Announcing the Change.org Charitable FoundationApr 18, 2016
Change.org has given millions of people a platform to start, join and win campaigns on issues they care about. We are excited to announce that we are launching the Change.org Foundation to accelerate and incubate movements giving people a voice around the world.
Movements are emerging on Change.org, increasingly from voices that aren’t often heard, on issues that will define our future–issues like modern slavery, women and girl’s education, and lack of access to democracy. The Foundation will enable us to increase our impact on these vitally important issues by dedicating resources and systematic support, like training and technology, to civic leaders and organizations who are behind these movements.
Ben Rattray, founder and CEO of Change.org said: “Our goal is a world in which no one is powerless, and the Change.org Foundation will help achieve that by supporting movements to empower some of the most disenfranchised people and address some of the world’s biggest challenges. Sara has the unique vision, experience, and talent to make this a reality – and we’re lucky to have her leading this new organization.”
Across the world, it is those with the least power who often don’t have access to the connected networks and tools that make change happen. The Change.org Foundation will help remove these barriers to success by accelerating and incubating social movements by training and equipping those working to end injustices with the tools and trainings to launch and win big powerful campaigns at scale.