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Greater Good Charities

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

301 Union Street #21308

Seattle, WA 98111 USA

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EIN

20-4846675

NTEE code info

Public Foundations (T30)

IRS filing requirement

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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

Greater Good Charities distributes food, essential supplies, and more to pets and people in need across the world through its GOODS program.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Victims and oppressed people
Indigenous peoples
Internally displaced people
Refugees and displaced people

Greater Good Charities provides shelter renovations, coaching support, and educational workshops through its Rescue Rebuild program. Recruiting volunteers from all over the country, our team travels to selected shelters to take projects from concept to creation to improve the lives of people, pets, and wildlife. We work within animal shelters, wildlife facilities, domestic violence shelters, and homeless and veterans housing.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Victims of disaster
Victims of crime and abuse

Greater Good Charities seeks to improve the lives of cats and help the people who care for them through The Jackson Galaxy Project, a program of innovative initiatives that educate, inspire, and empower staff, rescuers, and adopters.

Cat Pawsitive 360, an initiative of Greater Good Charities Jackson Galaxy Project, is a 360-degree view of the feline experience on everything from behavioral models to environmental enrichment so that more lives will be saved, and the well-being of cats will be improved both in and out of the shelter.

Population(s) Served

Greater Good Charities is dedicated to exploring, studying, and protecting biodiversity hotspots through its Global Discovery Expeditions, providing a crucial initial step in conservation - the observation and recording of living species within an ecosystem. Global Discovery is a natural expansion of our Madrean Discovery Expeditions, which have been studying a series of unique ecosystems ranging from New Mexico and Arizona to Mexico for 10 years.

Population(s) Served
Students
Teachers
Researchers

When it comes to natural or human-made disasters, Greater Good Charities is There When It Matters. Whether working with communities to prepare or helping victims of hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, floods, or conflict, 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

Greater Good Charities provides funding for pets in need of medical intervention via its Emergency Animal Medical grants.

Population(s) Served

Greater Good Charities provides survival and comfort supplies to those in times of crisis via its Good Packs. Recipients include people experiencing homelessness or who are imminently homeless, including DPs (displaced persons) and IDPs (internally displaced persons), military veterans, and victims of domestic violence and natural disasters.

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

Greater Good Charities 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 dogs. Our Good Flights program also helps clear space in shelters and evacuate pets in times of disaster.

Population(s) Served

Greater Good Charities 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, free of charge, through its Good Fix program. The program also provides vaccination services to owned and community pets, educates community members on the importance of spay/neuter and TNR (trap, neuter, return), and coordinates education opportunities with local shelters. Ultimately, Good Fix reduces human-animal conflict, reduces shelter intake, and relieves the burden on animal shelters to euthanize unwanted pets.

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

Adolescent girls

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Greater Good Charities funded scholarships for more than 900 girls in over 30 countries and provided safe transportation to and from school for hundreds of girls in Afghanistan.

Number of entrance scholarships and awards and exit scholarships

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

Adolescent girls

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Greater Good Charities provided scholarships for more than 900 girls across more than 30 countries.

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

Greater Good Charities' Safe Ride to School program 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

Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Greater Good Charities has funded more than 16,000 mammograms to women in need across the U.S. and in Rwanda.

Number of meals provided to shelter pets

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

GOODS

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Greater Good Charities has provided more than 690 million meals to shelter pets in need.

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

Greater Good Charities' Rescue Rebuild team and its dedicated volunteers have completed nearly 200 renovation projects throughout the U.S. as well as in Mexico and Thailand.

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

Greater Good Charities' Rescue Rebuild program has helped over 837,000 shelter pets to date.

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, Victims of conflict and war

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Greater Good Charities has funded or directly provided more than 22 million meals to hungry and food-insecure families and individuals around the world.

Number of vaccines and medicines provided to shelter pets

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

GOODS

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Greater Good Charities has granted over 5 million vaccines and other vital veterinary medicines to animal shelters and rescues.

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 disaster relief, shelter pet transport, mass spay-neuter and vaccination, shelter renovations and consulting services, and science expeditions dedicated to exploring, studying, and documenting biodiversity hotspots, 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. Program staff and volunteers provide field support, and program leads assess our U.S. and global partners to ensure we are funding best-in-class projects and organizations. Our flexibility and unique positioning (both "doing" and funding) allows us to support innovative and time-sensitive projects.

* $750MM+ in Impact investment 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.
  • 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

  • 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 05/30/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Jam Stewart

Mars Petcare

Term: 2022 -


Board co-chair

Dr. Julie Ryan-Johnson

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc.

Term: 2022 -

John Gehrt

Julia Christophersen

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 8/12/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data