Greater Good Charities

Amplify The Good

aka GreaterGood.org   |   Seattle, WA   |  https://greatergood.org

Mission

Greater Good Charities works to help people, pets, and the planet by mobilizing in response to need and amplifying the good.

Ruling year info

2007

CEO

Liz Baker

Main address

600 University Street Suite 1000

Seattle, WA 98101 USA

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EIN

20-4846675

NTEE code info

Public Foundations (T30)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

GOODS (formerly Rescue Bank)

Greater Good Charities' GOODS program provides in-kind grants for humanitarian aid and across the animal rescue community in the form of donated goods, including essential supplies, pet food, and more. We pay to ship donated product directly from the donor to our network of regional Ambassadors, who in turn distribute these vital and helpful items to pre-qualified recipients based on demonstrated need and verified census. These supply and pet food grants allow recipient organizations to allocate more of their budget to the essential and much-needed services they provide to their communities.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth
Indigenous peoples
Victims and oppressed people

Greater Good Charities' Rescue Rebuild is a shelter renovation program that recruits volunteers from all over the USA to help shelters in need. Our team travels to selected shelters to take projects from concept to creation to improve lives. We help animals in need in a variety of different settings: Animal Shelters, Domestic Violence Shelters, and Homeless and Veterans Housing.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Veterans

The Jackson Galaxy Project is a program of Greater Good Charities that works to improve the lives of animals at risk by transforming the places they live and helping the people who care for them.

Cat Pawsitive is our life-saving initiative for homeless cats that aims to increase feline adoption rates by instructing shelter/rescue staff and volunteers how to implement positive reinforcement training for cats.

Operation Catification is another initiative that helps select animal shelters create environments that help transform “unadoptable” cats into confident cats to help find them forever homes.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Girls’ Voices supports young women to use media creation as a catalyst for positive change in communities around the world.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Economically disadvantaged people

Madrean Discovery Expeditions is dedicated to exploring, studying, and protecting the Madrean Archipelago, a series of unique ecosystems that range from New Mexico and Arizona to Mexico.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents
Students
Teachers
Researchers

When it comes to natural or man-made disasters, Greater Good Charities is There When It Matters®. Whether working with communities to prepare or helping victims of hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, floods, conflict, or pandemic, we provide on the ground assistance and fund partners to maximize impact and relief for the affected people and pets.

Population(s) Served
Emergency responders
Economically disadvantaged people
Refugees and displaced people
Victims of conflict and war
Victims of disaster

Emergency Animal Medical is a program of Greater Good Charities that provides compromised pets across the country with funding for the medical care they desperately need. Our grants support individual pets in life-threatening situations, saving lives.

Population(s) Served

Greater Good Charities’ Good Packs program helps keep people and their pets together during times of deepest crisis, helping ensure the emotional support of the human-animal bond can continue.

For homeless and at-risk populations, as well as those displaced by disaster, Good Packs aim to help these people and their pets with necessary supplies and support.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Veterans
Refugees and displaced people
Victims of conflict and war
Victims of disaster

Good Flights is a program of Greater Good Charities that conducts life-saving airlifts and supports ground transport for some of the country’s most at-risk pet populations (including asymptomatic heartworm positive dogs, homeless cats, and harder to place large size dogs). Good Flights also helps clear space in shelters and evacuate pets in times of disaster.

Population(s) Served

Good Fix is a program of Greater Good Charities that deploys specially trained high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter (HQHVSN) surgical teams and professional trapping teams to help control pet overpopulation in communities that need it most, all free of charge. Good Fix also provides vaccination services to owned and community pets, educates community members on the importance of spay/neuter, and provides training opportunities for local veterinarians.

Population(s) Served
American Indians
Native Hawaiians
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of girls who have access to education

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Girls' Voices

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Funded scholarships for more than 900 girls in over 30 countries.

Number of entrance scholarships and awards and exit scholarships

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescent girls, Young girls, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Girls' Voices

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Greater Good Charities has provided scholarships to over 1,000 girls around the world who have experienced financial barriers to primary and secondary education.

Number of meals provided to homeless veterans

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Homeless people, Veterans

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Since program inception, Greater Good Charities has provided over 900,000 meals to homeless veterans

Number of girls with a safe ride to and from school each school day

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescent girls, Young girls, Victims of crime and abuse

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Since program inception, provided hundreds of girls at risk of violence in Afghanistan with a safe ride to school and home again.

Number of mammograms funded for women in need

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Since program inception, funded over 16,000 mammograms to women in need.

Number of meals provided to shelter pets

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

GOODS (formerly Rescue Bank)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Since program inception, Greater Good Charities has provided more than 250,000,000 meals to shelter pets in need through its Rescue Bank and other programs.

Number of animal clinics/shelters improved as a direct result of the nonprofit's efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Rescue Rebuild

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Renovated 140+ animal shelters and 19 homeless or domestic violence shelters since program inception.

Number of shelter pets helped by renovated/improved shelter spaces as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Rescue Rebuild

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We not only renovate animal shelters, but also veteran's housing and domestic violence shelters to accommodate animal residents.

Number of acres of rainforest and other vital habitat protected

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Since program inception, Greater Good Charities grants have helped preserve or otherwise protect more than 1.2 million acres of rainforest and other vital habitat.

Number of under-researched species with new, recorded data

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Madrean Discovery Expeditions

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Since program inception, recorded new data for over 30,000 under-researched species in the biodiverse area known as the Sky Islands.

Number of animals with freedom from hunger and thirst

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of meals distributed to hungry people around the world

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people, Internally displaced people, Refugees and displaced people, Victims of disaster, Veterans

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Greater Good Charities has granted funding to provided more than 10 million meals to hungry and food-insecure families and individuals.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Greater Good Charities works to help people, pets, and our planet by mobilizing in response to need and amplifying the good.

From providing cash and in-kind grant support to partner organizations accomplishing good in the world or responding to disasters, to providing program services including pet transport for animal shelters, mass spay-neuter and vaccinations, pet foster programming, shelter renovations and consulting services, and science expeditions dedicated to exploring, studying, and protecting the Madrean Archipelago, each of our programs has a unique purpose—but all of them protect the well-being of people, pets, and the planet.

From providing cash and in-kind grant support to partner organizations accomplishing good in the world or responding to disasters, to providing program services including pet transport for animal shelters, mass spay-neuter and vaccinations, pet foster programming, shelter renovations and consulting services, and science expeditions dedicated to exploring, studying, and protecting the Madrean Archipelago, each of our programs has a unique purpose—but all of them protect the well-being of people, pets, and the planet.

Our programs are staffed with experts in their respective fields. These same program leads assess our U.S. and global field partners to ensure we are funding best-in-class projects and programs. Our flexibility and unique positioning (both "doing" and funding) allows us to support innovative and time-sensitive projects.

* $400MM+ in Impact for People, Pets, and our Planet
* 121 Countries Impacted
* 5,000+ Partner Organizations Supported

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Our grant recipients are non profit organizations throughout the U.S. and around the world.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Via our grant reports,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We will adjust our grant application forms and processes based on recipient feedback and also the quality of responses we receive. We strive to make the grant-giving process equitable for all technological skill levels and "worth it" to recipients.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Our grant-making software processes are directly tied to the end-user experience. We adjust our questions and frequency of reporting throughout the year based on feedback from recipients.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.),

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Greater Good Charities

Board of directors
as of 03/11/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

David Yaskulka


Board co-chair

David Samuelson

John Gehrt

Julia Christophersen

Eve Higgs

Greg Hesterberg

David Samuelson

David Yaskulka

Jam Stewart

Julie Ryan

Kimberly Klintworth

Jackson Galaxy

Jeffery Zuba

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/15/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data