Helping People Thrive

Signature Programs That Help People Thrive

At the heart of GreaterGood's mission to help people, pets, and the planet is a rich variety of effective, carefully-vetted charitable programs. Several of our Signature Programs focus on amplifying the good by caring for vulnerable people in our communities and around the world.

When you click the “Click to Give” button on GreaterGood or play Games that Give and Trivia to Give, GreaterGood funds food, supplies, research, and medical care for people in need.

Learn more about all our signature programs that Help People Thrive below and how they are improving lives.  See updates from these important programs here.

Signature Programs

Feeding the Hungry

There are an estimated 42 million people facing food insecurity around the United States alone, including 13 million children. That's about one in every eight people who go to bed hungry on a regular basis.

GreaterGood partners with Feeding America, the largest hunger relief organization in the U.S. to distribute food to some of the people in our country who need it most. With help from supporters like you, they work to make sure all people have access to nutritious food.

We also feed Burmese refugees in Thailand via contributions to the Mae Tao clinic, which is near the border with Myanmar. Aside from prenatal care and childbirth assistance, the clinic also offers other health services and nutritious food to those who need it.

These and other programs across the country and around the world help us feed those who are most in need.

Help us protect these futures!


Disaster Response

Whenever a state of emergency is declared for disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, or flooding, GreaterGood responds, supplying food and basic necessities to those who need it.

We've provided food and supplies to people displaced by the 2019 Australian bushfires after thousands were left without homes and a means to cook or store food. We've also provided aid to people displaced by the 2021 earthquake in Haiti, the 2021 tornadoes and flooding in Kentucky, and Hurricane Ian in Florida and other parts of the southern U.S. We work with partners on the ground to ensure that everyone who has been affected by these storms has adequate food, emergency supplies, and shelter. 

In events like these, we distribute Good Packs of basic necessities and supplies to people in need and fund grants for on-the-ground organizations to continue helping people work through these trying times.

We've also provided more than 4.1 million masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of these went to healthcare workers in hospitals and nursing homes, as well as other frontline workers.

Find out how  you can help  those who have become victims of natural and man-made disasters!


Critical Supplies for People in Need

GreaterGood raises funds for the GOODS program,  which provides food, supplies, clothing, housewares, toys, and more to people and animals in need. There has been an increase in poverty, food insecurity, and domestic violence over the past several years, meaning your support is more desperately needed than ever before.

“The GOODS program will be really looking to help people and animals, no longer just people helping animals,” said Tara Loller, Vice President, Pet Programs for GOODS. “So, it won't just be shelters. It won't be just rescues. It’s food banks. It's VAs, it's domestic violence shelters, and other non-profits and municipal organizations that really need the help in their communities. The giving will just increase.” 

The GOODS distribution network consists of thousands of charitable partners, including animal welfare organizations, food banks, VA locations, and other qualified agencies.

The GOODS Program uses a fee arrangement similar to a food bank model. That is, the goods are donated, but freight, warehouse, and program costs are met by handling fees and donations.

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SignatureProgramsGreaterGoodCharitiesMatenwa.jpgTeaching children in their own language and with their own culture in mind enhances their learning experience. That's the idea behind the innovative Matènwa Community Learning Center  in Haiti. MCLC combines instruction in Creole, open-air classrooms, and an environment free of standards from other countries, in order to educate children in a nation in which most adults don't have more than 5 years of formal education.

Our partnership with MCLC has helped students graduate from this innovative school, with many hoping to bring further improvements to their community. Your contributions have also helped retain and train quality teachers and provide a variety of supplies, including textbooks, pencils, and notebooks.  

The upper school at MCLC is funded entirely by GreaterGood donations, and we occasionally offer post-high-school scholarships there as well.

GreaterGood also donates school backpacks to underprivileged children who need them to have a successful year at school.

Our funding at the Mae Tao clinic also helps displaced Burmese children get the education they deserve at the clinic's Children’s Development Centre (CDC). There, children receive an accredited education and hands-on experience they might not otherwise be afforded.

See how your donations help!


Safe Births

In many parts of the world, prenatal care is subpar or hard to find altogether, and  birth services and neo-natal care  have similar issues. So many mothers have complications before, during, or after delivery that could be remedied with the proper medical care, but it's simply not always available or affordable. Too many mothers and babies are dying or suffering severe health crises due to a lack of healthcare.

Along the Thai/Burmese border, infant mortality rates are five times higher and maternal mortality rates are 24 times higher than in the rest of Thailand. That's why your support of the Mae Tao clinic is so important; the staff there provides prenatal care and safe childbirth for women of Thailand and Burma.

We are also proud to sponsor safe births at the PIH Neo-Natal Center. Staff at this center works hard to give new mothers and their babies all the care and support they need to stay healthy and thrive in their new lives together.

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Breast Cancer Research

Breast cancer affects one in eight women. It's so important that we continue to invest in developing new and better treatments for this life-threatening disease.

GreaterGood funds cancer research programs that are working to create new treatments for breast cancer and improve pre-existing ones. We're currently partnering with the University of Michigan to help fund their research team's work on metastatic breast cancer. Dr. Merajver and her team use a personalized approach to determine which cancer drugs are most likely to work for their patients, saving precious time for those patients who have little time to spare.

The more we understand about cancer and how it behaves, the better we can prevent and combat it and the better we can control the unwanted side effects of treatment. Your support allows us to move closer to better treatments and a cure, one step at a time.  

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War in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine has been an absolute disaster. The fighting has decimated homes and businesses, killed many people, and displaced citizens and their pets. Millions of people, fearing for their lives, have fled the country, and still others are hoping to ride out the storm at home but are running out of resources.

We’re distributing food and supplies to those in need in  Ukraine  and to refugees in neighboring countries. We've sent medical equipment to frontline fighters in Ukraine to save lives and support their fight for freedom. We've also funded the evacuation of exotic animals from zoos that were under threat, likely saving many of the animals' lives. Most recently, we've focused on donating blankets and food boxes to help people endure the winter in their war-torn nation.

GreaterGood has an ongoing commitment to support the people and pets of Ukraine.

See  what you can do  to help the Ukrainians!


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Updates From the Field


It's been one year since Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The UN estimates that over 5 million Ukrainians, many with pets, have registered as refugees in neighboring countries, while over 8 million are internally displaced. 

In the course of a year, we've raised $1.3 million for the Ukrainian cause. We've delivered 4 million hot meals and other supplies to people in 100-plus locations in Ukraine and Poland. We’ve also contributed 35,000 Ukrainian-made wool blankets and 268 life-saving medical kits to areas that needed them. 1,200 toys have been donated to Ukrainian children in Poland and Ukraine, and more than $27 thousand went to fund the rescue and relocation of wildlife out of war-torn areas. We’ve even distributed 9.5 million pounds of nutritious kibble for hungry pets who’ve been caught up in this devastating war as well.

Find out how you can help.


Matènwa School

SignatureProgramsGreaterGoodCharitiesMatenwa.jpgOur yearly commitment to the  Matènwa Community Learning Center  funds the teacher salaries for the upper school and various other things the students need, including scholarships, school supplies, computer classes, hands-on science labs, and other learning tools. We are also partially funding tuition for two nursing students in their second year at the Wesleyan University in Lagonav.

Thank you for helping these students thrive! 


Earthquakes in Türkiye

After the February earthquakes in Türkiye devastated several cities in southern Türkiye and neighboring Syria and took nearly 50,000 lives, we immediately began raising funds for the people and animals who were left with limited access to food and shelter in frigid winter conditions.

With our support, our non-profit partner, Greater Good Charities, has been on the ground in the weeks following this disaster, distributing upwards of 5,000 hot meals per day to those who are hungry. We've also funded pet food for them to give out to people with pets and to stray or displaced pets found wandering around near the decimated buildings.

See how you can continue to support the recovery of these survivors!