inspiring revolutionary biblical generosity
Total grants made since founding: $4.5B
Total contributions made since founding: $6.5B
Stories of Impact
TRENDING CAUSE: Humanitarian Aid & Relief
Nine families at The Signatry recommended grants totaling over $550,000 to bring hope & sustainability to impoverished communities across the globe through HOPE International.
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TRENDING CAUSE: Outreach
More than 130 grants were recommended by families at The Signatry to 60 different Young Life chapters working to introduce teens and young adults to Jesus.
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TRENDING CAUSE: Discipleship
Grant recommendations of $160,000 supported Mississippi-based GenerousChurch’s work to catalyze biblical generosity through a global network of churches and ministries.
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"For a ten and an eight year old to be walking around and say, ‘Oh, it looks like they might need this,’ that’s a beautiful thing to witness."
Trey and April Cushman have a clear vision for their family: to be people who see real needs and respond with abundant generosity. They have practiced these skills with their children from an early age.
Generosity became real to the Cushman children when they started giving to a new cause as a family: clean water access.
After attending a fundraising event for neverthirst, a clean water nonprofit, they received an email with images from the new well their donation helped build. The photos showed families drinking fresh water from their own community for the first time.
The Cushman girls immediately identified with the other children in the photos. April told us, “They were just running to their rooms to get their pennies and dollars and saying, ‘People just don’t have water? What can we give to them?’”
Finding a cause they all love united the Cushmans around giving together. Their children really understood the purpose behind their generosity. Free access to clean water is a concrete, attainable goal that their children can grasp.
“To be able to help solve that is incredible,” Trey says. “And there’s nothing more important to us than opening that conversation with our girls and our son.”
Family is the training ground for a life of generosity. By finding a cause that sparks empathy and enthusiasm in their young children, the Cushman family found a new way to build habits of generosity together.
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 $4.4 billion to organizations around the world that are dedicated to solving the world’s greatest problems.