#GivingTuesday 2020 – Local Nonprofits in Raleigh

#GivingTuesday 2020

#GivingTuesday – December 1, 2020

#GivingTuesday is an annual campaign occurring on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. It is a global day of giving and a day that encourages people to do good. We encourage you to support a local nonprofit this #GivingTuesday and have rounded up over a dozen organizations for your consideration. If you are in a position to do so, these locals would greatly appreciate your support with a monetary donation. If that isn’t feasible you can still help raise awareness for these deserving organizations by:

  • Following them on social media
  • Engage with their posts
  • Signup for their newsletter
  • Spread the word! Share this page with friends and family or tell them about a nonprofit whose mission you are passionate about.


Artspace inspires positive community impact through art.

Artspace exists to inspire creative energy through exposing, engaging, and educating all in the community about the creative process. Whatever boundaries one may face to experiencing the creative process (the stigma of elitism, expensive classes, physical disabilities, etc), Artspace breaks down those barriers by being accessible and real.


ComMotion – Community in Motion

The mission of ComMotion is to bring the joy of dance to the community

ComMotion was founded in 2018 by a cancer survivor and disabled veteran who found health and happiness through learning to dance and wanted to give that same opportunity to others in need. The organization has been steadily growing and since 2018 has taught over 350 dance and movement classes for more than 10,000 people of all ages and abilities, including military veterans, cancer survivors, seniors, kids, and people with disabilities. ComMotion has had students from preschool age to over 90 years old, and with a wide range of physical and cognitive abilities.


Inter-Faith Food Shuttle

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle pioneers innovative, transformative solutions designed to end hunger in our community.

The Food Shuttle operates in a seven county service area in central North Carolina, including: Wake, Durham, Johnston, Orange, Chatham, Nash and Edgecombe counties. All of their programs seek to support low-income families living in food deserts without adequate access to nutritious food and without the income to purchase healthy meals.


International Focus

International Focus’ mission is to promote mutual understanding between the people of North Carolina’s Triangle region and the international community through education, cultural exchange, arts, and the celebration of achievements.

International Focus supports the Triangle’s multicultural communities and international  exchange through facilitating international business connections, festivals, and other community projects.


Learning Together

Learning Together’s Mission is to meet the developmental, educational, and health needs of young children of all abilities.

Learning Together is a developmental day center that operates five core classrooms in their main downtown Raleigh center in the Crosby Garfield Building, and three additional classrooms with community partners. Learning Together focuses on the individual success of each child: in the classroom, in their social development, and in their growth as future members of the community.


Me Fine Foundation

To provide hope through emotional support and financial assistance to families whose children are receiving care at North Carolina partner hospitals.

One in three families with children experiences significant financial burden at some point due to medical care costs, and roughly three out of every five personal bankruptcies are byproducts of insurmountable medical debt. Since 2004, Me Fine Foundation has addressed this overwhelming need by providing both financial and emotional support to thousands of families with children experiencing a medical crisis.


Raleigh-Cary Jewish Community Center

The mission of the Raleigh-Cary Jewish Community Center is to create the environment of a Jewish neighborhood where Jews of all ages, affiliations, and beliefs can enhance the quality of their lives through educational, recreational, and social experiences. 

The Raleigh-Cary JCC’S purpose is to ensure Jewish continuity by strengthening Jewish identity, promoting Jewish values, and reinforcing common Jewish heritage.  They welcome, respect and value the participation of all people including, multi-faith families, people of all abilities, religious practices, backgrounds, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, and socioeconomic status.


Raleigh CrimeStoppers

Raleigh CrimeStoppers work with the police, the media, and the community to create a confidential flow of information about crime and criminals. At the heart of CrimeStoppers are the anonymous tip, often provided by a confidential phone call.


Raleigh Rugby Football Club

Since the foundation of Raleigh Rugby Football Club in April 1981, they have provided athletic and educational opportunities relating to rugby football for Triangle area residents on a local, national, and international level.

Raleigh Rugby Football Club is the oldest and largest rugby club in the triangle area. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to providing education and playing opportunities surrounding rugby union football, the fastest growing sport in the US, for men, women, and youth. For both boys and girls, our programs start at age 4 and run through high school.


Shop Local Raleigh

Connecting, supporting, and growing independent businesses to strengthen and enrich our community. 

Shop Local Raleigh is the only nonprofit in town that represents local business through advocacy, marketing, connecting the community, and more. SLR is all about promoting & supporting locally-owned, independent businesses. It’s about making your hard-earned money go further, fueling the local economy, and helping to preserve the unique character of Raleigh.


SPCA of Wake County

The mission of the SPCA of Wake Co. is to transform the lives of pets and people through protection, care, education, and adoption. Their vision is to create a humane community.

Founded in Raleigh in 1967, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Wake County (SPCA Wake) is an independent, 501(c)(3) animal welfare organization and shelter, serving the central and eastern regions of NC and actively working in 25 counties through collaborative partnerships that save pets and help people.

Funded by charitable support, they provide vital community programs that pick up where local government agencies leave off. For 52 years, the SPCA of Wake Co. has provided comprehensive support services to companion animals in need with sheltering, care, and adoption services.


St. John’s Metropolitan Community Church

Throughout their entire history, inclusion has been and continues to be, a hallmark and a strength of St. John’s MCC. As a congregation, they fully believe and embrace God’s call to diversity.

St. John’s MCC is a Christian church that embraces the basic doctrines of Christianity. They confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and seek to encourage one another to live in accordance with Jesus’ teachings. Beyond these basics, however, St. John’s MCC leaves it to each individual to work out the details of the Christian faith in accordance with her or his interpretation of Scripture. At St. John’s MCC, they seek to create an environment where each person is encouraged to explore the hard questions of faith without fear of criticism.


Theatre in the Park

The mission of Theatre In The Park is to provide a quality theatre experience to a diverse audience base in Raleigh and the surrounding areas. Further, to offer the public an opportunity to see and participate in high quality dramatic classes and productions. Theatre In The Park’s mission also includes involving the community in the creation and development of live theatre to nurture a general appreciation and respect for the arts.