The Pledgeling Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a regranting program that efficiently distributes tens of thousands of donations each year from individual donors and businesses to their favorite causes. Pledgeling Foundation operates as a "donor-advised fund," which means that donations are initially made to it and are immediately tax-deductible in the US.
Donations to Pledgeling Foundation are made via a variety of online and mobile-first donation tools. At the time the donation to Pledgeling Foundation is made, the donor specifies what US 501c3 they want the donation to go to. Those recipient charities must be US 501c3 non-profit organizations in good standing with the IRS.
Once Pledgeling Foundation receives a donation, it is obligated, to the best of its abilities, to re-grant the funds, less processing costs, to the 501c3 organization specified by the original donor. If we are ever unable to donate to the originally designated recipient nonprofit (for instance, if they closed down), we will donate to an equivalent organization.