Empower Grant Program Overview

Giveffect established Empower fund to support organizations that raise awareness and fight racism and discrimination across the United States and Canada.

We offer software grants to eligible nonprofit organizations to help accelerate digital transformation and realize significant gains in fundraising and community building through donor & volunteer management, productivity, and cost-efficiency. 

Together, we will make a difference in workplaces, communities, and across North America. 

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Eligibility and requirements: 

  • Must be headquartered in the United States or Canada.

  • Be a 501(c)3 charitable organization (as defined by the Internal Revenue Services).

  • Seek to eliminate racism and racial discrimination in your work.

  • Be inclusive and embrace diversity; do not discriminate in service delivery and employment, including ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or religion.

  • Have an annual operating budget of up to $800,000.

Giveffect does not provide monetary support or approve grants for:

  • Charities based outside of the United States or Canada 

  • Third-party sponsorships

  • Endowments

  • Scholarships

  • Individuals

  • Special events

Grant Program Guidelines: 

Applications for direct software grants are accepted quarterly. Applicants should plan at least two months for grant review and additional onboarding time. 

The upcoming deadline for grant applications is October 31, 2022. Awardees will be notified by December 1, 2022.

The product grant program starts on January 2, 2023.

Grant Term: 

Grantees will have access to a one-year (January 2, 2023 - December 31, 2023) subscription to the Giveffect software. 

Restrictions for Product Grant: 

Current Giveffect partners are not eligible. This is a new initiative that seeks to increase organizations raising awareness and fighting racism and discrimination among our grantees. 

Performance and Reporting:  

Grantees must report on their project over the life of the grant via surveys and quarterly check-ins. Meaningful participation in this process is a requirement for continued funding eligibility.

In addition, all grantees must submit a performance report every quoter after the date of your grant award letter by email. The performance report template (1 page) will be shared with grantees. 

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“The Giveffect team has been essential in our transition from a traditional donor management system to a more innovative user/donor friendly platform. The setup and on-boarding was straightforward. The support we received from Giveffect is commendable. No question or concern has gone unanswered and the team works diligently to get us an answer or a solution."

"I started used Giveffect with the start of a new job and was basically on my own to "get up to speed" and use the software optimally. It is really intuitive in its design and after viewing the relevant training videos, I was able to apply it's use to my daily workflow. For the first time, the branch I was working for was able to have volunteers sign up online, check in and out on an iPad, and have their hours tracked in real time. Anytime I needed a little help, the customer service team was available through the "Chat" feature and incredibly responsive and patient."


“Giveffect is very easy to use and has all the functionalities our organization needs. It is light years ahead of the previous system we used and at a cost-effective price.”


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