FAQS

Below is a list of our most Frequently Asked Questions. If you can not find the answer to your question, please contact us directly.

What is the Giving Goodness Foundation?

The Giving Goodness Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization built on the belief that doing acts of goodness can have a deep and profound impact on the world. Our mission is to create a ripple effect of good in the world by spreading light, love and happiness through Random Acts of Goodness™, and inspire others to do the same. These Random Acts of Goodness are small acts to uplift someone in need and bring joy to someone’s day; big acts that impact a person’s life for the better.

What is your relationship with Think Goodness®?

The Giving Goodness Foundation is the official charitable arm of Think Goodness®. There are three ways you can give to the foundation through Think Goodness:

1. Purchase a product(s) from Think Goodness® - a portion of the profits goes directly to the Giving Goodness Foundation; Every Order = A Random Act of Goodness.

2. Round up at checkout on thinkgoodness.com

3. Donate directly to the Giving Goodness Foundation at givinggoodnessfoundation.org.

What is the Giving Goodness Foundation's key initiative?

The Giving Goodness Foundation will transform and uplift individuals on a personal level through Random Acts of Goodness, both big and small.

What is the Giving Goodness Foundation mission?

Our mission is to create a ripple effect of good in the world by spreading light, love and happiness through Random Acts of Goodness.

What is a Random Act of Goodness?

A Random Act of Goodness is an act of helping others and the reason we exist. We believe that helping others can create a ripple effect of good in the world and inspire others to do the same - everything from buying a cup of coffee to start someone's day to providing something good to help those struggling to make ends meet. We invite you to help us change the world, for good!

Why Invest in Goodness?

Investing in goodness is more than just a fleeting moment of kindness; goodness is something that has a lasting impact. It’s transformative and it’s contagious. A simple gesture can create a ripple of good that can be felt across the world.

How much will the Giving Goodness Foundation give back?

We are proud to say that $.96 cents of every dollar will be used to bless individuals through big and small Random Acts of Goodness. These financial donations will also help us reach our goal of blessing hundreds of lives across the globe because of your generosity.

Does the Foundation provide grants to individuals or other non-profit organizations?

The foundation does not currently provide grants to other nonprofits. Our main goal is providing as many Random Acts of Goodness directly to individuals through our foundation. However, our future plans do include providing educational grants to students.

What is a Do-Gooder?

A Do-Gooder is someone who spreads goodness in their community by blessing those in need or to brighten someone’s day through Random Acts of Goodness.

If I choose to execute my own Do-Gooder event or perform Random Acts of Goodness in my community am I liable?

If an individual or group chooses to execute or participate in performing Random Acts of Goodness they are solely responsible for their own safety and those involved. It is up to their own discretion to perform the random acts. The Giving Goodness Foundation and Think Goodness assume zero responsibility on behalf of an individual or group, see statement: I UNDERSTAND THAT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL THE GIVING GOODNESS FOUNDATION, ITS RELATED ENTITIES, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY THE “GGF PARTIES”) BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY PERSON YOU FOR ANY LOSS, INJURY, LIABILITY, OR DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR PARTICIPATION IN ANY ACT OF GOODNESS, WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR ANY OTHER BASIS; EVEN IF ANY GGF PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES; AND WITHOUT REGARD TO THE SUCCESS OR EFFECTIVENESS OF OTHER REMEDIES.

How can I be a part of creating a ripple effect of good in the world?

Become a Do-Gooder and find ways to do Random Acts of Goodness in your community. Don’t forget to tag us @think.goodness + @givinggoodnessfoundation and use the hashtag #randomactofgoodness so we can reshare all the goodness you are doing with our Think Goodness® community.  

How can Think Goodness® Purpose Partners participate?

All Think Goodness® Purpose Partners are encouraged to find ways to do Random Acts of Goodness in their own communities and share with their customers about joining our efforts to spread good. Be sure to tag @Think.Goodness and @GivingGoodnessFoundation on Instagram so we can share all the good you are doing.  

How does the Giving Goodness Foundation donations work for a U.S. & Canadian Think Goodness Purpose Partner?

Giving Goodness Foundation is a U.S. nonprofit organization (501c3) and not a Canadian registered charity. Donations to the foundation from Canadian residents generally will not count as Canadian charitable donations and will therefore not give rise to Canadian charitable donation tax deductions or tax credits. Donations from U.S. residents may be tax-deductible within the guidelines of United States law. We recommend retaining your donation receipts as an official record and consulting with a tax advisor regarding tax deductions.

How do I submit a need on behalf of an individual or family?

Visit our Nominate page, fill out the form in its entirety in the Share A Goodness Need section, record a 3-5 minute video and submit for review. Don’t forget to clearly identify what the specific need is on behalf of the individual or family

What type of needs qualify an individual or family for assistance?

There are many types of needs, however our goal to assist those who simply can’t get by without daily necessities or things that would make their lives a bit more comfortable, for example paying a medical bill, paying rent, paying utilities, auto repairs, groceries, gas, paying for a camp, sports participation, school supplies, baby needs, etc. to name a few.

What will the chosen individual or family receive?

Funds raised by the foundation and Think Goodness® will be used to help meet the needs of the individual or family selected by our internal committee. The gift may be awarded in the form of immediate necessities, paid bills, or financial assistance to help ease the burden of daily living. The mode and method of the gift are at the sole discretion of the Giving Goodness Foundation.

How will I be notified if my request is selected?

Once the request has been reviewed internally and a final decision has been made, a representative from the Giving Goodness Foundation will reach out, via email to inform you that the request has been approved and share next steps. Please do not email the foundation for updates. If your request is approved we will contact you directly as the requestor and provide next steps.

Am I required to tell someone that I am sharing their need with the Giving Goodness Foundation?

Absolutely, we request that you please receive written permission, via email, if applicable from that individual or family prior to sharing anyone’s story, out of respect.  

If selected will this story be shared on the Think Goodness® social channels, Giving Goodness Foundation social channels and both websites?

Yes, since our goal is to create a ripple effect of good in the world and inspire others to help in their communities, as well and we want to share as many stories of goodness with the world. If the individual or family’s video/story is selected both you and they will be required to complete a Right of Publicity statement and legally verify the validity of the need.  

What will be required of the requestor should their nominee be selected?

We will contact the requestor, via email and provide next steps. Depending on where the nominee lives in proximity to the requestor, you might have a bigger role in the Random Act of Goodness act. Every act will be handled differently and the determination will be made once contact has been made with the requestor and all details have been discussed.

Where does the money come from for the Random Acts of Goodness?

The funds are gathered on behalf of direct donations made to the foundation, purchases and round ups made on ThinkGoodness.com.

Is my goodness donation tax deductible?

Donations from U.S. residents may be tax-deductible within the guidelines of United States law. We recommend retaining your donation receipts as an official record and consulting with a tax advisor regarding tax deductions.

Do you have an annual IRS 990 transparency report?

Yes, we have the 990 form available for anyone who inquires. To request a report, please email contact us.