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How True Given Supports Community-Based Organizations Create and Sustain Relief Fund Programs

Many low-income workers and immigrants work in jobs key to many states' prosperity, including farmworkers, food-processing workers, housekeepers, construction workers, landscapers, caregivers, and day laborers. They are hardworking individuals, but m

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An Impact Story: A single working mom juggling care for her kids and pay bills

“I cried of relief when my request for funds was approved. I was so relieved that we would not be on the street and that I would be able to get food for my kids.That day was a big day for me. I’ll never forget it.”Sarah needed to take her young

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The Power of Strategic Cash Grants: The True Given Experience

For most of 2019 and 2020, I served as an Innovation Strategist at a leading non-profit organization that focuses on building financial security for the most financially vulnerable Americans. Until now, most of my work has involved listening to indiv

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The Inclusive Economy

In recent years, there has been a growing interest in how government and philanthropic organizations can work together to achieve social goals. Working together, however, is not a straightforward task. Government and philanthropies have different per

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How True Given is investing in infrastructure that will outlive the pandemic

Sometimes, despite our best efforts, there are times when any of us can come up short. It could be because something big and unexpected happens, like an illness or a death in the family, or it could be the normal ups and downs of life. But, in those

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Reimagining impact-related giving, Our Journey So Far.

Too many honest hardworking American families struggle to make ends meets and, through no fault of their own, find themselves in serious financial trouble. According to The Population of Poverty USA, In 2018, 38.1 million people lived in Poverty USA

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How COVID-19 has forced us to Reimagine Charitable Giving.

The coronavirus pandemic has undoubtedly caused an acceleration in the adoption of digital tools. A recent survey of CEOs conducted by Fortune magazine and Deloitte showed that 77% of CEOs reported that the COVID-19 crisis accelerated their digital

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Cash Grants: A Human-Centered Approach to Improving Economic Resiliency.

When crises hit, cash relief funds are a part of the package of policies that governments deploy to ameliorate their economic effects. Whether it’s about economic downturns or natural disasters, countries have used cash extensively. Research shows

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Our Community Board: How True Given is promoting safe financial products and job opportunities

Connecting low-income individuals to safe and affordable financial products, services and opportunities are important. And that is why True Given created a community board to provide a platform for financial institutions, fintech, and nonprofits serv

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True Given is Live!

True Given is live!It is with a spirit of the contribution that I share True Given. True Given is a technology platform for organizations to efficiently and responsibly provide cash grants and share resources with individuals, communities, and busin

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