Giving Tuesday—a global day dedicated to giving back—is about ordinary people coming together to do extraordinary things.

Giving Tuesday is an international day created in response to the consumerism that’s taken over the holidays. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are all about buying material things — Giving Tuesday emphasizes giving back. It kicks off the holiday giving season and inspires people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

Join the movement and give—whether it’s some of your time, a donation, gift, or the power of your voice in your local community.

Since its founding in 2012, Giving Tuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in communities. Last year, more than 45,000 organizations in over 150 countries came together to celebrate Giving Tuesday.

You can make a difference—right here in Northwest Ottawa County.

We consider it our duty to raise awareness of critical issues facing our community, like the current lack of affordable housing and mental health crisis affecting our youth. As a catalyst for change, we partner with local for-impact organizations to ensure our funds are invested strategically so they do the most good and positively impact our community.

Will you give to the Greatest Needs Fund today?

Your generous contribution to the Greatest Needs Fund today allows us to invest in our community in a flexible and impactful way that addresses a broad range of critical needs, including future needs that cannot be anticipated.