Vanguard Charitable Launches Updated Nonprofit Aid Visualizer ™ (NAVi) Tool to Help Donors Connect with Nonprofits Providing Hunger and Homelessness Relief

MALVERN, Pennsylvania., December 1, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Vanguard Charitable, a leading U.S. nonprofit and donor advised fund (DAF) sponsor, today announced the launch of the update to the Nonprofit Aid Viewer.â„¢, NAVi for hunger and homelessness. Available for free from the Vanguard Charitable website, this interactive web-based tool will help donors better connect with nonprofits in their local communities and those operating in geographic areas struggling with homelessness and hunger.

This version of the new iteration of NAVi comes after a year in which nearly 60 million Americans have turned to food banks and more than 500,000 Americans have faced homelessness. Vanguard Charitable, after interviewing its donors, speaking with nonprofits and conducting market research, determined that a free charity mapping tool aimed at tackling hunger and homelessness could inform and inspire the public. how and where the donor can make a difference.

“At Vanguard Charitable, we are focused on increasing giving and providing donors with innovative, transparent and easy solutions that help them achieve their giving priorities – and NAVi for Hunger & Homelessness will do just that,” said declared Rebecca Moffett, president of Vanguard Charitable. “This tool is a direct result of our donors telling us they are focusing on hunger and homelessness, two intertwined issues that have been dramatically exacerbated by the ripple effects of COVID-19. With access to valuable real-time data, all donors, whether experienced or new to donating, can use NAVi for Hunger and Homelessness to ensure their donations will contribute to lasting change and the resolution of these persistent crises. “

Give generously and close to home
NAVi’s release for Hunger and Homelessness follows two generous years of donations by Vanguard Charitable donors to organizations focused on housing and hunger. In 2020, grants to nonprofits focused on hunger, housing, or both categories increased 96% from 2019 as Vanguard Charitable donors donated $ 302 million to over 11,000 non-profit organizations focused on hunger and homelessness across United States. This year, Vanguard Charitable’s donor grants to nonprofits focused on hunger and homelessness remain high and are on track to reach 2020 donation levels.

So far in 2021 (as of 10/31/21), large national nonprofits (and those with local chapters) addressing hunger and homelessness continue to be a priority for donors, with the main beneficiaries, in dollars, as follows:

1. Legal Aid Justice Center
2. International Rescue Committee
4. Donate directly
5. Philadelphia Children in Care
6. Feed America
7. Habitat for Humanity International
8. Tipping point United States
9. Defenders of community choice
10. Courageous

Compared to other causes, hunger and homelessness also tend to be issues donors most often support in their own communities. Between 01/12/2020 and 30/09/2021, nearly two in three Vanguard Charitable grants to fight hunger and homelessness were awarded to nonprofits in the same state as the donor, compared to 55% of grants in all other areas of interest in the country. during the same period.

Vanguard Charitable launched its first iteration of NAVi in fall 2020, with data focused on COVID-19 relief and recovery. This free iteration allowed donors to seek out the geographies most vulnerable and hardest hit by COVID-19 and the local charities providing support.

To access NAVi for Hunger and Homelessness, please visit For more information on Vanguard Charitable or donating through donor-advised funds, please visit

About Vanguard Charitable
Vanguard Charitable is a leading non-profit organization in the United States that fulfills its mission to increase philanthropic giving by administering a donor-advised fund, a tax-efficient way to consolidate, accumulate and award active in charitable works. Since its founding by Vanguard [1] in 1997, as an independent 501 (c) (3) organization, Vanguard Charitable awarded more than $ 12 billion to charities. More information is available at

[1] Although Vanguard provides certain investment management and administration services to Vanguard Charitable pursuant to a service contract, Vanguard Charitable is not a program or activity of Vanguard. The majority of the directors of Vanguard Charitable are independent of Vanguard.

SOURCE Vanguard Charity

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