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Giving Tuesday 2021: You Request. We Give.


Happy Giving Tuesday! Once again in 2021, I’m offering to donate $100 to a charity of your choosing, marking the fourth consecutive year we’ve done this.

Please read the post below for the details we need and criteria for your selected charity before proceeding to the comments to make your request.

Thanks to the generosity of 9 volunteers who offered to donate to 10 requested charities apiece, we’ll be able to fulfill 190 requests. I’ll plan to donate to the first 100, and our volunteers will fulfill the next 90.

With about 50 charities already requested by companies we’ve worked with, the total impact of today’s efforts will be over $24,000. If you would be willing to fulfill 10 requests, please contact me or leave a comment indicating your willingness to do so, and I will get in touch with you privately.

If you were looking for this article first thing this morning, you didn’t find it because I deliberately delayed its publication to accommodate our friends out west to give all a fair shot.




Charities Chosen by Our Sponsors


Companies and Individuals whom I’ve worked with over the past year were given the opportunity to select a recipient of a $100 grant.

These are their choices:

Akron Childrens Hospital: Citizens Bank
American Cancer Society: Gene Zink of Northpointe Bank
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: The Physician Philosopher
ASPCA: Dr. Disability Quotes
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana: Alpha Investing
Cameron Boyce Foundation: Kaplan Financial
Camp Sunshine: Washington Trust Mortgage
Childrens Cancer Association, Portland: The Finity Group
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation: Mortar
Colleen’s Dream Foundation: Contract Diagnostics
Doctors without Borders: Curizon
Ethiopian Spine and Heart Project: The White Coat Investor
Feeding America: Incrowd
Friends of the Green Crescent: Coach Carson
Gary Sinise Foundation: Brian Pratt of First United Bank
Give Well: Hippo Education
Greenville Humane Society: Valerie Leonard of First Citizens Bank
Harbor House Domestic Abuse Programs: Marc Evans of BMO Harris Bank
International Medical Relief: CHG Healthcare
International Rescue Committee: SoFi
Kismet Pet Adoptions: FPL Capital
Leader Dogs for the Blind: Sandi Jameson-Frith of Huntington Bank
Leukemia& Lymphoma Society: PolicyGenius
Love Justice: Pattern
Meals from the Heartland: ISL Education Lending
Middletown Public Library: Physician Agreements Health Law
Nature Conservancy: RealtyMogul
New Ulm Jaycees: Frandsen Bank
Operation Underground Railroad: Semi-Retired MD
Oregon Food Bank: Crowdstreet
Panacea Foundation: Panacea Financial
Pencils of Promise: Commonbond
Posse Foundation: Origin Investments
Quincy Animal Hospital: NGG Tax Group
Red Cross: Cerebral Tax Advisors
Resolve National Infertility Association: Resolve
Rodale Institute: AcreTrader
Ronald McDonald House of the Intermountain Area: CMG Financial
Special Olympics: All Global Circle
St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital: Wealthkeel
St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital: Tony Cabrera of Level One Bank
St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital: Crowdstreet
St. Louis Arc, Inc: ContractRx
Stages Bloomington: Hospital Recruiting
Temple University Hospital: Pearson Ravitz
The Wild Animal Sanctuary: Integrity Wealth
Salt Lake Education Foundation: Highland High: Cindy of WCI & PoF
Sandbox Group: LemonBrew Lending
U.S. Space and Rocket Center Education Foundation: Gretchen Green MD
United Way of NYC: Laurel Road
Unicef: Realty Mogul
Utah Sports Commission Foundation: Earnest
Values in Action Foundation: Splash Financial
Womens Foundation of Arkansas Aave10 Campaign: Aptus Financial
World Bicycle Relief: Bri of PoF
Wounded Warrior Project: PKA Insurance


Tell Me Where to Donate $100


There are a few simple criteria.


First, the recipient must be named in the comment section below on this website. Replies on Twitter, Facebook, or anywhere else will not be counted.


Second, the charity must be a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization. You can research them and find the exact name, Tax ID number, and address of such organizations on sites like Guidestar, Charity Navigator, Charity Watch, and Consumer Reports. I’ll be making the grants from Fidelity Charitable, which also has resources for selecting charities.


Third, please avoid political and religious organizations and associated gray areas. You’re welcome to support whomever you like with your own dollars, but I like to avoid anything that could be considered controversial with these grants.


Finally, consider supporting the charity you choose in another way if you are not already doing so. I know many of you nominate charities that you’re personally involved with, whether you’re donating your time, serving on its Board, or donating far more money yourself. I thank you for your efforts!


The Information I’ll Need


Please comment with the exact name of the charity. If you can find a link on Guidestar or Charity Navigator, please include that, too. Usually, that’s more than enough info as long as you know for a fact that it is indeed a 501(c)(3).

If you’re unable to find the charity in a search engine, this is the form I’ll be filling out if the charity is not in Fidelity Charitable’s database. Please include the necessary info so that I can efficiently make the grant to your chosen charity.




Start Your Own Donor Advised Fund


One reason I’ve made a habit of making hundreds of $100 grants is to highlight just how easy it is to do so when you have a donor advised fund (DAF).

These grants will all be made anonymously. That means no follow-up requests, phone calls, or mailings.

I don’t need a single receipt for any of these donations. I get one receipt when I donate to the DAF, which I generally do once per year.

If I’ve given to the charity before, it takes less than 30 seconds to make a grant. If I haven’t, but the charity is found via Fidelity Charitable’s search function, it takes less than 60 seconds. If I have to manually enter the info, which is rare, it could take a couple of minutes at most. I’ll probably have my 150 grants made in a couple of hours.

The money in the DAF is invested in low-cost index funds, just as it would be if I had left it in my brokerage account. Of course, I always donate appreciated shares of mutual funds (ETFs and individual stock work well, too), eliminating any future potential capital gains taxes.

Up until now, I’ve preferred Fidelity Charitable, and that’s what I’ll be using this year to make these grants. However, I’ve recently opened a DAF with Charityvest, which will have significantly lower fees. The investment portion should be going live in December of 2021, and if you join the waitlist before then, you can have zero management fees in 2022.

For more information on donor advised funds, see the following posts I’ve written about them:





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Nominate a Charity at WCI Tomorrow


For another chance to recommend a grant, head on over to The White Coat Investor , December 1, 2021, and find his latest post to make a request. The 50 most requested charities in the comments section that fit the criteria will each receive $1,000!



Make your requests below!

Ideally, include a link to the organization’s profile at Guidestar, Charity Navigator, Charity Watch, and Consumer Reports. If you can’t find a profile, please include the exact name, tax ID, address, and phone number. A link to the charity’s own website is often not as helpful as you might think.

December Update: All grant requests have been fulfilled! A big thank you to all who guided us in our giving efforts, which totaled nearly 250 grants of $100 apiece.

I’d like to recognize the following individuals and couples for donating at least $1,000 each by making 10 or more grants:

  • Vagabond MD
  • Artemis
  • Jerome Enad, MD
  • Physician in Numbers
  • Old F.I.R.T – Financial Independence Retire Tardy
  • TheDangerZone
  • Bob & Amy Haines
  • Walz Helmick Charitable Fund
  • Matt and Kimberly Schoeck


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  4. And we have 190+ charities recommended!

    Thank you all — the vast majority have already been granted and the final few that trickled in will be taken care of shortly.

    Happy Holidays to all and thank your many wonderful recommendations! And a big thank you to the 9 volunteers who are fulfilling 90+ of the requests!


  5. Interfaith Action of Central Texas: iACT cultivates peace and respect through interfaith dialogue, service and celebration. They have a variety of programs including housing (Hands on Housing — similar to Habitat for Humanity but keeping folks in their home through renovation), refugee services (education, support, and mentoring), as well as events for understanding different faith traditions and working to bridge the gaps in understanding in society.


  6. I've got my 2 acres of non-leveraged, crop-producing, cashflowing farmland via AcreTrader. Get yours.
  7. I work with parents who have addiction in their families. We facilitate a weekly meeting to provide help and support.
    The PAL Group, https://palgroup.org/ provides the training, materials, and support for these meetings. It’s a great organization.

  8. Animal Humane Association of New Mexico, INC
    EIN 85-0207652

    I adopted a cat from New Mexico whom has brought me immense joy in the past years. They have so many pets who need a home and medical care. Thank you for considering this organization.

  9. Merci Clinic

    EIN: 56-2034052

    MERCI Clinic is a nonprofit community clinic, staffed primarily by volunteers, which provides free health care services for adults of Craven, Pamlico and Jones Counties who are of limited income and without medical or dental insurance. MERCI Clinic is committed to providing confidential medical services to individuals regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, gender, religion or other legally protected status.

    Ranked one of the most successful free clinics in the state based on patient outcomes, we offer services 2 days per week plus specialties on other days. The talents and generosity of our community make our mission possible.

  10. Foothill Family Shelter

    The Mission of the Foothill Family Shelter is to assure children and adults a future by helping them acquire skills that will enable them to maintain a home, job and at the same time develop the necessary self-esteem to function as a successful stable adult.

    Thank you for your kind heart and generosity.

    • Please include a link to the organization’s profile at Guidestar, Charity Navigator, Charity Watch, and Consumer Reports.

      If you can’t find a profile, please include the exact name, tax ID, address, and phone number.


  11. Volunteers Against Violence Inc.
    Family Violence Shelters, Services | EIN: 82-0372006 | Twin Falls ID
    PO BOX 2444
    Twin Falls ID 83303-2444

  12. New Hope Ministries in central PA.


    “New Hope provides emergency crisis assistance, food pantries, counseling, and referral services to local low-income families and individuals. In addition to “basic needs” assistance, they provide ongoing support and guidance to enable clients to achieve long-term stability and self-sufficiency. Assistance is provided to close to 20,000 individuals from an estimated 8,400 different families each year.”

    Thank you!!

  13. http://www.tfhd.com/givingtuesday

    Tahoe Forest Health System specifically to the Annalise Hall Fund (Parents lost their full term baby and delivered at our hospital. They were so impressed by the compassionate care, they set up a fund to help other families, to train staff and nurses to continue to deliver compassionate care, purchased wind chimes for every family with a loss, and other amazing equipment.):
    If you would like support your community, our nurses, as well as honor Annalise’s legacy this #GivingTuesday, please consider donating to the Annalise King Hall Fund. With a matching gift of $7,500 from the Hall Family, our goal is to raise the remaining $7,500 to purchase a Neonatal Resuscitation Device. For every contribution of $25, your name will be entered into a drawing to win a Tahoe Local Epic Season Pass (ex. $100=4 entries)!

  14. transplanthousepfcleveland.org

    The organization is created to provide temporary, affordable housing and a welcoming, supportive community to organ transplant patients and their families.

    EIN 27-2834616

  15. Colonial Capital Humane Society
    New Bern, NC

    We have fostered dogs for them for a long, long time.

    The organization works extremely hard to care for these wonderful animals and help control future pet populations in eastern NC.

    EIN: 58-1314712

    Thank you!

    • Thank you for request # 110!
      Marking it to keep track. We can still support 70 more requests!
- Bri from PoF

    • Thank you for request #100!

      That link doesn’t work; but it’s not what we need, anyway. Please link to their Guidestar or Charity Navigator profile or provide the EIN (Tax ID) so that I can make the grant.


  16. Small Steps Nurturing Center

    Incredible school for Houston that gives preschool-aged children in one of the worst parts of the city a private-school level education. Gives back a ton to the community including Christmas gifts to all children and their siblings. Have achieved real results including an alumni currently in medical school after growing up far below the poverty line.

    • To keep things, simple, I’m donating the the first (Humane Society). You donate to the second (Pet Food Pantry).


    • Thank you for request # 80!

      Marking it to keep track. We can still support 100 more requests!

  17. Children’s Cancer-Therapy Development Institute


    Please and thank you!

    Despite cancer being the leading disease-related cause of death among children, only 4% of government cancer research funds goes to childhood cancers (like osteosarcoma). As a result, most therapies are currently regimens developed for adults and adapted for kids. The mission of cc-tdi is to “send more targeted drugs into clinical trials for those childhood cancers that have the most dire outcomes” .

    • That link does me no good, though. I needed a link with the EIN, which I was able to find.


    • In honor of Christina Griffin, a dedicated agricultural teacher who has positively impacted the lives of hundreds of students.

    • So sorry, my institution blocks blog replies, so I’m doing this on my phone and inadvertently pasted an article I sent to my favorite hospital IT pro instead of the charity watch page!! I’ve posted a new request below.

      • I got the EIN, which is the vital piece of info I need.

        The main reason I request the Guidestar and CharityNavigator pages are that the EIN is in the URL. It also verifies that the charity to be requested qualifies as a 501(c)(3).


  18. Digging the charity initiative!

    My suggestion is: Pomeroy Recreation and Rehabilitation Center
    Human Service Organizations – Multipurpose | EIN: 94-1394025 | San Francisco CA

    It is a wonderful organization to help disabled people, mentally and physically, live better lives. I’ll be donating for sure.




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