What You Need to Know
- In 2021, 60 million Americans turned to food banks, and more than 500,000 Americans faced homelessness.
- Nonprofits that address hunger and homelessness continue to be a focus for donors.
- The first iteration of the Vanguard tool focused on pandemic relief and recovery.
Vanguard Charitable, a donor-advised fund sponsor, this week announced the rollout of NAVi for Hunger & Homelessness, an interactive web-based tool to help donors connect with local nonprofits and those operating in geographic areas that struggle with hunger and homelessness.
Vanguard Charitable released the new iteration of its Nonprofit Aid Visualizer after a year in which some 60 million Americans turned to food banks and more than 500,000 Americans faced homelessness.
“This tool is a direct result of our donors telling us they’re focused on hunger and homelessness, two interwoven problems that have been greatly exacerbated by the ripple effects of COVID-19,” Rebecca Moffett, president of Vanguard Charitable, said in a statement.
“With access to valuable real-time data, all donors, whether experienced or donating for the first time, can use NAVi for Hunger & Homelessness to ensure their donations will help drive lasting change and aid in solving these persistent crises.”
Giving Close to Home
Vanguard Charitable said the release of the free charitable mapping tool comes after two years of generous giving by donors to organizations focused on housing and hunger.