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Giving Compass Social Justice Nonprofits – Landscape at a Glance

Landscape snapshot of nonprofits working on key issues in the US using a social justice approach.

Over one million nonprofits in the US are addressing our social challenges. They report an annual income of $2.9 Trillion, creating immense opportunity to harness the power of technology, innovation, and cross-sector collaboration to address these challenges. However, there is a lack of access to insights to understand the social sector holistically and across impact areas.

As part of its mission to inform donors and support impact-driven philanthropy (IDP), X4Impact’s sister organization, Giving Compass, developed criteria to identify grassroots organizations, BIPOC- and LGBTQIA-led nonprofits, and social justice efforts that often receive the least amount of funding but are closest to the solutions.

This exclusive research from X4Impact provides a glimpse into the landscape of these social justice organizations. This data can help social impact leaders identify organizations that are deeply immersed in social justice work and find gaps in funding and service areas.

  • Nearly 1,000 organizations have been added to the Directory to date, reporting over $10B in annual revenue.
  • They work across a wide range of impact areas and 16 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Charitable grants & fundraising account for over half of the income reported by these organizations.

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Released on Q1 2023

"While the Giving Compass nonprofit directory is comprehensive, X4Impact's data-driven analysis helped us identify new issue areas and regions to build upon, which ultimately helps more donors. We will use the data provided by Giving Compass to enhance our machine learning algorithms to find other community-led, impact-driven nonprofits in need of visibility for the work they do. The partnership between the two organizations illustrates how technology and data can lead to meaningful change in our communities."

Josh Wojcik
VP, Product & Engineering - Giving Compass & X4Impact

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