Happy Giving Tuesday! Once again in 2022, I’m offering to donate $100 to a charity of your choosing, marking the fifth consecutive year we’ve done this. The only difference on my end is that I’ll be using CharityVest to make grants, as most of our DAF money is now with this lower-fee donor advised fund.
Please read the post below for the details we need and the criteria for your selected charity before proceeding to the comments section to make your request.
I plan to donate $100 to the first 100 qualified requests in the comments and will fulfill requests made by more than 50 companies we work with, for a total of just over $15,000 in grants from Physician on FIRE. I’ll gladly take any volunteers willing to accommodate 10 (or more) additional requests. Let’s see if we can top last year’s total of 190 reader requests fulfilled!
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.
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:
4th Street Clinic: White Coat Investor
Akron Childrens Hospital: Truist Bank
ASPCA: Dr. Disability Quotes
ASPCA: Origin Investments
Assure Women’s Center: Pattern
Best Friends Animal Society: Sandi Jameson-Frith of Huntington Bank
Bike Pittsburgh: Bri of PoF
Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington: Hospital Recruiting
By Degrees Foundation: ISL Education Lending
Cameron Boyce Foundation: Kaplan Financial
Charlotte Rescue Mission: Jonathon of PoF
Children’s Cancer Association, Portland: The Finity Group
Children’s Hospital of Alabama: Cadence Bank
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation: Mortar
Denard Span Foundation: Wealthkeel
Doctors without Borders: Curizon
Doctors without Borders: Hippo Education
Doctors without Borders: Locumpedia
Feed Northland Kids: Contract Diagnostics
Feeding America: Incrowd
Friends of the Green Crescent: Coach Carson
Greater Cleveland Food Bank: Brent Bartlett of First Federal Lakewood
Greenville Humane Society: Valerie Leonard of First Citizens Bank
Harbor House Domestic Abuse Programs: Marc Evans of BMO Harris Bank
International Rescue Committee: SoFi
Kismet Pet Adoptions: FPL Capital
Leukemia& Lymphoma Society: PolicyGenius
Mid-Ohio Food Bank: Northwest Bank
New Ulm Jaycees: Frandsen Bank
Operation Underground Railroad: Semi-Retired MD
Panacea Foundation: Panacea Financial
Red Cross: Cerebral Tax Advisors
Resolve National Infertility Association: Resolve
Rodale Institute: Roofstock
Ronald McDonald House: CMG Financial
Ronald McDonald House of the Intermountain Area: RFK Capital Management
Salt Lake Education Foundation: Cindy Remke with PoF
Salt Lake Education Foundation: Neo Home Loans
Special Olympics: All Global Circle
St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital: Crowdstreet
St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital: 37th Parallel
St. Louis Arc, Inc: ContractRx
Su Refugio Ministries: Doctor Disability Insurance
Temple University Hospital: Pearson Ravitz
The Cobblestone Project: AcreTrader
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
Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center: The Physician Philosopher
Womens Foundation of Arkansas Aave10 Campaign: Aptus Financial
Wounded Warrior Project: Making Your Money Matter Personal Finance Bundle
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.
Important info to share in your request:
- Charity Name
- Tax ID Number
- Mailing Address
- Phone Number
A link to their website doesn’t help. You might be able to use it to find the information above, but it doesn’t help me make the grant.
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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.
The robust charity search function at Charityvest makes it easy to find a charity. If a charity is not in their database of well over a million charities, they can add it. Alternatively, I can manually add a charity using our Fidelity Charitable or Vanguard Charitable DAF.
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.
Until last year, Fidelity Charitable was my preferred DAF, but I have shifted to recommending Charityvest. They have the lowest fees combined with low minimum contributions and grants, making it ideal for someone starting their first DAF or someone with an established, large DAF.
You can find Charityvest’s fee schedule here. The admin fees are 0.45% and decrease with balances of > $500,000. There’s no fee to open an account, the minimum admin fee is $48, and the minimum contribution to the fund is equal to the minimum grant from the fund at $20.
In comparison, Fidelity Charitable charges a 0.6% admin fee with a minimum admin fee of $100, and the minimum grant is $50. See Fidelity Charitable’s fee schedule.
Vanguard Charitable requires a minimum of $25,000 to open an account, contributions must be at least $5,000, and the minimum grant is $500, or 25x the minimum at Charityvest. The admin fee is 0.6% of the balance. See Vanguard Charitable’s fee schedule.
All three have a tiered admin fee that decreases when you carry a balance of more than $500,000. They all offer low-cost index funds. Charityvest has an ESG option, which I’ve decided to utilize.
One place that Charityvest costs more is accepting appreciated mutual fund shares as contributions. There are no fees when donating appreciated ETFs or individual stocks to Charityvest, so to avoid the 1% fee for contributing a mutual fund, convert it to an ETF with your broker if that’s an option, and then donate it to Charityvest. Alternatively, you could utilize a DAF with your brokerage (Vanguard, Fidelity, and Schwab all have them) and donate the mutual fund first to the in-house DAF and then make a grant to Charityvest to fund your balance there.
For more information on donor advised funds, see the following posts I’ve written about them:
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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 helpful for me.
I’d like to recognize the following individuals and couples for volunteering to donate at least $1,000 each by making 10 or more grants:
- Physician in Numbers
- Matt and Kimberly Schoeck
- Walz Helmick Charitable Fund
If you’d like to be added to the list, hit me up, and let’s make a massive impact this Giving Tuesday!
Update: All requests have been received and the grants have been made! Thank you to all who participated in our Giving Tuesday efforts. Thousands of lives have been touched.
If you don’t have time to gather the information right this second, you can name the charity and come back later today and reply to your comment with the necessary info.
148 thoughts on “Ask and You Shall Receive: Giving Tuesday 2022”
Alpena Area Senior Citizens Council, Inc.
Pets & People Humane Society Inc.
Please donate to Diabetes Youth Families if there is still availability:
It is a great resource for families of those with Type 1 diabetes.
Please give to:
Shop With a Cop
Champlin Police Crime Prevention Fund
Tax ID # 45-5286626
6720 110th Ave North
Champlin, MN 55316
Phone number: 763-421-2971
Thank you for your generosity
Please give to Prosthetics for Ukraine:
3510 Hopkins Pl, W130D
Oakdale, MN 55128
Phone Number 612-772-4777
Feast World Kitchen!
Local org I’ve volunteered with doing very cool work helping refugee chefs build businesses
The Night Ministry (Homeless Shelter)
1735 North Ashland Avenue, Suite 2000
Chicago IL 60622
Thank you for doing this!
Navy Marine Corps Relief Society
thanks so much!
I saw in the Sunday Best you still have a few slots.
https://www.charitynavigator.org/ein/593822764 Gentle Giants Horse Rescue – focus on draft horses.
National Women’s History Museum
Next year will mark the opening of an in-person exhibit collection – this museum has offered online content for nearly 30 years and funding will help the Museum get a great start to in-person programming.
205 South Whiting Street
Alexandria VA 22304
Thank you for supporting the US Space and Rocket Center last year!
Hope for Haiti’s Children
11800 SW 121 Ave, Miami, FL 33186
Build a School Foundation
Northern Lights Foundation
The Nature Conservancy please
Denver, CO|EIN: 82-3716846
Boys and Girls Club of Alpena
601 River St
Alpena, MI 49707
Thanks for your generosity, neighbor!
Thank you for doing this. This is such a great way to give to organizations outside of your normal influence. I’m nominating FIRST Robotics, who encourages Science and Technology for school age kids and why I’m an engineer today.
EIN # 22-2990908
Finance, 200 Bedford Street, Manchester, NH 03101
Central Missouri Humane Society
Thank you for doing this again. I am going to nominate Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP).
Group Against Smog & Pollution
1133 South Braddock Avenue, Suite 1A Edgewood, PA 15218
Tax ID 20-0011194
Compress and shock foundation
Found it: https://www.charitynavigator.org/ein/814994130
I’d like to nominate:
MedStaircase (mission: to increase diversity in healthcare through mentorship, scholarship, and education)
Thanks for your generosity!!
P.O. Box 25297
175 Cremona Drive Suite 100
Santa Barbara CA 93117
Wow! Great response this year!
I want to nominate (again) Food Pantries of the Capital District. Here’s a charity navigator link: https://www.charitynavigator.org/ein/141752164
Thanks for doing this!
I nominate Remote Area Medical
2200 Stock Creek Blvd.
Rockford, TN 37853
Phone: (865) 579-1530
Website: [email protected]
Tax ID: 58-1647546
Charity navigator link: https://www.charitynavigator.org/ein/581647546
Charity Name = Vine Maple Place
Tax ID Number = #91-2082308
Mailing Address = P.O. Box 1092, Maple Valley, WA 98038
Phone Number = 425.432.2119
Guidestar profile = https://www.guidestar.org/profile/91-2082308
Charity Navigator profile = https://www.charitynavigator.org/ein/912082308
My favorite public radio station, WXPN in Philadelphia:
UPenn’s Tax ID/EIN: 23-1352685
Payable to: “The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania”
Designated to: WXPN
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Insight collaborative please Fb fundraiser
I can’t do a Facebook fundraiser, Gofundme, etc…, but we can donate to this organization, which I believe is your goal: https://www.guidestar.org/profile/83-2090182
Let me know if that works for you.
Promise in Brevard
Dallas Swing Dance Society
PO Box 38604
Dallas, TX 75238 United States
Pitt Hopkins Research Foundation
200 Harmon Ct, Winston Salem, NC. 27106-4613
Associated Alumni of the Central High School of Philadelphia
1700 W Olney Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19141
Thank you so much!
Friends in Deed Ypsilanti
1196 ECORSE RD
Ypsilanti MI 48198-5850
Thanks for doing this again.
Dan’s House of Hope
Bainbridge Island Land Trust – https://www.guidestar.org/profile/91-1439338
Thanks so much for your generous support!
Thank you for continuing this great tradition!
Computers 2 SD Kids
8324 MIRAMAR MALL
San Diego CA 92121-2520
I nominate: K9s for warriors project,
“Determined to end veteran suicide, K9s For Warriors provides highly-trained Service Dogs to military veterans suffering from PTSD, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma. With the majority of dogs coming from high-kill rescue shelters, this innovative program allows the K9/Warrior team to build an unwavering bond that facilitates their collective healing and recovery”
B+ rating on charity watch
They also have a special program for giving Tuesday to double the gift
Thank you for doing this.
3448 W FOSTER AVE
Chicago IL 60625-4819
In the spirit of what you are doing today, I will match your donation 5x.
As always, thank you!
Westerly Public Library and Wilcox Park
Thanks in advance!
Guatemalan Relief Assistance for Children’s Education Services
Guidestar profile link:
Thank you for doing this. I’d like to nominate the Friendship Center (Chicago, IL).
3448 W FOSTER AVE
Chicago IL 60625-4819
In the spirit of what you are doing, I will match your donation to this organization 5x.
Hope Filled Hearts for Africa
Thanks for doing this again this year!
My charity of choice is the Tinina Q Cade Foundation EIN 20-2886272
Mailing address: PO Box 372 Owings Mills, MD 21117
Physical address: 10211 South Dolfield Rd, Owing Mills, MD
They help with family building for needy families through infertility treatment or adoption.
Whatcom Hospice Foundation
Thank you for doing this again.
NOLS is a great organization that provides education about the outdoors and provides scholarships for many to attend their events
Sounds great — please provide more info when you have it.
So grateful for this inspiring tradition of yours.
Kindly donate specifying to support Dr. Rick Hodes’ work for the sick destitute in Ethiopia.
I’ll match what you give 5x.
Thank you for all you do!
PEIVDF, Peter Emily International Veterinary Dental Foundation
Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation
PO Box 620967
Littleton, CO 80162
Tax Identification Number: 45-3771750
Disabled American Veterans
HQ: Erlanger, KY
Thanks for doing this again!
Pfunanane Ministries incorporated (Children’s Homes)
PO Box 1312
Scott Depot, WV 25560 United States
Thanks for your donations.
I nominate GiveDirectly
GiveDirectly’s mission is to reshape international giving, making unconditional, direct cash transfers to the poor the benchmark against which other interventions are evaluated. We believe the best way of achieving this mission is by maximizing cash delivered to the poor, with the ultimate aim of ending extreme poverty.
Wildlife Rehab Center, Ltd
1504 Union Ave Ne
Grand Rapids, MI 49505-5131
Thank you for your generosity and kindness!
ME-ONE FOUNDATION INC
Mission: The Me-One Foundation is a non-profit corporation dedicated to providing adult cancer patients and their families a respite from the disease.
Purpose: The Me-One Foundation will provide families with activities and events designed to promote courage, hope, laughter, and enjoyment; some through Camp Wieser. Camp Wieser is a no-cost camp for families afflicted by cancer and in need of a place … The Me-One Foundation will provide families with activities and events designed …
Thank you again for doing this!
Stray Rescue of St. Louis
(Leave No Dog Behind)
2320 Pine Street
St. Louis, MO 63103 USA
Please donate to:
Whispering Willows Senior Dog Sanctuary
22051 Old 64 Highway
Hermitage, Missouri 65668
Contact: Valerie Reid
Thank you very much for your generosity! This is a great thing you do each year.
Hey POF, thanks for doing this!
World Central Kitchen
501(c)3 nonprofit organization | EIN: 27-3521132
I’d also ask you to consider donating to Charity Navigator itself!
It’s also a 501(c) 🙂
-Florida State College at Jacksonville Foundation
-501 WEST STATE ST NO 104
Jacksonville FL 32202-4030
Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky
Angelman syndrome foundation inc
Fundraising contact phone: (630) 978-4245
3015 E New York St #A2-285
Aurora, IL 60504
The Herren Project
Bless you and your family.
3450 SACRAMENTO ST 506
San Francisco CA 94118-1914
Thanks for doing this each year!
Diabetes Training Camp Foundation
109 N. Mansfield Avenue
Margate City, NJ 08402 USA
Mission: To inspire, motivate and educate by delivering unique and customized programs and coaching that empower the community of people with diabetes to thrive.
Blessed Are They, Inc.
7023 North Classen
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
They provide winter coats to the homeless population throughout the US.
Natural Resources Defense Council
40 West 20th Street
New York NY 10011
This organization works to protect our natural spaces and wildlife from exploitation.
Thank you for doing this year after year!
AWARE SHELTER, INC.
PO Box 1526
Jackson, MI 49204-1526
I would appreciate you donating to Houses Into Homes in Coralville IA. EIN: 82-4622847
Project Angel Hugs
307 E Mill St
Plymouth, WI 53073 1871
920 892 9138
Greater Farallones Association
991 Marine Dr
San Francisco, Ca
The Presidio P.O. Box 29386
San Francisco, CA 94129
They support the greater Farallones and Cordell banks marine sanctuaries.
991 Marine Drive
San Francisco, CA 94129
Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 10 AM – 4 PM
Hope I’ve now provided all the requisite info, thank you for doing this. A great way to learn about all the good work being done.
Butterfly House & Aquarium
4320 S Oxbow Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57106 USA
Thank you PoF!
Thank you for considering Wildwood Open Lands Foundation.
Oregon FFA Foundation
108 Strand Ag Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331 United States
Thank you for continuing to do this year after year! This organization (which you’ve donated to before) helps to provide leadership and education opportunities for rural students.
6329 Bluffview Drive
Dallas, TX 75034 USA
CAMP COMPANION INC
Primary Biliary Cholangitis Organization
1430 GARDEN RD
Pearland TX 77581-8725
Thanks for all you do!
2490 W Shaw Ave. suite 101
Fresno, CA 93711
Carver Scott Humane Society
822 Yellow Brick Road
Chaska, MN 55318 USA
I really appreciate what you are doing. Thank you!!
Tahoe Forest Health System
Global Empowerment Mission
1810 NW 94th Ave, Doral, FL 33172
If possible to specify, donate towards Ukraine relief please. Thank you all!
James F. Byrnes Foundation
PO Box 6781
Columbia, SC 29260
Provides college scholarships and support to students who have lost one or both parents.
Thank you so much!
Charity Name: Torrey Pines Elementary School Foundation
Tax ID Number. EIN: 33-0221861
Mailing Address: 8350 Cliffridge Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone Number: 858-453-2323
Kid Power Cares, Inc. teaching kids and their families about healthy eating!
Thanks so much for doing this!!
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra
Cincinnati Hebrew day school
Fisher House Wisconsin
Think Ronald McDonald House for Veterans and their Families
Foothills Family Shelter
Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center
2942 W. Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60612
Love this (now annual) post!
Smokey Timbers Camp/Foundation
15567 Smokey Timbers Rd NW
Miltona, MN 56354 United States
Michigan Rowing Association
Ann Arbor, MI
Hillside Health Care International
Provides free healthcare to underserved populations in southern Belize. Also takes volunteers and students (MD/DO, PA/NP, PT, Pharm, MPH) from the US and abroad to give them a 1 month rotation in international medicine.
…2530 Q STREET SUITE B
Lincoln NE 68503-3538
A great organization that provides community gardens and farm training. Thank you!
Thanks POF! Elementary school in the city of Chicago we support.
Friends of Pulaski
2230 W McLean Ave
Chicago, IL 60647 United States
Miami Valley Meals
428 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd
Dayton, OH 45402
Thank you. I just started volunteering monthly with them, and plan to expand my time and donations. This non-profit was born out of the Covid crisis when laid off chefs came together to feed the community.
Soup kitchen/restaurant in NY providing anyone who needs with a respectable meal, in addition to providing ingredients for those who need to take home.
YMCA Camp Olson
PO BOX 118
Longville MN 56655-0118
Lori’s voice gives scholarships and financial support to children with progressive neurological disease to help with mobility. They give away wheelchair vans, help with adaptive equipment, therapy and adaptive renovations
The Raptor Trust
390 White Bridge Rd., Millington, NJ 07946 USA Phone: (908) 647-2353
The Raptor Trust is a bird rehab near where I used to live. They do rehab more than just raptors and have educational programs. Yes, they are on my giving Tuesday list too! Thank you very much!
Haiti Foundation Against Poverty
Thank you and Merry Christmas!
Greater Bradford Senior Activities Center Inc
60 Campus Dr. Bradford, PA 16701
Evans Scholars Foundation
Sending deserving caddies to college who otherwise would not have the opportunity. Thank you for your generosity!
Wolf River Conservancy
Thanks so much for doing this!
Disabled American Veterans
Thank you for doing this and health and happiness to you and your family this holiday season and beyond!
Chanhassen Elementary School PTO
Thank you so much!
Hairy Cell Leukemia Foundation
I Am ALS
Down Syndrome Group of the Ozarks
Girls Rock Indianapolis
El Grupo Youth Cycling
Thank you for your support!
Cappella Cantorum (community choir)
Crossroads – mental health/addiction recovery.
POF, Thanks again for doing this. I have noted previously that your posts convinced me back in 2018 to open my own DAF and it has worked wonderfully.
My support is for our local, NY food bank: Feeding Westchester
Purdue Research Foundation
As always-a wonderful endeavor
CENTRAL VIRGINIA FOOD BANK
1415 Rhoadmiller Street
Richmond, VA 23220
FISH OF SANCAP
Thanks for doing this again! I’d like to request for Elk River Backpack Blessings. They provide weekend and holiday food to children in need distributed discreetly at area schools.
Elk River Blessings
Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill, Inc.
101 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517-4431
Gods Storehouse Soup Kitchen
Thanks for doing this again! First a link others might find useful:
(found when looking for charities that make the best use of donated funds)
Innocence Project Inc.
40 WORTH ST RM 701
New York NY 10013-2994
Great Lakes Center for the Arts
800 BAY HARBOR DR
BAY HARBOR, MI 49770
This center provides music lessons throughout northern MI.
Pet Food Pantry of Oklahoma City Inc.
…Donations are tax-deductible
…PO BOX 57678
Oklahoma City OK 73157-7678
Oklahoma City OK | IRS ruling year: 2010 | EIN: 27-2952574
Thanks for all the support you’re providing!
Fostering Hope of Conway, SC
Helping meet the needs and Christmas wishes of foster families.
Chris Gayton MD
The XLH Network, Inc.
911 Central Ave., #161
Albany, NY 12206
Thanks for doing this again this year! I’ve started following a new charity that is doing great work with cats, Furball Pet Sanctuary up in MN.
This is why I shouldn’t post when half asleep :). Proper name is Furball Farm Pet Sanctuary and they work with cats of last resort who were previously deemed unadoptable (though most become adoptable once Furball gets them out of a cage and works with them).
Kennel License: MN726951, FEIN 81-4611071
St jude childrens research hospital
Tax id 62-0646012
Southeastern Guide Dogs
The Caring Place
Thanks for all you do!
Thanks for your support!
American Friends of Journey House Actions Rwanda
Youth Dynamics Inc
Billings, MT|EIN: 81-0457323
PoF you are a good man, I look forward to seeing you again in March.
Lithuanian World Center
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