Global Citizen’s Give While You Live Campaign

Giving 1215
(Ethan Judelson for Global Citizen)
Giving 1215

Launched in Davos at the 2020 World Economic Forum, Give While You Live calls on the world’s billionaires to go further faster, by giving a minimum of 5% of their wealth away per year to an important cause or issue area. The campaign has garnered increasing attention for its research and culture change efforts from the media and the philanthropic community at large, serving as the knowledge partner for the 2020 Forbes Summit on Philanthropy. Give While You Live has received significant support from philanthropic leaders including Warren Buffett and John and Laura Arnold and artists including Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Miley Cyrus. The campaign served as the catalyst and strategic partner to Forbes in the development of an updated impact-focused methodology to transparently measure philanthropy among the world’s wealthiest Americans with plans to expand to new markets in 2021.


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Year Established: 2009

Give While You Live calls on the world’s 2,000+ billionaires to donate 5% of their wealth every year to an important cause or issue area such as COVID-19 response and relief, particularly among marginalized communities including people of color, those living in extreme poverty, and others facing discrimination.

The Give While You Live campaign was launched by Global Citizen, a movement of engaged citizens who are using their collective voice to end extreme poverty by 2030. Global Citizen is headquartered in New York, with offices in Canada, South Africa, Nigeria, Australia, Germany, and the United Kingdom.


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