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Donation reward options in the Bonusly Reward Catalog

Written by
Maja Orsic
Maja Orsic

In addition to offering digital gift cards, cash-out and prepaid card options, and company swag rewards, the global Bonusly Reward Catalog fulfills donations to more than 40 American and international nonprofits.

Although Amazon, Starbucks, Target, and Walmart are consistently the most popular reward options among Bonusly users, many folks choose to donate their Bonusly points to the charitable causes that are important to them.

The Bonusly community has generously donated more than $1.5 million to charity since we started tracking donation rewards back in 2017.

By and large, the charities listed in the global Bonusly Reward Catalog operate with an American or international mandate or they focus on crisis response. Bonusly's leadership team selected this group of nonprofit organizations with input from our employee-led Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Group and from Bonusly customers, many of whom have written in over the years to request additional donation reward options.

Collectively, this group of charities covers a broad and diverse range of causes that Bonusly users can choose to support with donations of their Bonusly points. Check out our Recommended Rewards Calendar to see which charities we highlight each month in the product.

If you'd like to offer additional donation reward options to your employees, use Bonusly's Custom Rewards to facilitate donations to charities of your choice. Your employees will no doubt appreciate your company for making it easy to support the causes that are important to them and the organizations that contribute to the communities where they live and work.

Keep reading this post to learn more about each of the nonprofit organizations with donation reward options in the global Bonusly Reward Catalog.

Donation reward options available in the global Bonusly Reward Catalog

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Everytown for Gun Safety

American Cancer Society

American Red Cross

Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Autistic Self Advocacy Network

Canine Companions for Independence

City Year

Direct Relief

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Equal Justice Initiative

Girls Who Code

Grameen Foundation

Habitat for Humanity

Huntsman Cancer Foundation

InSTEDD

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Long Live the Kings

National Park Foundation

Planned Parenthood

Summer Search

The Trevor Project

Water.org

World Food Program USA

WWF

America SCORES

ACLU

(RED)

/dev/color

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

Black Girls Code

CDC Foundation

charity:water

Clean Water Fund

code.org

Doctors Without Borders, USA

First Nations Development Institute

Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics

GLAAD

HRC

Humanity & Inclusion

International Rescue Committee

LatinoJustice PRLDEF

NAACP

Legal Defense Fund (LDF)

Project Hero

Special Olympics

The Nature Conservancy

UNICEF

Wikimedia Foundation

World of Children

 

 

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the United States' largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has affiliates in every state and in more than 900 local communities across the country.

NAMI recognizes that the key concepts of recovery, resiliency and support are essential to improving the wellness and quality of life of all persons affected by mental illness. NAMI members and friends work to fulfill our mission by providing support, education, and advocacy. The organization's many activities include: public education and information activities, peer education and support, raising awareness and fighting stigma, and state and federal advocacy.

Visit NAMI's website to learn more about its work.

Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund (Everytown)

Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund is an independent, non-partisan 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to understanding and reducing gun violence in America. The Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund seeks to improve our understanding of the causes of gun violence and the means to reduce it — by conducting groundbreaking original research, developing evidence-based policies, and communicating this knowledge in the courts and the court of public opinion.

Visit Everytown's website to learn more about its work.

Read How to support gun safety with your Bonusly points on our blog.

(RED)

(RED) was founded in 2006 by Bono and Bobby Shriver to engage businesses and people in the fight against AIDS. (RED) partners with the world's most iconic brands who contribute up to 50% of profits from (RED)-branded goods and services to the Global Fund.

Visit (RED)'s website to learn more about its work.

/dev/color

/dev/color’s mission is to empower Black software engineers to help one another grow into industry leaders. Black software engineers have historically faced challenges in reaching their full potential. dev/color works to ensure that Black software engineers fulfill the promise of their talents, transform the tech industry, and give back to their communities.

Visit dev/color's website to learn more about its work.

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been the United States’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and the laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.

Visit ACLU's website to learn more about its work.

America SCORES

America SCORES partners with urban schools to provide a high quality, team-based program that integrates soccer, poetry and service-learning. Our innovative approach improves students' health, academic achievement and civic engagement.

Visit America SCORES' website to learn more about its work.

American Cancer Society

With your support, we will save more lives than ever before. Together, we are stronger than cancer.

Visit the American Cancer Society's website to learn more about its work.

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)

Since 1914, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) has given global expression to the principle that all Jews are responsible for one another.

Working today in over 70 countries, JDC acts on behalf of North America's Jewish communities and others to rescue Jews in danger, provide relief to those in distress, revitalize overseas Jewish communities, and help Israel overcome the social challenges of its most vulnerable citizens. JDC also provides non-sectarian emergency relief and long-term development assistance worldwide.

Visit JDC's website to learn more about its work.

American Red Cross

Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation's premier emergency response organization. the American Red Cross brings shelter, food and comfort to those affected by disasters, large and small. The organization collects lifesaving donated blood and supplies it to patients in need. It provides support to people in military bases around the world, and to the families they leave behind. It trains communities in CPR, first aid, and other skills that save lives.

The American Red Cross also assists people abroad with critical disaster response, preparedness and disease prevention efforts.

Visit American Red Cross' website to learn more about its work.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC)

Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC)'s mission is to advance civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.

Visit Asian Americans Advancing Justice's website to learn more about its work.

Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) seeks to advance the principles of the disability rights movement with regard to autism. ASAN believes that the goal of autism advocacy should be a world in which autistic people enjoy equal access, rights, and opportunities.

ASAN works to empower autistic people across the world to take control of their own lives and the future of their common community, and seeks to organize the autistic community to ensure their voices are heard in the national conversation about them.

Visit Autistic Self Advocacy Network's website to learn more about its work.

Black Girls Code

Imagine. Build. Create. Black Girls CODE is on a mission to empower young women of color ages 7-17 to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their own futures through exposure to computer science and technology. With a goal to train 1 million girls to code by 2040, Black Girls CODE is dedicated to leveling the playing field for girls of color in #STEM.

Visit Black Girls Code's website to learn more about its work.

Canine Companions for Independence (CCI)

Canine Companions for Independence is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs at no charge to the recipient.

Visit Canine Companions for Independence's website to learn more about its work.

CDC Foundation

The CDC Foundation helps the Center for Disease Control save and improve lives by unleashing the power of collaboration between CDC, philanthropies, corporations, organizations and individuals to protect the health, safety and security of America and the world.

Visit the CDC Foundation's website to learn more about its work.

charity:water

charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries.

Visit charity:water's website to learn more about its work.

City Year

City Year is dedicated to helping students and schools succeed. Diverse teams of City Year AmeriCorps members provide high-impact student, classroom and school-wide supports to help students stay in school and on track to graduate from high school, ready for college and career success.

Visit City Year's website to learn more about its work.

Clean Water Fund

Clean Water Fund's mission is to develop strong grassroots environmental leadership and to bring together diverse constituencies to work cooperatively for changes that improve their lives, focused on health, consumer, environmental and community problems.

Based in Washington, DC, Clean Water Fund operates locally staffed environmental and health protection programs serving communities in more than 15 states.

Visit Clean Water Fund's website to learn more about its work.

Code.org

Code.org is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities.

Visit code.org's website to learn more about its work.

Direct Relief

Direct Relief is a humanitarian organization, active in all 50 states in the United States and more than 80 countries, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies. Nongovernmental, nonsectarian, and not-for-profit, Direct Relief provides assistance to people and communities without regard to politics, religion, ethnic identities or ability to pay.

Direct Relief's assistance programs — which focus on emergency preparedness and disaster response and the prevention and treatment of disease — are tailored to the particular circumstances and needs of the world's most vulnerable and at-risk populations. 

Visit Direct Relief's website to learn more about its work.

Doctors Without Borders, USA (DWB-USA)

Doctors Without Borders, USA (DWB-USA), was founded in 1990 in New York City to raise funds, create awareness, recruit field staff, and advocate with the United Nations and US government on humanitarian concerns.

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization that provides aid in nearly 70 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters.

Visit Doctors Without Borders, USA's website to learn more about its work.

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. Founded in 1990, EFF champions user privacy, free expression, and innovation through impact litigation, policy analysis, grassroots activism, and technology development. EFF's mission is to ensure that technology supports freedom, justice, and innovation for all people of the world.

Visit the Electronic Frontier Foundation's website to learn more about its work.

Equal Justice Initiative (EJI)

The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.

Visit the Equal Justice Initiative's website to learn more about its work.

First Nations Development Institute

First Nations Development Institute is a nonprofit Native American organization whose mission is to strengthen American Indian economies to support healthy Native communities. First Nations Development Institute believes that only solutions designed by Native peoples, for Native peoples, through the control of their assets and based on their cultural values, will succeed.

Visit the First Nations Development Institute's website to learn more about its work.

Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics (FAST)

Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics (FAST) is focused on one goal: developing treatments for, and ultimately curing, Angelman Syndrome.

Angelman Syndrome (AS) is a rare neurogenetic disorder that affects approximately one in 15,000 people – about 500,000 individuals worldwide. Symptoms include, but are not limited to: delayed developmental milestones; gross and fine motor impairment; difficulty with feeding and swallowing; issues; loss of functional speech and epilepsy.

Visit the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics' website to learn more about its work.

Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code programs work to inspire, educate, and equip girls, women, and non-binary people with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.

Visit Girls Who Code's website to learn more about its work.

GLAAD

GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love.

Visit GLAAD's website to learn more about its work.

Grameen Foundation

Grameen Foundation's programs provide money for loans to poor borrowers. Its mission is to empower the poor, especially women, to create a world without poverty and hunger.

Grameen Foundation designs digital platforms to help people in developing countries save for the future, invest in their businesses, and improve their farms. Then, they train some of these people, mostly women, to become Community Agents, who deliver these tools to their communities.

Visit Grameen Foundation's website to learn more about its work.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in approximately 70 countries. Habitat’s vision is one of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Habitat works toward its vision by building strength, stability and self-reliance in partnership with families in need of decent and affordable housing. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable, no-profit mortgage, helping them afford food, child care, medicine, and other necessities. Habitat for Humanity helps families to break the cycle of poverty and build long-term financial security. 

Visit Habitat for Humanity's website to learn more about its work.

Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

By inspiring and engaging individuals and communities, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) strives to end discrimination against LGBTQ+ people and realize a world that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

HRC envisions a world where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people are ensured equality and embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

Visit HRC's website to learn more about its work.

Humanity & Inclusion

Humanity & Inclusion is an independent and impartial aid organization working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. Humanity & Inclusion workw alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, taking action and bearing witness in order to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions, and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

Visit Humanity & Inclusion's website to learn more about its work.

Huntsman Cancer Foundation

Huntsman Cancer Foundation’s sole purpose is to raise funds for the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah, a nationally recognized cancer research center and treatment hospital in Salt Lake City.

Huntsman Cancer Institute’s mission is to understand cancer from its beginnings, to use that knowledge in the creation and improvement of cancer treatments, to relieve the suffering of cancer patients, and to provide education about cancer risk, prevention, and care.

Visit the Huntsman Cancer Institute's website to learn more about its work.

InSTEDD (Innovative Support to Emergencies, Diseases, and Disasters

InSTEDD has a unique offering — they design and use open source technology tools to help partners improve collaboration, information flow and knowledge sharing to better deliver critical services to vulnerable populations.

Visit InSTEDD's website to learn more about its work.

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. In more than 40 countries and over 20 U.S. cities, IRC's dedicated teams provide clean water, shelter, health care, education and empowerment support to refugees and displaced people.

Visit IRC's website to learn more about its work.

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Every day, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health works to keep millions safe from illness and injury by pioneering new research, deploying its knowledge and expertise in the field, and educating tomorrow's scientists and practitioners in the global defense of human life.

Visit Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to learn more about its work.

LatinoJustice PRLDEF

LatinoJustice PRLDEF works to create a more just society by using and challenging the rule of law to secure transformative, equitable and accessible justice, by empowering our community and by fostering leadership through advocacy and education.

For the past 45+ years, LatinoJustice has litigated precedent-setting impact cases across the country, advocated for the rights of Latinos, fostered civic engagement, and trained Latinx to become leaders in their community.

LatinoJustice's five pillars of work address voting rights, immigrant justice, economic justice, criminal justice reform, and legal and leadership development through its CAP Leadership Institute.

Visit LatinoJustice PRLDEF's website to learn more about its work.

Long Live the Kings

Long Live the Kings (LLTK) is a non-profit organization committed to restoring wild salmon and steelhead to the waters of the Pacific Northwest in the United States. Since its founding in 1986, LLTK has created and delivered projects designed to conserve wild salmon and support sustainable fisheries.

Visit Long Live the Kings' website to learn more about its work.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons. The NAACP envisions an inclusive community rooted in liberation where all persons can exercise their civil and human rights without discrimination.

Visit the NAACP's website to learn more about its work.

Legal Defense Fund (LDF)

The Legal Defense Fund (LDF), formerly known as the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., (NAACP LDF), is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice.

Visit LDF's website to learn more about its work.

In June 2020, Bonusly matched $25,000 USD in donations to LDF made by Bonusly users. Read more about Bonusly's stance on social justice in the workplace: It's Our Responsibility as HR Pros to Support Racial Justice.

National Park Foundation

The National Park Foundation is the official charity of America's national parks, working to help connect  all Americans to the parks, and to make sure that they are preserved for the generations who will follow.

Visit the National Park Foundation's website to learn more about its work.

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood Federation of America is a nonprofit organization that delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of people worldwide.

Visit Planned Parenthood's website to learn more about its work.

Read How to support reproductive rights with Bonusly on our blog.

Project Hero

Project Hero is dedicated to helping veterans and first responders affected by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injuries (TBI), and injury achieve rehabilitation, recovery, and resilience in their daily lives and increasing awareness to combat the national mental health emergency posed by PTSD and TBI.

Visit Project Hero's website to learn more about its work.

Special Olympics

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.

Visit Special Olympics' website to learn more about its work.

Summer Search

Summer Search is a high-impact program that gives low-income students in five regions across the United States (the Bay Area, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Seattle) the opportunities and support they need to transform their lives, achieve their own potential, and create change as role models and everyday leaders.

Visit Summer Search's website to learn more about its work.

The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.

Visit the Nature Conservancy's website to learn more about its work.

The Trevor Project

Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading American organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

Visit The Trevor Project's website to learn more about its work.

UNICEF USA

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) works in more than 190 countries and territories to put children first. UNICEF has helped save more children's lives than any other humanitarian organization, by providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more.

UNICEF USA supports UNICEF's work through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States.

Visit UNICEF USA's website to learn more about its work.

Water.org

Water.org is an international nonprofit organization that has positively transformed millions of lives around the world with access to safe water and sanitation.

Visit Water.org's website to learn more about its work.

Wikimedia Foundation

The non-profit Wikimedia Foundation provides the essential infrastructure for free knowledge. The foundation hosts Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, created and edited by volunteers around the world, as well as many other vital community projects.

Visit the Wikimedia Foundation's website to learn more about its work.

World Food Program USA

World Food Program USA (WFP USA) is a U.S.-based non-profit organization dedicated to building support within the U.S. for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

Visit the World Food Program USA's website to learn more about its work.

World of Children

World of Children unlocks the future for vulnerable children by funding, elevating, and educating the most effective changemakers worldwide.

Visit World of Children's website to learn more about its work.

WWF

For nearly 60 years, WWF has been protecting the future of nature. The world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by more than one million members in the United States and close to five million globally.

Visit WWF's website to learn more about its work.

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