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Benevolent Facts

  • 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
  • In May 2013, Benevolent secured funding from the Knight Foundation and the Marjorie S. Fisher Fund to expand to three new cities - Silicon Valley, Detroit, and Charlotte
  • 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 

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