The idea of Capital Cause originated in September 2009 by a group of five dynamic women who met during the 2008 presidential election. It was during this time that a new way of giving was introduced that revolutionized the way people thought about getting involved. Instead of believing it took a large contribution to make a big difference, people realized that small contributions – when pooled together – could make a similar impact. All five women were involved and inspired during this time and by this movement.
Capital Cause was founded on the idea that the small contributions of like-minded young philanthropists can affect change. Our focus of targeting volunteer hours and awarding micro-grants speak to this concept, and we hope that through our efforts we are able to build a new generation of donors committed to giving back over the long term.
Capital Cause is a fiscally-sponsored 501c3 nonprofit organization that enables young philanthropists, between the ages of 21-35, to maximize their financial and skills-based contributions through collective giving. Our objectives are as follows:
- To engage young philanthropists in funding financial and skills-based grants to nonprofits and community groups.
- To educate young people about the giving process in order to create a new generation of young philanthropists.
- To connect young philanthropists’ time, talent, skills and resources to volunteer opportunities.
- To maximize young philanthropists’ financial impact through collective giving.