To provide an online platform where quality charities are -
Realizing the full potential of the nonprofit sector
--by creating a database for universal access to nonprofit services, accountability in the nonprofit sector, and--
to drive a new era of connection and collaboration.
Angie Holzer founded Given Tree to help smaller nonprofits. 501c3 nonprofit status obtained in 2012.
Given Tree supports smaller trusted nonprofits globally by providing resources, funding, and leading medical teams.
WikiCharities was started with the idea of supporting and expanding on Given Tree.
Our founder, Angie Holzer, completes her doctorate
Dr. Holzer's research focuses on ways to improve the nonprofit sector. WikiCharities was born.
Branding, logo and tagline established
WikiCharities.org starts to become real by establishing a branding guide, logo, tagline and a mission statement.
University interns join our team.
University students from around the nation became a crucial part of building our business plan.
WikiCharities.org goes live
We launched the platform to illustrate our vision for potential investors.
1.7 million nonprofits uploaded
All U.S.-based nonprofits are uploaded and become searchable on WikiCharities.org by location.
Given Tree becomes WikiCharities
WikiCharities takes Given Tree's certification and makes it a global validation.
WikiCharities Profile Page
All nonprofits receive a FREE WikiCharities profile page, making their nonprofit searchable on our map by topic.
WikiCharities joins MBC program
Dr. Angie Holzer invited to join other fellow innovators in taking companies to sustainability in 9 months.
Validation Feature Launched
Nonprofits now have the ability to activate their premium subscription, and become validated!
Launch of The Journal of Nonprofit Innovation
Researchers, experts, and nonprofit leaders can submit articles and spotlights for the journal.
Helping Nonprofits Fund Projects
Allowing nonprofits to make money by referring other nonprofits
Launch of Pilot Program for Utah Nonprofits
Local foundations help fund validations for Utah nonprofits
Partnership with Brigham Young University
BYU partners to make Journal of Nonprofit Innovation (JoNI) a peer-reviewed journal
JoNI moves into the International Nonprofit Sector
JoNI is listed on International Society of Third-Sector Research