GivingTuesday is an opportunity for people around the world to stand together in unity⁠⁠—to use their individual power of generosity to remain connected and heal.

©2019 John Graybill Descendant Peter VanDenBerg ~ Blackfeet

What is GivingTuesday?

GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.


Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give.

The Big Ideas Behind GivingTuesday

In an era of global crisis and disconnection, we need new rituals to connect us. As the world's largest giving movement, we believe we can go further, faster.

GivingTuesday strives to build a world in which the catalytic power of generosity is at the heart of the society we build together, unlocking dignity, opportunity and equity around the globe. We believe that generosity leads to greater civic participation and other pro-social behaviors.

Here's how you can get ready to help:

  1. Mark your calendar. GivingTuesday is December 1, 2020. Keep an eye on your inbox for more details as the day gets closer!

  2. Give. On December 1, we will be kicking off a special campaign to continue Edward Curtis' Legacy.  

  3. Spread the word! Encourage friends, family, and colleagues to join you. Share on social media what our mission means to you. Use the special hashtag #EdwardCurtis, #CurtisLegacyFoundation so we can harness the power of social media and connection to help share your story!

Meet a few of the Curtis Descendants as we continue the Legacy

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Your tax-deductible donation will support our essential programs, including the Descendants Project, Curtis Census, and our research archives. 

Curtis Legacy Foundation has been awarded the GuideStar Gold Seal of Transparency

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