Donor FAQs
How much of my donation will go directly to the programs I support?

On average, 95.4% of every dollar that Greater Good Charities receives goes straight to programs. We are very proud of this number! You can view our most recent financial statements and tax forms here:  

How can I send my donation to you via check?

Thank you for wanting to send a donation by check. Please make your check out to “Greater Good Charities," note the campaign you wish to support in the memo section, and mail your check to:

Greater Good Charities 
C/O: Accounting 
301 Union Street #21308
Seattle, WA 98111 US

Are you a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization?

Greater Good Charities (formerly is an independent 501(c)(3) global charitable organization devoted to improving the health and well-being of people, pets, and the planet. To learn more about who we are and what we do check out our website’s About Us section: 

What is your Tax ID?

Greater Good Charities’ Tax ID # is 20-4846675 

Is Greater Good Charities a legitimate organization?

Finding a nonprofit you can trust is something every donor should spend time doing. We have a Platinum Seal from charity watchdog GuideStar; we are voluntarily audited yearly by an independent firm; and our 990s and financials are available here: 

Our GuideStar standing is available here: 

Greater Good Charities has also been rated Four-Star by Charity Navigator for our dedication to transparency and real positive impact: 

Nurturing our relationship with our donors based on trust is incredibly important   to us. Please let us know if you have further questions by emailing 

How can I make changes to my monthly gift?
Thank you for being a Greater Good Charities monthly Protector! To manage your monthly gift, you can log into your donor portal by visiting: 

It’s a quick process and will only ask for your email address. A direct link to your account will be emailed to you, and from there you will be able to view your donation history, update payment method, cancel your monthly gift, download receipts, etc. If you have any questions, please contact 

Can I opt out of receiving emails?

Yes, you can opt out of receiving emails at any time by clicking the Unsubscribe link at the bottom of the emails you receive from us or by contacting us at 

I have a question about a donation I made through Facebook, can you help?

If you have questions about a donation you made to Greater Good Charities through Facebook, or are having trouble donating through Facebook, please contact the Facebook support team by visiting this link and a Facebook team member should be able to help you. 

How do you provide so much pet food for so little money?

Our GOODS program works with manufacturers to provide donated food, leaving the costs of freight and distribution. So, your $25 is paying to ship 500 meals (we ship truckloads at a time, reducing shipping cost) that goes directly to help hungry pets. 

Can I make a donation in honor or memory of a loved one?

Absolutely. To donate in memory or in honor of a loved one, you will need to check the box on the checkout page that saysDedicate this donation”. This will allow you to add any details to honor that special someone and will give you an option to send an e-card to a recipient of your choice. We are currently only sending e-cards, not mailed cards to recipients. If you need assistance, please reach out to 

How can I raise funds to support Greater Good Charities?

Thank you for wanting to support our mission to help people, pets and the planet. Creating a fundraiser to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or any special occasion is a great way to give back to those in need. You can learn how to create a fundraiser directly through our website or by using Facebook:  

I have a company and we are interested in partnering with Greater Good Charities to amplify the good, how can we get started?

Thank you for your interest in teaming up to help those in need. To learn more about partnership opportunities, please visit:  

I’m working on my estate planning, and I'm interested in leaving Greater Good Charities a charitable bequest. How can I learn more?

Thank you so much for wanting to leave an estate gift to help further Greater Good Charities’ mission. Please review our Bequests page which has more information on how you can leave a legacy to benefit the program that means most to you.  

I’d like to give a gift of stock to Greater Good Charities, how can I do so?

You can donate stock to Greater Good Charities safely and securely through DonateStock or by contacting our Advancement team to work with you directly. We will ensure your charitable gift is used to support programs in the cause area you care about most. 

I have a vehicle I’d like to donate to benefit Greater Good Charities. What are my next steps?

You can make a tax-deductible donation of a car, boat, RV, etc. to benefit Greater Good Charities through Car Easy: They take care of the logistics, and we receive proceeds from your donation.  

I am an individual needing assistance from Greater Good Charities by means of food or supplies for myself or my pet. Can you help?

Greater Good Charities does not provide direct assistance to individuals. We support organizations to distribute food and supplies in areas of need. We encourage you to reach out to your local food bank for assistance. If you represent an organization and would like to see if you can benefit from our programs, please reach out to 

Is the same as Greater Good Charities?

Greater Good Charities is a public 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. is a separate entity, but one of many corporate entities that donates to Greater Good Charities. Their donations directly support our mission to help people, pets, and planet. The content on their sites is not produced or controlled by Greater Good Charities. 


Grants & Services FAQs
General non directions inquiry

Have you checked out the individual programs on our website here to see what we offer? We suggest this is a start! 

If you find that you have specific questions for a program, feel free to reach back out.

I am in need of food for my shelter or rescue, do you have a program that can help?

You may pay special attention to our GOODS program. We currently partner with hundreds of animal welfare organizations regularly, so hopefully you can find one of our GOODS Ambassadors that can support your needs. GOODS Ambassadors receive donated products which could come from many of our donors (Purina, Royal Canin, Chewy, etc.) and they have recipients which can then receive smaller allocations of these donations.  You can inquire with the Ambassador closest to you which can be found on this map.

Thank you for your commitment to positive outcomes for pets and people in your community.

I am in need of food for my pet, can you help?

Greater Good Charities GOODS program does not provide direct assistance to individuals and their personal pets. We do provide grants for 501c3 non-profit organizations that support food and supply distribution in areas of need. 

We encourage you to reach out to your local food bank, pet pantry and/or animal shelter/welfare organization for assistance.

I am in need of medical assistance for my pet, can you help?

Greater Good Charities Emergency Animal Medical Program does not provide direct assistance to individuals and their personal pets. Although we support care for owned animals on a case by case basis, we do so through our shelter and animal welfare partners that contact us directly about the need. 

We suggest checking out Bow Wow Buddies ( or similar groups online to review the resources available. Depending on where you live, your local humane society or animal welfare group may also have resources for the community members who need help with their pets.

I need my pet spayed/neutered, can you help?

Greater Good Charities' Good Fix program does not provide direct assistance to individuals and their personal pets outside of our scheduled clinics. We work at the request of local organizations to target the animals most in need. In this manner, we do not operate on an individual appointment basis. We strongly encourage you to seek support through your local animal welfare organization(s) or veterinary clinic(s) that provide spay/neuter surgical services.

There are animals being euthanized in my local community, can you help?

Thank you for reaching out to Greater Good Charities. We appreciate your concern. If you are affiliated with the shelter, we can certainly reach out to them to let them know about our programs

If you are not affiliated with the shelter, we suggest reaching out to local animal welfare organizations, rescue groups or other animal advocates in your community. They may be able to provide guidance, resources, or connect you with an organization that can help.

I need help with the community cats in my area, do you have a program that can help?

Greater Good Charities is not affiliated directly with any Trap Neuter Return Rescues. We suggest connecting with your local animal shelter or rescue to inquire about assistance or resources. 


Our shelter/rescue needs help with TNR, do you have as program that can help?

Greater Good Charities suggests connecting with your local animal shelter or rescue to inquire about assistance or resources.

Our organization is planning/doing a capital campaign, do you offer grants to support this?

Greater Good Charities currently does not offer financial grant support for capital campaigns or new builds/modifications that fall outside of our own Rescue Rebuild efforts, however, they may be able to support you with design plans. Please see links to apply to Rescue Rebuild here.

Additionally, have you checked out the individual programs on our website here to see what we offer? 

We do have a robust in-kind grant program through GOODS for animal care, animal feed, and veterinary pharmaceutical products as well as foster recruitment support through our Good Home platform. We also have an Emergency Animal Medical grant program that provides cost of care assistance for pets that have pre-existing or emergent conditions that prohibit placement.

Our shelter needs help transporting pets. How can we get help?

Good Flights, a program of Greater Good Charities, conducts life-saving airlifts and supports ground transport for at-risk and vulnerable pet populations with a heavy focus on asymptomatic heartworm positive shelter dogs, disaster relief, homeless cats, and harder to place large dogs. At this time, we are currently committed to our existing routes. If you are interested in becoming a receiver please email

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