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Bright Funds Harnesses Workplace Giving For Nepal Emergency Response

Submitted by: Bright Funds

Categories: Philanthropy & Corporate Contributions, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: May 08, 2015 – 06:24 PM EST

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, May 08 /CSRwire/ - Bright Funds, the company that enables employee-empowered workplace giving, announced that six disaster response Funds have been launched in support of Nepal disaster relief that can be accessed exclusively at brightfunds.org.  Shortly after the devastating earthquake struck Nepal, Bright Funds began to amass donations from employees at partner companies and individual donors using the Bright Funds platform. Bright Funds enables both companies and employees to take a more strategic approach to workplace giving through the option of giving to individual non-profits or exclusively available "funds” comprised of multiple, strategically-selected nonprofits.

Bright Funds established the Nepal Earthquake Disaster Response and Recovery Fund on the same day the news broke about the disaster, incorporating strategies of the Center for Disaster Philanthropy. Through a single donation to this fund through the Bright Funds platform, Oxfam America, Doctors Without Borders USA, Care, Save The Children, Direct Relief, and American Red Cross will all receive needed financial resources for both short-term and longer-term disaster relief. Within days, Bright Funds customers Box, Cloudera and Delphix used its exclusive “Start a New Fund” capability to raise money and awareness for Nepal relief in their own ways, supporting several other nonprofits providing disaster relief. The nonprofits included in any of the Funds available through Bright Funds can changed at any time as needs evolve.

 “What happened in Nepal is beyond tragic, and our condolences go out to all of the people affected by the devastating earthquake,” said Ty Walrod, CEO of Bright Funds. “We are dedicated to providing the highest level of support to aid Nepal’s recovery and relief efforts by tapping into the natural generosity of companies and their employees.”

Over 30,000 individuals and employees at companies using Bright Funds to manage their employee-giving program can donate to multiple nonprofits supporting Nepal through a single donation via Bright Funds. Bright Funds has selected organizations that are on the ground assisting with immediate relief needs, including rescue efforts, medical assistance, and providing access to clean water, food and shelter.

“We chose Bright Funds because we wanted to provide our employees with a fast and effective means of supporting Nepal,” said Bryan Breckenridge, Executive Director of Box.org. “Through Bright Funds, Box employees were able to immediately engage in supporting Box.org customers working to provide critically needed disaster response.”

 

About Bright Funds:

San Francisco, California-based Bright Funds helps companies and their employees unlock capacity for social good through employee-empowered workplace giving programs.  In one platform, Bright Funds brings together the power of research, the reliability of a trusted financial service, and the convenience of centralized contributions and company reporting. The Bright Funds platform enables donors to choose their cause and give to individual non-profits or exclusively available "Funds” comprised of multiple nonprofits. Learn how you can invest in a better world at www.brightfunds.org, and follow @brightfunds on Twitter.

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Phone: 973-768-6764
Phone: 248-943-0698

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