Poverty and housing

Impact Index Fund: Poverty & Housing

Support US-based charities working to relieve the difficulties of poverty and homelessness with a single donation.

Poverty and housing

Support Nonprofits That Are Fighting Poverty & Building Affordable Housing Opportunities

Poverty and homelessness are global challenges that impact every community and nation. As of the most recent reporting, 700 million people, or 10% of the world’s population, live in extreme poverty, surviving on less than $1.90 per day. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic caused extreme poverty to rise in 2020, for the first time in more than two decades. As a result of the global disruption, an estimated 100 million more people are living in poverty. But money isn’t the only measure of poverty: millions globally lack access to work, proper health and nutrition, education, sanitation, and housing.

Without support from donors who care, the organizations working to reverse the growing trend will face greater, more dire obstacles to achieving their goals. Please consider making a donation to help fight poverty and provide housing to millions.

Poverty & Housing Nonprofits You’ll Support

The Poverty & Housing Impact Index Fund supports US-based nonprofit organizations that are addressing poverty and housing issues across the United States and worldwide. We’ve vetted every nonprofit in the Impact Index Fund, so you can be certain every dollar of your crypto donation will go to verified nonprofits. When you donate to the Poverty & Housing Impact Index Fund, each nonprofit will receive an equal portion of your donation.

To see all participating organizations, please read the FAQ below.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Impact Index Fund?

Impact Index Funds bundle together multiple nonprofits that have a similar focus or mission. If there is a specific issue area that you or your brand want to support through charitable giving, donating to an Impact Index Fund is a great way to do so. With a single transaction, you can help charities of all shapes and sizes: large and small, global and local, new and established, traditional and innovative. For more information on Impact Index Funds, visit our Impact Index Funds page.

Which nonprofits are in this Impact Index Fund?

Ali Forney Center
Austin Habitat for Humanity
American Friends of Latet
The Adventure Project
Beverly Bootstraps
Lifting Hands NGO
Inter-Faith Housing Alliance
Henry Street Settlement
Emmanuel Mercy Mission
Jackson Interfaith Shelter
Salam Charity
Bradley Angle
SOME
Center for Global Impact
HomeStart, Inc.
Heal and Thrive Global
Unbound
Feed My Hungry Children
ForKids
Breakthrough
The BOMA Project
Fresno Rescue Mission, Inc. (dba Fresno Rescue)
PathForward, Inc.
Little Sisters of the Poor, Baltimore, Inc.
JC Vision and Associates, Inc.
Covenant House International
The Other Ones Foundation
Chapman Partnership
Imagine LA
Legal Services of Greater Miami
mRelief
Rethink Food
The Doe Fund
Ywca of Rochester and Monroe County
REST
The Matthews House
FINCA International
Fight for The Forgotten
Habitat For Humanity of Bucks County
Family Promise – Greater Phoenix
National Low Income Housing Coalition
Harbor Care
Smart Giving Fund US
Habitat for Humanity New York City
Family Promise
Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS)
The Lotus Campaign, Inc.
Westside Future Fund
Lighthouse Mi
Acres of Hope / Placer Family Housing Non-Profit Organization
Habitat Maui
Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs
Mercy Housing
Community Housing Coalition of Madison County
Community Action Partnership of Orange County
Habitat for Humanity Australia
Coalition for the Homeless Inc
Blankets of Hope
DomesticShelters.org
BRAC USA
The Gathering Place Denver
The Sophia Way
Christian Herald Association, Inc (dba The Bowery Mission)
Bowery Residents Committee (BRC)
Breaking Ground HDFC
Opportunity International
Chrysalis
Helping Up Mission
Lucky Duck Foundation
Upward Bound House
Energy Outreach Colorado
Urban Upbound
Project Hawaii
Volunteers of America Western Washington
Habitat for Humanity International
Beyond Housing
Habitat for Humanity of Chester County
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How will funds be distributed?

Once per month, the total value of each fund will be distributed evenly to all of the nonprofit organizations participating in that fund. 

Who is The Giving Block?
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How do you pick nonprofits for the Impact Index Fund?
Donor trust is very important to us. We vet every nonprofit that uses The Giving Block to ensure that they are registered nonprofit organizations, charities, and foundations. While the specifics of each nonprofit’s mission may differ, the nonprofits in this Impact Index Fund have been selected because they are aligned in their overarching goals.

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