Here we are at the end of the road for Charitocracy USA! What a wild ride the past 8 years have been. Thanks so much for being a part of it. While I'm looking forward to whatever's next for me (any ideas?!), I will miss Charitocracy as a big part of my identity and routine existence. No matter what else was happening in my life, good or bad, I could always reflect on the good Charitocracy was doing and be proud of it. I hope you felt the same.
Without further ado, here are the 3 worthy winners of our final 3 grants:
- $5000 to 1st place winner Maui Strong Fund @ Hawaii Community Foundation, nominated by donor
carolinatim. They provide financial resources with a focus on rapid response and recovery for the devastating wildfires on Maui.
- $3000 to 2nd place winner Parents Against Tip-Overs, nominated by donor
mom2angel. They increase the awareness and prevention of TV and furniture tip-over injuries and deaths.
- $2000 to 3rd place winner ProPublica, nominated by donor
zardoz. They make independent news exposing abuses of power by government, business, and other institutions, using the moral force of investigative journalism.
I'll probably wait a little longer than usual to send these final grant funds out, because we're aiming to zero out our bank balances and might have a bit more we can add to these grants. No complaints on that I hope. 😉 The point of finishing up Halloween vs. New Year's Eve was to get all these loose ends tied up without spilling into another new fiscal year. So wish me luck! And again THANKS for everything. ❤️