Calgary’s Benevity, the leading provider of global corporate purpose software, announced a record $150 million was donated through its platform on GivingTuesday 2023, on the 11th anniversary of this day of giving.
This marks another record-breaking year of giving, representing a 22% year-over-year increase and the highest amount of single-day donations ever on Benevity’s platform.
“We are inspired that companies and their employees showed up in droves to drive incredible impact on GivingTuesday, despite a year of ongoing inflation and an uncertain economic landscape,” said Kelly Schmitt, CEO of Benevity.
“A number of major global events have galvanized individuals and companies to donate their time and money to important social issues this year. The continued increase in giving demonstrates the ongoing commitment organizations have to making a positive impact on the world, and we’re proud to be a part of that.”
This year, 620 companies took part in GivingTuesday campaigns through Benevity’s platform, an increase of almost 10% year over year. The average donation per person was up by 7% compared to last year and Benevity saw a 14% increase in the number of people participating, with 159,000 individuals supporting over 53,000 nonprofits in 118 countries and territories.
The most popular causes that companies and individuals contributed to this year include Rocky Mountain Institute, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, World Central Kitchen and Palestine Children’s Relief Fund.
In addition to employee donations supported by company matching programs, over 253,000 volunteer hours were logged – an increase of 14% over 2022. Corporate granting also saw an uptick this year with companies committing over $12 million in corporate granting funds to over 200 causes on GivingTuesday.