Posted on September 8, 2020
Celebrating $90 million in donations, thanks to CREDO members!
What an incredible milestone, thanks to CREDO members like you we just surpassed $90 million in donations to hundreds of progressive nonprofits fighting for positive social change!
Since 1985, CREDO members who use our products and services every day have helped us donate — at no extra cost to them — nearly $2 million each year to groups working for climate justice, reproductive freedom, peace, voting rights, equality, civil rights, and economic and social justice.
Despite the challenges we all have faced recently, 2020 has been a very special year for our donations program because our members helped us step up to give even more when it has mattered most.
Earlier this year, just as the global pandemic upended our lives, we wanted to ensure frontline organizations had the resources to respond by getting food, relief and critical aid to where it was immediately needed. We established a special COVID-19 Response Fund to donate $75,000 — beyond our monthly giving to nonprofit groups — to three organizations working to help our most vulnerable communities. More than 16,000 CREDO members stepped up to help us decide how to distribute these funds among Mercy Corps, National Domestic Workers Alliance and World Central Kitchen.
Then, in May, we again set up an extension of our COVID rapid response program to fund three additional, community-based organizations fighting hunger on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic: Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana, and Citymeals on Wheels (in NY).
In May and June, when we learned of the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers, we not only reaffirmed our support of Black Lives and our fight against systemic racism, we also donated an additional $50,000 to our long-time allies at Color Of Change to continue their critical work fighting injustice in all its forms.
Today, we are aggressively working to educate voters, ensure more people register to vote and have access to the ballot — despite attempts at voter suppression, especially in communities of color — and make their voices heard in our elections through our CREDO Votes 2020 program. In August, we increased our monthly donations to $250,000 to help fund three organizations — Black Voters Matter, Democracy for America and Vote.org — that are playing key roles in this year’s election efforts
This month, you can help us distribute $150,000 among three important civil rights organizations: American Civil Liberties Union, Color Of Change and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. Click here to vote for one, two or all three great organizations on CREDODonations.com.
We couldn’t have reached this incredible milestone without loyal CREDO members, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Here’s to another $90 million in donations for positive social change!