Benevolent Media Contact
- Kyle Kehus | firstname.lastname@example.org | 773.312.5190
- Benevolent is a crowdfunding site that lets anyone make microdonations to help low-income individuals overcome one-time economic hurdles
- The Benevolent site launched December 1, 2011 in a Chicago-area pilot and has since begun to scale nation-wide
- The average Benevolent donation is $50
- The average amount of a funded need through the Benevolent site is $470
- Needs supported through Benevolent have included: beds, winter clothing, work uniforms, transportation passes, security deposits, eyeglasses, certifications, and computers
Benevolent In The News
- Dec 23, 2016 New York Times - United Way Searches for Its Place in a World of One-Click Giving
- Dec 12, 2015 Mashable - 16 Perfect Christmas Gifts for Your Co-Workers
- Sept 15, 2015 Working Mother - How To Raise Kids Who Will Love Their Work
- Aug 8, 2014 Clinton Global Initiative - Helping Individuals Eclipse Poverty, One Barrier at...
- July 22, 2014 Spotlight on Poverty & Opportunity - The Not So Silent Barriers to Eclipsing Poverty
- April 17, 2014 Chronicle of Philanthropy - How Nonprofits Use Crowdfunding to Attract Support...
- Mar 14, 2014 HLN - Woman gets help for education from strangers
- Mar 14, 2014 NationSwell - SXSW: How Benevolent Gives a Voice to People Who Aren't Usually...
- Dec 31, 2013 HLN - A Sister's Wish is Granted
- Dec 3, 2013 MSNBC - Charity Connects Donors Directly to the Needy
- Nov 6, 2013 The New Yorker - New Help for the Poor: Cash Grants, Through a Web Site
- Oct 6, 2013 Chronicle of Philanthropy - New Charity Helps Poor People Get Small Sums Online...
- May 28, 2013 Fast Company - A Platform to Help People Out of Poverty, Step by Step
- May 13, 2013 Mashable - Benevolent is like Kiva for the Silicon Valley's Working Poor
- May 11, 2013 MSNBC - It's Not Charity - It's Community, Says the Founder of Benevolent
- May 7, 2013 About.com - Grants Expand Crowdfunding Site for People Down on Their Luck
- Dec 5, 2012 Crain's Chicago Business - Megan Kashner Takes Benevolent Giving to Next Level
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- Nov 10, 2015 Holiday Giving Gives Back: Nonprofit Benevolent Introduces Giving Cards & Gear...
- May 5, 2014 Think Outside the Vase and Make Your Mom Proud This Mother's Day
- April 29, 2014 "Think Outside the Vase" Mother's Day Campaign
- May 6, 2013 Benevolent to Expand to 3 Cities with Funding from Knight and Fisher
- Nov 13, 2012 With Smartphones and Giving Model Benevolent Helps Those in Need...
- Sept 20, 2012 Nonprofit Startup Benevolent Announces Expansion Plans at White House Forum
- Sept 7, 2012 NPO Leader Invited to White House to Talk About Innovation in Philanthropy
- June 21, 2012 Benevolent.net Founder Named One of Top 100 Local Innovators at 2012 Techweek
- May 1, 2012 Benevolent.net surpasses $10K in Online Donations
- April 27, 2012 The Changing Landscape of Philanthropy - Hyde Park Salon Event