Comic Relief, Inc. is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) headquartered in New York City. Comic Relief, Inc. was formerly known as “America Gives Back” and is doing business as Comic Relief USA but is often just referred to as “Comic Relief.” Got that?
Initially launched in the 1985, Comic Relief was first established in the UK by entertainers to raise funds for poverty stricken areas of the world. Several years ago (2006) , the organization established a separate organization – Comic Relief, Inc. dba “Comic Relief USA.” Read more
Feeding America is a 501 (c) (3) whose mission is “to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of food banks and engage the country in the fight to end hunger.” With an estimated 42 million people experiencing hunger every day (or 1 out of 8 people), Feeding America seeks to alleviate hunger by procuring and distributing food, creating public awareness and educating the public, lawmakers, and public policy influencers, and conducting research on hunger.
Established in 1988, Feeding America has been around for nearly three decades and has grown substantially through the years. For the year ending, June 30, 2016, Feeding America raised $2.438 billion of which $2.289 billion (94%) were non-cash contributions (i.e. food) and $149 million cash – from contributions ($87 million), program revenue sources ($24 million), royalties ($35 million), and other sources ($3 million). With most contributions being food for distribution to the vast network of food banks across the country, the question that most donors want to know is how the $149 million in cash revenue was spent. Read more