Give Where It Matters®


Our Full Mission Statement:
Greater Good Charities 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 a suite of Signature Programs, Greater Good Charities has given over $300 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.

Donate by Check


If you would like to send a donation by mail, please write your check out to Greater Good Charities and mail it to our office at:

Greater Good Charities
c/o Accounting
600 University Street, Suite 1000
Seattle, WA 98101

If you would like to designate your donation to one of our programs, please add that in the Memo line. Otherwise, we’ll put your gift to the area of greatest need.

To date, Greater Good Charities has given over $300 million in cash and in-kind grants.

View our Annual Report for fiscal years 2017 and 2018 and see all the good we've accomplished thanks to our incredible donors and partners!

Our Partnership with GreaterGood.com


GreaterGood.com 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.com 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 Greater Good Charities 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 2019
96.6%
Given in Grants in FY 2019
$55.8MM

Our Board of Directors


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

Jeffery R. Zuba, D.V.M.

Board Member

Our Executive Leaders & Senior Management


Liz Baker

Chief Executive Officer

Noah Horton

Chief Marketing Officer

Jemimah Okantey

Chief Financial Officer

Stephen Minter

General Counsel

Rowena Koenig

Vice President, Partnerships

Denise St. Jean

Vice President, Communications

Jennifer Fermon

Vice President, Data and Impact

Brooke Nowak

Vice President, People and Planet Programs

Bryna Donnelly

Vice President, Pet Programs (Rescue Rebuild)

Sára Varsa

Vice President, Pet Programs

Tara Loller

Vice President, Pet Programs (In-Kind and Good Fix)

Denise Bash

Vice President, Pet Programs (Disaster)

Lesley McCave

Director, Partnerships

Dafny Vogel

Senior Director, Marketing (Donor Experience)

Melissa Vecera

Senior Director, Pet Programs (Rescue Bank)

Susan Rosenberg

Senior Director, Pet Programs (Animal Medical)

Zach Baker

Senior Director, Pet Programs (Rescue Rebuild)

Dr. Tom Van Devender

Director, Planet Programs (Biodiversity)

Brittany John

Director, People Programs (Girls' Voices)

Sue Vilsack

Director, Pet Programs (Rescue Bank)

Erin Robbins

Director, Pet Programs (Transport)

Christie Rogero

Director, The Jackson Galaxy Project

Sean Cherry

Director of Digital Marketing

Karla Ball

Director of Grants Administrator

Will Pallister

Director, Grant Writing and Research

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Our Expert Staff


Danielle Bennett

Executive Assistant

Carl LoPresti

Staff Accountant

Ashlee Marinez

Senior Manager, Marketing (Email)

Marina Maskaykina

Manager, Marketing (Brand & Design)

Hannah Seaman

Manager, Communications (Media & Video)

Lexi Browne

Manager, Marketing (Data & Reporting)

Kathy Poritzky

Manager, Pet Programs (Rescue Bank)

Melanie Meadows

Manager, Pet Programs (Rescue Bank)

Kimberly Spina

Manager, Pet Programs (Foster)

Lynn Peterson

Manager, People Programs (Girls' Voices)

Casey Paholski

Manager, Pet Programs (Rescue Rebuild)

Rachel Hiebert

Manager, Pet Programs (Rescue Rebuild)

Matthew Russick

Manager, Pet Programs (Rescue Rebuild)

Nate Borger

Manager, Pet Programs (Rescue Rebuild)

Kalli Spackeen

Coordinator, People and Planet Programs

Ellie Snyder

Coordinator, Marketing

Ashleigh Rivera

Coordinator, Pet Programs

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