inspiring revolutionary biblical generosity
Total grants made since founding: $4.4B
Total contributions made since founding: $6.4B
Stories of Impact
Trending Cause: Family Services
$2.7 million in grants were recommended by donors to The Signatry to more than 100 nonprofits committed to strengthening families, caring for the elderly, or providing homes to children in need, including $50,000 to Ally’s Wish in Flower Mound, TX, to grant 10 young, terminally ill mothers a special wish on Mother’s Day.
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Trending Cause: Outreach
34 donor families at The Signatry recommended grants to support The Navigators in their mission to share the gospel and disciple all people in all places, helping to fund more than 40 missional teams.
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Trending Cause: Health & Human Services
The Signatry community sent over $974,000 to 11 children's hospitals across 9 states, including Seattle Children's Hospital, the only pediatric hospital serving the states of Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.
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The Power of a Family Giving Meeting
"It brings your family closer together. It really does."
Now great grandparents, Jim and Susan Wright are watching their investment in family generosity bear fruit across generations.
"We wanted to make sure our children understood generosity," Jim told us, "and our commitment to the Lord’s kingdom." The Wrights modeled generosity for their children and read books about generosity together as a family.
12 years ago, Jim and Susan introduced something new: a family-wide giving meeting, held between Thanksgiving and Christmas each year. The meeting is organized around a matching challenge. Each child and grandchild chooses a charity, and Jim and Susan will match their donation, provided the charity fits three requirements.
“It must be Christian. It must be effective. It must be efficient.”
All the family members have learned how to find and understand a nonprofit’s 990 form. These financial disclosures help demonstrate to the Wrights that a chosen organization stewards its money well and accomplishes its mission effectively. Together, the family discusses and votes on whether to support each of the selected charities.
As the Wright family has grown, their annual giving meeting keeps them united around the joy of giving.
Susan told us, “At first ... they kinda looked at us like, ‘What are you talking about?’ But now they understand, and we all just really enjoy doing this ... The blessings just grow and grow.”
About The Signatry
The Signatry seeks to inspire and facilitate revolutionary biblical generosity across generations. Through donor advised funds and other innovative tools and resources, families are empowered to live generously, modeling biblical values for future generations and making a greater impact for causes that align with their passions. Since its founding in 2000, The Signatry has facilitated sending over $3.7 billion to organizations around the world that are dedicated to solving the world’s greatest problems.www.thesignatry.com