrative and Bookkeeping Assistant

Juno McCallum

Junior Designer & Program Assistant

Abhipsha Chatterjee

Senior Executive Assistant

Vanessa Espinoza

Data Systems Manager

Meet Our Board


David Yaskulka

Board Chair

David Samuelson

Board Vice Chair

John Gehrt

Board Treasurer

Julia Christophersen

Board Secretary

Jackson Galaxy

Board Member

Greg Hesterberg

Board Member

Eve Higgs

Board Member

Kimberly Klintworth

Board Member

Janis Rosenthal

Board Member

Julie Ryan

Board Member

Jam Stewart

Board Member

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